👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Thank you @spotatrueperiodpiece for highlighting this important issue! ALL Public bathrooms should not only be equipped with menstrual hygiene items, but they should be FREE! #periods #periodequity #periodpositivity #periodmovement #freeperiods #freethetampon #periodproducts #periodpride #periodsgonepublic
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This impacts as many as 1 in 5 women - tag your friends ♥️ • PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a collection of symptoms. There is no “one-size-fits-all” diagnosis & ovarian cysts are NOT required for diagnosis (PCOS is being considered for a name change for that reason) • Common Symptoms of PCOS: ⚡️Failure to ovulate regularly ⚡️Infertility ⚡️Insulin Resistance ⚡️Weight gain (especially around midsection) ⚡️Period irregularity or lack of menstruation ⚡️Elevated levels of androgens (Testosterone, DHEA, Androstenedione) ⚡️Inappropriate hair growth (Dark hairs, Hirsutism) ⚡️Acne (especially along jaw) ⚡️Hair loss ⚡️Ovarian cysts • Lab Work to Consider: ⚡️LH, FSH, DHEA ⚡️Free & total testosterone ⚡️Fasting glucose, fasting insulin, & HA1C ⚡️Also request a Transvaginal Pelvic Ultrasound • How to Remedy & Naturally Manage PCOS: ⚡️Avoid hormone birth control usage - HBC prevents ovulation which is one of the root issues behind PCOS ⚡️Get 8-9 hours of sleep every single night ⚡️Minimize sugar, caffeine & alcohol consumption ⚡️Minimize gluten, dairy, soy, corn, processed foods ⚡️Consume 30-40g fiber daily & drink ample water and fluids ⚡️Consume plenty of cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels) ⚡️Take down training volume & intensity. Take more rest days in the gym & consider switching modalities to something like yoga, bodybuilding, or lifting (vs. high-intensity modalities like CrossFit, Orange Theory, etc) ⚡️Optimize gut health via quality probiotics, fermented foods, bone broth, & collagen ⚡️Keep blood sugar balanced by eating at regular intervals during the day & get in a protein, carb, fat, & veggie at every meal ⚡️Reduce plastic exposure (tupperware, meal prep containers, water bottles) ⚡️Buy natural body care products, skin care products, deodorants, household cleaners ⚡️Buy high quality meats & organic produce as much as possible ⚡️Consider supplementing B Complex, Vitamin C & D, Zinc, Magnesium ⚡️Research & consider supplementing Myo-iositol, Berberine, or Peony & Licorice • Interested in learning more? Check out Lara Briden’s The Period Repair Manual or Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure ♥️
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I love plants!! Created this skid planter in my backyard and I'm loving it. #fullmoonapothecary #periodcare #periods #allnatural #herbal #herbalmedicine #herbalremedies #lovetheplants
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Learning about safe self love with @urbanoutfitters and @thebowiecat. #vaginas #vulvas #overies #periods #sexed
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I had the opportunity to be interviewed by @sar@sarahpolacco about periods and their effect on strength training on her podcast, Purposeful Strength. We discussed how the different phases of your cycle can effect your training and nutrition, why coaches shouldn’t be afraid to talk to their athletes about their menstrual cycle and when the best time to hit PR’s is. The episode is officially live on iTunes, Sound Cloud and Stitcher. Thank you so much @sarahpolacco for having me, I had such a great time talking to you! • If you haven’t listened to Purposeful Strength yet, do yourself a favor and get on it - Sarah interviews some really amazing people and asks some great questions. And there might just be a Part 2 released next week all about period mindset 😉
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“Don’t just exist, live!” 🙌🏼 Tag friends! 👈🏽
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We love the doodle! Let’s join together to change our embarrassment to self-love ❤️ #periods #periodsareawesome #sometimestheyrenot #fem#femaleforward #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #shortfilm #changethenarrative #stoptheshame #loveourbodies #selflove #femaleforward
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This lady looks really happy and is holding flowers and is wearing a perfectly lavender blouse and you know what, it just needed to be shared. That's all. Hope your week contains at least one hearty belly laugh. It's good for your anxiety. And your libido, in case you're wondering... 😏😏😏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #GatherForWomen #Girlboss #PCOS #WomensHealth #WomenEmpoweringWomen #Endoawareness #MyBody #Hormones #PMS #GRLPWR #Fertility #MindAndBody #Feminists #birthcontrol #MindfulMonday #Periods #Menstruation #WomenForWomen #GirlsSupportGirls #FemininePower #KnowYourBody #MenstruationMatters #PMDD #MensturalCycle #IUD #PeriodPositive #MenstrualCramps #Vaginismus #MenstrualHealth
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