MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Ovulation is a hot topic, but….

Ovulation is a hot topic, but….

This graphic, courtesy of Justisse Healthworks for Women, shows the ebb and flow of estrogen and progesterone during an ovulatory menstrual cycle. Neither ovulation nor this cyclic hormonal activity occurs while using hormonal contraception. Everybody seems to be talking about ovulation these days in one context or another. ScienceDaily reported that women’s faces get redder when they ovulate, but...

Menstrual-Related Weekend Links: By the Numbers

1.   Naturopathic Doctor Lara Briden explains 4 Causes of Androgen Excess in Women on her Healthy Hormone Blog this week. If you are experiencing hair loss, facial hair (hirsutism) or acne, or have been diagnosed with PCOS, you’ll want to check this out for a better understanding the hows and whys of too much androgen. 2.   Over at Forbes.com Emma...

Use Your Period To Help You Pole Dance

Guest Post by Dana Michelle Gillespie Editor’s Note: This blog cross-posted from Pole World News. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most internationally sought after fitness, sports, and art forms in the world. The pole movement craze is a rapidly growing industry where whole multi-million dollar enterprises and careers have successfully been built. Pole dancing is no...
How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

Have you ever been concerned because your period was late? I know I have. But I’m not anymore! And you don’t have to be either! And since I’m sure you’d rather not spend several days every month nervously pacing and counting dates backwards on your hands while glaring at the general vicinity where you guess your uterus is, I’ll tell...
Bring on the Fat!

Bring on the Fat!

I’ve been doing research on my own menstrual cycle for almost four years, charting my cycle using the Fertility Awareness Method.   Photo by Pete&Brook // CC 2.0 My cycles have always been wacky. I got my period when I was 11  but bled only a couple times a year, until, at my doctor’s suggestion, I went on the...
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