Introducing Jihi Cycles™

The Future of Jihi

At Jihi, our vision has always been to create a space that empowers women to reconnect with their inner magic and authenticity. We believe in Self-Centered Wellness™ — the idea that taking care of yourself is essential, not selfish. We believe in clean, mindfully-designed products that bring joy and alleviate pain, naturally. 

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Always inspired by the intersection of Eastern and Western wellness, we've supported our community of self-healers with modern versions of ancient remedies for the last 5 wonderful years. 

From our signature elevated essentials to the women-powered indie wellness brands in our Jihi Living wellness shop, we have enjoyed the fruits of self-centered wellness. We have cherished the small moments with Reverie-infused mocktails and eaten our microgreens. We have grounded through pandemics, New Years, and snow storms together in our meditation library, and have built a community of joy-seekers that is able to rediscover their Jihi living in good times and bad. 

Meet Jihi Cycles™

Today, we’re excited to blend ancient wisdom with modern technology in a whole new way, bringing a new dimension to the wellness world we cherish.

Our vision is to animate this ecosystem with the personalized tools our community desires: tailored support, insights, and solutions that cater to both body and mind.

The Jihi Cycles™ platform will utilize time-honored protocols in women’s health, combined with your unique biochemistry, to create a custom blueprint for optimal health. This approach is designed to align with your natural rhythms, enhancing your strength, energy, and well-being.

Our goal is that with Jihi Cycles™, you will be able unlock your own unique magic and feel your best in a way you've never experienced before.

But first, a little background

Often overlooked, the menstrual cycle is not just a sign of reproductive health but is increasingly recognized as a crucial indicator of general health. Often referred to as the "fifth vital sign" for women, many see the monthly hormonal cycle as a reflection of a woman's health as vital as heart rate or blood pressure.

By understanding and adapting to the hormonal shifts throughout the cycle, women can achieve profound benefits, from improved mood and energy levels to better skin and hormonal balance. 

By applying femtech to our ecosystem of wellness resources, Jihi is pioneering a new era of Cycle Planning™ and the innovative practice of cycle syncing to transform the way you live, work, and feel—every day of the month.

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Why Your Cycle is the "Fifth Vital Sign"

Dubbed the "fifth vital sign," the menstrual cycle—or more accurately, the ovulatory cycle—reflects a woman's overall health just as much as blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate. Monitoring your cycle can provide crucial insights into your fertility, stress, and overall wellbeing.

Are you new to "cycle syncing"? This revolutionary approach to personalized wellness for women was recently called “a mammoth health trend” by Oprah Daily

We have built a powerful team of technologists, doctors, naturopaths, wellness coaches and acupuncturists who know that working with our cycle, instead of against it, can open the floodgates to improved self-knowledge and self-ownership. We know that by tapping into our unique biochemistry we can step from a black and white, powerless world into one radiating with color, energy and possibilities - and with technology we can make this as effortless as possible for you.

The Hormonal Impact of Cycle Planning™

Research suggests that up to 90% of women experience premenstrual pain, yet the influence of our hormones is not confined to just a few days before menstruation; it spans the entire month. These hormones are pivotal in shaping everything that defines our vitality—from mood swings and skin health to digestion, immune response, focus, and sleep quality.

Hormone imbalances can be precipitated by significant life events and transitions, such as childbirth or menopause, as well as by a cumulative effect of lifestyle choices and behaviors that disrupt the body's natural rhythms, leading to a state of disharmony.

For many women, seeing their body through the lens of hormonal health can be revelatory. It's like finding the missing piece of a puzzle. Suddenly, aspects of their health that seemed disconnected or erratic make sense. The body's signals become clearer, and the path to managing bothersome symptoms, losing weight, getting pregnant, and staying rested, joyful and calm becomes clearer. 

What is Cycle Syncing?

"Cycle syncing" is a health management practice that involves aligning lifestyle choices with the phases of the menstrual cycle. This concept was popularized by Alisa Vitti in her book "WomanCode."

