Alisa Vitti: Unlock your Hormonal Advantage-Optimize your Hormonal Health through Honoring your Female Biochemistry #61
20 August 2020
Alisa Vitti (@alisa.vitti), a pioneer of female biohacking, and a women’s hormone and functional nutrition expert. She is the bestselling author of WomanCode, and her new book, In the FLO. She is the creator of the Cycle Syncing Method™— a diet, fitness, and lifestyle program that is based on women’s biological rhythms for optimal health, fitness, and productivity.
In episode 61 of the podcast, I had the honor of speaking with Alisa Vitti about how you can optimize your hormonal health through honoring your female biochemistry.
Alisa's website 'Flo Living' was one of the first websites I came across when I was first diagnosed with PCOS and looking to regain my cycle over 5 years ago. I learnt so much from her content, and I can say the information is eye opening.
In the interview, Alisa explains that the majority of things that are popular and trending in health and fitness aren't necessarily appropriate for women. Alisa stresses the fact that women have completely different physiologies than men and we therefore need to honor this so we can better optimize our metabolism, hormones and microbiome.
- Alisa's PCOS story/journey [00:06:39]
- Why Alisa created her new book 'In the Flo' [00:16:14]
- The infradian rhythm and how it affects six key systems of a woman’s body [00:20:00]
- Alisa's The Cycle Syncing Method [00:22:04]
- The many myths surrounding the menstrual cycle [00:29:23]
- Why doing the same workout throughout your cycle negatively impacts your hormones [00:33:24]
- Why the keto diet and intermittent fasting is not optimal for women in their reproductive years [00:40:50]
- Men vs. women’s hormone cycles [00:43:20]
- How a female’s brain changes throughout the month and what it means [00:50:44]
Alisa is a wealth of knowledge and has empowered so many women with the information she provides.
I highly highly recommend buying her new book 'In the Flo'. It really opens your eyes to a lot of things you hear and are told. It teaches you how you can improve your productivity, happiness, and physical well-being by keeping your natural cycles in mind and working with them (rather than ignoring them).
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