Loss of periods..
so I keep reading around the forums taht a lot of women stop menstruating and that they have read that this is normal. That we aren't supposed to bleed every month, but instead just have a change in cervical mucus... where is this information coming from? Any resources you could share would be greatly appreciated. '
I have never heard of this. I'd love to see the backup on this.
It's doesn't seem normal or healthy.
It's just time for a change... :cool:
- Kat (halikatak)
Raw Since: 11/06/07
Height: 5'0" / SW: 141.0 / CW: 135.6 / GW: 115.0
yeah, that's what I thought. I have PCOS and have irregular periods and no one has told me that's anywhere close to normal. ;)
Heh, I've had the opposite. Before I went raw my periods were very irregular and had for the most part stopped, but I was pretty underweight. Now they come every 28 days nearly to the day!
A period is a form of detox in my opinion.
When I eat a pure diet, my period cramps are non-existent. I still bleed, but my periods are much happier.
When I'm exposed to harsh chemicals(like last month I was exposed to mass amounts of chemicals from studying cadavers), or are eating bad food, my body fights back during my period and my cramps are unbearable and I have major clumpy blood.
There's an interesting article around here about menstruation and the natural diet, if you do a search you will find it. It's a longgg read, but if you skim, you still get a bunch of info
I have read that kind of information, that comes from a study made by gynecologists. It is on the internet on some waldorfpage, can´t find it right now. But if you search this forum you may find a link to it. This has been discussed a lot of times, :)
I have never heard this as being normal. A loss of your period is called amenorrhea, which is caused by low body fat percentage, which is not a good thing. It can lead to osteoperosis and decreased sexual desires, as well as hair loss. Eating enough fat will ensure this does not happen.
I know this from Experience! I was anorexic for about 8 months and this happened to me.
Although i know nothing about this, its hard to know whats normal or not, or im finding it all hard to grasp, i mean how do we know its normal to have a period everything month? Think of animals coming into season, i know we are humans, but..., id read all the studies you can find, hope you find something.
Im reading into it also, i seem to have fine periods then every other month my cramps will be that bad i cant move im jsut about paralysed for 2/3 hours, the only thing i can concentrate on is the pain. *crossedfingers* but since iv been raw i havnt had a bad one since.
I agree with apower. Ammenorrhea is NOT healthy. it occurs when your body is not secreting enough estrogen. It is a sign that your body is malnourished and can lead to osteoporosis, and possibly infertility.
Amenorrhea is actually one of the diagnostic criteria for anorexia.
i've heard of this... but i don't think it is healthy. we are suposed to have them. mine are starting to straigten out, because of raw food. (before 80% raw i could go for 6+ months without a period!!!) i now have less cramps though i've been 80% raw for about 2 weeks now and got my period within 1 week!!
Starting weight: 233
Current weight: 220
Goal weight: 130
I don't know much about what's normal and what's abnormal. I may be a woman, but I'm no scientist. BUT, you would think that NOT menstruating at all would not be good. From what I've heard, menstruation is the female body's way of getting rid of all the stuff that would stay inside were the woman to get pregnant. So, it makes sense that your body would get ride of it. As for cramps. those we can do without ;)
I believe that bleeding is not normal. Wearing a device to prevent leaking blood everywhere is just not right sounding to me no matter how you put it! Yes you can lose it the unhealthy way and then it is not good but I have heard of women who lost it the healthy way and still ovulate and have children normally. If you eat and live SAD and lose it, yes that is clearly dangerous. When I eat optimally mine is now hardly noticible and I bet if I were to thouroughly detox I would not have to bother with it at all. We shall see.
I have indeed..
Yes, I have heard of the no period while on raw thing frequently, although would never talk to my doc about it as they don't know a lot about those things, although they claim to. They would tell me it is ill and that anyone like that should eat meat for iron etc... ya - rite!! SO anyway, I believe that when we are pure and eating lots of raw foods period pains naturally decrease and eventually periods can become bloodless. You will still ovulate monthly but not have the detox of the blood. There is a woman who got pregnat this way and had a healthy baby, I will try to find the link.
I disagree that periods are unnatural and a form of detox. I lost my period for extended periods of time (ie 5 or 6 months) when I was severely underweight and suffering from malnutrition. The moment I started eating more nutrient dense foods Auntie Flow came back.
Also intact female dogs get their periods as well. Even without a raw diet, on high quality dog food they are still eating MUCH better (nutritionally speaking) than the majority of North America.
I have come across this and I guess it makes sense what you put into your body will affect what comes out of it, and if it means lighter periods, why didnt someone tell me about raw food years ago.......
Have any of you tried the mooncup???
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