Did you know the average woman has around 450 periods in her lifetime?
That’s 8.6 years
That we are experiencing this important and natural process of our female body (if we aren’t on birth control getting a fake period or not getting a period at alllll 😱
That’s a lot of time to spend, not knowing what’s actually going on and why. Having horrible symptoms thinking it’s normal (it’s not). Thinking that a drug is making it better when actually it’s making it and many other bodily functions worse. Having this idea that it’s something we ‘just don’t talk about’ when it’s something that we must talk about!
8.6 years guys!!!! That’s a loooong time to spend having an experience you feel completely disempowered by. Or having a pharmaceutical suppress this process that our bodies really need to have to function optimally.
Since I quit toxins in my body, since I quit birth control I’ve been increasingly obsessed with this subject and how to empower myself with knowledge - knowledge that has helped me heal and balance and honestly I’m angry I didn’t get taught about it in school. I remember having to have the day off from school - middle of winter in NZ - outside lying belly first on the tiles in our courtyard to try and get some numbing relief from the pain of my periods. I’ve spent, from school days to my 30s, constantly sucking in my tummy because I’ve been bloated the majority of the time - I am now having to do a daily self care practise to relax and release my poor abdomen.
Who here gets painful periods? Who here gets bloated all the time? Tell me, have you learnt much about why? and if not are you interested to know more to empower yourself too?