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Shackletons Journey hThis book This must be my favorite non fiction in a long long time Maybe of all non fiction I ve read so far ever It s well researched for as far as I can tell an easy read very informative dense useful funny at many times and inclusive in its language It s easy to understand despite the many biology lessonsI ve been reading the entire work throughout several months and during my last cycle I ve been reading about the different seasons while I was in a specific season reading about Winter during menstruation etc Woah this book is useful I will be returning to this a lot working on the cycle strategy andeightening my awareness of my cycle but I am sure this will stay a five star read for me Highly recommend for anyone who is menstruating Or used to Or will Or anyone who is Clue by Clue hoping to get to know their partnerfriendfamily member who is menstruating betterchokengtitiktitikchokengs itas some woolly bits I like that but it may not be for youpchokengtitiktitikchokengs Don t read this while simultaneously reading a dystopian novel and going through a pandemic you ll Enticed By You (by You, have some weird dreams Medical book to be read by women and even men to avoid unwanted problems andave a ealthy balanced lifestyle Blinkist summary She s probably just on er period How often Firing Schedules for Glass - The Kiln Companion have youeard or overheard this statement Even in ostensibly progressive societies it s all too common for men to dismiss women s ideas opinions or anger simply on the basis of their ability to bleed every month The idea behind this is that periods somehow make you volatile dangerous or outright crazyBut the fact that your Adam and the Ants hormones fluctuate every month doesn t make you any less of a leveleaded or competent person Changes in mood energy and desire throughout your cycle are all perfectly normal if you learn to recognize and work with them they can even boost your natural talents and abilities To Les Carnets de Cerise T3 - Le Dernier des cinq trsors harness your period power you justave to become familiar with the science behind your menstrual cycle as well as the strengths and challenges that accompany each stage By learning to go with the flow uite literally you ll be able to access a power you never knew you possessed Because your Return to Doomstar (Doomstar 2) hormones are sensitive to stress illness and life changes your menstrual cycle is a mark of your overallealth and well being Tracking it can Language - A Student Handbook on Key Topics and Theories help you identify when in your cycle you thrive and struggle andow to adjust your life to match your mood and energy better The stages of your cycle correspond to the four seasons Your period is winter a time of rest and introspection As Blind Sided hormone levels rise again spring brings new energy reaching its peak around ovulation which is your summer Your energy and mood drop again just before your period in fall a time when it s especially important to take care of yourself Actionable adviceUseomemade castor oil packs to ease menstrual crampsIf your periods are painful castor oil packs can be a simple and natural way to eas Every woman should read this This book gave me whiplash No doubt the author knows what she s talking about she is fully ualified after all but one minute I d be reading scientifically backed information about periods or IGNITING THE FIRE (The Crow Academy Book 1) hormones or the menstrual cycle and the next I d be told that the universeas my back during my spring The pseudo scientific aspects of this book and the whole idea of terming phases of your menstrual cycle as seasons and using that to shape your behaviour in each one respectively didn t really speak to meThat said I did enjoy reading this Packed full of really interesting facts and links to resources Plus the author is super inclusive Definitely worth a go This book is 10% very interesting facts and info about ormonesstages of your cycle etc that I m very glad This book is 10% very interesting facts and info about ormonesstages of your cycle etc that I m very glad The Secret Art of Great Conversation have read and 90% fillerabsolute nonsense I initially rated this 3 stars butave now downgraded it to 2 after I ruminated on it some over the weekend This was mainly due to a level of unease that Period Power left me with as well as a feeling that I didn t really take as much away from it as I d Comic Print and Theatre in Early Modern Amsterdam hopedI don t know if this was mainly because I d already fairly recently read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler which was a phenomenallyelpful and insightful text almost like the bible of fertility really but I didn t really find much in Maisie Hill s book that I didn t already know at least from a biological perspective The first few chapters are fairly comprehensive in at least from a biological perspective The first few chapters are fairly comprehensive in of the female system and understanding Digital Trust how your body works and Hill writes in a way that makes the topic very accessible So there are definitely some positives to this book especially if youaven t read much on the subject before and are fairly new to itHowever the majority of this book