January 5, 2018

Oestrogen: a hormone for women and men

What separates the girls from the boys? From a physical perspective, it all boils down to hormones. The glands all over your body secrete substances which have an effect on how your organ system behaves; either in a positive or negative way. Although oestrogen is a female hormone, a man’s body also makes oestrogen; but at a lower level. Oestrogen is a group of sex hormones that help with the development and maintenance of female characteristics in the human body. So, your hormones act like messengers, that tell specific tissues in your body to behave a certain way. Amazing, right?…
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Women's Health
October 31, 2017

Beating the bloat at that time of the month

In theory, the menstrual cycle is awesome. Each month a gland in the brain sends a message to your ovaries saying it’s time to release an egg. If you’re “normal” (we mean this in the best way!), this happens around 450 times in your lifetime. The reality is that having to experience this every month feels anything but awesome. Menstruating can make you feel like a completely different person, both physically and emotionally. Besides the mood swings, feeling bloated can be one of the more unpleasant side effects of menstruation. Fortunately, it isn’t something you have to suffer through. There…
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Women's Health
October 24, 2017

Ladies, here’s how to light the fire in the bedroom

It’s normal to feel a dip in your sex drive as you get older. As life and work takes its toll, the occasional drop in your hormones is perfectly common. Before beating yourself up about it, let’s get a better understanding for why this happens: Stress & sleep. Stressful events can take over your everyday life, and can drain the sexual energy right out of you – more so if you’re not getting enough sleep. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that a good night's rest greatly enhances a woman's sex drive. So, the more you…
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July 29, 2017

Still going through puberty in your 20s?

Going through puberty and getting older is a completely natural process, but your hormones can do some weird things when you least expect it! Your hormones are your body’s special chemical messengers that control most of your major bodily functions. They can affect reproduction, emotions, mood, and even your skin. 1. Skin issues Your start a new job, move, get married, and have kids. Each of these milestones comes with its own levels of stress. These changes affect your mental health and wellbeing, and your skin. Here’s how: Stress levels influence your hormone levels, which may induce acne and trigger…
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Women's Health
August 24, 2014

Foods that fight PMS

PMS, or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, is incredibly common and almost every woman has experienced it at some point in their lives. Symptoms can be mild one month and terrible the next and include mood swings, acne, food cravings, tender breasts and fatigue. PMS occurs due to the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle – and importantly stress, lack of exercise and poor diet can aggravate the symptoms. (more…)
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