feeding / feeling

There’s this trend right now in hormonal health that seeks to gain profit by helping people eliminate “unwanted” side effects through diet and exercise. I find this approach problematic and harmful, because it’s still perpetuating a capitalistic mentality about our bodies. Goal oriented hormonal health is just another way of trying to fit the intuitive fertility process of the monthly cycle into a patriarchal system...

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hormonal being / being hormonal

For a long time, I had no idea that my body's monthly cycle has four distinct phases. I’d grown up with a vague understanding of ovulation and menstruation, but knew nothing about the transitions between them. A cursory knowledge of my cycle meant that there were weeks left unaccounted for, which limited my ability to prepare for the highs and lows and left me feeling like I was always at the mercy of my emotions and symptoms... 

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