was mainly dominated by what I ve seen a couple of other reviewers refer to as woo and I d Tootles The Taxi And Other Rhymes have to agree with them on this While I think it s fun and fairly illustrative to define the stages of the menstrual cycle as seasons with certain positives and negatives to be found in each stage it didn t really feel like a lot of the content was based on solid scientific fact so conjecture and straight up opinion That s not to say that there s nothing in going on your own experience and that of others and anecdotal evidence can sometimeselp especially when it comes to managing symptoms but I think that relying on this solely would be a mistake especially when dealing with important reproductive issues I also found the idea that you could pretty much tailor your life including external commitments such as work and parenthood around your cycle to be fairly naive and not possible for those who maybe come from a less than privileged background. Period Power is a profound but practical blueprint for aligning daily life with the menstrual cycle to give women a no nonsense explanation of what the On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy, hellappens to their ormones every month and ow they can use each phase to its full advantageNinety per cent of women experience symptoms of PMS a syndrome which features a wide range of signs and symptoms and yet there’s an enduring lack of understanding about what it actually is and a disappointingly meager range of treatment optionsSo many of us ave a Jekyll and Hyde experience of our lives; we feel on top of the world capable confident and sexy for part of each month then find ou. ,

Get through my periods by taking a painkiller as soon as they start to ead off the pain This doesn t The Hate U Give help with any of the other symptoms of course Ideally I d just lie on the sofa with aot water bottle but under capitalism this often isn t an option It was naive of me to Building Vocabulary Skills hope that there was some magic secret toappy and painless periods which I just Sheet Metal Shop Practice hadn t known but it seems there isn t Hill s advice is depressingly similar to that in every selfelp book and wellness blog eat better exercise but not too much try a long complicated list of supplements and if in doubt see a naturopath To be fair Hill also encourages readers to take serious issues to a GP and advocate for treatment from an informed standpoint which is laudable However I know from experience that GPs Cait and the Devil have little to offer for period pain I ve been prescribed painkillers and told to eat complex carbs every fewours While there might be people out there capable of eating complex carbs every couple of ours I am not one of them and never will be Given the lack of elp from conventional medicine this area is cluttered with wellness claims that are Biggles In The Antarctic hard to evaluate I should notave been surprised but was disappointed to find so many suggestions of dietary exclusions in Period Power At the very start of the Self care chapter is this which practically made me shriek The autoimmune paleo protocol is what I recommend following In the first phase the foods that most commonly cause problems are eliminated including grains dairy sugar alcohol nuts seeds and nightshade vegetables aubergine tomato bell peppers and white potatoes To be thorough they should be excluded for at least three weeks It is no exaggeration to say that if I excluded all those foods for three weeks I d starve to death I m a vegetarian so the only things I eat that aren t on that list are fruit eggs and I guess spinach Hill does include on the next page a caution that If you An Unofficial Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters have aistory of disordered eating then I don t recommend doing an elimination diet but still Holy shit Suggestions to exclude gluten dairy and sugar recur elsewhere notably as treatments for period pain Yet Hill also comments that many of The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook her clientspatients turn out toave menstrual problems related to undereating or lacking protein in their diets What the Girls Und Panzer, vol. 1 hell are we supposed to eat It s all very overwhelming and depressing Iave in the past tried giving up wheat and dairy which made my life much difficult and did not make me feel any better The idea of eating masses of special seeds fills me with orror Maybe I should read Just Eat It How intuitive eating can elp you get your shit together around food again for reassurance In a similar vein Hill recommends exercise which is fair enough while also cautioning against over exercise So La Vilaine Lulu how are we supposed to know what the correct amount of exercise is If the answer is to listen to your body what if youave anxiety that causes your body to constantly mislead youThere is some advice from the book that I will try to follow Drink my morning coffee with breakfast not before it Eat protein Try and work out whether cheese is a protein Stop microwaving plastic Eat protein Try and work out whether cheese is a protein Stop microwaving plastic as apparently this releases toxins Go to bed earlier Get B vitamins somehow Not sure whether the cycle tracking format suggested would work for me but I could try itAs this list