Sep 15, 2020
Today I'm answering 4 AMAZING questions straight from YOU in the
1. MARTHA: How do you naturally check for ovulation?
What are the physical signs?
*Bleeding is not a sign of
ovulation because your follicles (small sac of fluid) still make
estrogen as they grow and try to ovulate and eventually that
uterine lining will have to shed.
OVULATION is when one of your
follicles will grow big enough, is stimulated by LH & finally
ruptures & releases an egg.
SIGNS OF OVULATION:
- Egg white
stays wet & happens BEFORE OVULATION but can occur anytime
estrogen levels are high
- Basal Body
Temperature (waking temp)
will SPIKE after ovulation (progesterone raises your temp) &
stays high until you get your period about 10-14 days later. Before
ovulation your average temperature is about 97-97.7 and will
increase about .5 degrees after ovulation.
luteal blood test to show higher levels of progesterone
2. SAM: What do you mean when you say cycle
We have 4 CYCLE
- hormones are low but estrogen, testosterone and
FSH (A pituitary hormone that stimulates ovarian follicles to
grow)are slowly increasing & stimulating your follicles to make
rise in FSH stimulates the hormones to release an egg
- Estrogen continues to rise to thicken the
- Progesterone rises. Progesterone
counterbalances estrogen- yin to yang. Progesterone thins uterine
lining & estrogen thickens it.
- BENEFITS: reduces inflammation, builds muscle,
promotes sleep, protects against heart disease, calms nervous
system, supports metabolism, thyroid, skin & hair
- hormones decline quickly to their lowest
1st half of cycle (follicular
& ovulation) you have more energy than 2nd half (Luteal
3. CASSIE: Are slow exercises beneficial or do you need
to do intense workouts to make an impact?
- If you’re in the early stages
of managing your PCOS or healing your hormonal imbalances, it’s
important to keep your workouts to no more than 30
minutes. The time
limitation will prevent excess cortisol production
and adrenal fatigue.
- When you get your heart pumping your body burns glucose in your
bloodstream for energy. The supply only lasts about 30 minutes.
After that your body turns to your adrenal glands which start
pumping out the stress hormone cortisol which converts stored fat
into usable glucose so you have the energy to continue working
- If you have unresolved hormonal issues like excess estrogen,
the estrogen overload programs your body to convert any circulating
glucose back into fat. So instead of burning fat you start storing
This is more likely to happen in the luteal phase when your body
naturally pumps out more cortisol.
- Long, intense exercises pump SUGAR into the bloodstream to BURN
for energy. BUT when you have INSULIN RESISTANCE (when cells in
your muscles, fat, & liver don't respond well to insulin &
CAN’T use glucose from your blood for ENERGY) the influx of sugar
in the blood AND the INCREASE of CORTISOL (a stress hormone)
released from a high intensity workout gets stored as FAT instead
of burned off as ENERGY!! The result? FATIGUE, FAT STORAGE and
4. TRACY: What qualifies as an irregular
- A regular period can range
anywhere from 21-35 days.
- Consistent timing each month
(within the 21-35 day range) is what signifies a regular
- Menstrual fluid should be
mostly liquid without clots.
- Day 1 is first day of heavy flow.
- Follicular phase is anywhere from 7-21 days
- Luteal phase is between 10-16 days
In the FLO by Alisa
Period Repair Manual by Lara
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