Updated: May 10
As a cis-woman, I know firsthand how frustrating and disheartening it can be to dismiss your health concerns by doctors who don't seem to understand what's happening with your body. Unfortunately, this has been a common experience for women throughout history. Medical studies have traditionally focused primarily on men, leaving considerable gaps in our understanding of how women's bodies work.
That's why I'm excited to discover authors who are finally filling this gap with books that shed light on the intricacies of the female body and offer insights into how we can optimize our health and well-being.
Let me share my top 10 books about cycle syncing: a holistic health practice that aligns our diet, exercise routine, and daily habits with our menstrual/Lunar cycle.
Cycle syncing is an approach to health and wellness that considers the hormonal changes that occur throughout a person’s menstrual/circadian or lunar cycle. By adjusting our diet, exercise routine, and daily habits to align with these changes, we can optimize our health and well-being, reduce symptoms of PMS and other hormonal disorders, and improve our overall quality of life.
These books offer various insights and experiences related to cycle syncing, from comprehensive guides to specific strategies for optimizing each menstrual/lunar cycle. By exploring these resources, we can empower ourselves to take control of our health and feel confident in our understanding of our bodies.
Though all these books can benefit everyone, most are written by eurocentric cis-gender people, but for learning, I suggest that Trans and Non-binary people take what applies and leave the rest. One day, I aim to consolidate what is necessary for queer individuals in a straightforward, comprehensive guidebook.
Because cycle syncing is about more than just physical health, it's also about recognizing people's unique experiences and needs and creating a more inclusive and equitable world where all voices are heard and valued. By sharing our stories and supporting one another, we can create a community of empowered individuals committed to living their best lives.
So let's dive in and learn more about cycle syncing and how it can benefit us all. Whether new to this approach or looking to deepen your understanding, these books are a great place to start. Together, we can take control of our health and create a world where our voices are heard and valued.
In the Flo by Alisa Vitti - This book is a comprehensive guide to cycle syncing. It covers everything from understanding your hormonal fluctuations to adjusting your diet and exercise routine to optimize your health
The Period Repair Manual by Lara Briden - While not specifically focused on cycle syncing, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their reproductive health. It covers many topics, including hormonal imbalances, PCOS, and endometriosis.
WomanCode by Alisa Vitti - Another great book by Alisa Vitti focuses on using cycle syncing to optimize your overall health and well-being. It includes detailed information on adjusting your diet and lifestyle to support each phase of your cycle
The Optimized Woman by Miranda Gray - This book takes a more spiritual approach to cycle syncing and explores how to harness the power of your menstrual cycle to unlock your full potential. It includes exercises and practices to help you connect with your body and tap into your intuition.
Period Power by Maisie Hill - This book covers a wide range of topics related to reproductive health, including cycle syncing. It includes practical advice on how to make the most of each phase of your cycle and information on common menstrual disorders and how to treat them.
Fix Your Period by Nicole Jardim - Nicole Jardim gives an extensive 6-week protocol which I have followed, and I felt better immediately.
Period. by Emma Barnett - This book explores the cultural and social history of menstruation and the current state of menstrual health and equity.
PCOS SOS by Felice Gersh - I don't have PCOS. Still, I know I am at significant risk and trying my hardest to prevent the condition; thanks to this comprehensive guide to understanding and managing PCOS, including lifestyle changes, supplements, and medications, I feel more confident.
Beyond the Pill by Jolene Brighten - Jolene explores the impact of hormonal birth control on women's health. the book helps with transitioning from birth control and managing hormonal imbalances.
Healing Fibroids by Allan Warshowsky - This is my entry book to uterine health because I have or had fibroids. which was very scary; after having had some complications; I decided to have it removed; I know I have more chances to have them again, and this book is helping me keep them at bay.
so whether you are new to cycle syncing or looking to deepen your understanding, these ten books are a great place to start.
Read the Blog about Making Cycle syncing more inclusive.