Ovulation Is the Main Event of the Menstrual Cycle

Anovulatory cycles and pill bleeds.A menstrual cycle is, by definition, an ovulatory cycle in which ovulation is the main event and progesterone is made.

Any other kind of bleed is either the breakthrough bleed of an anovulatory cycle or a pill-bleed, which are not real menstrual cycles. 

An ovulatory menstrual cycle consists of a follicular phase and a luteal phase.

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How to Lower Estrogen

too much estrogenToo much estrogen can cause heavy periods, breast pain, fibroids, and premenstrual irritability. It can also suppress thyroid function and increase the risk of breast cancer.

To understand what works to lower estrogen, you need to think about the types of estrogen and why they’re high.

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How Iodine Protects Breasts

Molecular iodine for breast health.

Iodine has a long history of being effective treatment for breast symptoms such as pain and cysts. It may also play a role in helping to reduce the risk of breast cancer and even to treat breast cancer.

For example, new research has found that iodine deficiency may play a causative role in the development of breast cancer and that iodine supplementation may be effective as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer.

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Is Wheat or Gluten Bad for Periods?

Wondering about wheat and menstrual health? Wheat or gluten is not usually a problem for periods but can affect certain women’s health conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, unexplained amenorrhea, migraines, and thyroid disease.

The first step in assessing possible wheat sensitivity is to know the difference between 1) FODMAPs and digestive bloating, and 2) gluten and immune dysfunction.

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