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Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation

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What do you know about your menstrual cycle?



A woman’s cycle is considered her fifth vital sign, telling you as much about your health and wellness as your blood pressure or pulse. Yet, from a young age, girls around the world are taught the minimum, if anything, about their own bodies and this important function.



Instead we are taught to expect periods to be painful and gr
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Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Expected publication: February 23rd 2019 by Dundurn
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Jennifer
Amanda Laird is a holistic nutritionist who specializes in menstrual health. She has witnessed the widespread shame associated with menstruation and recognizes how this impacts women in all areas of their life, but most importantly their health. Shame prevents open discussion with health care providers and it encourages avoidance in terms of monitoring, tracking, and overall awareness. This “fifth vital sign of bodily health” is being ignored and it is hurting women everywhere.

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Kristine
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Just finished this review copy received from netgalley and it is a compelling read highlighting a load of issues that women have about not really understanding our bodies due to shame, taboos and lack of unbiased information. I like the way the author deals with some of the less scientific suggestions with an open approach and doesn’t advocate anything untoward or unrealistic. This is the kind of education young women need rather than the unhelpful and underwhelming video sponsored by a tampon m ...more
Heidi Gardner
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an astonishingly necessary book. It is never too late to learn new things or learn more about your body, especially when it's a function largely ignored, if not denigrated in culture. I can't recommend it highly enough of you ever had a period. PS. This book is pretty trans inclusive. WIN.
Emi Bevacqua
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This book isn't just about everything that happens during the menstrual cycle or details of all the genitalia and hormones the female body consists of, it's also a funny compilation of instances where the medical industry privileges male experiences over women's. Amanda Laird trained as a dietician and is the producer of Heavy Flow Podcast, so she is imminently qualified to provide nutritional guides and remedies, plus all the product options available from the mass marketed to the non-toxic, en ...more
Amanda Laird
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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