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Beautifully written with easy to follow suggestions, A New Cycle is a wonderful resource for women and girls wanting to develop vibrant health and wellness. This excellent collection will help you develop a more loving relationship with your body. It also makes a great gift for the women in your life. I highly recommend it!
Eve Agee
Dr. Eve Agee
author of The Uterine Health Companion
I just finished the book. Loved it!! What a wonderfully wise and full collection of goodness that is sure to inspire not only a healthier and happier period, but also a healthier and happier woman!
Falan Storm
Falan Storm
Writer & Mother
A beautiful illustration of our bodies and the wondrous ways we can heal our reproductive organs with just an ounce or two of tender love and care, and a solid dash of moon therapy. This baby is pretty much a primer on everything you need to know about your endocrine system!
Elle Griffin
Elle Griffin

Your guide to a better period includes:

  • Hormonal Balance

    You'll learn simple tips and tricks to banish PMS symptoms like cramps, acne, and mood swings caused by unbalanced hormone levels.

  • Fertility Awareness

    When you think of fertility awareness, do you think of pregnancy? FA is so much more than that and can give you insight into your body's amazing abilities.

  • Detox for Less PMS

    Promote health by helping your body effectively flush out environmental toxins. From dry-brushing to chia, you'll find simple habits to integrate into your daily routine.

  • Lunar Charting

    Would you like to connect more deeply with nature and honor the natural rhythms of your body? Lunar charting can help you do just that.

  • Recipes for Hormonal Health

    Find delightful, healthy recipes sprinkled throughout the text. Try honey-grilled figs for a special treat, or enjoy an Ayurvedic-inspired dish of spiced root vegetables for a warming meal.

  • Action Plans

    Following each chapter are thought-provoking reflection prompts plus an action plan that outlines your next steps in your journey toward a better cycle.

...and much more!

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About the Contributors

  • Ashley Annis

    A modern-day Xochiquetzal (goddess of fertility, female sexual power, pregnancy, childbirth, and household crafts), Ashley uses her knowledge and passion to educate and empower women at all stages of life.

    Along with natural birth control classes and selling handmade menstrual pads, Ashley also aspires to work as a birth doula, lead feminine healing retreats and young women’s circles, and become an expert on herbal medicine. To contact Ashley, please visit

  • Barbara Loomis, LMT, RES

    Barbara Loomis is a Restorative ExerciseTM specialist and certified practitioner and educator of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® as well as a Chi Nei Tsang and Visceral ManipulationTM practitioner. She combines abdominal therapies with Restorative ExerciseTM for reproductive and digestive health.

    Want to bring a workshop to your area or find out more about Barbara’s services? Visit, or find helpful reproductive and alignment information on her blog.

  • Andrea Shuman

    Andrea Shuman, Ayurvedic health practitioner and licensed massage therapist, has been in the field of holistic healing for more than sixteen years. Andrea is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda and has traveled extensively practicing the healing arts.

    As a former sufferer of difficult menstruation and miscarriage, creating reproductive harmony became a mission for her personally and professionally. Through her own personal healing and study with inspiring women’s health professionals such as Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, and Ysha Oakes, Andrea has made women’s sexual and reproductive health and harmony a priority in her practice.

    As co-owner of Ahara Rasa Ayurvedic Centre in Portland, Oregon, and her own personal practice, known as Ayus Ayurveda and Massage, Andrea continues to love every minute of her work and feels honored by the presence of women who are ready to heal themselves.

  • Nicole Jardim

    Nicole is a women’s health coach and chief professional period fixer-upper at, the business she founded in 2010 to help women reclaim their hormonal health and feminine vitality naturally.

    She is the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to heal their menstrual conditions in a fun and sassy way. She studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and continued her training with Dr. Sara Gottfried and Jessica Drummond, two renowned hormonal health experts.

    Nicole passionately believes that all women should be active participants in their reproductive health, and she is dedicated to spreading this message. Nicole also co-hosts a radio show called The Period Party.

  • Michelle Magid

    Michelle Magid, is co-owner of the Ahara Rasa Ayurvedic Centre and a skilled Ayurvedic practitioner. Michelle has a specialty in subtle yet profound healing therapies such as craniosacral therapy and crystal healing and practices the medical intuitive arts.

