Consider that one of the MAIN reasons you’re 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 in the 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩 is because those who came before you had a 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘺𝘤𝘭𝘦 ❣️
(𝘈𝘯𝘥 NO…𝘐’𝘮 NOT 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘵.)
When I first started chiropractic care, my cycles were a 𝐌𝐄𝐒𝐒 😣
𝐊𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞-𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 every cycle (one episode so bad that put me in the hospital), 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘺 flow, debilitating low back pain, 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴 that left me feeling 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐞 (ask my fiancé).
I had accepted that this was how it was going to be the rest of my life.
The doctors told me that birth control should help…but after 5 years it just kept getting worse.
And one day after about 3 months of regular chiropractic care, I noticed something profound…
No more low back pain (and this dude didn’t even touch my low back!), no more PMS, I felt more emotionally sound, easier flow, and I started shedding weight without even trying.
In that moment I decided that birth control was no longer for me. I felt innately connected and called to start finding other solutions to my challenges.
It’s been a journey, and I’m still on it. It’s not a quick fix and it takes a fierce commitment to yourself (and future generations if you choose to have kids).
I share these basic strategies with you - as a woman who might be struggling, frustrated, and not sure where to start…
1. 𝐃𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡. Most conventional tampons and pads contain bleach which can disrupt not only your natural hormonal rhythms, but also disrupt the pH balance of your vagina, leading to a host of symptoms such as PMS, intense cramps, excess bleeding, and more. 👉🏽 My go products are the @thedivacup and @modibodi menstrual underwear.
2. 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐢𝐥𝐥 💊. Consider that taking synthetic hormones will impact your physiology (and there’s no avoiding it - 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯/𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘴, 𝘗𝘔𝘚, 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴, 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘪𝘭𝘭). Don’t be afraid to have this conversation with your healthcare provider. You deserve to know how medications impact you and your physiology long-term. (Check out my Instagram stories👆🏽 for more books📚 on this topic).
3. 𝐄𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞, 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝. There are SO many foods out there that can help regulate and balance your hormones naturally (foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, beans, organic eggs, green leafy veggies, and grass-fed meat all contain essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to create and regulate your womanly hormones). Excess, refined sugar will only create more 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 and mess with your beautiful flow.
4. 𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝. When you’re out of alignment, this can cause STRESS in your nerve system, which leads to internal imbalances that go beyond skin deep - pelvic/low back pain, irregular flow, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, sciatica, indigestion, and more. When the system that runs your LIFE is functioning well, your body can begin to heal better form the inside out.