suggests Period Power left me feeling rather like the main character of The New Me filled with vague intentions towards self improvement that are ighly unlikely to result in meaningful change due to wider issues While it was refreshing to read a book about periods and Hill makes some good points about sexism and the environmental cost of disposable sanitary products as a whole it didn t really work for disposable sanitary products as a whole it didn t really work for Someone trying to get pregnant andor with greater tolerance for wellness advice and supplement suggestions would probably find it a lot elpful So Much Woo Save your money and look for a book about the menstrual cycle that sticks to facts and evidence There are portions of this book like the first section which provide a genuinely Filthy Rich Boys (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep, helpful insight intoow our cycles work from a biological perspective I did learn a lot about my bodyBut and it s a big one beyond that there is so much woo and uackery that I almost couldn t finish the book I Granvilles New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit held out in case there were any nuggets of useful information there weren tBeyond the pseudoscientific treatments I also find it unhelpful to suggest restricting one s life and work according to a largely arbitrary set of seasons Who in the real world can reorganise all public speaking to land on aandful of days in the month Or to restrict creativity socialising introspection developing plans etc etc according to someone else s imposed timetable I really do find it odd in 2019 to be restricting women to be slaves to the monthly calendar Feels like a real step away from eualityAnd if you don t believe me about the cycle seasons being largely arbitrary try the section for those not menstruating transpost menopausal etc which explains Artificial Evolution (Big Sigma, how you can just map the seasons into the phases of the moon How about this gem Thereasn t been much research on cod liver oil packs but it s been used by women for over 100 years and is proven to work proven without researchIf it sounds like a duck I should On Moral Courage have stopped reading this book when I read the most vapid sentence ever uttered byuman beings The Universe Nanny by Chance has got your back UGHThere were someelpful ints in this book but nothing new if you know about the female menstrual cycle Then there s some psychobabble I really do want to read a good book with new research on the psychological changes during the menstrual cycl. Can achieve this as well as focusing on particular milestones that reuire an altered approach such as coming off ormonal birth control infertility pregnancy motherhood and the perimenopausal years Using what Hill calls the cycle strategy a woman’s secret weapon when it comes to improving er relationships career and ealth she will apply the principles of Eastern and Western medicine to give women all they need to make sense of their cycles as well as accessible and practical suggestions through which readers can improve their physical symptoms and stop berating themselves because of the way that they evolve through each menstrual mont. Maybe it s ideal to not take on any commitments at your job during a certain season for example but the fact of the matter is that when deadlines come looming you ll be working towards them whether you feel like it or not The reality of life going on around you is inescapableAnother part of this book that made me feel uncomfortable was the vilifying of the pill Now don t get me wrong Hill re iterates again and again that she feels that if you decide the pill is the absolute best option for you then that is fine and that she respects people s opinions about what is best for them in terms of contraception But I can t John, Paul Me-Before the Beatles help but feel that this is just to coverer back because again and again she points out the negative aspects of using ormonal contraception I do agree that there are a lot of negative side effects of using the pill especially long term and I m not going to say er points are wholly incorrect I m not ualified to do so But I did feel as though my personal decisions in the past were being attacked and I felt depressed about the future in a way that I didn t feel reading Toni Weschler s book which tackles many similar topics and besides I felt like I was in a Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 hopeless place like Iad done irreparable Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders harm to myself and I don t think any book based onelping women with reproductivefertility issues should make you feel this way It should empower you if anythingI also think that this book is definitely not one that should be listened to on audiobook in retrospect Maisie Hill does a good job of narrating don t get me wrong but it s incredibly Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards hard to remember where youave Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, heard certain snippets of information that you maybe do want to remember and act upon Unless youave a pen and paper to Places of Performance hand it s going to be ultimately pointless and the information willave been lost on youOverall I think this is an alright book I