“Once these women begin to understand and restore their hormone balance…they not only realize that their bodies are strong enough to heal themselves, but they learn how to use that power to become the fullest, most potent expression of themselves imaginable." — Alisa Vitti
I’ve been elbow deep in “WomanCode” by Alisa Vitti, and I feel like I can’t suck up the knowledge fast enough! So, of course I have to share some of her magic with you.
Let’s start by talking about your lady parts. When you hear that term, “lady parts”, what do you think of? Well, maybe you think of a little diagram of your vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
But we’re leaving a lot out.
She looks at it this way. Your "lady parts" are what help your reproductive system function properly. And there’s more involved here than you know.
Besides what I’ve already listed above, we can’t forget the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, liver, kidneys, pancreas, small and large intestine, lymphatic system, adrenals, gallbladder, breasts, and last but not least, the clitoris.
All of this may be overwhelming, especially when we are often guilty of separating the function of our ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina from the rest of our body.
Truth is, it’s all connected. You may be thinking, well duh, of course it’s all part of the female body. But I really do think we forget that the body functions together, as one, and if something is thrown out of whack it is only a matter of time before this leads to real trouble.
+ 1 in 9 women have PCOS
+ 3 out of 10 women (over the age of 35) have fibroids
+ 1 in 10 women have Endometriosis
+ 13 million American women have an under active thyroid function
+ 1 in 8 couples are infertile
+ 20% - 40% of menstruating women have fibrocystic breasts
+ 7 million women meet the critera to be clinically depressed
+ every 10 minutes, there are 12 hysterectomies performed in the US
These numbers are alarming, and yet you hardly hear of these statistics (unless you go searching for them yourself).
I had no idea how common any of this was until I started hearing your stories, and getting asked question after question about them.
But the greatest thing of all?
You have the power to heal yourself.
“It’s food that is able to generate the deep changes needed to create speedy improvement of your condition." — Alisa Vitti
[All of the info in this post was taken from Alisa Vitti’s lovely book, “Woman Code”, which I highly recommend it to any female out there. The vast majority of us are suffering, some without even knowing, of hormonal imbalances. And I love her natural, heal yourself, approach.]