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THE BENEFITS OF COLD DIPPING & COLD-WATER THERAPY

Cold-dips, cold water therapy and ice plunges have all seen quite a boom in popularity recently, hot and cold-water therapy is a ritual that has been around for centuries, however it has been growing an increased interest over the past few years, with partakers saying it can boost your mood, your energy, and even help with depression, anxiety and menopause! But is there any science behind it, are these benefits genuine or just a coincidence? WHAT IS COLD WATER THERAPY/COLD DIPS? Cold dips or cold-water therapy means immersing your body in cold water (any water that’s less than 15°C). To give you a rough idea, the water coming from your cold tap at home will be less than 20°C (and...

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5 TIPS TO SURVIVE YOUR PERIOD CRAMPS

Period cramps are often a very unwelcome marker of each month. Some of us get off relatively lightly with the odd twinge or a general ache in our lower abdomen, and some of us suffer heavily, cramping from morning until night for 5 days + and being bound to the sofa, bed or somewhere in between. The severity of our own period cramps can be dependent on a few different factors, but unfortunately there isn’t much we can do to stop them. However, there are a few things we can do to survive them, & possibly even ease them slightly!    #1 - FOODS & VITAMINS TO HELP EASE PERIOD CRAMPS Eating a healthy diet may be a way to...

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DO PERIODS & PMS AFFECT ADHD?

Have you ever left home leaving your full, perfectly made coffee cup on the side or frantically looked where your phone is only to realise, you’re already holding it, to then check the dates and realise you’re PMS-ing? This might just be me, but your PMS symptoms and hormones can influence our brain, often more than we think, and forgetfulness is very normal during PMS. However, those menstruators who also suffer with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) can experience far worse & more disruptive symptoms like brain fog, forgetfulness & hypersensitivity.   WHAT IS ADHD? Firstly, let’s get some info. ADHD - attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – is a neurodevelopment, behavioural, and mental health condition characterized by difficulty with attention, routine, hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, fidgeting,...

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WHAT IS MENOPAUSE & PERIMENOPAUSE?

EVERY woman will go through menopause in their life. It is inevitable and unavoidable. Menopause is still such a taboo subject and needs to be talked about more and more. It is so under researched in our male dominated world that women are suffering through huge bodily changes with little information, knowledge or understanding & help on how to manage it. So, what is it? Menopause occurs when the female sex hormones naturally decrease as you get older, your ovaries eventually stop releasing eggs and your periods stop. Doesn't sound too terrible, does it? Until you realise the implications this has on the entire rest of your body! Every single cell in the human body has hormones in it, our...

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WHY DO MY PERIODS COME EARLY & LATE?

We can track our periods on a calendar the old-fashioned way and we have clever apps that help us track our periods, our symptoms and other factors of our cycles and we can learn our bodies to know what’s happening. However, sometimes no matter how much we have tracked, logged, marked or noted our cycles, our periods can still surprise us a few days early, or leave us wondering where they are by showing up late. So why does this happen & what causes it? WHAT MAKES MY PERIODS COME EARLY OR LATE?  Knowing our cycles and being more familiar with our menstruation is starting to become more talked about and understood. We’re learning the phases of each cycle more,...

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