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April 22, 2023

What’s A Period and Do I Need One?

with podcast guest

Nicole Jardim


Terrible menstrual cycles have been perpetually normalized.

From a young age, we’re told that it’s a fact of life that periods just suck. PMS, period pain, and all these other symptoms are part and parcel of being a menstruating person. This belief is compounded when we seek help for these issues and no sustainable solutions are offered.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Once you stop viewing your period problems as your body punishing you for no reason, you can put yourself in the driver’s seat and become an active participant in supporting, improving, and maintaining your health.

Today I’m breaking some common period myths and exploring whether we really need to have one. In a world where this is a controversial topic, I’m committed to giving you nothing but the truth about periods and hormones so you can make informed decisions about your body.

In this episode, I talk about what it means to have a true period, how ovulation contributes to your overall health and wellbeing, the role of sex hormones in your non-reproductive health, why your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, and so much more!

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  • You might not be having a true period while you’re on hormonal birth control
  • The types of birth control that prevent ovulation
  • Why you bleed even though you’re not having a true period
  • Differentiating between your menstrual cycle and your period
  • Ovulation and your overall health and wellbeing
  • My problem with the increasingly popular trend of shutting off the female body
  • Why many medical professionals don’t believe a true period is necessary
  • Research on the menstrual cycle as a vital sign
  • How estrogen and progesterone support non-reproductive functions
  • Your period as a barometer of your overall health


Want even more hormone and
period lovin' content?

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.”

Stasha Washburn

Bloody Brilliant Business

Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach, is the founder of Period Coaching School, international speaker, author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody and Bloody Brilliant Business,

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