I've noticed my stools have improved in 'quality' (if you call it that). Mine used to smell quite bad and have trouble flushing (jeez this is a TMI topic - I am blushing hehe
), but now they are noticeably less smelly and flush well. I also found using the 'squatting' method (or as close as I can on a throne without breaking the seat) is great for helping those 'stubborn' stools and generally makes going to the toilet a lot easier.
As for Menstrual cycle, since I've gotten very serious with my diet, I've only had 3 months of menstruation as I've been pregnant the rest of the time! LOL. Before that, although I was reasonable with my diet, I didn't have any noticeable change to my cycles, but then I wasn't as strict as now. The 3 months between pregnancies (it was 9 months total - I just didn't get them back straight away
) were a lot heavier and painful, but it could be just the normal return after childbirth - I wouldn't have a clue... If I remember when I get them back next time (bub #2 is due in March and I have no idea when they'll return after that) then I may come back and let people know....