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As women everywhere are well aware, there are various products available for use during menstruation. Disposable towels and tampons are the popular products of choice but there are alternative options.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD, (no, it's not PMS!) is best defined as a hormonal sensitivity that causes intense, often life-disabling mental and physical symptoms every month in women with the condition. Learn more at the Gia Allemand Foundation.
No one really likes talking about “that time of the month” and no one wants to think about that red haze waiting just around the corner. Thankfully that’s starting to change. Women are becoming more vocal about their menstrual cycle and it's transforming modern culture. Young women can now hear the answers to the questions that we wouldn’t have been able to ask without blushing and maybe even stuttering a bit twenty years ago.
I first discovered intermittent fasting around 20 years ago, although back then I had no idea what it was called, or even that it actually had a name. I simply found that my body was happier if it wasn't being stuffed with food from morning to night.
I started to appreciate my period as I grew more mature. It happened as a result of exploring alternative means of healing and meeting a bunch of pagans while I studied shamanism. The Wiccan women I encountered seemed to appreciate their cycles. They spoke of "moon times" and "flow"...words I'd never associated with what I only knew as "the curse" because the word "menstruation" was far too bulky to be useful in most circumstances. I didn't know it was connected to the moon or the three faces of the goddess (virgin, maiden, crone), or that my blood was actually magical.
This article isn't about sex. I know, I know. You're disappointed. Me too. But all the best writers say to write about what you know, and to this day, I know very little about sex. Not long after getting my bachelor's degree, I was safely married and out of sin's way. I had a whopping total of two sexual encounters before I met my first husband.
Most health-conscious people out there make a point to look for food that delivers a powerful nutritional punch when they are trying to eat. Eating vitamin-rich foods means that our body has the goods it needs to keep functioning at maximum capability.
While the world and technology has become more accommodating to the visually impaired, blindness remains a huge issue for many people who either used to be able to see before losing their vision or never saw at all. While braille and seeing eye dogs have helped, many scientists believe that assistive technologies can be developed that can further help the blind.
For all the non menopausal women out there, when you hear the word 'menopause', what image does that word invoke for you? The chances are, the reality of it is entirely different!
It is undeniable that, on a social level, there is a stigma to being fat. What less people talk about is the stigma fat people face just when going to the doctor's office. If you walk in for your check-up, complaining of shortness of breath or achy joints, the doctor will probably tell you to lose weight. In actuality, any number of things can be wrong with you (even dangerous things like cancer) but the doctor came to a conclusion about your health the moment you walked into his or her office.
Feeling better and needles seem to go hand-in-hand, but that doesn't mean people look forward to getting shots... so why do so many look forward to acupuncture?