Soooo many women these days suffer from missing periods. It may be comforting to know that this inconsistency within your menstrual cycle is actually a common issue for a lot of ladies. Just know it doesn’t mean it has to stay that way! know it can be frustrating and anxiety-producing – especially when you’re thinking about the potential of having babies someday.
When your period has gone MIA= you are not ovulating. This is obviously a worry if you want to get pregnant, but it should also be a concern even if you have no baby plans in the near future. Ovulation is the key to female health and vitality. Not ovulating does not only lead to missing periods, but also all PMS symptoms, acne, moodiness, weight gain and more.
Here’s three reasons you may have a missed period:
1. you may have been over exercising or have a history of calorie restricting
2. you might have gotten off the pill
3. you might have a history of PCOS and things are just exacerbated at this point.
I want you to know that there are a few textbook reasons for not ovulating including: pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, over-exercising, being underweight, or having cysts on your ovaries (PCOS). There are several kinds of PCOS that women can experience on a PCOS spectrum, with specific root causes and specific natural treatments. Your period might be missing because of one of these reasons, so it’s important to rule those out as contributing factors.
The long term plan includes syncing one part of your cycle to your diet and workout –
Aunt Flo shouldn’t be gone only to then turn up when you least expect her and it’s most inconvenient! Start tracking your ovulation phase- for most women your period will follow some 10-14 days after you ovulate – and tracking your period. One you have tha
Short term, here’s a few things you can do right now:
🥑 Increase your healthy fats: avocado, flax seeds.. healthy fats help signal to the body that there’s a solid supply of omega 3 and essential fatty acids for hormones to be stabilized.
🏋️♂️Check your exercise routine: if your working out for 60-90mjns at a time and pushing yourself until your exhausted, your stressing out your adrenals and causing that excess cortisol to be secreted and dampen the levels of DHEA= the signals aren’t going to work as well to trigger ovulation and menstruation.
😴 Check your sleep pattern: are you a night owl and struggle to get up in the morning? If this is happening, your melatonin levels, cortisol and dopamine levels might be off= affects your ovulation and menstruation 🩸 try switching things up to match your circadian clock (men have this too) so try to get to bed around 10 and wake up with the sun.