|Originally posted by frogertgrl
The concept is that the healthiest female bodies do not menstruate (it is likened to a brain hemmoraging, that isn't a good thing so a uterus shouldn't hemmorage monthly), but DO ovulate and conceive.
Hmm, I read the article, and it seems that it revisits the Victorian /archaic concept of women bleeding=unclean temple=ungodly=bad. I am curious as to the religious backgrounds or cultural backgrounds of the references/authors.
Menses is a healthy and normal part of the female life cycle .
I look fwd to my bleed every month and do not experience pain or discomfort. It is a blessing to function so perfectly.
I am a thin woman, a vegetarian and eat many raw foods, although not enough for my goal yet. I also swim and use cloth pads. All of this has made my periods really light and predictable and not at all a problem.
In my experiences working in womens health it has been the unhealthy women that do not cycle ( morbid obese, anorexic, severe hormornal problems, etc)
I guess I would counter the article with reading suggestions such as Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom
by Christiane Northrup, Wise Woman Herbal
by Susun Weed and Cunt
by Inga Muscio. Especially the later.
I am not putting down the concept, or your possible goals here, just trying to counter it with more feminine-positive perspectives. Is this article part of a growing philiosophy?