Most women think it’s only normal to experience PMS. Alisa Vitti, nutritionist and founder of Flo Living Center, disagrees. She said PMS is, in fact, a sign of hormonal imbalance.

Vitti herself suffered polycystic ovarian syndrome in her younger years. Her gynecologist sentenced her to a lifetime of medication battling “obesity, diabetes, infertility, heart disease and cancer.” She opted out of it and made startling discoveries along the way.

Food can be used to adjust one’s hormonal system

Vitti literally ate her way out of polycystic ovarian syndrome. She came up with a nutritional protocol that set everything in her endocrine system right again. The nutritional protocol also helped many women suffering from similar conditions.

The body is a change agent

She discovered that our bodies come equipped with “blueprints.” “If you actually adhere to the map, you’ll learn exactly what you should eat, when you should eat it, how you should move your body, how you should organize social commitments, work priorities,” said Vitti on her TEDx Talk “Loving your lady parts as a path to success, power & global change” in 2011. “It’s all laid out for you. You don’t have to really think or do or push or struggle; it’s just there for you.

Your lady parts are interconnected and super sensitive

These lady parts Vitti refers to make up the endocrine system. They include the six glands – hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, pancreas, adrenals and ovaries. The hypothalamus reacts to negative feedback which the pituitary gland then relays to the thyroid. Vitti explained that’s when suddenly you feel a change in your body temperature.

Why you are a “different person week-over-week within a month”

You can blame it on the hormones. Women go through four hormonal phases in a month. Vitti said these hormonal fluctuations can be an asset as long as you understand them and maintain a good balance of estrogen and progesterone. She even created MyFlo App to help women sync with their cycles and adhere to “embodied time management.”

Every woman is hormonal

Women with issues on menstruation, fertility, low energy and low libido also lived “untethered, uncentered” lives. “Women who get into partnership with their bodies end up becoming the fullest expression of themselves and living as leaders and change agents in their lives and communities.” So if you’re feeling uncentered or unbalanced in your life right now, maybe you need to check with your hormones.

Check out Alisa Vitti’s TEDxTalk:

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