Do you struggle at that time of the month?
Are PMS symptoms leaving you feeling run down, depleted, moody, in pain, or unable to participate in your day-to-day?
Is something up with your period: your period went missing? your period is long and heavy? your period is irregular leaving you guessing as to when it will show up?
Have you recently stopped hormonal birth control and need guidance on brining back a healthy, regular cycle?
Common period problems include:
Heavy or Long Periods
So what do we do?
we must address the root causes in order to heal
Symptoms of Period problems
headache and migraine
hot flashes or night sweats
low self-esteem or confidence
mood swings, weepiness
swollen and tender breasts
Causes of Period problems
The root cause of your period problem could be related to the following:
amenorrhea - when your period is missing for more than 3 months
adrenal or thyroid imbalances
amenorrhea post-birth control (missing period upon stopping birth control)
insufficient calorie intake
low body weight
primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause)
polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Heavy or Long Periods
Other contributing factors to period problems:
Eating Habits: excessive sugar, low protein, inadequate nutrient dense foods, reliance on caffeine
Blood Sugar Imbalance: highs and lows in blood sugar can result in low energy, fatigue, and moodiness
Poor Gut Health: SIBO, infections, bacteria imbalances, and candida overgrowth can alter nutrient absorption
Lifestyle: lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, lack of consistent relaxation practices and drug or alcohol use
Chronic Emotional Stress: anxiety, depression, grief, moodiness, irritability, financial concerns, work-related
Work-Related Stress: shift work, long hours, irregular hours, stressful environment
Environmental Toxins: a high load of toxins or heavy metals in the body can contribute to period problems
Solutions from Composed Nutrition
A root cause approach to wellness - we develop a holistic plan that considers your body, mind, and lifestyle.
Complete the Comprehensive Health Assessment to identify your potential root causes.
Uncover imbalances contributing to period problems through functional lab testing:
Functional Thyroid Panel
Additional lab tests as recommended
Implement personalized nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations to heal your period problem:
Set a balanced nutrition foundation
Learn how to align your food, exercise, and life with the four phases of your menstrual cycle
Use seed cycling to restore hormonal balance
Include individualized herbal + nutrient supplements to support your monthly cycle
Tailor your exercise routine to your energy + hormone levels
Incorporate a morning + night routine
Identify tips for more restful sleep
Discover stress management techniques
Reframe negative self-talk + tune into your body
Explore spiritual practices like mindfulness + meditation
We will consider all pieces of the Body Balance wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.
A 60-minute video chat or phone call to develop your Personal Health Plan:
Comprehensive Health Assessment Review
Nutrition + Supplement Recommendations
Exercise + Lifestyle Guidance
Lab Test Recommendations
Personalized Recipe + Action Step eBooks
30-minute follow-up calls with unlimited email + text accountability between sessions to:
Celebrate successes + explore barriers that came up
Discuss what's working/what's not working
Explore your goal progress + adjust as necessary
Set a plan of action for the week/month ahead
Review lab test results + next steps
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