Beyond the many fads we’ve seen in the diet culture across the last few decades, its time we took back our understanding of how the right foods can be so simple, so nourishing and so easy to take, to heal issues like PMS, heavy and painful periods, low energy, mood changes and more.
Madeline MacKinnon wants everyone to know that food truly is powerful medicine that can quickly improve your menstrual cycle symptoms and challenges which you’ve been putting up with, when you understand your underlying hormonal imbalance type and eat nourishing foods full of the right vitamins and nutrients that your body needs.
tune in to hear:
What the common hormone types are and how we can figure out which we might have,
Foundational foods that are good for everyone, such as the whole family,
Diving deeper into eating to nourish hormone imbalances, rather than needing conventional drugs or relying on supplements,
Simple recipes, tips and tricks to get us on the way, including her Moon Brews and Stews (yum),
Results that Madeline’s clients see from getting real (but not obsessed) about food,
and her new book “The Hormone Type Cookbook” which provides foundational recipes right down to specific menu plans for different hormone imbalance types
and much more!
Madeline Mackinnon is a passionate nutritionist with ten years of experience helping women to recover from debilitating hormone imbalances. To pursue her mission, Madeline founded Natural Hormone Healing because she believes women need a holistic, day-to-day strategy to balance their hormone health and fertility without synthetic hormones or medications.
She is known for her popular hormone-balancing cooking classes she teaches live across Canada. In addition, she has supported women worldwide through her premier one-on-one online Hormone Healing coaching program and her online Hormone Nutrition School.
In her spare time, you may find her in the kitchen cooking nourishing meals, hiking, or snowboarding in the rocky mountains.
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What does money have to do with the menstrual cycle? It’s surprising how much! This week’s guest on Wild Flow Podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux is Cathy Lemire, The Menstrual Money Coach, is here to help us connect the dots between how our menstrual cycle influences our relationship, behaviours and attitudes around money, understand how our money stories play up across the phases of our cycle, and to take charge of our wealth!
You’ve been learning about your menstrual cycle and how to attune to its changing daily strengths, vulnerabilities, and self-care needs – and it’s been life changing to finally learn what you should have learnt as a child. So imagine how powerful it would be for our children to learn this knowledge and wisdom now – rather than having to figure it all out after many years of being disconnected to their body, their cycle and therefore, themselves. If you’d love to share what you now know with your child or any other child for that matter but aren’t sure of when or how to start, I’d love to give you some ideas to help you do that confidently in a way that feels gentle, age-appropriate, and empowering for you and your child.
Many mothers have traditionally thought that children aren’t ready to learn about their body, how it changes, what menstruation is, or anything else associated with puberty until they have their first period but when we leave “the talk” until this time, children already have a lot of feelings, thoughts and confusion about what’s been happening to their body and sense of selves for a while, and they question what these changes mean about them if they are left in the dark.
Children in the playground talk and share information that’s usually incomplete or inaccurate, leaving children to piece the story together themselves. Schools deliver education that’s most often squashed down in one or two hours total to combine information on what periods are and how to manage blood, anatomy and how reproduction works which sends children the message that having periods means that falling pregnant is something to fear, and that when they begin their periods, they’re ready to have sex, which is not the case at all from a developmental point of view.
When talking about periods is so uncomfortable, it continues the menstrual taboo that we have been victims of for millennia. So how do we cultivate a period positive culture?