Natural anti-androgen supplements reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.Continue Reading
When it comes to hormonal birth control, is a contraceptive implant (rod) or injection any better than the Pill?
Pharmaceutical companies would like you to think an implant is better because they want you to choose it as your alternative birth control. But let’s be honest. A true alternative would be a non-hormonal method such as fertility awareness or the copper IUD. Implants or rods are basically “business as usual” and here’s why.Continue Reading
In your 40s, you may find you don’t cope with stress as well as you used to. You’re not imagining things, and you’re definitely not alone. Women are three times more likely to suffer anxiety, depression, and insomnia during the five years leading up to menopause.
These years are called perimenopause and it’s a vulnerable time. Not just because you’re busier than ever with career and family, but also because you’ve suddenly lost the progesterone that used to calm and stabilize your stress response system (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal or HPA axis).Continue Reading
Do you suffer bad period pain? You shouldn’t have to.
Period pain is common, so we tend to think it just goes with the territory of having periods. But most normal period pain will disappear with the right diet and supplements.
Put it this way: If it doesn’t disappear, then it’s not normal period pain. It’s strong period pain and might be a sign of an underlying medical condition like endometriosis.Continue Reading