Best books on the menstrual cycle: Our top picks
At Unfabled, we’re on a mission to make you feel empowered and in control of your menstrual cycle, every day of the month. After all, we believe that there’s more to your menstrual cycle than just your period. Your menstrual cycle is made up of your hormones, mood swings, symptoms and self-care - all of which have an impact on your menstrual wellbeing and all things that we should be talking about. And that’s just it, we should be talking about periods. That’s why we’re working hard to break down the barriers surrounding periods and encouraging you to talk more openly about your menstrual cycle. We want conversations around periods to happen, and what better place to start than getting your hands on a book specifically about the menstrual cycle?
So, we’ve curated our favourite must-reads on the menstrual cycle. Whether it’s helping you understand your own menstrual cycle better, or so you can support a loved one - perhaps your daughter, granddaughter, parent or grandparent - as they begin to experience changes in their body, we believe that these books should be on everyone’s reading list.
Whether you’re having a relaxing soak in the bath complete with a KLORIS CBD bath melt, or enjoying a cup of Our Remedy’s Oh My Flo Wellness Tea, it’s time to totally switch off from your chaotic calendar and get lost in one of these books.
They say knowledge is power, and that couldn’t be more true than when you’re reading Moody: A 21st Century Hormone Guide. This debut book by Amy Thomson brings you everything you wish you had always known and learnt about your menstrual cycle.
Amy dives deep into how our menstrual cycle works, helping us to gain a better understanding of the power of our hormones and how they can have a severe impact on our daily routine. Backed by science and research from nutritionists, gynaecologists, endocrinologists and personal trainers, this eye-opening guide is everything you need to balance menstrual wellbeing and modern-day survival in the 21st century.
We love the authenticity of Moody, a book inspired by Amy’s own real-life experiences. Having never really paid attention to hormones, Amy one day found her periods had stopped. After discovering that this was a result of hormonal burnout driven by stress, Amy quit her job to try and better understand her menstrual wellbeing. Shaped around this life-changing experience, Moody helps readers gain a real understanding of their hormones and in turn, optimise the life they live - burnout free.
You know those burning questions surrounding your menstrual cycle that you’d love to know the answers to? Look no further, because Le’Nise Brothers is here to provide the answers.
As a nutritional therapist, yoga teacher, as well as women’s health, hormone and wellbeing coach, Le’Nise Brothers’ debut book, You Can Have A Better Period takes a friendly, yet straightforward and practical approach to helping you understand your entire menstrual cycle.
Le’Nise Brothers proudly speaks of having a passion for seeing her clients regain their spark, improve their health and boost their energy - and her book is the epitome of this. The reader is taken through each phase of the menstrual cycle, with the main goal to introduce sustainable nutrition and lifestyle changes that will influence our hormonal balance and menstrual wellbeing long-term.
Best of all, you can take Le’Nise Brothers' advice and tailor it to suit you. Le’Nise Brothers echoes our mission here at Unfabled, to reconnect with your body and take back control of your menstrual cycle. We’re sure that as you flick through each page, you’ll start to create a plan centred entirely around your individual menstrual wellbeing needs.
If you’re looking for a book that leaves you feeling totally empowered and in control of your menstrual wellbeing, then this read is for you.
Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You - as the title suggests, this book is all about giving you back the power you deserve. Instead of constantly blaming our hormones throughout our menstrual cycle, Maisie Hill, a women’s health practitioner, believes in using our hormones correctly to power us through our daily lives.
Yes, hormones can influence our energy, mood and behaviour - and Maisie believes it’s time to take advantage of this. If you’re wanting to know how to get the most out of your natural hormones, and improve those more challenging days, then consider Period Power to be your very own personal toolkit. Use Maisie’s guidance to help pinpoint your own menstrual cycle patterns and pitfalls, so you can properly plan and improve your wellbeing month-on-month.
Period Power will transform the way you think about your menstrual cycle, your wellbeing and your hormones. Like us at Unfabled, Maisie is all about leading the period revolution, and we love it!
Another must-read from one of our favourites, Maisie Hill. Perimenopause Power: Navigating your hormones on the journey to menopause should definitely be on the bookcase of every person nearing, going through or those who know somebody experiencing menopause.
The menopausal stage of our menstrual cycle can be full of emotion, challenges and confusion as we experience some pretty big changes to our bodies. Maisie is here to be your new best friend, as she guides you through those changes, every step of the way.
In true Maisie style, Perimenopause Power is full of positivity, as readers are taken through the physiological changes that come with perimenopause and menopause. From mood changes to insomnia, hot flushes and night sweats, Maisie shares tips and advice to support people through waves of menstrual changes and fluctuating hormones. Built on research and evidence, but offering a calm approach, Perimenopause Power gives readers all the information they need to understand their hormones better, and ultimately take control of their menopause experience, making it a much more positive time in their life.
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