Jul 14, 2020
No matter how old you are, if you’re still cycling it’s not too late to rewrite your period story. I’m joined by The Period Girl herself, Nicole Jardim, to talk about how you can fix your period in as little as six weeks.
About Nicole Jardim
Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach, writer, speaker, mentor, and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines evidence-based information with simplicity and sass.
Her work has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of women around the world in addressing a wide variety of period problems, including PMS, irregular periods, PCOS, painful & heavy periods, missing periods, and many more.
Rather than treating problems or symptoms, Nicole treats women by addressing the root cause of what’s really going on in their bodies and minds. She believes that the fundamentals of healing any hormonal imbalance lie in an approach that addresses the unique physiology of every woman. This is essential to reclaiming and maintaining optimal health and vitality at any age.
Nicole is the author of Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance, and the co-author of The Happy Balance, a recipe book filled with over 80 hormone-balancing recipes.
Finally, she’s the co-host of The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on iTunes—be sure to tune into that if you want to learn more about how to fix your period—and is a women’s health expert for sites such as The Guardian, Well+Good, Mindbodygreen and Healthline.
Take Nicole’s Period Quiz to find out what’s up with your period! Once you take the quiz, you’ll get her Fix Your Period Quickstart Kit, a FREE 7-Day E-Course, to discover the top secrets doctors don’t tell you about your hormones, your symptoms, and how to finally fix them!
Fix Your Period talks to women who still have their menstrual cycle, mainly in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. So long as you are still cycling, you can absolutely fix your period story no matter what’s currently going on with your menstrual health.
Nicole urges women to track their periods. This is so vital to being understanding what our cycle actually looks like and how this impacts our overall health. For example, Estrogen plays an important role in our health and when our cycle is irregular, our body isn’t getting the vital nutrients and hormones it needs.
Another reason for tracking your cycle is because it provides so much information into your body, more than you probably think it does. Nicole believes women should get to a place of comfort and joy with their periods, rather than one of irritation and misery - something women expect.
Even with your menstrual cycle, what food you eat plays an important role. Nicole explains what foods you can cut out of your diet to have a positive impact on your period and, almost more importantly, the cramps and pain you get before, during, and after.
There are also foods you should increase in your diet. Nicole gives examples such as cruciferous vegetables, like spinach and broccoli, and foods high in iodine, like seaweed. In fact, eating seaweed regularly can significantly improve your breast pain!
What’s your next right step on your journey to fixing your period? How can you help others? As always, you can ask me anything and let me hear your thoughts in the comments on the episode page. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In This Episode:
“When we can empower women with this knowledge, we can 100% shift that conversation that they’re having with their doctor.” (14:26)
“We have to become our own advocates, we have to educate ourselves. It’s our job. Nobody’s going to care about our health more than we do, and so ultimately, we can’t keep outsourcing our health, we have to look inwards.” (18:53)
“We’ve been conditioned to believe that women need a great deal of medical attention to get better or to feel better but we don’t. We actually just need to start with some basics.” (24:12)
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