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 […]

Women’s Health Wearables and Tech that Help with Periods and Pregnancy

It’s no longer enough to track your run or even your heartbeat while you run; what’s monitoring your baby’s heartbeat when you run? Women’s health wearables and tech apps have moved way beyond fitness to focus on pertinent issues like reproductive health, from tracking periods to planning pregnancies, mental health through the monitoring of stress, […]

#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 […]

How I Used Essential Oils to Change my Cycle…and My Life

(CAVEAT: I am NOT a doctor; I cannot diagnose or cure anything. I can only speak to my experiences with essential oils, which also do not cure or heal anything.) So now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about how I used essential oils to change my menstrual cycle and my life. But […]

5 Things to Do to Make PMS Less Painful

Womanhood comes with many rites of passage and periods are of course one of our favorites! If you ask any woman today if she remembers the first time she started menstruating, she can probably recall the moment in detail. It was a turning point in her life, where she went from being a girl to […]

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 […]

The Effects of Menstruation on your Breasts

Many of us wake up some days wishing we had bigger boobs. And once a month, Mother Nature gives in to us! Did you know that during PMS, generally the week before you get your period, your breasts can grow a whole cup size? Somewhat non-coincidentally, studies have proven that men find women most attractive […]

Chinese Traditional Medicine: A PMS Fighting Ninja

The mysteries around Ancient Chinese Traditional Medicine are vast and alluring, even when it comes to periods! The Ancient Chinese believed that PMS was caused by an imbalance in the Qi of the reproductive system. In fact, many Asian cultures use Traditonal Chinese Medicine products to treat hormonal imbalances, one of the primary causes of […]

6½ Reasons to be Thankful for Our Periods

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and being grateful for our blessings, luck, and fate, we thought it would be a great idea to ask girls and women why they were thankful for their periods. You may be arching an eyebrow, thinking “Yeah right!” Or you may be leaning in a little closer to find out […]

Father's Day: a break from resentment

About a week ago I felt myself needing a good cry. My period had come and gone without the occurrence of my usual PMS related emotional breakdown that helps rid my body of any bottled up emotions from the previous month. I really enjoy the overwhelming emotional experience even when if it creeps up on […]