What we’re talking about in this episode
- Learn why menstruation is truly the fifth vital sign
- Understanding the hormonal hierarchy and which hormones dictate your cycle
- Addressing the normalization of uterus pain and gender bias in medicine
- How to improve your body literacy and listen to your body’s whispers
- Tips for accurately tracking your period and understanding your hormones
Just as abnormal blood pressure, respiratory rate or heart rate can be a key indicator of potentially serious health concerns, your menstrual cycle and patterns are an equally important vital sign to how your body is functioning. Nicole Jardim is a ‘period-fixer’ who is here to dive into the role of the endocrine system and the vital role of the menstrual cycle in reflecting our overall health.
Nicole is a certified women’s health coach and creator of Fix Your Period, which combines simplicity and sass to help women fix their period and address misconceptions and myths around women’s hormone health. By getting to know your menstrual cycle, you can learn so much about your overall health and get to the root cause of what is going on with your period.
Diet, stress, and toxins play a significant role in your menstrual cycle. If you want to learn which red flags to look out for when it comes to hormonal imbalance or want to gain some daily habits that you can implement immediately to take back control of your cycle, this is the episode for you.
In the end, your health is everything, and taking care of what is happening inside your body is a non-negotiable. If you are struggling with your health, hormones or period, it’s time to take action and fix what’s going on so that you can live your life to the fullest.
Are you ready to step into your power and become the boss of your period? Share your menstrual cycle story with us in the comments below!
“You can rewrite your period story, you can actually change that. You can’t change the beginning, but you can change your perspective around it, and I think that is so critical.” (18:05)
“We do not take pain in our uteruses as seriously, for many reasons, and that is a huge problem. When it is uterine pain, it is completely normalized. It is totally normal now to have that kind of pain, sometimes debilitating, and for a doctor to just dismiss it. And that is totally unacceptable to me.” (22:33)
“You have to start to look deeper, you have to start figuring this out because you deserve better and no one should tell you that this is okay.” (23:37)
“Your health is everything, and people who don’t develop health issues when they are younger take so much for granted and that for me was my biggest lesson.” (33:31)
“You have to make the decision. You have to decide that you are worth it, that this is something that you feel is going to fundamentally change your life. And if you make that decision, I think all of these changes are completely possible.” (37:01)