Heavy Flow — Ebook

Understanding the Menstrual Cycle and Claiming Your Fifth Vital Sign

Auteur : Amanda Laird
Publication : 23/02/2019
Langue : English
Pages : 216
Éditeur : Dundurn
ISBN : 9781459743151
Catégories : Santé et bien-être / Nutrition, Santé et bien-être / Santé pour les femmes, Science sociale / Théorie du féminisme
What do you know about your menstrual cycle?

A woman’s cycle is considered her fifth vital sign, telling you as much about your health and wellness as your blood pressure or pulse. Yet, from a young age, girls around the world are taught the minimum, if anything, about their own bodies and this important function.

Instead we are taught to expect periods to be painful and gross, that hormones will turn you hysterical every twenty-eight days, and that good girls definitely don’t talk about menstruation.

This book examines the history of period shame and stigma, and the far-reaching effects it has had on women’s health and wellness today, while providing a self-care guide to understanding menstrual cycles and reclaiming your fifth vital sign through holistic nutrition, lifestyle advice, and self-advocacy.

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