Fielding some of those hard-to-ask questions about PCOS, hormones and women’s health…
Nicole Granato is a certified Health and Wellness Coach with a passion for helping people enhance their overall quality of life.
This week’s question comes from Emma…
I am 18 and, when I was 13 years old, I found out I had two uteruses. This is very unusual and, of course, I was quite worried as I hadn’t even had a period when I found out. At the age of 16 I developed endometriosis. As a result, I experienced many gynecological and hormonal issues as a teenager, and 3 operations on my uteruses. I can become extremely hormonal and go through major mood swings, food cravings and extreme laziness, whereas normally I try to be as healthy as possible and work out every day in order to overcome my pain and medical issues. I was wondering is you have remedies or routines that can help get me through these hormonal times without breaking my healthy habits? Thank you!
Thank you so much for feeling comfortable enough to share your story with me and every woman reading this. First off, I want to start by saying wow! you have really been through a lot. Where I would like to have you start is by taking a step back and looking at your situation and thinking to yourself what about what I am doing makes my body really feel great? Is it after a wor out? Is it on your rest day? Is it when eating a certain food, etc… Sometimes when we have so much going on it is hard for us to sit back and remember that, if we listen to our bodies, it really can help to guide us.
That being said, I think the best approach for you would be to simplify your routine and the pressure you are putting on yourself. Stick to whole foods, plant food, low dairy, restrict caffine as much as possible and follow an PH and Alkaline Chart. See mine below:
The second suggestion I would have for you is to make sure that, when you exercise, you are doing workouts that are nourishing for your body instead of creating more stress. For example, a highly stressful exercise could include spinning 4 times a week, weightlifting, long-distance running, and doing all of this around 5 – 6 times a week. Try incorporating exercises like pilates, yoga, walking, light cardio or hiking/walking on an incline. These are nourishing alternatives that will help heal and soothe your body, especially your reproductive system, and help settle your anxiety!
I am also available for consultations over the phone or in person if you would like to hear more about my Women’s Health and Hormone Balancing program.
Wishing you so much love and happiness! You are doing amazing.
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