According to the 2009 Bio Cycle Study, Funded by the National Institutes of Health,two primary findings of women hormones were yielded:
One, that women who experienced untreated hormonal issues( Premenstrual Syndrome and infertility) prior to menopause were more likely to develop diseases of inflammation (diabetes, heart disease, and cancer) later in life.
And two, women can improve their hormonal balance with diet and lifestyle changes.
Hormones are important for both men and women at every stage of our lives. Hormones affect everything from sleep cycles, moods, and sex drive, to appetite and even mental processing, they are involved in virtually all of our physical and mental activities.
Woman Code System (created by Alisa Vitti ,Women’s Health Specialist, founder of FLOLiving.com)
It is an online platform which helps women to permanently balance their hormones via education, eating plans, personal counseling, and symptom tracking as well as a recently-published book by the same name.
Women will be able to use this program to enhance standard medical care. “Every meal, every day, you need a system that’s going to help you succeed [in your health goals],” says Vitti. Thousands of women on six continents have signed up to use the online platform.
The easiest way to learn about what is going on with your body is simply to look before you flush. The color, consistency, flow, and timing of a woman’s menstruation can all yield insight into her current state of health. Other markers of hormonal imbalance include breast tenderness, moodiness, acne, dandruff, constipation, eczema or rosacea, and changing energy levels.
An estimated 85 percent of menstruating women experience at least one symptom of PMS each month, while approximately 10 percent of women in the U.S. struggle with infertility issues and as many as 1 in 10 women suffer from PCOS. The “flow blockers”: pesticides and chemicals in our foods, cosmetics, and home and work environments, cause these hormonal imbalances.
Factors affecting Hormones
Hormones are also affected by what we eat. “The primary function of the endocrine system is to safeguard the transport of sugar throughout the body,” says Vitti. Thus, she asserts that it is vital to maintain the blood sugar stability. She places special emphasis on the connection between blood sugar and hormonal balance.
Stress also plays a role in the hormonal activity. We can not always control external stressors (a bad commute or family trauma). But we can control internal stressors ( blood sugar, exposure to pesticides, lack of vitamins) by refining our food choices. These choices can, in turn, promote a healthier hormonal cycle.
“The four-week menstrual cycle is a creation cycle,” says Vitti.
The follicular phase – highly creative, idea-generating phase
During ovulation – women may excel at communication skills
During the luteal/the premenstrual phase – the focus may improve, providing energy for administrative tasks
The bleeding phase – time for “evaluation and course correction.”
No person can act exactly the same way every single day. The experiences cyclical shifts in energy and focus. By observing these patterns, people can create optimized schedules that sync up with our energy and needs. “Let’s figure out how our body is communicating data to us in real time every day so that we can kick ass in every area of our lives,” says Vitti.