A:   There are many ways the body can be off balance and this pattern of sometimes ”heavy”, sometimes ”not”, is one of them.

Also, there are many reasons why you could have a heavy period or a light period.

First of all remember, as a woman, blood is a key part of your entire energy matrix. You need it for your period — building the endometrium and then releasing the blood if you are not pregnant. What you forget is that you also need blood to keep going, to get through a tough schedule, to push a little to go the extra mile for success. Blood is the fuel for your activity.

We women lose blood every month. Then the body wants to replenish itself to renew the blood levels again. So we loose it, gain it back, loose it, gain it back.  It is SO easy to get behind in this game.

Especially if we never eat the foods needed for building back our blood (dark green leafy vegetables COOKED), or if we drink lots of cold drinks all the time, weakening our digestive functioning (the digestive system is a series of muscles and muscles tighten up and then weaken under the burden of too much cold).

Often times if the body does not have enough energy (or blood) then the body’s fatigue may not allow the blood to be released viewing the blood as the key to your health and vitality. The body then holds onto the blood as a  vital substance it wants to keep. This may also occur in women who don’t get a period at all. Or if the body is fatigued, then a heavy period may occur because the body is too tired to hold on to it. Normally this type of tiredness is coming from digestive weakness. Build back some strength and digestive ”fire” and the periods become more normal.

if the body is fatigued, then a heavy period may occur because the body is too tired to hold on to it. Normally this type of tiredness is coming from digestive weakness. Build back some strength and digestive ”fire” and the periods become more normal.

We herbalists are here to help you translate the signals your body is sending to you and then learn how to help yourself. Do you have cramps, if so when, at the beginning or end? Do you have clots?  Are they tiny, or do they seem large? What is the color of the blood, I mean, really evaluate the color. There are usually 4 choices: dark brownish, sometimes blackish red; the red of a dark red rose; bright red; pale or orangish blood.

Try adding Spirulina into your herbal program to help balance out this pattern of your period!