When you suffer from PMS or other painful menstrual issues, you may think you’re alone and that there’s something wrong with you.
But the truth is, you’re not alone at all. There’s an epidemic of hormone imbalance among women around the globe, especially in the more developed, industrialized countries.
Have you ever wondered why?
As I shared previously, there are three organ systems primarily responsible for a woman’s menstrual cycles – the liver (wood element), the spleen (earth element), and the kidneys (the water element).
An overactive liver is by far the most common pattern of menstrual disharmony among women in their reproductive age. And an overactive liver is generally caused by poor diet, irregular lifestyles, stress, anger and frustration.
According to the Five Element Model, when the wood becomes too aggressive, it depletes the earth and water. So when the liver is too active, it affects the spleen (digestion) and the kidney and adrenal system (our energy reserve and reproductive system).
And this is exactly what’s happening in the world around us. The success-driven, consumption-oriented culture is a manifestation of the aggressive liver energy in the world at large. And it’s depleting our earth, water, and other natural reserves.
I’m sharing this with you for three reasons:
1. To let you know that you’re not alone.
What’s happening in your body and hormonal system is a refection of what’s happening in the world at large.
2. To let you know what you’re up against.
The changes that you need to make to rebalance your hormonal system may not be easy, because you’re working against a tide of contemporary cultural norms.
3. To let you know that when you create balance and harmony in your body and in the small corner of your own universe, there is a butterfly effect.
You’ll affect those around you and make a difference in the world.
So it’s important to create some basic structures in your life to contain the overactive, aggressive liver energy. When the liver is contained and balanced, it will make room for other organ systems to balance themselves.
Reflect on this and see what insights come to you. Because when we can see something clearly, we are empowered to make the right decisions and take the right course of action.
Chasteberry (proven to help treat low progesterone and regulate menstrual cycles in more than 60 years of clinical research, including 5 randomized trials)
Vitamin B6 (one of the best vitamins to boost progesterone)
Progesterone Cream (bio-identical hormonal support)
Reduce Estrogen Dominance
Liver Cleanse Detox and Repair Formula (support liver functions)
Dim Plus (improve estrogen metabolism)
Support Adrenal and Thyroid Functions
Adrenal Health Daily Support (promote overall hormone balance)
Thyroid Support Complex (support energy and metabolism)
Once Daily Organic Whole Food Vitamin Supplement (provide essential nutrients for health and hormone balance)
Liquid Iron (support healthy blood)
The Hormone Cure, by Dr. Sara Gottfried
Cooking for Hormone Balance, by Magdalena Wszelaki