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Bladder Leakage Taboo

There are still some functions and natural occurrences in our bodies that carry a taboo. We are beginning to talk more openly and comfortably about certain things and especially natural bodily functions, however, some of them we still cloak in embarrassment and pretend aren’t happening to us and don’t end up talking about the issue, or the shame that surrounds it, and this is the case with bladder leakage. This cloud of taboo embarrassment can also then cause many conditions of bladder leakage to go undiagnosed a lot longer than they need to. Bladder leakage affects 1 in 4 women! Yes, 1 in 4. And it affects twice as many women as men! It’s time we started deciphering the condition...

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WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women. It is an incurable gynaecological disorder that in some is symptomless; in others it is painful and extremely debilitating. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial lining, normally located inside the uterus grows outside the uterus. This can occur in the pelvis, peritoneum, ovaries, vagina, fallopian tubes, uterosacral ligaments, rectum, bladder, and intestines. The problem is that too often the disorder isn’t diagnosed, leaving women suffering pain that lasts years undiagnosed & unexplained!   Photo: Cristina Gareau WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT ENDOMETRIOSIS The endometrium lining covers the uterus walls. It thickens during the cycle to prepare the uterus for a possible pregnancy, if there is no egg fertilization during ovulation, it disintegrates and releases, this is...

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What Causes PMS? (Premenstrual Stress/Syndrome)

Asking the question ‘what is PMS’ is rather futile. Almost all menstruators will have experienced the familiar feelings of PMS in their menstruating life time and have probably also witnessed the same hormonal effects on others close to them. We all know how it feels; we all know what it is for ourselves. The unexplainable rage, the uncontrollable tears, the ability to be wildly irritated and desperate to be loved by the same individual all at the same time are just some of the feelings we can experience. However, we aren’t all completely sure what causes them. Or why some months we are relatively rational, and others we can feel like something that closely resembles a raging mythical creature that...

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WHAT IS CYCLE SYNCING?

  Ever feel like your hormones have all of the control? It’s not just your imagination -crying one minute, ecstatic the next, even sometimes off-the-walls horny. We women can sometimes be combinations of ever-rotating energy, hormones and emotions, and we may well have our menstrual cycle to thank. Despite it occurring on repeat every month, we can still feel out of control of our own bodies and minds. We still have a long way to go to understand exactly how our menstrual cycles affect our overall wellbeing, but lately, experts have been taking what we do know and using that information to our advantage. From this research it seems cycle syncing could have some answers.   The idea behind cycle syncing is...

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FREE INSTINCTIVE FLOW

  The joy of our periods isn’t always obvious and sometimes the sheer surprise of its monthly arrival can be the most doomed part & easily ruin your day, especially if it’s early or catches you off guard. Free Instinctive Flow (FIF) is a method of controlling the flow of menstrual blood as it leaves your body without any form of period protection, and managing your periods the same way as going to the toilet. By listening to your body and being conscious of where you are at, you can learn to feel what is happening inside and thereby go and “empty” yourself when the time comes. FIF is different from free bleeding as FIF is about controlling the flow versus accepting you publicly...

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