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Many people Google “Irregular Periods” in hopes of finding out why they are either missing periods altogether or experiencing irregular periods on and off. We recognize that something must be “off” with our hormones when our periods are irregular but because most of us do not understand the complexities that balance our hormones (involving the brain, pituitary, ovarian, adrenal and thyroid glands) we are often at a loss to know what to do or what it means. For some reason, many women also do not report this to their doctors so sometimes...read more
Registered Nurse and Hormone Expert Camille Lawson shares the 7 most common PCOS symptoms and what you can do if you have one (or all) of them. Did you know that last month there were 40,500 Google searches for PCOS symptoms? That seems like a very high number to me and tells me that women are starved for some facts about the most common endocrine and metabolic disease affecting women of reproductive age (puberty to menopause). Approximately 10-20 % of women in this age group struggle with this problem so you are not alone! What is...read more
October marks breast cancer awareness month, a time to be mindful of what we can do to be proactive in fighting this disease. Part of a proactive approach is being screened, knowing the early signs and symptoms and taking steps to avoid the known risk factors. While great advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and survival rates are better today, there are still many mysteries especially when it comes to understanding the underlying causes and risk factors. Here is what we do know. There are risk factors that...read more
In celebration of Breast Health month we welcome this guest post from Alana Somerville, a schoolteacher, mom, and author of the book ChemoSabe which chronicles her journey to self-advocacy. Her story inspires us to overcome whatever life throws in our paths. I am a planner by nature. This may stem from my childhood, where my Mom had a “calendar desk”; it was on this calendar that every single thing we did was written. It was a sort of schedule bible. In September of 2011, on the heels of my 33rd birthday, my plan for the next year was to soak...read more
Maybe it was the first time a boy twanged your (new) bra strap in math class . . . maybe your mother bought you a bra too early or too late, and gym class was mortifying . . . maybe you have always thought your breasts were too small or too big . . . no matter what the reason, over 70% of women do not love their breasts according to the International Journal of Sexual Health. And that’s a shame. Here are six ways you can start loving your breasts to lead to a healthier, more holistic, more confident you. Get a bra fitting If you want to...read more