The female cycle is closely tied to the moon`s cycle, its ebb and flow.
A book I read in October explained it perfectly;
"Sodium and calcium always partner together and their natural position is outside the cell in what is called the extracellular fluid.
However, during the daytime, when the sun is dominant over the moon, we are in active mode and it is light, a significant amount of that sodium and calcium pass through the cell membrane and into the cell. The sodium, as it moves into the cell, will displace potassium and the calcium, as it moves in, will displace magnesium.
During the hours of darkness this whold process is reversed.
The moon has a great affinity for sodium, as we see with the tides, and so at night, when activity diminishes, the moon is dominant and it is dark, the sodium and calcium are drawn back out and through the cell membrane; and at the same time the magnesium and potassium move back into the cell. When this process is complete you have the perfect exchange of electrolytes.
The build up of sodium and calcium inside the cell is part of feeling tired..
page 27-33 for those who wants more; http://books.google.no/books?id=5TC_Nlkddu0C&printsec=frontcover&hl=no#v=onep...
So, back to the potassium deficiency; the female cycle would suffer as the sodium-calcium get to dominate over potassium-magnesium (another big deficiency) and the bodily ebb and flow is distorted; we get bloated, we get pain, the cycle is too short, too long. This is not how it was meant to be..
The symptoms would also be, probably; tiredness, weight gain, insomnia or other sleep issues,cramping, muscular pain, Sugar
craving (because of the loss of energy, as glucose is a quick fix)etc, etc.
Basically all female issues of today..
Also it makes me wonder if a good start of any detox or attempt to heal an illness, would be to stabilize the electrolytes, same as the first thing they do at the hospitals. In the Iodine
protocol we are half way there with recommending magnesium and sodium, we forgot potassium; except for V.