Back Pain: What’s Normal, Period-Related, and Not

Periods aren’t only a pain in the ass… they’re also normally pains in the back! It’s totally normal to get lower back pain during your period, but we’re here to help you understand what’s normal, in relation to PMS and periods, what’s excessive, and ways to deal with it! First, let’s understand why our backs […]

Medical Cannabis for PMS: It’s Complicated

Marijuana had Bob Marley singing in the 70’s, but little did he know, a medical cannabis version of it was probably making Queen Victoria sing more than a century earlier. Her Majesty received monthly cannabis injections to ease the pain from menstrual cramps… and perhaps also enjoyed side effects such as increased randyness and more […]

5 Signs You Might Need a Vaginal Steam

The uterus is a perfectly self- cleansing organ. Once a month it cleans itself out by shedding its lining and all of its contents. This is known as a period. But just like any organ of the body, sometimes it doesn’t always do its job the way it’s supposed to and that’s where a vaginal steam treatment […]

#HealthyMenstruation with Kelly Springer, MS, RD, CDN

It comes each month and for some of us it drags, its heavy, your skin breaks out, your stomach hurts, your breasts are tender , and you have an aching head. Yup you got it! For some women, their menstrual cycle is a thing to dread. I hope after reading this short article you will […]

Where does the term PMS come from?

Aunt Flo, the crimson wave, leak week… whatever you call that special time of the month, periods are never that much fun for anyone. One week before your menstrual cycle you may find yourself a bit more on edge and irritable than usual, and this can be attributed to what is known as PMS (Premenstrual […]