Go With the Flow
Do you get really bad cramps during your flow? Do you feel like calling in sick during your flow? A week before your flow do you find yourself having bad cravings, tender breasts and headaches and maybe mood swings? Me to girl, me toooo!
For as long as I can remember I've always had cramps and pms symptoms. I decided that there must be something I can do to relieve my symptoms. I started looking up different remedies and came across a women named Alissa Vitti. To summarize she explains that hormonal acne, pms, and alllll those symptoms we experience are not necessarily "required" to be a part of our flow. We should be able to experience pms free cycles/periods. Can you imagine my brain while watching this video? To say the least I was mind blown. Right away, I downloaded her app called MyFlo.
The app has really good information in it for tracking your flow. You can add your symptoms, then go to your recommendations and it will explain why you are experiencing them. A lot of it actually comes down to nutrition. During different times in your cycles you can add and eliminate certain foods to help with your symptoms. It’s really informational to learn why you’re having a certain craving, or what your body is lacking due to that symptom your experiencing.
I decided to do a little more digging. I found out about an essential oil called Clary Sage. It's good for relaxation, as well as alleviating cramps when rubbed on your lower abdomen. This stuff seriously works magic! I’ve used it for 3 months now and I can tell the difference when I forget to put it on.
Have you ever made the connection that your flow isn’t as bad when you’ve been really active? When I'm most active I usually have a better flow! Now this is all whole other topic on itself but my motivation is not always 100% when trying to get my butt to the gym. So you can see how my periods fluctuate throughout the year. Sometimes it’s also important to keep in mind that during your flow, the best exercise can be a good nap, some Netflix, and healthy snacks. So don't feel pressured to try and work out during that time of the month, because the best workout might be doing nothing! With that being said, getting your body to move a minimum of just 20 minutes per day can make all the difference when it comes to that time of the month.
Another great way to improve your flow make sure you get in your cruciferous vegetables! These veggies aid in balancing hormones. Common cruciferous vegetables include:
Broccoli and broccoli sprouts
By following the MyFlo app recommendations, being active regularly, and increasing my cruciferous vegetables within the last three months my flow has been sooo much better! I also can’t live without Clary Sage oil anymore. I think the oil makes all the difference when it comes to cramps, so really make sure to check that one out!
First watch this video here to have an understanding of how our Flow works and to understand the power of food when it comes to hormones.
Now go purchase Clary Sage oil. It does wonders! http://bit.ly/2Asvsjz
Eat those veggies, especially cruciferous.
Moving your body regularly regulates hormone and calls for a better period. Whether you walk for 20 minutes, run, or do circuit training, any movement is better than none!
Look into CBD oils (Once I test it out there will be a blog post about it!)
Check in with your Dr or Naturopath to see if you can get your hormones tested and go from there!
Wishing you the best flow! Let me know what you think of the video in the comments.
If you decide to try the Clary Sage oil let me know how it works for you!