S2E2 Hormonal Harmony

Dec 13, 2020, 06:53 PM
Megan and Holly explore the science behind women's hormones according to the studies by biologist Alyssa Vitti, author of "In the Flo". Women, you make sense! Our bodies aren't some grand mystery- we have simply been taught the wrong facts our entire lives. Menstrual cramps, PMS, moodiness, and fatigue are NOT normal. We don't have to put up with it. Listen to learn how to balance your hormones and take control of your body back. *Note: This book pertains to cis women. I apologize if that doesn't include everyone, Hopefully we can find research in the future for trans women and men hormone studies!

Resources: "In the Flo" by Alyssa Vitti

Notes for hormone phases:
Follicular
Eat: Steamed or sautéed artichoke, broccoli, carrot, green peas, parsley, zucchini, string beans, 1tbs flax seeds and pumpkin seeds a day
Exercise: Elliptical, jumping jacks, hiking
Ovulatory
Eat: Raw veggies, fruits, smoothies, steamed
asparagus, brussels sprouts, chard, scallion, spinach, 1tbs flax seeds and pumpkin seeds a day
Exercise: Intense workout, group classes, bootcamp, interval sprints 
Luteal
Eat: warm roasted or baked cauliflower, collard greens, onion, parsnip, sweet potato, squash, 1 tbs sesame and sunflower seeds a day 
Exercise: First 5 days- strength training, intense yoga 
Second half of luteal phase- flexibility, barre, Pilates, gentle yoga
Menstrual
Eat: warm hearty food, soups and stews, beet, kale, kelp, mushrooms , 1 tbs sesame and sunflower seeds a day 
Exercise: Nap, workout, yin, nidra, restorative, gentle walk for less than 30 minutes
Don’t do any movement for more than 30 minutes