Archive for April, 2012
I know of many women who struggle with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and have often wondered if there was a woman in the world struggling with it and has been able to use natural remedies to get her hormones balanced and health back on track. After much searching and a random conversation at dinner recently, I believe I have found that woman. See her story below. For more information about her story visit her website at askcassyfirst.com.
Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:02pm
Hello. It is day one after the challenge, and I am still all raw. I did have some gum, but i don’t count that as digressing. I had a nice day, although I woke up with a bit of tenderness in my glands, and a slightly dripping nose. One of my coworkers is sick…I told her no way, I am not catching it! So, i visualized that I wasn’t getting ill, took a bunch of probiotics and oregano oil supplements, and now I am fine. I must get plenty of rest to make sure this sticks!
I am doing some more planning for my blog & new website, so that is exciting. I won’t give any details though, since I want to keep it secret! Only my sister and husband know as of now. It is going to be of help to people though, so I know that it is a good thing. A needed thing. (more…)
Mood swings in men are a primary symptom of andropause. Irritability as a result of a hormonal imbalance is a reality. Irritable Men Syndrome or Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is the term used to describe the mood swings in men.Irritability in men is often a result of high stress cortisol levels and low testosterone levels. Some men respond by acting out while others hold these feelings in and become depressed. Behaviors characteristic of men with Irritable Men Syndrome include: anger, sarcasm, tension, frustration, sadness and anxiety.
A dermoid cyst is a type of benign tumor sometimes referred to as mature cystic teratoma. It is an abnormal cyst that usually affects younger women and may grow to 6 inches in diameter. Symptoms of a dermoid cyst include abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, nausea, pain during sexual intercourse and unexplained weight gain, some women report bloating of the tummy to the point where they can appear 6 months pregnant. Here’s Lauren’s story.
Answer: Many women report an increase in libido during their period, though the jury is still out on the exact reasons why. It might have to do with fluctuating hormones, which tend to be high during ovulation and low during menstruation. It’s possible that you’re in an amorous mood because PMS is alleviated by the onset of your period. Or, you could (more…)
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Does the vaginal orgasm exist? For years, scientists — and women themselves — have grappled with this question. According to new research published in theJournal of Sexual Medicine, they do, and past studies that concluded otherwise are suspect. (more…)
Researchers estimate that 5-10% of women in the United States have PCOS. Women with PCOS are at higher risk than women without the disorder to experience other health problems, such as insulin resistance, obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. (Source: www.nichd.nih.gov)
Here’s Sarah’s Story:
I’m 20 years old, and I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) at age 16. This means I am insulin resistant and I have an abnormal menstrual cycle. It’s also a leading cause in infertility. From age 12 to 18, I had extremely painful cramping with each period. So much that I would be throwing up and missing (more…)
I recently came across a website called, thehealthyelements.com, a holistic site ran by Certified Holistic Health Coach and Reiki Practitioner, Nicole Jardim. The mission of The Healthy Element is to help clients achieve balanced health through nutrition, fitness and less toxic more spiritual living. Below is a recent post regarding hormone balance. Enjoy.
“You’ve been feeling extra moody for a week, your skin is breaking out like crazy, all you can think about are BAD CARBS, you don’t even fit into your fat jeans and your boobs are killing you. Your PMS has never been this bad! So what gives? (more…)
The female condom is a non-hormone form of birth control that the woman can use. Two types of female condoms have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: the FC1 (made of polyurethane and no longer produced) and the FC2 (made of synthetic latex and has a silicone-based lubricant).
Here are some important facts about the female condom that you should know about.
It is a little less effective than the male condom
MedlinePlus stated that the female condom’s (more…)
Women have more sexual fantasies during fertile periods of the month, a new study finds.
The research is one of many studies finding differences in women’s sexual interest across the menstrual cycle. For example, a 2007 study in the journal Hormones and Behavior found that around ovulation, when pregnancy is possible, women say they prefer macho, masculine guys. An April 2011 study even suggested that women who are in the more fertile phase of the (more…)