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Ways to practice self-care during your period

Hello everyone! Menstruation  will always be an incredibly subjective experience, which no two individuals will share precisely. Because of this, self-care during your period has to be personal; not all tips will work for everyone.  The  menstrual cycle  is split into four phases: the follicular, the ovulatory, the luteal and the menstrual phases.  The menstrual phase  is where self-care is most important. I’ve put together a list of tips that can help. So, without further ado, let’s get into it. Apply heat Heat, especially applied to the abdomen, works marvels. A warm bath helps soothe the cramps a little and allows the body to relax. If you are not in the mood for a bath, you can use a hot water bottle or heating pad. Holding one against your abdomen is surprisingly effective at easing pain.  Related post: Managing menstrual pain naturally Hydrate Hydration is important all month round, not just in the week of menstruation. However, on your period it can be particularly useful. It se

Managing menstrual pain naturally

Hello everyone! Over half of people who menstruate experience  menstrual pain  ( dysmenorrhea ) for one to a few days every month.  Cramps affect many people  before  and  during  their period.  While some people only experience mild cramps, others aren’t as blessed.   It’s completely normal to feel discomfort around your abdomen, lower back, and thighs when you’re menstruating.   During your period, the muscles of your uterus contract and relax to help shed the built-up lining.  At times you’ll experience  cramps , which are your muscles at work.  Some people may also experience  nausea ,  vomiting ,  headaches , or  diarrhoea . Dealing with cramps every month can be very frustrating.  Fortunately, there are remedies that might help you relieve  period cramps .  It’s important to remember that these methods  won’t always work , especially for chronic conditions, but they can offer relief for mild to moderate period pain. Over the counter medication and hormonal birth control are alw

Six (6) teas I always have in my pantry ☕ 🍵

Hello everyone! As I told you in my previous post: Effective ways to treat cellulite , I don't like the smell of coffee.  As a matter of fact, I never drank a sip of coffee in my life!  Conversely, I do love teas; I try to drink 3 to 4 cups a day.  But which teas or tisanes you might ask - there are so many to choose from.   True  teas  come from the Camellia sinensis plant, while a herbal infusion , or  tisane  is any plant-derived drink other than true tea.  From berry blends to green tea to Earl Grey, the many versions of chai, black, breakfast, and whatever else.  There are so many  options. Healthy teas are nothing new to the world, but culturally, many of us have forgotten how to use them.  Irrespective of how we feel about holistic medicine, the power of tea is undeniable. These are the 6 teas I always have in my pantry and a little information about their benefits … Green Let me start with one of the most well-known teas.  Essentially,