3 THINGS NO ONE TOLD YOU ABOUT ANTI-AGING, HORMONES & MOON-CYCLES: A Contrarian Perspective
So many times in HIStory women are not given the credit they deserve. Anybody who follows Primalhacker is first a T.S. Wiley fan. If you wear blueblockers, you can tell T.S. thank you. She has given our spheres of health nuts something new to talk about: LIGHT, HORMONES & HEALTH.
In her book “Sex, Lies and Menopause” she delivers a cascade of knowledge from the inception of “the pill” to the interesting startup “planned parenthood” to radical ideas about hormones, biology, childbirth. She maintains that our (female) “Biology” is set up for reproductive phasing. Puberty, impregnation, lactation, and menopause.
1. ITS ALL ABOUT OUR CYCLE:
How many cycles you have in a lifetime, a year, a month,
how many babies your have,
how many babies you breastfeed,
and how young you are when you have babies to begin with.
2. DID YOU KNOW -All these variables can have a dramatic affect on how you age? Aging is based on the reproductive cycle and the food supply. Cancer, Diabetes, and Autoimmune diseases are hosts that come late to the dinner party in the world of the female. What used to be 1 in 90 women who will develop breast cancer is now 1 in 7, over the age of 40.
3. WE ARE HAVING BABIES TOO LATE?
We are also having less babies
we nurse less
and rhizomatically we are taking on more male roles, that ruin our nurturing estrogen and progesterone, creating stress that turns our bodies into disease.
For us that usually means breast cancer and heart disease.
The dogma of our society that shames a woman for having babies too young according to Wiley is the very thing that could help us prevent breast cancer and heart disease, not to mention our happiness, joy and pleasure hormones. Wileys angle is triangulated from her expertise in anthropological studies, biology, and common sense. After studying many Indigenous tribes, Wiley suggests they suffer way less from the diseases wreaking havoc on our female bodies than in America.
Although we don’t want to hinder our daughters hopes and dreams by having children at a young age, Wiley gives us another perspective from a biological standpoint. However to us, this biology perspective is accompanied with the shame/ guilt stigmatism.
This actually hits home with me as I had a child at 21. The shame burned me like a scarlet letter when my own father wouldn't speak to me during my 9 month gestation period. It wasn't until the day my oldest son was born that my family “accepted me” back into the “family circle of trust”. That was so traumatic for my emotional state.
This weirdness around puritanical ideas and childbearing is incredulous. We are the creators of life. Men used to worship us as the life givers. I appreciate T.S. Wiley for the contrarian information she has put together to give us something really to think about.
Wiley's book is thick with science and biology but the message is clear. What we are doing isn’t working. What are we getting all wrong? Something to think about.
Many times when I’m talking to new people and I bring up how young I was when I had my first child, the woman in front of me says “I had mine when I was…” its amazing how we've been shunned to be embarrassed about it. The truth might be we actually have unconsciously promoted healthy longevity for ourselves. Again something to think about. Thank you T.S. for a new perspective.
P.s I just wanted to share these ideas with you all, if you have kids or not or anywhere in-between. Our health statically as a nation isn’t great and its getting worse as a whole. Every society needs a contrarian, to shake up the status quo.
Let me know your story, thoughts? How did that affect you? If you chose career over children… or children over career or both? How does this affect you now? This is a sensitive subject. Im just trying to start a conversation about our health, aging and longevity based on what I've read.
Reference: Sex, Lies, and Menopause -T.S. Wiley
peace and so much love to all our sisters.