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5 things your periods shouldn't do

5 things your periods shouldn't do

1. Hurt so much you can't do what you want.

2. Bleed so much you have to wear two types of protection at once.  

3. Last longer than 8 days

4. Leave you feeling weak

5. Be shorter than 3 days

 

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Fibroids | Herbal Tea

Fibroids | Herbal Tea

Fibroids are an extremely common issue.  There are reports of up to 25 percent of women in their reproductive years having fibroids, but in reality, there are far more whose symptoms are undetectable or haven’t been reported.

Fibroids can cause issues such as painful, heavy periods or fertility issues.  They are seen as being fed by an excess of strong oestrogen.  We see them as relating to a much more complex array of emotional and lifestyle influences that can be shifted to support the presentation of this often debilitating symptomology.

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Menstrual Leave; yay or nay?

Menstrual Leave; yay or nay?

As a woman which has known the pangs of severe period pain, my heart skipped a beat when I heard that Italy is thinking about bringing in menstrual leave. Just a few weeks before this the news reported that doctors have finally recognised period pain is sometimes as bad as a heart attack. But, not everyone thinks menstrual leave is great. In fact, some of the biggest nay-sayers are women themselves.

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Natural Answers for PCOS

Natural Answers for PCOS

PCOS can be a terrible condition. It can make you infertile, overweight, spotty, fatigued and hairy-er. For many women suffering with it they feel depressed and un-feminine. Here's an excerpt from my free guide to PCOS.

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5 ways your life will improve by charting your hormone cycle

5 ways your life will improve by charting your hormone cycle

When I was a teenager I took "the pill" for contraception. But I found myself in a never-ending loop of Cystitis leading to antibiotics, leading to Thrush, leading to anti-candida drugs. This pattern would rinse and repeat itself every few months. It was awful. When I started working at Neal's Yard Remedies I told one of my colleagues and they suggested it was the pill upsetting my hormone levels. I was intrigued to say the least. The thought of ending the burning pain, the itching, scratching, horrible symptoms, was so tempting. I just had to find out. 

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