The idea is to adjust diet, exercise, social activities, and even work tasks to the natural hormonal fluctuations associated with different stages of the menstrual cycle. The goal is to optimize physical and emotional health by working with your body's natural rhythms rather than against them.

Here are the typical phases of the menstrual cycle and how cycle syncing might apply to each:

  1. Menstrual Phase: During this time, energy levels may be lower. Cycle syncing might involve more restful and reflective activities, lighter exercises like yoga or walking, and eating nutrient-rich foods that support blood replenishment, like iron-rich meats or leafy greens.

  2. Follicular Phase: As energy begins to rise post-menstruation, this phase can be a good time to start new projects, engage in more strenuous physical activities, and eat lighter, energy-boosting foods like lean proteins and fresh vegetables.

  3. Ovulatory Phase: Energy levels are often at their peak. Social activities and high-impact workouts can be more appealing and effective. Diet-wise, focusing on fiber-rich foods can help manage the high levels of estrogen.

  4. Luteal Phase: As the body prepares for potential pregnancy or the next cycle, energy might begin to wane. This phase might focus on more grounding exercises and foods that are rich in B vitamins and magnesium to support energy levels and mood.

 Coconut Matcha Chia Seed Pudding from the Jihi Kitchen 

Optimizing Performance with Cycle Planning™

By aligning your lifestyle with the natural ebb and flow of your hormonal cycles, Cycle Planning™ helps balance your hormone levels, boosting energy, focus, mood, and skin health. By bringing the body back into balance naturally (and helping it stay there) we can naturally lose excess weight, promote fertility, and experience the mojo we so often let disappear without a trace.

Here are just a few examples of how you can integrate Cycle Planning™ into your daily life:

Meal Planning: Adjust your diet to support each phase of your cycle with the right nutrients, focusing on hormonal balance and estrogen management. Meals like the lentil salad pictured above will help detoxify, balance and support hormones and energy levels all month long.

Exercise and Energy Management: Match your workout intensity and energy management strategies with your hormonal fluctuations for improved performance and well-being.

Productivity: Certain times of the month—like approaching ovulation—energy is naturally more "outward" and desiring connection, whereas other times, like menstruation, bring energy inward. Planning social events, meetings, and date nights for when we're most likely to crave and enjoy that connection—and leaving space in the calendar for that alone time—is a simple way to improve your relationships and preserve sacred self-care space.

Personalized Skincare: You know we love skincare, but did you know that your skin's needs change throughout the month? There's a perfect time to exfoliate, a time to lay on the moisture, and a time to stock up on pimple patches.

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Beyond skin deep, hormonal acne impacts women far beyond the teenage years. According to the Cleveland Clinic, about 50% of women in their 20s and 25% of women in their 40s suffer from hormonal acne. Cycle Planning™ gets to the root of these imbalances and helps to clear skin from the inside out—so skincare can become more about self-care, and less about crisis control.

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Cycle Hacking™ with Jihi

At the core of Cycle Planning™ lies a strategy we call Cycle Hacking™—implementing strategically timed micro-behaviors—or biohacks—that can profoundly enhance how you look and feel. These hacks involve small, manageable adjustments that are synchronized perfectly with various phases of your menstrual cycle.

By incorporating cycle hacks into your daily routine, you’re not just making changes; you’re making smart, targeted changes that yield outsized results.

Whether it’s selecting specific nutrients that peak hormonal efficacy, or timing your skincare treatments to harness hormonal flux, each cycle hacks is designed to unlock significant health and wellness benefits. With Jihi Cycles™ you'll see how these perfectly-timed interventions can transform your health and productivity—while, most importantly, reconnecting with the spark that makes you, you.

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Our unique technology-powered Cycle Planning™ framework synthesizes ancient wisdom and time-tested women’s health protocols with your unique rhythms to unlock a happier, healthier you than you ever imagined (but, dare we say, nature intended all along). Cycle Planning™ isn't just a strategy; it's a lifestyle transformation that enhances your health and happiness in profound ways.