Navigating Food Allergies

As I've written about before, acne is something I've struggled with for more than a decade. It has taken its toll on me mentally, emotionally and physically. But acne is just one symptom of inflammation I've battled over the years. Since middle school, I have had stomach issues. I used to think it was normal … Continue reading Navigating Food Allergies

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Benefits of Drinking Tea

I have never liked the taste of artificially flavored water. In turn, I have never really cared for tea. Iced, hot, you name it... I wouldn't drink it. The taste of coffee is also one that I can't stomach, so water has always been my go-to morning drink of choice. However, tea is full of … Continue reading Benefits of Drinking Tea

Ways to Drink More Water

Did you know that up to 60% of the adult human body is made up of water? Considering that's more than half, I think it's safe to say that it's important we drink a lot of water throughout the day. There are several reasons why drinking water is so beneficial. To name a few, water … Continue reading Ways to Drink More Water

My Favorite Period Products and Brands

After getting my period at 10 years old, I was told which period products to use and how often they should be changed. This was pretty much the extent of my crash course in feminine products. It's safe to say that at this point in life, I didn't know much about feminine health in general. … Continue reading My Favorite Period Products and Brands

Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil: How-to and Benefits

Oil pulling, a practice that originated in India, is the act of swishing oils from plants in your mouth. The holistic practice is believed to help naturally whiten teeth, kill harmful bacteria in the mouth, reduce bad breath, prevent cavities, and reduce gum inflammation. It’s also said that oil pulling can help with overall health … Continue reading Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil: How-to and Benefits

Why I Bought an At-Home Fertility Test

Getting your period is a big deal. As a 10 year old, I remember being confused on what it was, so my mom explained everything and helped me along the way. At first, things didn’t seem so bad. I was the first of my friends to get a visit from Aunt Flo and it was … Continue reading Why I Bought an At-Home Fertility Test

Running Tips for Beginners

Let me start by saying running is hard. In fact, I have loathed the activity for most of my life. So, you may be surprised (I was too at the time) to learn that several years ago I decided to give running a try for the first time. I had just graduated from college and … Continue reading Running Tips for Beginners

4 Phases of the Menstrual Cycle: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

If you’re like me, you may not have known that we don’t just experience different seasons at different times of the year. Women actually experience each of the four seasons every month during their menstrual cycle. Now, I used to think that the term “menstrual cycle” was used solely when referring to the time of … Continue reading 4 Phases of the Menstrual Cycle: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

Staying Active at Home

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced most of us to be cooped up at home all day. Staring at the same four walls day in and day out can make it difficult to find motivation to stay active. However, it’s important that we keep our bodies moving for both our physical and mental well-being. With … Continue reading Staying Active at Home

Why I Removed My IUD

At 23 years old, getting an IUD sounded like the best thing I could do at the time. Considering all I had already experienced when it came to menstruation and the female anatomy, this small, hormonal contraceptive device was bound to change my life in a positive way. My doctor said the IUD would help … Continue reading Why I Removed My IUD