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Jenn Kim
Could This Be the Cause of Your PMS Symptoms?

Could This Be the Cause of Your PMS Symptoms?

Functional nutritionists Kim Perez, NTP and Amanda Montalvo, RD, FDN-P write below about a common hormonal imbalance known as estrogen dominance, sharing tips on how to test our hormones and reduce this phenomenon naturally.   We’ve been conditioned to believe that hormonal symptoms are normal- from PMS to menstrual cramps to acne and more. What we aren’t usually told, however, is that such symptoms are often signs of a deeper hormonal imbalance. They are not simply part of being a woman, as we’ve come to believe, and should certainly not just be “dealt with”, or worse, band-aided with medication that...

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Britt Martin
White Dress? Don't Stress.

White Dress? Don't Stress.

At Food Period, we talk about seed syncing as a tool that can help women address hormonal issues, like amenorrhea, PCOS-related symptoms, and painful periods. Many women are prescribed hormonal birth control as a "solution," before discovering natural alternatives like seed syncing. Another common use of hormonal birth control is to "skip" periods altogether; athletes are known to use the pill to avoid their period during competitions and some ladies adjust their cycles for big events, like a wedding or major speaking engagement. But better than using synthetic hormones to switch up your cycle, a New York naturopathic doctor explained...

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Jenn Kim
Moon Festival

Moon Festival

Although, in North America, there have always been circles of women who gather to honor the ebb and flow of the moon, connecting with lunar cycle was arguable regarded as a little “woo woo” until recently. But Full Moon rituals and New Moon gatherings have now become a more integral part of health and wellness culture in the United States. And for good reason. Women’s menstrual cycles are historically linked to the lunar cycle- it’s why we call our energy bites ‘Moon Bites’. And women experiencing amenorrhea- missed periods for three months or longer- or irregular cycles, can use the...

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Jenn Kim
Yoga Poses for Period Cramps

Yoga Poses for Period Cramps

When we surveyed hundreds of women about symptoms they had during their periods, 72% reported experiencing cramps, 68% said bloating, and 56% told us hormonal acne. With cramps topping the list, Food Period has compiled our five favorite yoga poses to help you instantly relieve your monthly cramps. These poses are more gentle and have been recommended by yoga teachers to help with period pain. So before your resort to painkillers this month, try these poses first!   Janu Shirasana (One-Legged Forward Bend)Massages the abdominal organs and lower back. Step 1: Sit on the floor with legs stretched out in front. Step 2:...

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