What does the moon have to do with hormones?
Whenever I find my body in a late mentstrual moon flow, I must double check what’s happening in the sky.
The heavenly body is my body.
The secret to knowing is to being wise is to look above.
This month of August, and this is my theory – the blue moon, which resulted in two full moons in the same month – July, then pushed the new moon further into the month of August. Thus the new moon will not commence until August 14.
Wisdom is power
Women’s menstrual cycles are wired to be in sync with the moon. In all early societies, before industrialism and processed foods disrupted traditional cultures, all women ovulated at the full moon and menstruated at the new moon. This is every woman’s intrinsic default setting. This is how we are meant to be. Hormonal disruption, however, causes biological chaos in our menstrual cycle.
This is a beautifully complex biology. Though science may not fully understand how the moon ties into our biological systems, we currently know that the moon cycles play the key roles on earth, such as controlling the tides. Humans are intrinsically connected to Mother Nature, we are 80% water therefore the moons of the solar system affect all of us.
The benefits of Lunaception
Random and uncomfortable periods are the effect of a diet and lifestyle that disconnects us from the rhythm of nature. Modern living means that most women abuse their bodies with various chemicals, antibiotics, prescription medications, The Pill, extreme emotional stress, the stress of over-exercising, refined foods, and more.
Another key factor in hormonal imbalance is artificial light. It’s widely known that the blue light from electronic device screens disrupts melatonin, wreaking havoc on our sleep cycles. Less well known is that our bodies are so sensitive to light patterns that women can manipulate other hormones by controlling the light at night. This is because our melatonin levels help control the hormones that regulate our periods, according to fertility specialist and author Kate Singer:
The hypothalamus gland, also located in the brain, is richly supplied with melatonin receptors. This gland regulates your body’s overall homeostasis, including things like blood pressure, emotions, temperature, and the endocrine (hormonal) system […] if the hypothalamus doesn’t receive sufficient melatonin, its ability to regulate the hormonal system will be impaired.
Source: Moon Balance