The yin-yang of your monthly cycle

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The yin-yang of your monthly cycle

My HormonologyIn many ways, your monthly hormone cycle can be seen as a yin-yang, with two distinct halves that are the mirror opposites.

For instance, in the first half (Week 1 and Week 2), rising estrogen is pushing you out in the world, making you curious, confident and urging you to connect with others.

During the second half of your cycle (Week 3 and Week 4), a double-dipping of this hormone combined with progesterone pushes you to do just the opposite—stay close to home, stick to things you know and explore your inner world.

In some cases, women may have extreme versions of these two parts of their cycle. (In fact, researchers out of the London and PMS Menopause Centre have cautioned doctors who diagnose some women with bipolar disorder to explore whether severe premenstrual syndrome is the true diagnosis.) Other women may find the difference is subtle.

You can find out a little more about how the two halves of your cycle affect you by reading the overview of your monthly cycle here.

By | 2018-01-26T19:48:27+00:00 March 26th, 2013|hormone research, hormonology tip|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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