Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness that is caused by an infection from certain types of bacteria, including staphylococcus aureus.   Menstruating women are at a higher risk of getting TSS, as naturally occurring vaginal bacteria can over grow in the presence of a blood-soaked tampon that is left in
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Menstrual Cups

Menstrual Cups

Have you heard of the menstrual cup? They have been around since 1935 but only in recent years have they become a more popular alternative to tampons and pads for menstrual care. The cups are made of medical grade silicon and are inserted into the vagina as you would a tampon.   Why should you
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Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

For many people low carbohydrate diets are the go to program for weight loss and it was only last week that I had a discussion with a PT on the topic. He recommended all of his female clients try a low carbohydrate, high protein diet along side training to assist in losing weight. My response
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Disordered Eating – An Interview

Disordered Eating – An Interview

It is incredibly admirable to openly talk about a tough time in your life and do so selflessly in order to help others. I was lucky enough to meet one of these inspiring women who shared with me her eating disorder battle and the ongoing affects it has had on her life. Nadine, a 32
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Feminine hygiene mistakes

Feminine hygiene mistakes

Our body is a remarkable organism designed to work autonomously to maintain balance. Too often we underestimate how capable our bodies are and end up creating problems by interfering with natural functions. Incorrect feminine hygiene practices can cause internal imbalances that lead to an array of uncomfortable situations. It is common belief that to clean
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