Hormones Unleashed: Master Your Cycle with Tracking

Hormones play a major role in every woman’s life. They have the ability to impact everything from your mood, energy, and overall well-being. Understanding the delicate intricacies of your hormonal fluctuations and menstrual cycle can help you to take control of both your hormonal and overall health.In this article, we will dive into the world of women’s hormones and discuss the importance of cycle tracking. Discover how you can improve your lifestyle and embrace the secret power that no one is talking about- your hormones!

1. The Hormonal Symphony

Every month, a symphony of hormones orchestrates a complex dance within a woman’s body. The primary players are estrogen and progesterone, which regulate your menstrual cycle and influence various bodily functions. Understanding how both of these major players influence your body and health is very important for unlocking the secrets of your cycle.  

2. Your Menstrual Cycle Decoded

Let’s dive deep into the four phases of your menstrual cycle. They are the menstruation, follicular, ovulation, and luteal phase. Each one of these phases brings unique hormonal shifts that impact your emotions, energy levels, and even food cravings. Due to these shifts in your hormones, your body requires different micronutrients to support each of these phases. By learning how to track your cycle and hormones, you can learn how to identify the fluctuations in your cycle, learn your body’s patterns, and help improve your lifestyle by taking advantage of your hormones. 

3. The Power of Cycle Tracking

Cycle tracking involves recording the fluctuations in your menstrual cycle by keeping track of your cycle’s key details like the start and end dates, symptoms, and emotional changes. There are many apps that can assist you with following this information. They can help you and keep organized charts to better understand and identify the patterns that your body is providing you key insights into. They can also help you predict ovulation based on how and if your body metabolizes progesterone. The hormonal spike resulting from progesterone being created  can be seen on your hormone graph. This was also previously known as the calendar method. This is a very powerful method because not only does it help you understand your unique hormones, but also puts you back in the driver’s seat where you identify shifts and patterns linked to changes in your health.

4. Hormones and Emotional Health

Hormones have a big effect on your health and well being. From premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to postpartum depression, hormonal imbalances can lead to mood swings and anxiety. This is particularly important for women with PCOS to note. It is estimated that up to 80% of women with PCOS experience menstrual dysfunction. These fluctuations make women with PCOS more amenable to mental health issues, mood swings and anxiety. By learning to understand these patterns in your life, you can better understand your mood fluctuations, and accordingly seek support from people closest to you.

5. Hormones and Physical Health

Our hormones play a big role in our everyday life that is so much more than just our emotional health. Our hormones influence various physical aspects, including skin health, weight management, and energy levels. By understanding how and why we experience certain hormonal fluctuations, you can better guide yourself, and make nutritional and lifestyle changes that support your hormones and overall health.

“What’s not measured is not managed” -

8. Hormones and Fertility

For women trying to start a family, cycle tracking is the first step. In order for a woman to plan and execute her pregnancy successfully, she has to be aware of when and even if she is ovulating monthly. Just because a woman experiences a menstrual bleed does not mean that she is ovulating. Ovulation is the process of releasing a mature egg in anticipation of possible fertilization. This process only occurs once a month leaving a short window of optimized fertility for a total of 5 days. Identifying exactly when those days are helps women increase their likelihood of conception by focusing on their fertile days.


Your hormones control your body, emotions and so much more. By learning to track your hormones,  you can unlock the secrets to your cycle, and understand the unique patterns and fluctuations of your cycle. By understanding your hormonal needs, this can empower you to make better decisions about your nutritional needs, physical and emotional health. Cycle tracking is an old method that helps women understand their bodies better. It places women in an  empowering position to advocate for their body based on their unique patterns and insights into their own health.  Hormone tracking is a journey of self-discovery. If you have not started cycle tracking, I encourage you to start learning about your body, and emotional health today.

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