Biohacking Your Menstrual Cycle

Learn how to biohack what you eat, how you exercise and how you feel during each phase of your menstrual cycle.
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

Do you sometimes feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster ride? Happy one moment and cranky the next? Are you tired of blaming all your moods and aches and pains on your hormones, like it’s out of your control and there is nothing you can do? Can’t understand why you rocked your workout at the gym last week and this week it feels like torture?

Psst! I’ll let you in on a secret.

Putting up with these things is NOT part of ‘being a woman’.

This course is designed to educate and empower you to maximize each phase of your menstrual cycle. You will briefly return to highschool health class, but with a twist. You will review the basics of each cycle phase and then learn which foods and what exercise best supports you during each phase. Instead of looking at the negatives of specific phases (e.g., dreading the days before your period), you will learn how to eat, think, exercise, and plan your life activities to maximize your power in each stage. Your will learn practical methods for adjusting your personal environment to support your hormone balance to achieve health and well-being.

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to understand your body better.
  • While not required, it is recommended that you also take Cindy's Cycle Track: Tuning Into Your Menstrual Cycle

What am I going to get from this course?

  • the biology basics of what is going on during each phase of your menstrual cycle
  • what foods to eat to support your body during each phase
  • how your hormones affect your mood, social side and mental energy and how to tap into these to make your life more fun and productive
  • what type of exercise to focus on during each phase to make the most of what your body’s abilities
  • how your environment affects your hormone balance and how you can mitigate it

What is the target audience?

  • Women from puberty to menopause. This course is appropriate for teenagers, but it is recommended that teenagers share this course with a female woman in their life (mom or aunt). Men or couples are welcome to take this course so they can better understand each other.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome Back to Highschool Health Class, with a Twist
Introduction: What is Biohacking Your Menstrual Cycle?
Preview
01:24
Agreement of Understanding
Preview
00:31
Setting Your Intentions
Preview
01:17
Section 2: Before You Start: Setting Your Foundation
The Four Phases, It's Not All About Aunt Flo
Preview
02:02
The Four Phases Quiz
1 question
Hormonal Flux: the 'Players'
Preview
02:56
Hormone Quiz
2 questions
Setting a Food Foundation
Preview
06:05
Food Foundation Quiz
2 questions
Section 3: Biohacking Your Menstrual Phase: The 'Winter' of Your Discontent'?
Menstrual Phase: What's Happening in Your Body?
01:33
Food for Your Menstrual Phase
01:27
Menstrual Phase: Making the Most of Your Mood
01:41
Exercise Focus During Your Menstrual Phase
01:27
What's a 'Normal' Period?
02:58
Menstrual Phase Quiz
2 questions
Section 4: Biohacking Your Follicular Phase: 'Spring'ing Into Action
Follicular Phase: What's Happening in Your Body?
01:26
Food for Your Follicular Phase
03:26
Follicular Phase: Making the Most of Your Mood
01:28
Exercise Focus During Your Follicular Phase
02:13
Follicular Phase Quiz
2 questions
Section 5: Biohacking Your Ovulatory Phase: 'Summer' Son (or Daughter)
Ovulatory Phase: What's Happening in Your Body?
01:23
Food for Your Ovulatory Phase
02:38
Ovulatory Phase: Making the Most of Your Mood
01:10
Exercise Focus During Your Ovulatory Phase
01:35
Ovulatory Phase Quiz
2 questions
Section 6: Biohacking Your Luteal Phase: Avoid 'Fall'ing to Pieces
Luteal Phase: What's Happening in Your Body?
01:49
Food for Your Luteal Phase
02:39
Luteal Phase: Making the Most of Your Mood
02:24
Exercise Focus During Your Luteal Phase
01:57
Is PMS Normal?
03:55
Luteal Phase Quiz
2 questions
Section 7: Hormone Balancing Act
The Impostors: What is a Xenoestrogen?
03:17
Bathroom Cleanup Challenge
Article
Managing Xenoestrogens in Your Life
05:00
Xenoestrogen Quiz
2 questions
How Stress Affects Your Menstrual Cycle
06:23
Stress Quiz
3 questions
Section 8: Conclusion: Your Life
Embrace Your Cycle
01:10

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Instructor Biography

Cindy Flegel, Holistic Nutritionist

I am a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I have a BSc in Biology from the University of Western Ontario (and am obsessed with life-long learning).

My passion for women’s wellness came out of necessity, as I battled with my own hormone balance. Overwhelmed by information and misinformation, I felt there had to be practical ways for women to tune into their own bodies and bring health and happiness back into their daily life. In my nutrition practice, I believe in keeping things simple and practical, and that is the way my courses are designed. My philosophy for personal health is “Education. Empowerment. Ease.” I believe that if you learn about your own body and how it works, you will have more control of your health. This power gives you the ability to live your best life.

When I am not researching and teaching practical holistic nutrition information, I am leading cyclists and hikers on amazing vacations, coaching children in the fine art of alpine ski racing, or running up a mountain-side in my beautiful home, the Canadian Rockies.

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