I was interviewed on a podcast recently. It’s not been published yet, but I’ll be sure to share when it is.
The hosts of the show were a couple. And they mentioned what to me was an amazing idea.
So much so that I’m immediately applying it…and I know a good chunk of our customers might want to as well.
It’s about cycling with our herbs.
To boil it down, cycling of one form or another is recommended for the stronger hormonal herbs.
Meanwhile many other herbs can be taken daily for long periods of time, even years. (Though that doesn’t mean taking breaks from herbs from time to time will hurt.)
Anyway, the method discussed was to match up your cycling of herbs along with a natural cycle…the menstrual cycle.
Now, I am a man. I know its mostly men reading this…but stick with me for a second as I’m talking specifically to us.
Women’s herb use has for a long time been matched up with her cycle. It makes sense, especially if you’re working with anything hormonal.
You can support your cycle’s natural rhythm. There may be times when you need to move in opposition or correct the normal flow. When something gets low and you want to keep it above a certain level. Or you could work right along side it, boosting what is naturally boosting.
Best bet is finding a long-time practitioner of women’s health to best help guide you through this.
Now, onto the guys.
If you’re in a relationship with a woman that has this cycle (aka before menopause), then you could cycle your herbs right alongside her.
Instead of picking arbitrary numbers like five days on, two days off, or a month on, a week off, here is a natural cycle.
I’m not saying those cycles are bad or even that this one is better. You’ve got to find what works for you. But this does utilize a natural cycle and there is wisdom in that.
Besides when are the times you want to ramp up libido? And when do you want to lower it down a bit too?
As I said, I love this idea and have started it right away. I’ll report later on how it goes.
If it is appropriate for you, feel free to give it a try and report back later how it works for you.