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My Third Training in Fertility Awareness

Gaining more training in Fertility Awareness is my gift to you. When I first came across Fertility Awareness, I thought there was only one method and I learned to use it on myself. Only after I started to study it in order to be able to teach have I realized [...]

By |March 26th, 2021|Categories: Fertility Awareness Method|

Can Alcohol Consumption Interfere With Our Hormones?

Part of our culture is to drink a glass of wine here and there or here and here. I won’t lie, I feel like having a glass of wine once in a while and when we meet friends it will probably include a drink or two. We know that too [...]

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Healthy Habits, Hormonal Health|

Fertility Awareness Method

For decades we were taught to believe that we must discuss everything about our fertility with our doctor. We are led to believe that if we want to prevent pregnancy or achieve pregnancy, we have to consult with someone outside of us, ideally a doctor. Fertility Awareness Method offers us [...]

By |August 24th, 2020|Categories: Fertility Awareness Method|

Lubes

When and why do we need lubes? It can be extremely painful and unhealthy to penetrate a vagina or anal canal when it is not wet enough. It might cause discomfort, pain, infections and in some cases promote STIs. Vaginal activity and vaginal dryness: when we are aroused we produce [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Habits|

Endocrine Disruptors

Lately, I have read more and more concerning research about what the damaging chemicals called “endocrine disruptors” are doing to our health. What are endocrine disruptors? These are chemicals, either natural or man-made, that interfere with our endocrine system. The endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Endocrine Disruptors|

How The Pill Changes You

What are hormones? Hormones are chemicals that signal the body for what it needs to do by going through our bloodstream and it is picked up by any cell in our body that have the matching hormone receptors like a key lock; they are the way our body communicates. Some [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Hormonal Contraceptives|

Estrogen Dominance

The role of the liver with estrogen: One of the most important organs in our body is the liver. It plays a role in our hormonal health and if your hormones are a bit wrecked, it is most likely due to the liver not functioning well. Our liver detoxifies our [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Health|

Benefits of Fertility Awareness

Fertility Awareness Method is the practice we use in which we check the fertility signs that our amazing body gives us each day; cervical fluid, basal body temperature and cervix position. The last one is optional but I like to track it as well as it gives information which is [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Fertility Awareness Method|

Contraceptives – IUD

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device and it is a small device with a T shape made of plastic that is inserted into our uterus as one of the available contraceptives. There are 2 types of IUD: copper which is non-hormonal and Mirena or similar which are hormonal. They have a [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Contraceptives, Hormonal Health|Tags: , , |

Depo Provera

The contraceptive called Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate or in short Depo Provera is given as an injection every three months and contains Progestin which is similar to the hormone progesterone which is produced in our ovaries. While Progesterone is a beneficial hormone, Progestin is exactly the opposite. Progesterone has a calming [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Contraceptives, Hormonal Health|Tags: , |

Fertility Awareness Method for Pre-conception

There are some aspects to using this method for pre-conception. The first and the most obvious is to know how to time your intercourse. You need to have sex on ovulation day, right? What’s the big deal? Well, it is only partly true and it is actually more stressful to [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Conception, Fertility Awareness Method, Hormonal Health|Tags: , |

The Magical Cervical Mucus

One of the biggest bits of research done on cervical fluid and the cervix crypts was done by Prof. Odeblad. His theory was that: “There are different cervical crypt zones, secreting different mucus units with a different molecular architecture, which would combine to form what we know as cervical mucus [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Cervical Fluid|Tags: , , , |

The Importance of Estrogen and Progesterone

These hormones that are produced naturally by our ovaries have a huge significance to our health and shutting off the ovaries can cause or mask serious issues. These two hormones are in a complementary relationship. When one is high the other one is low during the cycle. They are both [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Health|Tags: , , |

The Importance of Ovulation

What is the importance of ovulation to our health and the production of our sex hormones? Ovulation is important. As endocrinology professor, Jerilynn Prior puts it, “Ovulatory cycles are both an indicator and a creator of health.” By “indicator of health,” Professor Prior means that regular ovulation is a sign that [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Health, Ovulation|Tags: , , |

Teens and Contraceptives

These days, many teens use hormonal contraceptives. They are being prescribed as if they are lollipops and for a range of issues which actually have nothing to do with birth control. From acne, hormone imbalances, PMS, mood swings and the list goes on. Hormonal contraceptives do not balance hormones. They [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Contraceptives|Tags: , , |
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