How the Moon Phases Affect the Woman’s Body

Did you know that the moon phases affect us emotionally, mentally and physically? From tides to different moods, the moon is believed to cause a number of things. This post will share with you how the moon phases affect the woman’s body.

How the Moon Phases Affect the Woman’s Body

Moon Phases and Menstrual Cycles

While most assumptions on how the lunar cycle affects menstruation are speculation, there have been several studies performed to try to find a correlation between the two.

In the 1980s, Winnifred B. Cutler published a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology that studied 312 university women who were menstruating. The study found that 40 percent of participants had the onset of menstruation within two weeks of the full moon, which means they were ovulating during the “dark phase,” or second half of the moon cycle also known as the new moon, when the moon isn’t visible from earth. The study showed that 69 women had a menstrual cycle of about 29.5 days, the same length as the lunar cycle. Dr. Christian Northrup, an OB/GYN, says the phrase “moon time” was used for ages as a euphemism for menstruation, and when women lived together in clans, their menstrual cycles lined up with each other and the moon cycles.

Women have been looking to the sky for cues about their fertility for hundreds of thousands of years, and it’s even believed that the first calendars were created as a result of charting ovulation and menstruation. Since the lunar cycle lasts 29.8 days, it made sense that it would align almost perfectly with women’s menstrual cycles. By tracking your period and your body’s changes throughout the month, you’ll gain a better idea of when to expect your period, and have a clearer understanding of your body’s unique rhythms. It’s simple, just jot down your cycle—when you’re bleeding, when you experience PMS or PMDD symptoms, and then again about 14 days later when you are ovulating—in a good old fashioned journal, calendar, or agenda book. Many online calendars and agendas will already have icons for lunar phases, or you can checkout My Moontime, an excellent smartphone app for tracking your cycle and the moon.

After keeping track of your body’s cycles for a few months, you’ll know whether you tend to menstruate around the new moon—the beginning of the lunar cycle—or the full moon, which is the end of the month’s lunar cycle, or the waxing and waning periods in between. Some believe that periods should align with the new moon, since the dark-moon phase is so closely associated with rest and withdrawal for self-care. However, everyone is unique and there’s no “correct” moon phase to menstruate with.

According to Miranda Grey, author of Red Moon—Understanding and Using the Creative, Sexual and Spiritual Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle, there are two traditional menstruation patterns; “White Moon” bleeding, or menstruating with the new moon and ovulating with the full moon, and “Red Moon” menstruation, which is bleeding with the full moon and becoming fertile with the new moon. Your period will attune to both cycles over the course of your life, but to me it is so fascinating to note what’s going on in your life energetically as your body cycles.

White Moon: If your body follows a White Moon cycle, you’ll tend to bleed during the new or waning moon. Since biodynamics have shown that the earth is most fertile during full moons (when you ovulate), this cycle is most traditionally linked to fertility and motherhood. If you are a “White Moon” woman, you’ll likely feel a surge in your intuition during your period, and will feel the urge to withdraw for nourishment and self-renewal. In other words, you’re tapped out energetically and now it’s time for self-care and “you” time.

Red Moon: This cycle follows the full moon, meaning that your body bleeds during the waxing or full moon and is most fertile during the new or waning moon. Because full and waxing moon phase energies are outgoing, vibrant, and creative, some feel this is counterintuitive to menstruation. This is not the case,In ancient times, the Red Moon cycle was associated with shamanism, high priestesses, and healers. Women who tend to menstruate with the full moon are said to focus their “darker” and more creative menstrual energies outward, rather than inward, in order to nourish and teach others from their own experience. Many times, women with this cycle will be more focused on self-growth, development, mentorship, and creativity.

Moon Phases and Childbirth

The moon’s influence is what is known as the lunar effect. It has long been believed if a woman is full term around the time the moon is full, its gravitational pull can influence when she will go into labor. Just as the moon’s pull affects the waters on earth, it is believed to affect the amniotic fluid in a pregnant woman’s womb. If the amniotic sack is under pressure, it can rupture and contractions might begin. Many midwives, doulas and birth professionals will attest there is an increase in the number of births during the full moon. There are many stories about maternity wards overflowing with laboring women during the full moon phase, but so far there is no scientific evidence to support this phenomenon of the Full Moon causing childbirth. However, recent research found that cow births increase depending on the moon phase. While this doesn’t prove the same for humans the result findings should eventually lead to discoveries that can be generalized to human births.

My Experience

I have been tracking my cycle for the last couple years and have learned so much about myself. I know where I am in my cycle based on the moon phases. I have also learned how the different moon cycles affect me emotionally, mentally and physically. I think it both fascinating and insightful how our body responds to the natural rhythms and can teach us so much about ourselves.

