Phase 4 of the Feminine Lunar Cycle is the female last quarter of the lunar cycle. In Chinese Medicine, Yang Energy, Fall (Metal Element) is HERE. In addition, the grounding nature of the earth’s energy assists in preparing for the alchemical experience that occurs during the menstrual cycle. During the Fall Cycle, we are encourage to shed and let go of unresolved emotions. Which is why women may experience grief prior to their lunar cycle. The Fall Season governs lungs and large intestines. All this nourishment will assist you in preparing and creating space for the upcoming menstrual cycle.
The lung energy will support you with resolving grief, purification and preparing for absorption of the inner and outer nutrition.
During the last quarter of the moon cycle, you will want to fill your body with iron rich foods, green leafies, water and create space for personal time. In addition, your sweet tooth might be inspiring you to indulge in chocolate or other yummy treats. The recipe below is a wonderful way to satisfy these urges and provide you with good nutrition.
Blueberry Banana Vegan Ice Cream
A scrumptious dessert with no sugar or dairy. Make a head to have on hand or ready for a dinner party.
4 Frozen Bananas
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1 Roasted Japanese Sweet Potato
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
2 Tbsp. Coconut Flakes
1/4 Cup Chopped Raw Pistachios
Put the bananas, blueberries, and sweet potato in the blender.
Blend. Add Coconut Milk. Blend.
Pour the mixture into 2-4 bowls. Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and top with coconut flakes and pistachios.
Enjoy with Family & Friends. Express sounds freely that are the way your body feels when eating this dessert.
The Luteal Phase
◆ Reishi ◆Shen ◆Ashwagandha ◆Schisandra
FEELING Your body is signaled to slow down and start preparing for winter menstrual hibernation. Flowing like water, women’s emotions can easily shift, swirl and surge during this time.
TO DO Autumn is a time to wind down and shift your energy and priorities.
◆Set boundaries ◆ Earthing or grounding ◆Self-care ◆Nesting ◆To-do lists ◆Create ritual space ◆Be gentle on your imperfections
EXERCISE During the first half, try strength training and light cardio and in the second half, try hatha yoga, pilates, or walking.
FOOD Liver-supporting foods and herbs help your body eliminate any excess hormones that can intensify PMS symptoms. Women crave comfort carbohydrates because they help uplift mood, which offsets the lack of estrogen-associated serotonin. Instead, focus on foods such as:
◆Green leafy vegetables ◆Bananas ◆Black beans ◆Figs ◆Raspberry leaf ◆Peppermint ◆Root vegetables ◆Quinoa ◆Buckwheat ◆Sesame seeds ◆Dates ◆Ginger
*SuperFeast also reccomends – Wild-caught salmon/fish (sardines/mackerel) grass-fed/sustainably sourced red meat (beef/kangaroo/venison) ” by Molly Helfend
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