Discover how to ditch your painful or heavy periods (for good)


November 2, 2020

Breaking the Curse of Menstruation

with podcast guest

Amanda Laird


Amanda Laird is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and host of The Heavy Flow Podcast – a weekly podcast dedicated to periods, reproductive health, and other taboo health and wellness topics. Amanda is also the author of Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation, where she examines the history of period shame and stigma, discusses its effects on women’s health and wellness today, and provides a crash course in menstrual self-care. Heavy Flow aims to lift the veil on menstruation, change the narrative, and break the “curse” once and for all.

In this episode, we talk about the problems that arise from women’s pain being viewed as normal, how Western culture perpetuates period shame, common menstrual myths, what it means to be “period neutral,” and so much more!


  • The inspiration for the name of Amanda’s podcast, Heavy Flow
  • Amanda’s two-pronged approach to breaking the curse
  • The problems that arise because women’s pain is viewed as normal
  • How cultural factors contribute to period shame
  • The surprisingly male-oriented focus of research into women’s reproductive health issues
  • Some of the most common menstrual myths
  • Amanda’s own experience with period shame
  • Why we should be working towards “period neutral”
  • How to start breaking the curse
  • The “period envy” theory
  • How to get men involved in the period discussion
  • The connection between period shame and fear of pregnancy
  • Who benefits from controlling female bodies?
  • Why body literacy is crucial to break the curse


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Bonuses include: Fix Your Period workbook to use alongside the actual book
Period Toolkit that includes a series of ebooks on vaginal steaming, how to use CBD for your menstrual cycle problems, seed cycling, how to use castor oil packs to support your period and fertility, and how to live in harmony with your cycle

You shouldn’t live in fear that you’ll be dealing with hellish symptoms forever. Suffering does not have to be a mandatory part of your journey – you have the power to bring about big change for yourself and begin a new chapter in your period story.

Take the quiz to unveil the real cause of your symptoms and start your journey toward periods that are “no big deal.”

Dr Jolene Brighten

Is This Normal

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. She is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology and trained in

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