Cycle Synching: Menstrual Phase

February 12, 2018

Cycle Syncing: Eating for your body.

Menstrual Phase / Moontime

 

Your Inner Winter

The Sage + Wise Woman

Reflective. Rest. Renewal. Nurture

 

Energy: Yin

Season: Winter  

Element: Air

 

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Things I’m apparently not afraid to talk about on the internet,

WOMEN’S HEALTH because I guess why should I be?

Let’s start this series off right in the thick of it all.

 

It is said that women during this phase have a deeper access to their wisdom.

Such a powerful ability if we can tap into that source.

Our language surrounding our phases [ our languages/thoughts in general] have direct correlation to how they manifest.

Dread. Hate. Contempt. Pain.

I’m on a mission to change my thoughts and words surrounding my body so the outcome changes.

 

Empowerment over suppression.

 

EATING FOR YOUR BODY

 

  • We want to eat foods to keep our blood sugar steady because [unfortunately] the higher the sugar content, the more severe our symptoms will be. Keeping solid blood sugar levels will help curb cravings and will keep your brain happy by pumping out serotonin.

 

  • We want to fight the bloat with ALL THE WATER and limiting super salty and food high in [bad] fat. If our body thinks our water levels are low then it will hold on to every drop for dear life.

 

  • Prostaglandins. They aren’t bad but they sure can be a pain in the uterus. They are a hormone like substance that cause contraction of the uterus muscle to release the uterine lining. Prostaglandins are cramps. The more caffeine, alcohol and saturated fat [dairy and animal products] we eat the more intense they are.Some have it worse than others. *raises hand*. I’ve found hot compresses like microwavable rice bags and baths immediately reduce cramping pain.

 

 

 

 

PLANT BASED FOODS:

 

Grains:

Buckwheat (kasha)

Wild Rice

 

Vegetables:

Beet

Burdock

Dulse

Hijiki

Kale

Kelp

Kombu

Mushrooms: button, shitake

Wakame

Water Chestnut

 

Fruits:

Blackberry

Blueberry

Concord grape

Cranberry

Watermelon

 

Legumes:

Adzuki

Black Soybean

Kidney

 

Nuts + Seeds:

Chestnut

Pumpkin

Flax

 

Other:

Bancha Tea

Miso

Sea Salt

Liquid Aminos

 

Cycle Syncing Bowls:

 

1.

  • Tahini Massaged Kale + Mustard Greens

  • Adzuki Hilary’s Veggie Burgers

  • Beet Chips

  • Pumpkin Seeds

  • Buckwheat

  • Shaved Cabbage with Aminos

 

2.

  • Kidney Bean, Kale, Pumpkin + Flax Homemade Falafel

  • Tahini Massage Kale and Cabbage Slaw

  • Avocado

  • Kraut

  • Steamed Broccoli

 

These food guides are just that, guides.

Use them to support you.

To me, the purpose of them is to not be rigid but to remind us to incorporate more variety.

If I eat broccoli but broccoli isn’t on the Menstrual Phase food list, I will survive.

Always listen to your body and eat whole foods.

No matter what, your body will thank you.


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“WHEN WE MEND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CYCLES, WE MEND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OURSELVES AND PAVE A HEALTHIER INNER VOICE FOR OUR DAUGHTERS AND OUR SONS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN WHO BLEEDS.”

 

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Sources:

 

http://risingwoman.com/4-archetypes-of-the-female-cycle/

 

https://thewombalchemy.com/2017/10/03/your-four-phases/

 

https://www.floliving.com

 

https://www.myhormonology.com/female-hormone-cycle/

 

https://www.marilynglenville.com/nutrition-and-the-menstrual-cycle/

 

 

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