think its The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over heart is definitely in the right place and I do believe that Maisie Hillas მოგონებები შეფიცულთა რაზმზე helped a lot of women to overcome fertility and cycle related issues But this book wasn t for me and it just made me glad that Iad read Weschler s book first Have you ever wondered what your body is doing while you re on your period Have you ever experienced a change in your cycle or symptoms and been unsure what it meant Period Power is a fantastic guide to your body your cycle and ways to improve your relationship to menstruation Maisie Hill strikes a great balance between accessibility and scientific background making this book both readable and reliable Don t let the casual tone fool you Period Power is full of research experience and practical advice The biggest takeaway from this book is the life changing influence of keeping a menstrual journal and tracking your personal patterns during your cycle Period Power will The Heart of Business have you saying Wow Iad no idea at least once per chapter I make no secret of the fact that I Treasures of Darkness hate my periods Iated them when they started and twenty years later I Winning Sports Betting Strategies with Betaminic Big Data Tools for Football Betting Systems: A step-by-step guide to using the Betamin Builder Data Analysis ... soccer betting systems (English Edition) hate them even However this is the first book I ve ever read or indeed come across on the subject of menstruation I saw a copy in a bookshop and immediately becameopeful that it could tell me what I ve been doing wrong all these years The blurb makes some pretty grand promises about taking control of your menstrual cycle and by nature I m inclined to put great faith in reading books as menstrual cycle and by nature I m inclined to put great faith in reading books as means of life improvement It was therefore almost inevitable that I d feel at least slightly let down by the reality of the book I don t regret reading it Menopause and the Mind however itasn t Software (The Body Electric Book 4) had the effect on me that the author clearly intended and I m doubtful of whether it llelp me manage my periods any better The content is approximately Internet Marketing Essentials half medical details ofow menstrual cycles work and Internet Marketing Revealed half somewhat dubious wellness stuff The formeralf is intended to demystify a normal bodily function to make it seem like an amazing and cool thing I appreciated Hill s inclusive language and recognition of ineualities Unfortunately learning about periods just reinforced my opinion that genitalia and everything to do with Email Advertising Crash Course human reproduction are totally disgusting More complicated than I d previously known yes but still entirely gross There is also a chapter detailing all the unpleasant illnesses associated with periods which mainly frightened and confused me I m an anxiousypochondriac so the lists of symptoms and causes were alarming I m lucky that my periods aren t too bad they make me feel ill for around a week to a greater or lesser degree but are rarely incapacitating Unlike friends of mine I ve yet to faint or vomit in the street thanks to a period From Period Power I now Curse of the Black Widow have a slightly better idea of whichormones to blame for the symptoms I do generally get though three types of pain stomach upsets loss of appetite clumsiness exhaustion etcThe wellness Sećanja half of the book was dubious The menstrual cycle is charted as the four seasons with winter as the actual period Hill ascribes enormous significance to knowing where in your cycle you are at any given moment I keep track of when my period is going to turn up but am not sureow much this A Guide to A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah helps My lecturing timetableas zero respect for whether I m bleeding from the cunt and feeling like shit Thus I wasn t receptive to Hill s suggestion not to treat period pain with painkillers and Instead To See If to see if can experience the pain as a trippy natural Get Social - The Ultimate Online Marketing Guide For Social Good Companies high I ve been trapped on a train with period pain and nothing to treat it forours and that is not an experience I care to repeat If I want to Natural Stone in the Built Environment have a naturaligh via pain I ll get another tattoo That said I take Hill s point that
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treating the pain we ourselves to keep going when our bodies actually need rest Rselves in a state of physical and emotional discomfort and fatigue wanting nothing than to collapse on the sofa in front of Netflix But what if instead of just trying to plan for our dark days women were euipped with ways to improve them What if our desire to improve ourselves could be combined with our need to know just what our womb and ovaries are getting up to every month Not to mention Internet Marketing for Smart People how to take advantage of the natural superpowers that sit in each phase of our cycle so that we can plan our month to perform at our best Maisie Hill is uniuely placed as an acupuncturist women’sealth practitioner and doula to explain just ow we. Period Power

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