 

 

The 3 Biggest Factors Causing Health Problems Today

When it comes to our health and well-being there are 3 biggest factors causing health problems and overall disease. Many wellness professionals would agree that these three things are important to both our physical and emotional well-being. By focusing on these three factors you can have a better chance of living happy and healthy.

3 Biggest Factors Causing Health Problems

  1. Diet & Nutrition – What we eat has such an impact on our overall health and well-being, both mentally and physically. We have become so disconnected with our food source with numerous amounts of processed foods available that many people turn to out of convenience. This has  major impact on how our body functions.
  2. Toxin Overload – We are bombarded with toxins on a daily basis. From our air, water, food and many of the products we have in our households and consider safe. This chemical overload put stress on our system and research is showing that it can be responsible for many health problems.
  3. Stress – Emotional and mental stress can be detrimental to how we function and can even manifest itself into physical pain. Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.

 

Here’s how you can make a change to improve your overall health and well-being…..

First off, the key is to say “YES” to making your health and wellness a priority! If you invest in a nice house, nice car, furniture, clothes, etc. Why wouldn’t you invest in yourself, your most precious possession. After all, we only have one body so we might as well take care of it! One common misconception is that it takes a lot of time and money to be healthy. I’m here to show you how you can live happier and healthier without breaking the bank or spending all your precious time.

As a busy wife and mom I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be on a budget and trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I spent years of taking small baby-steps towards a more proactive approach to wellness. Please don’t feel like you need to do everything at once. It will leave you feeling stressed and discouraged and will essentially leave you feeling the opposite of happy and healthy. Here are some of my resources for combating the problems listed above and easy tips and tricks that can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.

 

Eat Healthy and Mindfully:

3 Problems with Eating Healthy

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Tips to Save Money While Eating Healthy

 

Reduce Toxin Exposure:

Everyday Toxins to Avoid for Healthy Living

5 Toxin Sources Poisoning Women

6 Easy and Natural Detox Boosters

 

Promote Healthy Mind Body Connection:

3 Tips for Beginning a Regular Meditation Practice

10 Ways to Increase Mindfulness

Meditation to Live Happier & Healthier

How to Raise Vibration Naturally

How to Raise Your Vibration Naturally

 

Did you know that we all have our own vibrational frequency and we can both raise or lower or frequency? Our health, clarity of mind and also our mood and inner balance, depend very strongly, on the frequencies we are exposed to, or take into our body, by ways of food. This post is to share with you how to raise your vibration naturally.

Everything Has a Frequency

We live in a world of frequencies, vibration and energy. We are part of the whole system. Every cell of our body vibrates – everything has its optimal frequency.

Optimal frequency is when all is in order – when we are in balance, our vibration is in unison with the law of vibration – when we are in tune and each cell of our body vibrates at the frequency it was designed to… there is no effort, no conflict. Our thoughts are vibrations, too – we can change our perception by changing our frequency. Our thoughts make up our personal world.

It is so difficult to live with depression, headaches or chronic fatigue as it creates a state of being unwell, AKA dis-ease.

The Good News

Fortunately, you can actively make positive changes and raise your vibration naturally . One great place to start is to question your thoughts and beliefs. Question the concepts you live by and the emotions that control you.

When an individual is not well their body’s vibration lowers, the immune system weakens, and many invaders enter and stay in a person’s body. This can include parasites, worms, bacterial infections, viruses, and different types of fungus. These invaders not only affect the direct functioning of a body, but they also cause other problems since they unload many toxins into the human body daily. Today we are being exposed to many of these invaders frequently.

Unbalanced vibrations show themselves in many ways including discomfort, dis-ease, illness, fatigue, and a variety of different signs and symptoms. When the body is healthy is has a relatively high vibration, and this is reflected through the vibrations of individual cells, organs and the different body systems. When a person is not perfectly healthy the vibrations in the body are on a lower frequency.

How to Raise your Vibration Naturally

Diet & Nutrition

Diet and nutrition is a very simple but effective way to raise your vibration naturally. Yes, even food has a vibrational energy that can have an impact on our own frequency. You have heard the old adage, “You are what you eat!” Well, simply put, it’s pretty accurate. If you are eating food with little to no frequency you are continually lowering your body’s energy.

Energy of Foods (fresh foods and herbs can be higher if grown organically and eaten freshly picked):

  • Fresh Foods 20-27 Hz
  • Fresh Herbs 20-27 Hz
  • Dried Foods 15-22 Hz
  • Dried Herbs 15-22 Hz
  • Processed/Canned Food 0 HZ…(the majority of food people eat)

According to Dr. Royal R. Rife, every disease has a frequency. He found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of a lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises an important question, regarding the frequencies of substances we eat, breathe and absorb. Many pollutants we are exposed to lower healthy frequency. Processed/canned food/fast food has a frequency of zero whereas Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz, dried herbs from 12 to 22 Hz and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz.

