Need help balancing your hormones? Got PCOS? Endo? Suffer with heavy or painful periods? Going through menopause? Struggling with fertility?
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Here are few bonus tips from Sara too:
Get to know your monthly cycle – tracking your period using an app, calendar or diary is a great way to check-in with your cycle length and period symptoms such as pain, flow and mood.
Consider joy as medicine for period health – stress hormones impact on our cycle in various ways, including increasing PMS, period pain and even leading to cycle irregularity.
Mind that coffee – be cautious about caffeine intake as a contributor to stress/anxiety, which can impact cycle health.
Reduce alcohol and caffeine intake – these stimulants can exacerbate hot flushes, mood changes and insomnia during peri-menopause years.
Avoid skipping meals – fasting is not advised for women of reproductive age as can cause cycle irregularities.
Eat enough to ovulate – very low-calorie diets or an energy deficit caused by high exercise loads can result in your brain switching off ovulation.
Up the healthy fats and reduce carbohydrates in peri-menopause years - Oestrogen reduces during this time in a women’s life which results in reduced insulin sensitivity. Reduced insulin sensitivity can result in brain fog and weight changes. Symptoms can improve by tweaking macronutrient intake for women of mid-life age.
Magnesium –Boost food sources such as nuts, seeds, dark greens and dark chocolate (yes!). You could also consider supplementation. Magnesium is required for the production of sex hormones.
Celebrate being hormonal –hormones drive the way females behave, think, move our bodies and even our appetite. Having normal Oestrogen and Progesterone levels helps us to have a libido, sleep well, protect our bones and also reduce the risk of some cancers.
Omega-3 –Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to reduce period pain. Consider supplementation or boost dietary intake from oily fish, olive oil, avocado and nuts.
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