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3 ways your period talks to you (6min read)

Periods can feel like waiting for the arrival of dooms day. But did you know our periods reveal so much about our health? In the same way body temperature, pulse, heart rate and blood pressure are vital signs that communicate imbalance, periods are also a vital sign. We just need to know what to look […]

PeriodsNotPills Campaign

Pill bleeds are not real periods! A narrative become increasingly popular is that women don’t need periods. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve never heard it said or written anywhere that men or boys don’t need to produce testosterone. Yet, for some strange reason it’s seen as normal for teenage girls and […]

Period Pain – Is There A Way Out? (7min Read)

If you’re reading this, chances are you have experienced that gut-wrenching feeling we call period pain OR you know someone who has! It’s fair to say many of us have grown up with the notion that our menses is nothing less than a very difficult & painful time of the month, and there’s nothing we […]

Top Tips from Media Influence Live 2018

Build it and they will come! This mantra took on a new meaning since attending Media influence Live 2018. I should admit, I was hesitant to write a pre-event blog. Partly because I wasn’t sure what to expect, and partly because there is a part of me that feels some intentions should stay private. Having […]

Hormones 101 (4min Read)

Ever felt ‘hormonal’ or been told by your nearest and dearest that you’re being ‘too emotional’? Truth is WE ARE ALL HORMONAL, at every hour of the day! Without hormones we would not be alive. They’re responsible for every function in our body. Hormones are like special keys which unlock a particular door. Each key […]

Endometriosis – A War Of Its Own (4min Read)

Endometriosis is increasingly becoming a major problem and not enough women are aware of it. I come across women who have experienced period pain for several years and did not know it was because of endometriosis. I’ve personally heard it being described as ‘it feels like my body is at war with itself’. So what […]

Health is More Than Just A Diet! (2min Read)

Let’s just clarify something – a diet is not the foods you eat, it’s EVERYTHING that you inhabit and consume in your life! When we talk about a healthy diet, it is the thoughts you ponder, the images you screen on your phone and of course, the foods we enjoy. Many of the fad ‘diets’ […]

Intro to PCOS (4min Read)

Next time you’re out and about, take a good look around you because there’s a high likelihood you’ve crossed paths with women suffering silently with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS are fluid-filled sacs on or around the ovaries. They can vary in size and number, which often influences the severity of symptoms. So what causes […]

Common Symptoms of Fibroids (1min Read)

Many women often go several years with fibroids without actually knowing they have it. It is quite common to assume that symptoms such as heavy bleeding is just a natural part of the cycle, and is therefore nothing that requires further investigation. Often times women are diagnosed when trying for a baby and keep coming [...]

Lifestyle & Diet That Causes Fibroids (5min Read)

Fibroids develop due to an excess of oestrogen in the body.

You’re a Herbalist, Why Are You Sick? (5 min read)

It seems there’s an unspoken rule that herbalists aren’t allowed to get sick! Now there’s two ways of looking at this: On one hand, it could mean that herbalists are seen as invincible and therefore forfeit the right to sickness. OR it could be that with access to a world filled with amazing plants, surely, […]

Is There a Spiritual Side to Fibroids? (5min Read)

Fibroids can be described as a collection of waste that builds up in the uterus.

Can Herbs Balance Your Hormones? (2min Read)

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘balance your hormones’ floating around. But what does this actually mean? There isn’t a way to actually ‘balance’ your hormones. There’s no see-saw as such that we’re balancing when we work with the body. However, what this refers to is helping your hormones work more efficiently by supporting your pituitary […]

Period Pain is NOT Normal! (2min Read)

News flash: Period pains are not the norm! Contrary to popular belief, it is not the burden we are doomed to carry whilst we suffer in silence. In fact, pain of any kind, whether it’s back pain, knee pain, or pain in your eyes (ouch!) is not normal. Pain is the body’s way of communicating […]

Basics of Fibroids (2min Read)

Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths that form in the uterus.

10 Signs Your Period Pain Isn’t Normal (2min Read)

Millions of women around the world experience period pain, and not surprisingly, it is the number one reason behind work and school absence in women under 30. That’s a serious societal problem! It means even if period pain does not affect you personally, if you run a business that employs women, it’s likely some of […]