Let’s talk about how to set your body up so your periods don’t make you check completely out during those days. I know personally, when I see menstrual cycle, I think it’s talking about my actual time literally during menstruation and not the other 23 – 25 days in that month where my hormones are doing their thing.
I don’t know if you know this, but a woman’s menstrual cycle is divided into four phases. And paying close attention to your diet may help your body pass through the phases more smoothly.
MENSTRUAL PHASE During this phase, our prostaglandins or inflammatory mediators are also higher at this time. Doctors presume that our prostaglandins may be responsible for cramping. Therefore, consuming anti-inflammatory foods, like Matcha green tea, turmeric, blueberries, broccoli, wild salmon, cacao, flax etc, can definitely help.
FOLLICULAR PHASE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the follicular phase, ovaries grow and are stimulated. The foods eaten during this phase have are related to improving energy production and not eating super “heavy” foods. Therefore, eating healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil, wild salmon, sardines, tuna, coconut yogurt, nuts, seeds, and non-starchy veggies, etc.
OVULATION PHASE⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During this phase, it’s important that you include raw fruits and vegetables into your diet and this is a great time for the Yoni pot. You will want to flood your body with nutrition and regulate your hormones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
LUTEAL PHASE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The luteal phase occurs directly before your period begins. During this time, you will want to Include root vegetables, grains, and greens into your diet & yoni pot during this time. To rebuild muscle and your cellular walls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I think it’s important for us to be conscious of what we eat during the phases of our months. I hope this helps you see how the nutrients that you choose to fuel your body & yoni pot with can change your relationship with yourself throughout eternity.
For more information about maintaining a healthy Yoni check out my blog post “New Year’s Resolution, Schedule Monthly Yoni Steams”
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