    Michelle left the corporate world behind to pursue her true calling in the healing arts and finds joy and fulfillment in facilitating authentic healing experience for women of all ages, especially those in transitions. Michelle has also studied with the aforementioned beautiful teachers as well as traveled extensively in India for study and life learning.

    The skilled Ayurvedic practitioners at Ahara Rasa Ayurveda are available for in-person consultation as well as phone or video chat consultation for our clients around the country and the world. We are pleased to help guide you on your path to healthy menstruation.

  • Tracy Puhl

    Tracy Puhl is the owner of GladRags and is passionate about helping women achieve period positivity while lowering their environmental impact. She is dedicated to serving her community and dreams of a world where all women are empowered to pursue their passion. Aside from leading her growing business, Tracy enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her family, and meeting new people. To contact Tracy, please visit

    Inspired by the simple utility, earth friendliness, and comfort of cloth diapers, GladRags was founded in 1993 in Portland, Oregon. Today, GladRags is a small company with a big presence, promoting positive attitudes toward menstruation and making the environment a safer, cleaner place. GladRags can be found in health food stores and natural pharmacies nationwide.

    To learn more about how GladRags can help you create a happier, healthier period, please visit

  • Dr. Emily Lipinski, ND, HBSc

    Dr. Emily Lipinski, ND, HBSc, and Gabriela Delano-Stephens, RHN, BSc, of, are both food lovers and passionate about bringing the body back to health through natural remedies wherever possible. They started their website to bring awareness to women about the importance of attaining health through natural methods to balance hormones and reduce premenstrual symptoms.

    Dr. Lipinski graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She strongly believes in addressing the root cause of a medical issue and using natural therapies either alone or in conjunction with conventional western medicine. She has a passion for women’s health, including premenstrual syndrome, menopause, and antiaging. She is committed to helping her patients feel great and look their best.

  • Emily Ruff

    Emily Ruff is a community herbalist and director of the Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando, which features a comprehensive curriculum, community clinic, and teaching garden. Emily studied herbalism across three continents under many indigenous healers, including herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, whom she credits as one of her biggest inspirations. Her academic studies include ethnobotany and women’s studies, and she is a flower essence practitioner.

    Her line of products, Orenda Herbal, have been prepared since 2004 with love and locally grown ingredients. Emily has taught frequently at national conferences and regional events, and is also the organizer of the annual Florida Herbal Conference.

    Emily stewards an herbal urban homestead in central Florida, where in daily practice of meditation and digging her fingers in the dirt, the plants continue to be her greatest teachers. A frequently published author and dynamic teacher, you can learn more about her work and projects at

  • Gabriela Delano-Stephens, RHN, BSc

    Gabriela is a holistic nutritionist and loves many aspects of food, from growing food and preparing meals to knowing how it works in the body to create optimum health. She works with clients from around the world, helping them to achieve their health goals.

    Gabriela is also passionate about yoga and is a certified yoga teacher. Yoga caught her attention with its power to calm the mind, heal the body, and release emotional tension as it taps into creative energy and allows us to transcend self-doubt.

  • Jessica Kolahi, LAC

    Jessica Kolahi is a hormonal health and fertility specialist, and the owner of Vitalize Acupuncture. In 2011, she received her Masters of Science from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and moved to Portland, Oregon, to actualize her vision of opening an integrative medicine clinic for women.

    With ten years of experience in alternative medicine, Jessica is passionate about educating women on how to heal themselves while cultivating awareness of the potential that all of us have to live a life of greater vitality and well-being.

  • Miriam Rosenberg, CNM

    Miriam Rosenberg, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife practicing in Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about providing respectful, evidence-based women’s health care throughout the lifespan. She especially enjoys talking about birth control, women’s sexuality, and vaginal health.

    She can usually be found catching babies, mushroom hunting, dancing like nobody’s watching, and playing with her dog.


A word from GladRags

Here at GladRags, we believe that education is empowerment.

We also believe that most menstrual ailments can be alleviated through techniques such as nutrition, exercise, eliminating environmental toxins, and other natural methods. These beliefs inspired us to curate this collection of essays by some of our favorite women's health experts.

In the pages of A New Cycle, you'll be given the tools to improve your experience of your period each month. We hope that as you learn to support your cycle instead of working against it, you'll gain a greater appreciation of your body's natural abilities.

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