Heavy Flow Podcast Epsiode 27: Poop and Periods with Melissa Ramos

Melissa Ramos, the founder of Sexy Food Therapy, joins me to talk about why digestion is key to hormonal health, nutritional guidelines for healthy hormones and answers the age-old question: what’s the deal with period poops?  

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What we discussed:

  • How Melissa went from her career in advertising to running Sexy Food Therapy
  • Reframing self-care as self-parenting
  • The link between stress and hormonal health
  • What your digestion has to do with your period and hormones
  • The two phases of liver detoxification and why it’s the key to hormonal health
  • Setting and enforcing boundaries
  • The differences between blood, urine and saliva hormone testing
  • A few nutritional guidelines for healthy hormones
  • What causes period poops
  • How to promote progesterone production

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Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 27: Poop + Periods with Melissa Ramos

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Period Repair Manual
Question Period: Should I eat soy?
Question Period: What happened when I got hooked on soy lattes?
Giddy Yo Yo 

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