Just before and during the first days of your menstruation, you may experience some sleeping difficulties. Five possible causes and solutions if your cycle affects your sleep. (…)
You’re irritated, bloated and bleeding. Oh, and you’ve got cramps. The cons of menstruation are evident. But did you know there are also pros? How about No. 8: it can’t get any worse. (…)
Dolly Parton sang it already: ‘As soon as this part’s over, then comes the menopause.’ No more bleeding, hurrah? After the menopause, serious health issues can arise. To raise awareness for these issues, the 18th of October is #worldmenopauseday. (…)
Menstruation + (elite) athletic performance: usually not a winning combination. But adapting your training to your cycle can lead to better results and less injuries. (…)
Headaches are annoying. Especially when you’re also on your period. Here are 12 tips against menstrual migraine. Also for ‘normal’ period pain. (…)
Is menstruating still necessary? It’s also possible to delete your periods with hormonal contraception. A lot of women do this, sometimes even without knowing. Here’s how. (..)
Menstruation + shame: they go hand in hand. But not because of the reasons you might think. (…)
Wouldn’t you rather be a storm than a wave? ‘Let it go,’ says Rebecca Plume who fiercely recommends embracing your entire menstrual cycle, including the emotional outbursts caused by hormones. (…)
Plan diet, exercise, work and social activities according to your menstrual cycle for a more balanced life. (…)
Every beginning is difficult. And also the start of your menstruation can go hand in hand with pain and other complaints. But does this automatically mean something is wrong? (…)
‘My oncologist told me not to expect any future visits from Aunt Flo once I completed his prescribed six-session chemo routine.’ In other words: how cancer treatment effects your cycle. A story by Cruz Santana.(…)
Sara Lopez had no idea what her doctor was talking about when she diagnosed her with adenomyosis. Since then, however, she has become a certified health coach, and specialises in this painful condition. (…)
Heavy, painful or irregular periods and pms plague many women. Eight ways to balance your hormones and your menstrual cycle. (…)
‘Rewind two years and you might have found me in a heap on my bedroom floor, crying, engulfed by a black cloud of depression.’ Business psychologist Clare Knox writes about dealing with PMDD. (…)
What if the birth control pill suppresses a whole lot more than just your periods? Taq Bhandal writes about how going off the pill saved her sex drive and explains the advantages of natural fertility awareness methods. (…)
How does the menstrual cycle influence girls’ academic performance? A Dutch support service investigates… (…)
How about the male menopause? Does it really exist? Men do experience a decrease of testosterone production.
Why are you more susceptible to vaginal yeast infections around the time of your menstruation? And how to prevent them? Tips for a healthy vagina.
‘I can write about what has been part of my life and it is ok! People are reading these stories and they are cheering not recoiling or shushing! So here it is…’ A guest blog by the British holistic practitioner Melonie Syrett.
Two to three times more women suffer from migraine than men. Hormones clearly play a role. Dutch pharmacologist Antoinette Maassen van den Brink of the Erasmus MC Rotterdam did ground-breaking research.