When we were ready to start our family, I knew I needed to get my irregular periods to be more regular. The first part of that, and the one we often don’t want to hear, was eating healthy and work out regularly. As a self-professed "Superfood Junkie" I incorporated the following into my fertility cleanse to help keep my period regular and my hormones in check:
- VITEX BERRY - “Vitex agnus-castus is taken by mouth for menstrual cycle irregularities, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a more severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and symptoms of menopause” via WebMD. Once I started taking vitex daily, except when menstruating, my periods starting coming regularly. My monthly "moodiness" also improved dramatically.
- MACA POWDER - “…provides a host of important micronutrients and is jam-packed with antioxidants, and it has been shown to improve sexual health, balance hormone levels, and improve energy, mood and memory” via Dr. Axe. Need I say more? You can see why a superfood with these benefits would be beneficial for a better period.
- MORINGA LEAVES - “The leaves are chock-full of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and amino acids. They also pack flavonoids like quercetin, which can stabilize histamine production, and chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to have a balancing effect on blood sugar” via Vogue. One of the things I struggle most with my menstrual cycle is the blood sugar crash, which cause me to binge eat, which make me miserable and bloated. Since taking moringa after the birth of my first, I’ve not had this challenge with my cycle and I am so grateful for it.
I am not a doctor and all of this is based off my personal experience. If you’re facing serious menstrual problems or difficulty conceiving you need to speak to a health professional. Otherwise, I hope these fertility cleansing tips help bring some balance to your menstrual cycle as they did mine.