The Menstrual cycle 101 - Online class

What is the menstrual cycle? How stress, food restriction and weight loss affect the cycle, amenorrhea and how to track the cycle

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This lecture is an depth discussion about the menstrual cycle it cover:

- The menstrual cycle; a gendered concept?

- The four phases (two phases, two events) that occur (Hormone changes, common feelings, energy levels, things to expect, things people often crave, how to support the body through each phase etc)

- The story we are told around periods

- How stress, food restriction and intentional weight-loss affect the cycle

- Amenorrhea

- How the cycle changes over time

- How to track your cycle

Who is this lecture for?

This lecture is not just for people who have a period, this is for anyone who wants to learn more about the menstrual cycle, who wants to understand that it's not just cis women who get periods, to begin to work on understanding the misogyny surrounding periods, to understand how lifestyle factors can infleunce the menstrual cycle and how we can support the cycle

What to except:

  • Non-gendered language ( We don't assume that only cis-gendered women have periods)
  • Both a written and audio version
  • No medicalization of bodies (no fatphobia, weight stigma etc)
  • Written and presented using plain language, no academic of scientific language that isn't explained
  • Written and presented through a Health at Every Size lens
  • 1 hour long
  • All prices are in Australian dollars.
  • Lifetime access to this lecture and any updates

Your Instructor


Maddie (she/her) is a Nutritionist from Australia. She holds bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science and is undertaking a Masters degree in Psychotherapy this year. She has also worked within the Australian and American media as a nutritional advisor and consultant.

She is the founder Messy Health and the Messy Health School, a platform dedicated to creating a educational space for those working on their mental health, healing their relationship with food, feeling peaceful about their body, and taking back joy and pleasure in their life. Through her own journey of developing peace around food and her body, coupled with her education in nutrition, food science and psychotherapy, she has knowledge and understanding to help facilitate healing around food, body image, the body and how they all intersect.

Although the majority of her academic training is in nutrition and food science, she is very passionate about sexual health. sex positivity, body image, relational health and all aspects of mental health and plans to continue exploring these areas while studying psychotherapy.

Maddie practices through a feminist, social justice, Health At Every Size and inclusive lens and holds inclusivity and accessibility as a top priority.

Course Curriculum

  Menstrual cycle lecture
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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