De'Nicea Hilton is a doctor or Oriental Medicine who specializes in holistic menstrual health.
In this episode we discussed what she refers to as "period bypassing", the need for further education in regards to menstrual health, and a lot more.
- Accept that menstruation and menstrual cycles are an important part of your biology which should not be avoided or "bypassed".
- Observe what happens in your body, the changes it experiences and how you feel throughout your cycle.
- Chart and Journal your findings.
- Understand the menstrual cycle as something that happens throughout the month.
- Observe the changes and ask questions.
[00:03:23] What is holistic menstrual health.
[00:03:36] How our environment interplays with our biology and affect menstrual health.
[00:05:40] How traditional heatlhcare approaches menstrual disorders.
[00:09:30] Why so many women get on birth control and are afraid of stopping it.
[00:12:38] What is period bypassing.
[00:15:18] Why it's better to use menstrual cups or pads instead of tampons.
[00:15:57] Tampons leach chemicals that are easily absorbed into the blodstream.
[00:17:43] Chemicals absorbed through the vaginal canal affect hormone signaling and production.
[00:19:16] How young women are indoctrinated to believe that having a period is a nuisance.
[00:20:43] The importance of educating (men and women) in regards to holistic menstrual health.
[00:22:02] The menstrual "health" industry is constnatly adding more needs and products to push on young women which are aimed at addressing the "nuisance" that is menstruation.
[00:26:39] How empowering women in terms of menstrual health can permeate in other areas of their life.
[00:28:31] There are a lot of financial interests in the feminine hygiene product industry.
[00:29:54] Women must start by accepting themselves as women. Healthy, fertile, women.
[00:30:55] Schools are doing a disservice to everyone by not educating both boys and girls about menstrual health.
[00:34:25] Actionable steps
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[00:37:51] Dr. E's closing remarks