MENSTRUATION MATTERS

that time of the month can sneak up on you

Running late again, I chose the first friend I saw and asked her to help me with my monthly blog post – what should I write about? I asked, not that I expected an answer. …She leaned in and said: How about — Those Times Y’know those times when your period just takes over, becomes your whole life. When...
Fertility Charting Is the Way of the Future!

Fertility Charting Is the Way of the Future!

The Quantified Self is the idea that by tracking things about your body you can live a happier and healthier life. Hardware devices like the Fitbit and Withings scale measure your daily activity and weight respectively so people can set and reach activity and weight goals. Apps like Lose It are tapping into this idea using a software-only approach: Lose...

Musings on Menopause and Heart Disease

A recent article by Swift et al. looked at the effects of aerobic exercise on heart health. Midlife women with high blood pressure were assigned to one of three exercise groups—a program of exercise that met National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines, one that was half the amount of exercise recommended by the NIH, or one that was 150% of...

Weekend Links: The Uterus Is Not Magic, and Rape is Rape Edition

Like everyone else, we’ve been overwhelmed this week (to say the least) with the news of Rep. Todd Akin (Missouri) and his belief in the mAgIc *~uTeRuS. Eve Ensler wrote an open letter to Rep. Akin: Dear Mr. Akin, I Want You to Imagine… President Obama suggested that a certain “individual who sits on the House Committee on Science and...
An Apple A Day . . .

An Apple A Day . . .

My most recent apple! Everybody knows “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Or at least we teach our kids this saying. It turns out now “an apple a day keeps menopause woes away,” at least according to the Red Hot Mamas’ website, and some other recent news posts. Apples (along with many other fruits and vegetables)...
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