My most commonly asked questions
What do I do if I don't think I'm ovulating?
Great question. So the signs of ovulation is raw egg white like cervical fluid and a rise in basal body temperature for at least 11 days straight. If you aren't having these two, then you're not ovulating. Ovulation is so important in order for us to get all the delicious hormones and to not have a build-up of estrogen. If you don't think you're ovulating, there are a tonne of answers and it is so dependent on your particular lifestyle. I am going to be diving really deep into this in my Turning Off Your Period Problems Program but to start with address the following:
- Are you eating enough carbs and healthy fat?
- LH and FSH ratio
- Get rid of xenoestrogens which mimic estrogen
What are my thoughts on the Mirena IUD?
It's not the worst form of hormonal contraception because after the first year, you start to sometimes ovulate which is then good for your body. However women are constantly having it inserted before they've had children and YOU SHOULD NOT have It before you have children as it can get embedded in your uterine wall and cause major problems. So this is not something you want to be having before you have kids (please DON'T risk it for the biscuit).
How do you get your period back?
Every woman is different, and it will depend on what caused it to go away in the first place (contraception, stress or undereating) and then once you've figured that out, that is when you would create a plan accordingly. Vitamin deficiencies, HPA axis dysregulation, and emotional blockages are also possible things that need to be looked at. There are lots of things that work to get your cycle back, but it's about knowing what works for your body. SO for example with me the second time I lost mine, was due to stress. I had to wait 3 months after the stress had started to lessen (because it takes 100 days for your follicle to come down into ovulation) for my period to come back + a lot of positive affirmations to re-wire my brain, vitex and releasing emotional blockages. For other clients, it's a totally different ball game. That's where booking in for a 1:1 really is the best option, because I can understand your individual health history which gives us a good indication of the best steps for you to take.
I'm scared of what's going to happen when I come off the pill, do I have any advice?
The best things to consider is what your cycle was like before you went on the pill. You'll often find that you'll have the same symptoms, and more often than not, they'll be exacerbated by the pill when you come off it. Make sure you address the problems that you had before you went on the pill, before you come off the pill (Sorry that's a mouthful). So for example if you had a lot of heavy bleeding before you went on the pill, make sure before you come off the pill that you really try and flush out estrogen (as this is what builds the uterine lining), address a thyroid problem and look at any progesterone deficiencies. In my Turning Off Your Period Problem Program, I'll be going over flushing out estrogen in more detail.
Is kombucha good for you?
I get this so much. It's not bad, put it that way. But a lot of brands have high levels of sugar and if your gut has bad buds in it, then you will be feeding the bad bugs. It's really important to flush out bad bugs before you shove in a whole pile of probiotics. This is why I really recommend doing the GUTRIGHT.
What do I do for estrogen excess?
This is like 10 blog posts – so make sure you sign up for my program cause I have soooooo much content on this!