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Are you cycle smart? Regardless of whether you identify with having a menstrual cycle or not, this episode holds SO much value for YOU! Why? Because chances are - you know someone who does have a menstrual cycle, and this information is LIFE CHANGING.
Maddie Miles is an integrative health practitioner, hormone guru, and founder of Peace Love Hormones. Having been diagnosed with many illnesses caused her hormone imbalance, but her education in integrative medicine helped her find something that suits her best. In this episode, she tells what factors affect a woman’s menstrual cycle and how to work around them.
The Intricacies of Female Hormones
Menstruation is something every woman goes through monthly, and it affects everything. A woman’s metabolism, mood, creativity, social skills, libido, and fertility can all be traced back to their hormones. However, menstruation is not the same for everyone; premenopausal women do not experience the same as menopausal women. The problem is the lack of normalcy in discussions, so women are often left to their own devices to manage their hormones. Sex education classes are also not very extensive in terms of the menstrual cycle. This is the reason why Maddie is so passionate about helping women. From her own experience, she also struggled to find a way to work around her period. Her background in integrative medicine greatly benefitted her and eventually made her decide to become a hormone guru.
Taboo and Stigma
Many people feel awkward and shy away from conversations around menstruation. The discussion is often brushed off as something inappropriate when in actuality, it is not. Due to this fact, many are very uninformed when a woman experiences her period, especially men. Worse, they dismiss it as women trying to escape whatever they are doing when the truth is their hormones are making them suffer. Maddie made it her life’s mission to educate as many people as possible, both men and women. She envisions a future where everyone understands that menstruation is a normal function in a woman’s body. Maddie believes that with the right education, women can take full control of their hormones.
About Maddie Miles:
Maddie Miles is the founder and CEO of PLH, a brand that educates and empowers menstruators to take back control of their health through education and top-quality supplements.
Maddie created PLH after going through the wringer with her health. She was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, insomnia, anorexia, and even Lyme Disease during her young adult life. Maddie was able to heal her body, spirit, and mind naturally, and now it is her mission to help others do the same.
Outline of the Episode:
[01:40] A brief background about Maddie
[08:36] Maddie’s canceled TED Talk due to COVID
[10:02] Hormones affect everything, and education is a must
[14:14] Phases of menstrual cycles explained and simplified
[22:37] Taboo around the topic of menstruation
[30:04] Everything is connected and indicative of overall well-being
[35:46] Maddie’s entrepreneurial journey as a hormone guru
[41:00] What Maddie does to get back on track when out of the flow
[43:22] About Peace Love Hormones
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