How the period care game has changed and what you need to know.
For a long time the conversation around the female cycle has been taboo. A hush-hush subject that was quietly whispered about in small circles.
Like peeing in the swimming pool, everyone knew you did it but no one was willing to talk about it.
Well not here, here we celebrate all parts of the feminine and appreciate the deep connectivity the monthly bleed gives us.
Female menstrual cycle phases.
There are 4 quite distinct components of the monthly undulations women feel and each is an opportunity
- The bleed/winter/wise woman: is a great time for emotional growth and contemplation or planning for the month ahead.
- The follicular phase/spring/maiden: is an opportunity for action and socialising. If you have any big decisions to make now is a great time to make them
- Ovulation/summer/lover: Be expressive and creative. Run, train and be free this is a time when you feel most attractive and social.
- Luteal/autumn/wild woman: This is your wild woman time, an opportunity to journey inwards and reflect. Be self-aware and take some time for self-care.
Some interesting things happen to your brain as your hormones roll through the month:
Let’s look at what nasties can interrupt the natural flow (pun intended) of things
1.Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that can be harmful to reproduction and neurological pathways. They are found in soaps, shampoos, sanitary products, plastic wrapped food and make up (and many, many more.)
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2. Heavy metals in our water, food and products like cigarettes have been associated with hormone disruption. They do this by binding to receptor sites and other mechanisms. Cadmium, lead, arsenic and mercury are the best researched and are shown to have modest effects on hormonal levels and the lengthening of your cycle.
The lengthening of your cycle is of particular concern as it has been associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
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3.Air pollution can also affect menstruation and fertility. It can disrupt the length of the cylcle and increase the risk of miscarriage. Particulate matter in the air accumulatively shortens the luteal phase by a third of a day. Given that implantation takes place over 3 days, starting at ovulation, this could have a huge impact on someone trying to conceive.
It will also result in a person having more ovulations over her lifetime, which has also been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
Nail salon workers who of course are exposed to heavy air pollution in their daily working lives may have an increased likelihood of taking longer to conceive and miscarriage. You may want to consider a dehumidifier or Air purifier.
The further we creep away from our natural environment the more we are seeing a deterioration in our health. The further we can understand our new milieu and how it affects us, the easier it will be to navigate our way though it.
Fortunately, we have done a lot of the legwork for you. None of our products contain any nasties. In fact we have gone to great lengths to make sure we only stock products that support your health in every conceivable way. From packing to processing, it is all as natural and chemical free as it comes.