Should we include the menstrual cycle as a vital sign? Kale yeah! The four main vital signs doctors routinely monitor include body temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. They indicate the state of a patient’s essential body functions. Your menstrual cycle gives you unparalleled understanding of the incredible connection between your menstrual cycle and your overall health.
Tracking periods can be super helpful for birth control or conception. But it’s way beyond that. Keeping track of your period can tell a story about much more than your reproductive health. It provides information about your hormonal, breast, bone, and emotional health too. It’s actually a cheap and easy way to take charge of your own health. It’s your biohack to see what’s going on with your body and seeing if you need to do anything about it. Chinese medicine has been analyzing women’s menstrual cycles for thousands of years.
Who better to speak with than our dear friend Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author and brilliant Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health.
It’s time to talk about our periods openly without shame – without hesitation because it’s our birth right. We need to own who we are as women. Menstruation is one of our superpowers. It is the fifth vital sign! We want to empower you with knowledge and action. So, don’t hesitate. You’ve gotta check out this podcast episode.
What You’ll Learn
- Why menstrual cycles are considered to be a vital sign
- What are ‘normal’ cycle times?
- What are some of the factors that affect cycle times
- Why you can/should track your cycle times
- Why menstrual cycles/periods tell a bigger story than just reproductive health
- Why TCM has been monitoring menstrual cycles for centuries
- Why menstrual cycles should be as important as other bodily functions
- AND MORE!
The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility – Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
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