Wouldn’t it feel amazing to feel great all month long? To have the energy to get through the days, to be free from anxiety, to not be worried about bloating, cramping, or your period? This can feel like a pipe dream if you are struggling each and every month. It can feel even more impossible if you keep adding more and more band-aid solutions like ibuprofen, supplements, and weird hacks you found on IG to help get you through. Your symptoms are caused by hormone imbalance.

Your symptoms do not have to control your life. In fact, they are your key to transforming into pain-free and symptom-free in months.

And I know it sounds a little crazy or gross, but think about all the heartache and trouble that you would have avoided if you used your symptoms and period coloring to understand exactly what your hormones were telling you and how to improve them!

Your Flow 🩸 + Symptoms 😩 = YOUR NEEDS

Symptoms are messages that your body sends to you to communicate that something is off.

Symptoms happen because hormones are disrupted.

Hormones become disrupted because systems are impacted.

Your period coloring and flow can help to identify 4 common hormone imbalances – and yes you can have multiple imbalances at once. These symptoms serve as immediate biofeedback from your body as what is happening in REAL TIME. Which is why it is such an effective way to understand what is happening.

Understanding the NEED for a Period

Before we dive in, it is important to understand why you have a period in the first place. Your period is an end result of your body not getting pregnant. Whether you are trying to or not, your body is always trying to conceive. So each month, it triggers the production of estrogen to help thicken the uterine wall for ovulation. Once ovulation occurs, your body releases progesterone and more estrogen to keep that uterine lining thick.

Your period only happens as a result of your body realizing there is no implantation of a fertilized egg. So then it sheds all the unnecessary lining to try again next month.

It is important to recognize here that your period ONLY happens as a result of ovulation. If you are not ovulating, you will not have a period (which can be a hormone imbalance in and of itself).

So when you have imbalances of estrogen progesterone, and cortisol, this influences your flow rate and flow color because of exactly how much endothelial tissue there was for potential conception and how much there was to shed.

Now for a reference point, a healthy flow is considered to be about 4-6 days in length, cherry red in coloring, and moderate flow. You will have about 27-30 days between each period with no spotting in between (unless there is microtrauma spotting from ovulation).

Decoding Your Flow

Rather than avoiding your symptoms and trying to cover them up, you need to use them to understand what is happening. When you understand the system’s needs, then you can select targeted interventions to transform your hormone health and results.

My free hormone assessment is designed to help you uncover exactly what your symptoms are telling you and will give you a tailored blueprint with the exact strategies you need to kickstart your hormone balance journey.

Hormone Imbalance #1: Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is your bad B hormone that gives you the energy and confidence to take on the day. It is essential for regulating your ovulation and helps to thicken the uterine lining to prepare for potential conception.

But too much of anything can be troublesome. Diets, nutrient gaps, gut disruption, environmental toxins, stress, hormonal birth control, and hormone replacement therapy have increased the rate of estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance is closely correlated with endometriosis and fibroids due to the overgrowth of endothelial tissue.

Hormone Imbalance #2: Progesterone Deficiency

Progesterone is your “pro-gestation” hormone that supports healthy conception. It is only produced after ovulation and tells the uterine lining to remain thick to help for the successful implantation of the egg. If you are on hormonal birth control, you are not naturally ovulating which impacts progesterone production. Progesterone is also a precursor hormone for cortisol, so when stress is high your body will “steal” from progesterone stores.

Hormone Imbalance #3: Low Estrogen

Low estrogen is common in women in perimenopause, have been through menopause, have had hysterectomies, or in cases of chronic stress. When stress is high, it can impact DHEA production and estrogen production. If you are experiencing symptoms of low estrogen early (around 40s) it often is more associated with cortisol imbalance and chronic stress compared to starting menopause.

Hormone Imbalance #4: High Cortisol

Cortisol is your stress hormone. When stress is high in the body, it creates a biological halt, which means all other hormone production systems are disrupted as a result. As a protection mechanism, your body will stop ovulation as it does not want to risk getting pregnant in an environment where it can barely fend for itself. When you are struggling with symptoms of multiple imbalances, looking downstream, cortisol is typically the culprit.

Take Control of Your Symptoms!

When you are strategic in supporting the systems responsible for hormone production you take control of your symptoms and know exactly how to support your body when they do arise.

If you are just starting your hormone balance journey, this step is crucial. I recommend taking my FREE hormone assessment to help you understand your symptom patterns. You will get a completely tailored blueprint outlining exactly which strategies to prioritize to start transforming your health.

If you are ready to dive even deeper, let’s schedule a discovery call 📞 to talk about your goals and the steps you need to get the results of your dreams.

 

Tasha

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