Foods To Eat For Your Cycle

with Dr. Beth Westie, Women's health, hormones, & Weight loss expert

Our menstrual cycles are not really something that we look forward to each month. This time of the month is often looked upon with dread and inconvenience. We feel often feel helpless, tied down by our emotions, cramps, and appetite changes, due to hormonal changes. However, we don't have to let our hormones take over our bodies. There is a solution and Dr. Beth Westie, the creator of the 12 Week Female Hormone Solution & the Eat for Your Cycle™ Method, and I chatted about this on the Live Purely Podcast where she focuses on incorporating warming and cooling foods. Keep reading to learn more about what foods can help nourish you during your cycle.

Cooling phase

Days 1-14: When your system is high in estrogen and you have a lower basal body temperature you can honor your body by eating cooling foods such as:
- Chicken
- Turkey
- Fish
- Raw fruits and veggies
- Cooling spices such as: rosemary, thyme, dill, cilantro, and mint

Warming phase

After ovulation: when your basal body temperature spikes and stays increased for the rest of the month it's really helpful to lean into incorporating more warming foods such as:
- Red meat (beef, venison, bison, etc.)
- Cooked vegetables (heating up the fiber components helps your digestive system break it down easier)
- Spices such as cinnamon and ginger
- Hot sauce and peppers

 Listen to the full episode here to learn more:

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