Did you know that on average, Australian females experience between 450-500 periods in her lifetime, with the average cycle spanning between 21-35 days, and the average bleed lasting between 2-7 days?
Once we begin menstruating (at menarche – pronounced “men-ar-kee”) which occurs anywhere these days between roughly the ages of 8-15, and commonly around ages 12-13, we begin our monthly bleed (menstrual cycle) until we reach menopause which occurs approximately at the age of 50 (although again, this can occur much earlier or later as it is do individual).
After menarche our periods will be irregular for most of our teen years until the rhythm is established and our hormones settle into their natural, beautiful cycle. You might notice that some months you bleed for longer, or more heavily than other times, or that your cycle isn’t the same length each time. This is all ok – everyone’s cycle is different.
period power: why you should care about your period – wild flow podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux. This week on Wild Flow Podcast…
Understanding exactly what is going on within our bodies as cyclical beings is incredibly profound – in fact it’s life altering, and potentially culturally transformational. When the majority of girls grow up feeling very disconnected from their bodies and reject their menstrual cycles, as they are overwhelmed by cultural and familial menstrual shame, the effects of this play out in a multitude of ways across all realms of our lives. So by learning what your period is, and what your menstrual cycle is as a whole, and intentionally supporting and seeking support during our rites of passages is a sacred reclamation.
ADHD is becoming more and more understood as a neurodivergence, however what is still not being widely recognised is the link between what ADHD looks and feels like for women and girls, because of their hormonal cycle. Today’s guest Adele Wimsett is a Women’s Health Practitioner & Cyclical Living Expert. With a background of working with children with complex needs and diagnosed ADHD herself, she is keen to raises awareness about how females are affected by ADHD.
Eating to nourish your menstrual cycle. Lucia Mazzella is a functional health cycle coach, mad about teaching traditional kitchen wisdom to women and people with periods who want to take their health into their own hands and live in sync with their cycles. Her approach is simple, down to earth and practical, focusing on reducing period pain and PMS while balancing hormones naturally using food as medicine. And I love loved our conversation on Wild Flow Podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux, and so will you.
Lucia and I spoke about:
What does eating for your cycle mean and how is it different from syncing with food
Why is food so important for hormone health, and therefore menstrual health, fertility and overall good health?
How to meal prep for your period?
How to overcome those roadblocks you face that throw you off a wholesome meal and into calling for an Uber Eats.
Lucia’s freebie masterclass “Meal Prep For Your Best Period Ever” and upcoming Moon Menu live cooking school. listen now at www.charlottepointeaux.com/podcast
how does the universe and cosmos, the earth, our environment and the people around us influence our menstrual cycle and menopause experience? As within, so without, as above, so below. My guest Tracey Stevens is an emotional root cause health practitioner and sees a strong connection between the universal flow and chaos around us playing out in human health – which can impact our menstrual health and menopause.