Following are general guidelines that will encourage your body to eliminate cellular toxins, help to increase cellular frequency and raise your vibration naturally:

Eat Foods to Increase Your Vitality and Reduce Stress

  • Whole foods.
  • Organically grown foods. (Check out the “dirty dozen”. These are said to have the highest amounts of pesticides in them and it’s suggested that you try to buy these items organic)
  • Locally grown foods.
  • In season produce.
  • Food prepared slowly, with mindfulness and with love feed the body and the soul
  • Fermented foods and beverages

Develop Habits to Increase Vitality and Reduce Stress

  • Eating food in moderation.
  • Eating foods that keep the body slightly more alkaline.
  • Be calm, mindful and fully present while eating.
  • Bless the food and all who made it possible for your nourishment and pleasure.
  • Drink pure water.
  • Exercise.

Create an Environment to Enhances Digestion

  • Quiet and peaceful setting.
  • Low incandescent lighting.
  • Exercise.
  • Practice eating mindfully savoring and enjoying your food rather than rushing through it. Allow the tastes to sit on your tongue for a few seconds, smell the aromas, look at the colors and textures of your meal, etc.

Avoid Foods to Decrease Vitality and Increase Stress

  • Genetically modified Foods
  • Irradiated Foods
  • Foods cooked in a microwave oven.
  • Refined (white flour, white rice, all grains that have the germ and the bran removed). Processed (all junk food; most snack foods).
  • High glycemic. These sugary, starchy foods affect blood sugar levels and weight management.
  • Hydrogenated (margarine; vegetable shortening, lard).
  • Containing additives (chemicals and hormones), preservatives or color dyes
  • Artificial sweeteners—all of them
  • Coffee whiteners
  • Canned.

 

Avoid Eating Habits to Decrease Vitality and Increase Stress

  • Eating more food than the body can digest at a meal
  • Drinking with meals dilutes digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid in the stomach
  • Bolting food down.
  • Being distracted.
  • Eating while feeling tense or emotionally upset is very acid forming.
  • Arguing while eating creates even more acid in the system

Avoid Environments (Inner & Outer) That Weaken Digestion

  • Noisy setting
  • Fluorescent or halogen lighting
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Worry
  • Negative emotions

 

Essential Oils

Essential oils are another very simple and effective way to raise your vibration naturally. Essential oils frequencies start at 52 Hz and go as high as 320 Hz, which is the frequency of rose oil. Clinical research shows that therapeutic grade essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc., cannot live.

By applying an essential oil with a particular frequency to the human body, the oil’s higher frequency will raise your vibration naturally. When several oils are blended together, each having a different MHz frequency, a frequency will emerge that may be higher or lower than the various components. The therapeutic properties create special vibrational remedies capable of healing or rebalancing the mind, body and spirit. Because each oil has a specific frequency, and our organs and body systems and the nutrients needed to maintain optimum health each have their specific frequencies, the oil’s electrical affinity to these components of our bodies will enhance and support these organs and body systems, and will aid in the assimilation of nutrients.

Essential oils in the higher frequency ranges tend to influence the emotions. Essential Oils in the lower frequencies have more effect on structural and physical changes, including cells, hormones, and bones, as well as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Essential oils don’t resonate with the toxins in our bodies. This incompatibility is what helps eliminate the toxins from our systems. Neither do they resonate with negative emotions. So they can help dislodge forgotten traumas by surfacing them in our consciousness where we can deal with them and let them go.

As a certified aromatherapist I know from experience that not all essential oils are created equal. You can learn more here about the company I choose for my family and why. You can also learn about how you can stop wasting money on essential oils. If you want to order oils for yourself you can do so here.

 

Making the Change to Live Better, Naturally

It should come as no surprise that food has such a big impact on how we feel emotionally as well as physically.  Vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, etc. are all important in how our body functions on a cellular level. And if we are what we eat, then why would you want to be fast, cheap, easy or fake? Just because they word “Healthy” is on a the packaging of processed foods doesn’t make it good for you. All you have to do is just stick to real food and real ingredients.

Essential Oils can be seen as feeding ourselves from the outside in. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and need nourishment as well. Many personal products can clog up and can be harmful to the body, most commonly impacting our endocrine system. The powerful plant intelligence of essential oils can access our cells in a matter of minutes making them powerful and effective ways to boost our general sense of wellness. However, don’t be fooled, the quality of the essential oils is going to determine the results. Naturally, lower grade will be a lower frequency as environment, harvesting and distillation processing is all important in the quality and frequency of the oils. Pairing nutrition and high grade essential oils together is a great way to empower yourself to take control of how your feel, improve your health and wellness and raise your vibration naturally.