My pipes were clogged! But why?
Well let’s see… I was a teenager! I went out drinking with my friends 3 nights of the week (I’m French Canadian –this was a serious affair), I ate fast food most of those nights, drank energy drinks on campus and I smoked the odd thing or two. Oh yeah, I also worked in a restaurant where I ate many dinners of mash potatoes and snacked on loaves of bread and butter. Yum.
I’m going to take a risk and say toxic internal environment
Kids heal quickly and livers are made for detoxing the system so why would this be translating to a rash on my face? As a teen with a modeling contract for Asia this didn’t bode well!
We’ve all seen pictures of our grandparents when they were teens right? Ever notice any pimples or rashes on their faces? Not so much.
Air quality –we are exposed to airborne toxins the minute we walk out of our homes. If that wasn’t enough, we also have toxins residing inside our homes due to household cleaners and plastics etc.
Food –We are eating foods that have been sprayed with pesticides by guys in hazmat masks and suits. This just can’t be good, can it?
Water –that thing we consume that cleanses our cells -contains chlorine and often times fluoride just to name a few.
Our grandparents with the spotless faces had very different circumstances growing up. Synthetic pesticides were only developed in the 1940s once my granny was already in her 30s. Many foods they ate came straight from their back yard year-round garden, which she weeded herself daily.
Conclusion –my liver wasn’t designed to clean up a chemical cocktail.
How does this affect my moon time?
My what?? My Metis friend Madelaine (aka Strong Earth Woman) taught me that our periods coincide with the cycles of the moon and so she refers to it as moon time, which I find so much more fun to say!
If toxicity was building up in my system that would be enough to cause an imbalance in the good bacteria found in my gut. Did I mention I was given 6 rounds of antibiotics by my dermatologist for my rash prior to seeing my GP? Definitely my beneficial bacteria were less then plentiful!
Candida (fungal overgrowth in the intestines) creates inflammation in the digestive tract and ovaries. It releases a by-product that mimics the effects of estrogen which can be responsible for breast tenderness, headaches, heavy bleeding, ovarian cysts and even hair loss and infertility!
3 ways you can improve your moon time;
1. Limit sugar consumption. Sugar feeds yeast, weakens the immune system, and blocks hormone receptors
2. Include fermented foods and beverages in your diet as a source of beneficial bacteria. Such as:
3 ways I can help you reduce painful periods;
1. Open the emunctories (pipes) to the detoxification organs such as the liver and kidneys, and support them to drain and release build up
2. Dysbiosis therapy to displace, inhibit and destroy pathogens, strengthen the internal environment and replace and restore normal flora
3. Tonify the Qi (energy), add any nutritional support required and support psychological healing
My goal is to target disease by identifying and addressing the body’s underlying imbalances that have created its symptoms. To resolve the symptoms, my approach is to re-initiate the body’s ability to recognize the challenges it faces and support its ability to resolve its state of disease.
Unsworth, J. (2010, May 10). History Of Pesticide Use. Retrieved from http://agrochemicals.iupac.org/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=3&sobi2Id=31
PMS and Candida Overgrowth: The Dangers of Estrogen Dominance. Retrieved from http://bodyecology.com/articles/pms-and-candida-overgrowth-the-dangers-of-estrogen-dominance
Dr. Adams, M. (2015). Differential Clinical Diagnosis Using Biotherapeutic Drainage for Optimal Patient Outcomes. Vancouver, BC.: Seroyal.