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Coming off the birth control pill

There are many different opinions among the medical and scientific communities about the true effects of hormonal contraception. What we do know is that in order for hormonal contraception to work it has to stop your normal daily bodily endocrine system from working...

Holistic approach to menstrual health problems

Suffering from reproductive health problems is not an experience most women would call enjoyable. Reproductive health problems include Poly Cycstic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, menstrual cramps and PMS, all of which can be controlled and cured in some cases...

Fall pregnant naturally

You've focused on avoiding pregnancy for so long, but now it’s time - you want to have a baby! There’s no better way than the natural way. I am here to help you and your partner conceive your next baby. As your Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, I will guide...

Are you sexually savvy?

Answer true or false to these questions and give yourself one point for every correct answer (the answers are at the bottom of this article): A woman is only fertile for roughly 5 – 7 days in every single menstrual cycle. A woman is only considered healthy if her...

Why do women turn to the medical model to fall pregnant?

It may be the 21st century and, as women, we may we feel we have accomplished a lot. We’ve moved out of the kitchen and away from the traditional housewife role, becoming more independent and gaining rights such as being able to vote, equality and careers – just to...

Do you really understand the risks of your birth control method?

Aren’t humans strange? It’s only when a traumatic event happens to someone close to us that the same threats become a reality to us, and we start to question our own choices. I have a friend who suffered an ectopic pregnancy three weeks ago. She wasn’t planning on...

Four reasons why falling pregnant in 2016 is so difficult

THE PACE OF LIFE IS JUST WAY TOO FAST “Take time to smell the roses” What does that mean – I barely have time to exercise never mind just chill. When did you last lie on the grass and watch the clouds go by? Can I tell you how relaxing this is? If you work at a place...

Health and safety……..my arse!!!!

While on our European holiday this August my husband and I were travelling from London to Scotland on the overnight train. In the wee hours of the morning I went to buy a cup of tea from the kiosk. The train attendant made the cup of tea and then placed it in a white...

Eskom is onto something

So as it's happened to everyone currently living in SA....we all know about it and we have all experienced it. But maybe, just maybe Eskom is onto something. In today's fast paced, high stressed world we try to cram more into 24hours than is humanly possible. Whenever...

Is coffee causing your PMS?

Let’s catch up for a coffee? Coffee after your training run or ride? Coffee, Cafe Latte, Espresso, cappuccino these are all terms that have become common with everyday living. For some women their coffee schedule might look like this: cappuccino to wake up to,...

The power of charting

Charting your menstrual cycle is the process of learning what your body is telling you every single day of the year. The process of charting is taught to women who want: A natural method of birth control that does not disrupt the natural rhythms of the body. To...

Real-world reasons to wear a menstrual cup

Since I started menstruating I was a sanitary pad kinda girl. I’d  heard about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) at about 12 years old and this freaked me out – put simply TSS eats your insides out and there is no cure or at least wasn’t one back then. Tell any 12 year old...

The truth about your tampons and sanitary products

Women today are conscious of the need to restrict their contact with synthetic materials, skin irritants and unnecessary chemicals but perhaps because of the more personal nature of the topic, many women use dyed and bleached cotton tampons and pads without being...

Battling to fall pregnant

Taking control of your life: What NOT falling pregnant teaches you? In an age where convenience is key, we get what we want, when we feel we want it and when we think we need it. As life gets faster, we look for short cuts to keep up with the pace – some work others...

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