Food, Sex & Life for The Modern Woman...Living Primal
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Kick off your heels and grab your water as your Food, Sex and Life for the Modern Woman host Jennifer Knecht connects with experts around the globe. Together you’ll explore real health, real fat burning results and sexy confidence. www.fslmodern.com.
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How to Love 'That Time of the Month' with Health Coach Nicole Jardim, #33
6 days ago
In this week’s episode of Food, Sex & Life for the Modern Woman, Nicole Jardim explains the four phases of our menstrual cycle. This episode is a must listen if you’re interested in getting in touch with your body on a hormonal level. Our hormones are not these crazy, wild emotional roller coasters out to ruin our lives. Our endocrine system and hormones are our guiding system. They react according to the current phase our body is going through and the sooner we learn to follow their guide, the better we will feel and know our bodies. Sign up to receive our newsletter, and you will also get our FREE 15-Day Fat Loss Kick Start Guide Four Phases of the Menstrual Cycle Phase 1- The Bleeding Phase or Menstruation The emphasis is on this phase being the big deal, but this is actually the last part of what happens to our bodies throughout the month. Hormones are at their lowest. Jardim recommends during this phase we plan to keep our calendar clear. Energy level is at it’s lowest. Phase 2- The Follicular Phase During this period our brain tells our ovaries to start producing hormones, and starts pushing egg out of ovaries. We fell more energy, mood is better, our verbal communication is better and everything starts to take a life of its own. Testosterone is activating our libido. It is recommended during this phase that we do strenuous exercise, brainstorm, go on job interviews, give presentations, go to networking events and go on dates! Phase 3- Ovulatory Phase This is “THE BIG DEAL”. Eggs are released from the ovaries, travel down the fallopian tubes and are either fertilized and implanted in the uterus or released in next period. Estrogen is real high. We get feel good vibes, cervical fluid is changing, cervix goes up high to catch best swimming sperm. We feel confident, self image is through the roof, libido is high and we have a heightened sense of vision, smell, taste and verbal. We feel the most bold. Recommendation: ask for a raise! Phase 4- The Luteal Phase This is the last half of our cycle, will last 10-14 days long, and will determine how long our cycle will be. We start producing progesterone which is the natural calming hormone, helps control hunger, cravings, mood and PMS