I never thought I’d see the day where I was happy to have my period.
When I was a teen and all my friends were complaining about cramps, not being able to swim, wear white safely, etc, etc, I just kind of stayed quiet. Sometimes lamented a knowing “Mmm Hmm…” even though I had no clue.
Sometimes I even wondered if Jesus was meant to have a sibling and I was somehow divinely impregnated but the angel forget to let me know. (Hey, you know you thought that at 13/15 years old too!)
But I kind of got used to it and to be honest, didn’t care. Everyone treated menstruation like a plague and I didn’t want any part of that.
I got married young and did what most do, I went on the pill for a few years to wait until we were ready to start a family. I hated the pill for many reasons (migraines, acne, weight gain), but it was normal in the group of people I hung out with.
And a few years later I began to freak out about my lack of periods… because a lack of periods meant a lack of ovulation, and I wanted a baby yesterday!
I really wish I would have known then what I know now, but at the time I couldn’t find any solid ways to get the body to ovulate naturally when my body wasn’t doing it on its own. Yet after months of researching conventional nutrition and medical ways to assist ovulation and pregnancy, I finally found my way to what real foods can do.
How to get your period naturally – 3 things that helped me
I’m asked all the time what I did to start ovulating again, and for me (at the time) it was fairly simple:
Eat real food.
- I threw away all my low-fat margarine spreads (and sprays! ick.), stopped buying skim milk and low-fat cheese, and ditched the processed foods.
- Instead I bought real butter, didn’t drink milk for a while and then switched to farm fresh, and added healthy fats to my diet.
- I also severely cut back on my refined sugar consumption, though still indulged from time to time.
Those three things were the biggest changes I made, and at 27 years I began to ovulate regularly for the first time in my life. First it was every 8 weeks for a couple of cycles, then every six until six months after my nutritional change, it went to a “normal” 28 day cycle.
Depending on your age, overall health, hormonal birth control history, and stress level, it may be simple dietary changes that bring back your cycle, or you might need to add in other alternative therapies to assist healing and reproductive health.
Free videos for you
I know from the emails I get that many of you have the same issue with your cycles, or lack thereof, so I wanted to let you know about this free video series called “Bring Back Your Period” that my friend Nicole Jardim put together. She’s the creator of the Fix Your Period programs and is one of my favorite woman’s hormonal health coaches. These videos are the preview to her paid program, but you don’t have to buy anything to watch them AND they are full of great info (not just teasers to get you to buy something). I’ve watched the first two today and I think you’ll really enjoy them.
She knows her stuff and the ins and outs of hormones and how to balance them naturally.
So if you go months between periods or maybe yours are just unpredictable and never have a cycle the same length, you should totally watch these videos.
And if you’ve found changes you made helped you to begin ovulating again naturally, let me know in the comments below!