Interestingly enough, people do not realise how useful and crucial menstruation is for females.
It actually rids the body of toxins, and it's by far one of the body's most efficient ways of doing so. It is basically preparing you for pregnancy. Eating, drinking, breathing comes at a cost and that is accumulating toxins that need to be eliminated: this happens everywhere and with everything on Earth. The color, odour, length etc of your period can also tell and warn you about any possible issues inside your body, and if you get dizzy and unwell during it it's a clear sign you might be lacking vitamins or iron/zinc etc. and need supplements for it/them (better find a way to enjoy food rich in whatever you lack, rather than through supplements, shakes, pills and painkillers, which are bs, you're not missing an arm, you're just going through menstruation, unless it really does get bad for you).
It is truly sad that during history there were times when menstruation was seen as a shameful thing and women were not allowed to talk about it.
Menstruation can also make you less grounded, or at least that's the impression I end up with, and when that happens, everything is magnified. Your emotions can also come up to the surface much easier, but that's part of the "cleaning" process as well, and it's not bad, it's a sign that you've simply gathered and bottled up emotions that better get out or will cause you problems later.
Naturally, "light" and shininess attracts. It's not a bad thing... but people nowdays and society seem to be in love with anything unnatural and harmful, so what happens is that natural reactions or happenings/emotions are regarded as bad or stupid by the "normal people". I had to digress, Freud style. But it's directed in general at people who never learn, sorry if it comes off as too "angry".
So much easier to have a 180 degree roll when menstruation strikes if your life is sedentary. Physical activity actually helps to reduce pain, or did in my case. Also listening to your bodily needs, you will feel like eating certain foods and drinking more water a couples days before the "day", and if you won't and will ignore it, which people are taught to do, ignoring their basic needs thoughts and emotions, you will obviously not end up feeling good, or dehydrated, or dizzy.
You will always feel more spiritual activity and ease of information exchange around a person leading a healthy lifestyle, and menstruation is a natural cleaning cycle, although it does involve losing nutrients.
However, in nature, many mammals have menstruation, but instead of bleeding the outer womb lining, they just reabsorb it! I am a bit unsure about how much more of a better evolutionary tactic "bleeding it out" (Linking Park reference? :P) is, and how it affects us, but it's definitely an interesting topic.
updated by @kate: 05/23/18 09:29:59AM