Chronic Illness, Disordered Eating + Menstrual Cycles
with holistic nutritionist + herbalist Lisa Masé
If your menstrual cycle is irregular or even non-existent, your body is trying to tell you something.
Nutritionist and herbalist Lisa Masé went six whole years without a menstrual cycle! No bleeding, no moon, no period.
She wasn't using birth control. She wasn't over-exercising. She was on a transformational health journey that involved amoebas in her digestive tract, and a literal fear of food.
This fear of food led to chronic under-eating to the extent that her body, which was not getting the minerals and nutrients it needed, went into survival mode.
When your body is in survival mode, it's very common to stop ovulating and menstruating.
And it took Lisa several years, with a foray into many different healing modalities, to find her way to vibrant health as a cycling person again.
Beyond just removing the offending parasites (which was a significant piece), she also had to re-train her nervous system to slowly open up to eating more diverse foods again.
Once told by doctors she would never be able to get pregnant, she now has two very healthy children and a wealth of experience that helps folks she works with see possibility where they might feel helpless.
The process of healing is multi-layered, often bridging the worlds of physical, emotional, and even sometimes spiritual.
Listen to this week's podcast to learn how Lisa approached her own healing journey through chronic illness, lack of menstrual cycles, and living an isolated life in a very whole-person, whole health way. And find out how she became the thriving, healthy, inspiring practitioner she is today.
If you want to learn more with her, check out the links below!
DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog is for educational purposes only, I am not providing any medical advice, I am not a medical practitioner, I’m an herbalist and in the US, there is no path to licensure for herbalists, so my role is as an herbal educator. Please do your own research and consult your healthcare provider for any personal health concerns.
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