A painful period is your body’s way of telling you something is off. If you are missing work or school because of a painful cycle, then something is wrong. Ideally, your period would sneak up on you with ninja stealth. No cramping, no bloating, no breast tenderness, no extreme fatigue. Your cycle would come every 21-35 days, and it would last 3-7 days.
If this doesn’t sound like your story, don’t panic. By implementing certain foods and supplements, as well as making certain lifestyle adjustments, you can and will get there.
Many women today are experiencing issues with abnormal periods because of something called Post Pill Syndrome. This takes place typically 4-6 months after quitting the birth control pill and symptoms include:
- Menstrual irregularities including loss of menstruation, heavy menstruation, painful periods, and short cycles (less than 24 days).
- Hormonal changes like infertility, hypothyroidism, hair loss, breast tenderness, acne, and adrenal dysfunction.
- Migraines and headaches.
- Changes in body composition like breast size, weight gain, or difficulty losing weight.
- Mood disorders including anxiety and depression.
- Digestive symptoms including bowel changes, digestive upset, gas, or bloating.
- Inflammation and other immune imbalances.
But it is possible to balance your hormones. One way you can start balancing them today is by drinking this hormonal balancing tea. I personally found success with it when I discontinued the pill 10 years ago.
If you are currently suffering from any of the above symptoms, I encourage you to schedule your consultation with me today so we can get to the root of the problem. You shouldn’t have to suffer. Hormonal balance is achievable.
Health Coach Jenna
My Matcha game is strong, y’all. I used to really enjoy bulletproof coffee in the morning before practice. But now that I don’t drink coffee anymore, I kind of felt left out from the party. Not anymore! This Matcha Bomb is creamy and dreamy.
So what’s matcha you ask?!
Matcha green tea is made from young green tea leaves, and is ground into a fine powder giving it a bright and vibrant green color.
- High in antioxidants
- Promotes concentration due to the L-Theanine. Traditionally, monks drank matcha as a means to relax and meditate while staying alert.
- Increases energy levels and endurance without the side-effects of coffee like nervousness.
- Supports the immune system with its high content of Vitamin A and C.
Personally, I jive better with matcha as it gives me a steady release of caffeine throughout my morning, unlike the intense surge of nervous energy that coffee gives me.
Matcha Bomb Recipe:
- 1 cup dairy free milk (I use coconut milk, but other nut milks work nicely, too)
- 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or Bulletproof High Octane Oil
- 1 tablespoon ghee from grass-fed cows, or unsalted butter from grass-fed cows (KerryGold is a good option)
- Put all of your ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy and smooth.
- Pour contents into saucepan and heat over low heat until it comes to a low boil.
- Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Health Coach Jenna
There is never a good time for a cold – especially while on the road! Right now I can feel one coming on so I’ve made a quick and easy cold fighting remedy: Ginger tea with turmeric and honey.
Why does it work?
The ginger is an immune booster and it also clears the micro-circulatory channels of the body, including those annoying sinuses that flare up during colds. Ginger also warms up the body, so it promotes healthy sweating that detoxifies and releases cold symptoms. Turmeric is rich in curcumin which can prevent infections from getting worse. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory that will aid in faster healing. The honey is anti-bacterial and antiviral, and also helps soothe the throat as well as provide a sweetness to the drink.
My Quick and Easy Cold Fighting Remedy:
- 1/2 an inch of peeled, fresh ginger cut up into small chunks, or 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
- 1/2 an inch of peeled, fresh turmeric cut up into small chunks or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- Honey to taste (use raw if possible and remember honey is high in fructose so don’t go all crazy with it. I use about 1 tablespoon)
- Pour boiling water over the turmeric and ginger.
- Let infuse until warm. About 5-10 minutes
- Stir in honey.
- Add lemon if available.
If you are on the road and can’t find turmeric, no worries – the ginger and honey will still work wonders!
When I’m done with my tea I like to reuse the fresh ginger and turmeric to make another cup. Of course you can’t do this if using powders, but the fresh roots can make at least two powerful cups of cold-fighting goodness.
Now, go show that cold who is boss!
Health Coach Jenna
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is naturally carbonated and holds TONS of healing properties. The fizzy beverage is loaded with goodies like amino acids and probiotics (probiotics re-establish the natural ecology of your gut flora, boost immunity, fight allergies, detoxify and rid the body of disease).
Kombucha is the perfect beverage to aid in weight loss as it keeps your digestive system regular and boosts your metabolism.
Kombucha does have an acquired taste which is similar to vinegar, but I find infusing it with fruit takes away the edge, and makes it quite tasty! [Click HERE to find out how to make your own kombucha] If you don’t like it on your first try don’t stop there. Give it another try, because it’s easy to get used to it if you drink it on a regular basis.
I personally LOVE the taste of kombucha and it is excellent to drink in addition with your daily probiotic supplement. I drink the stuff everyday (I like to have mine mid- afternoon for the energy boost) and here is why you might want to as well:
1. Chock full of healthy probiotics, so keeps your gut flora healthy and happy
2. Reduces inflammation
3. Detoxes the liver
4. Alkalizes the body by balancing internal pH
5. Increases metabolism
6. Improves digestion
7. Alleviates constipation
8. Boosts energy
9. High in antioxidants
10. Aids healthy cell regeneration
Hey you! Yes you! Have you tried kombucha? What is your experience with the beverage? Do you make your own or buy it from the store?