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Why You Should Keep A Period Diary

Periods have a wide range of symptoms, intensities, and durations. Add to that the fact that everyone experiences pain differently. The trick is to figure out your own particular cycle, and the best method to do it is to use a period diary. The Importance Of Keeping Track of Your Period Symptoms Do you ever notice that you have specific symptoms, such as a recurring painful headache or feeling too emotional every now and again. But they go away or don't last long enough for you to remeber them — until the next time? Here are some problems with this. First, you're likely to miss any forming trends. Do you suffer particular symptoms three days before your period, or on...

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2 Sustainable Ways To Greet Aunt Flow Every Month

Aunt Flo isn't always a welcome guest, but like it or not, she's here to stay. Fortunately, we live in a world where there are more period products available than ever before. No longer do we have to depend on lamb skins or rubber pantaloons. But, with so many options available, how do women know which product is best for them? When determining the ideal product for your health and lifestyle, there are numerous aspects to consider: Level of physical activity Cost Sustainability - Reusable or disposable? Usability Time efficiency – How long can the product be worn before it needs to be changed or cleaned? And the list goes on. Here is some useful information about two popular menstrual...

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What Most People Get Wrong About The Menstrual Cup

  Because a menstrual cup has to be inserted into the vagina, there have been some long-standing concerns about its use. Today, let’s take a look at 5 common misconceptions about using the menstrual cup:  It Is Difficult To Insert & Take Out The most common misunderstanding regarding menstrual cups is that they are difficult to insert. This is not true. When properly placed, they form a vacuum seal and there is no need to be concerned about leaking. If you're having trouble inserting your period cup, here are 3 simple steps to follow: Clean your hands. Fold and secure (one of the most common ways to fold a menstrual cup is a push down-fold). Place the folded cup in...

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Alcohol Consumption During Your Periods – Here’s What You Need To Know

While you may crave alcohol, consuming it during your period might have a negative impact on your hormone levels. Alcohol can enhance the body's synthesis of both oestrogen and testosterone. Excessive amounts of either can aggravate PMS symptoms, particularly mood swings and irritability. It also has an effect on the balance of prostaglandins, which can aggravate cramping. Can Alcohol Cause More Bleeding? Menstrual blood is distinct from the rest of your body's blood. In addition to blood, it contains mucus and fragments of the inner uterine lining. Your body tends to get more dehydrated after a night of drinking. Alcohol's dehydrating effects may make blood and mucus thicker and hence more difficult to pass. Alcohol Can Affect Your Periods In...

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Refreshing Relief - Raspberry Mango Coconut Water Smoothie

This delightful smoothie will have you daydreaming of a warm beach somewhere! It's jam-packed with sharp and fresh flavours, owing primarily to raspberry and mango. The key ingredient here, though, is fresh ginger. The ginger really brings it to life and makes it incredibly refreshing and energetic.  Use coconut water to thin out this smoothie. If you don't like coconut water, you could substitute plain water or your preferred type of milk. This is more of a snack rather than a meal replacement smoothie. A Smoothie For The Final Stage Of Menstruation If no implantation occurs during this point of your cycle, the thicker uterine lining begins to disintegrate. This stage is accompanied by many PMS symptoms such as mood...

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