Welcome to WMC's Period Page!

This is a safe space to learn more about your period, hormones, and women's health without judgement!

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Your friend, the Pad

You might wonder how often pads must be changed. It depends on how much menstrual blood you have, but it's a good idea to change pads at least every 3 or 4 hours even if you're not menstruating much. Naturally, if your period is heavy, you should change pads more often because they may get saturated more quickly.


Learn more about your period with the help of doctors who support women

"Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available"

Woman in Pain

Dr. Hyman

"Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff — whether it is a body part or an even a mood — is a sign of magnesium deficiency."

Does Alcohol Affect Your Period?


Dr. Jolene Brighten

Let’s explore the ways alcohol can potentially affect your hormones, fertility, and premenstrual symptoms. Plus, I’m giving you some ideas about what to eat and drink on your period instead of that bottle of red you’ve been saving up for PMS week.

What Causes Heavy Periods & How to Treat Them Naturally

Yoga Class

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Doubling up with a tampon and a pad is considered too heavy of a flow, after all. But most women don’t know what’s considered heavy bleeding by doctors. Here’s the rundown I gave to Tori on how doctors diagnose heavy periods (also known as menorrhagia) and what I look for in my medical practice.


Mental Health and Periods

Image by Sydney Sims

12 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Before your Period

Healthy Food

Can you beat depression with food?

Yoga Class

Supplements for PMS

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Anxiety — it’s the body’s normal response to stressful events. Getting a little bit nervous before speaking in public or a big job interview? That’s completely normal. 
But for millions of women, their lives are completely disrupted by anxiety.

Dr. Drew Ramsey

From depression and Parkinsons to ADHD and dementia, nutrition plays a role in how our brains function and our mental state. Dr. Drew shares how he’s been able to successfully help patients using the power of real food, along with his top foods for fighting depression and why certain nutrients are key in that process. In an effort to help people access this information, he even published an article on antidepressant foods in the World Journal of Psychiatry after reviewing all the literature and clinical evidence on the topic.

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Supplements for PMS

  1. B Vitamin Complex

  2. Magnesium

  3. DIM

  4. Turmeric

  5. Probiotics

  6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  7. Adaptogenic herbs


Period Poverty and Why Girls Need Us

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Johnson County Period Poverty Stats

48.9% of women surveyed are "period insecure" meaning they do not have reliable access to menstrual products to maintain healthy, safe menstrual health. These are heartbreaking statistics compared to the 1 in 5 statistic nationwide.

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What do girls and women do?

Women and girls in the community that are period insecure use toilet paper, socks, shirts, plastic bags, and newspapers to contain their periods. This can cause social anxiety, missed days at school or work, grief/sadness/insecurity, and lack of self confidence.


Follow Dr. Jolene Brighten!

Dr. Brighten has helped women: 
Regain their energy
Banish PMS completely
Get rid of brain fog
Clear up acne
Reverse autoimmune disease
Alleviate digestive disorders
Find their lost libido
Kiss depression goodbye
Become pregnant after years of struggling
And truly fix their hormones without relying on hormonal birth control