Do you know how to honour your cycle?
What foods and movement will serve you best and what practises will help to nurture your body during the different seasons of your menstrual cycle?
My type A personality has certainly been a major factor to my history of pushing through with work tasks and also the way I exercised, no matter what time of my cycle I was in.
For well over 10 years, a huge focus of mine has been eating nourishing foods, but I was missing something. What I didn't understand until I delved into Ayuvedic and traditional Chinese Medicine readings was that I was ignoring the types of (healthy) foods, movement and practises that would truely nourish and nurture my body according to my monthly cycle. I was intrigued!
My latest podcast chat with Dr Bree Bennetts is one to tune into as she'll explain the different seasons of a woman's cycle and how you can honour your body physically, emotionally and spiritually during these times.
Dr Bree is a Mumma to her little boy Ziggy and Doctor Of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has a strong interest in women's health, treating different hormonal conditions, fertility, pregnancy, post partum care and menopause. Bree studied in Adelaide at the Endeavour College of Natural Health and completed a small internship at the Guangzhou Hospital in China.
In this episode we explore:
> Bree's fav natural cycle tracking method for contraception & conception
> How to nurture and nourish your body through the different seasons of your menstrual cycle & how this differs to pregnancy and breastfeeding (with no cycle).
> How to prepare a smoothie if you desire one in winter & during your menstrual cycle.
> How acupuncture can support fertility, pregnancy and post partum health.
> An alternative option to induction if you are over your 'due date'.
> Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies to support the healing of a new Mum.
Tune into episode 41 above or search 'Glowing Mumma Thriving Bubba' on your fav podcast app.
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