Helping women & girls go with the flo.

Period Tips / Remedies


Detox Your Period: Part 1 – Natural MaxION Pads by Maxim Hygiene

Detox your period - one womans quest to find the best natural period product

Let’s say you go for a nice long run. You come home feeling invigorated, refreshed, and happy to have done a nice thing for your body. You’re thirsty. You grab a glass, head to the fridge, and pour yourself a nice big serving of Galaxolide (your favorite drink, and a known endocrine-disrupting chemical.) Once you’ve had your fill – you jump in the shower to rinse off. As you step out and begin to dry off, you pull out your favorite bottle of chlorine-bleach lotion, and generously slather it all over your skin. Ah…there’s nothing like taking care of your body, right?

 

Hold up – what the what?!

 

If you think this sounds ridiculous, you’re right. No one would knowingly wipe bleach all over their skin, right? Right. So that’s why the following fact is so troubling: according to a recent report by the nonprofit Women’s Voices for the Earth, traditional feminine hygiene products may use ingredients that are known or suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), carcinogens, or allergens. Yikes. Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



5 Crazy Ways our Cycles Connect to the Moon

5-crazy-ways-our-cycles-connect-to-the-moon

 

The full moon has everyone looking to the sky in awe. For thousands of years, humans have been fascinated by that majestic lunar shape in the sky.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent your life hearing how women and their cycles are affected by the moon, and yet you may not truly know what the buzz is all about. We’ve got you covered! This week, we’re shedding some light on how our cycles may interact with our celestial neighbor. Read on, moon mamas…

 

Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



9 Self-Care Tips for the Busy Back-to-School Season

nine-self-care-tips-for-the-busy-back-to-school-season-copy

The temperatures are cooling down, the days are getting shorter, and school is back in session. Fall is upon us, and with it, comes a brand new routine. Often times, autumn is the beginning of busier schedules, cluttered calendars and ever-growing to-do lists. During this time of year, it’s all too easy to let self-care fall by the wayside.

In the midst of all of this activity, your period can become one more thing to be dealt with or checked off a to-do list. In fact, it’s common to try to work through or ignore your period altogether! As grown women and mothers of teenage daughters, it is so important that we take the time to establish healthy and manageable routines to effectively nourish our body and minds all the time – but especially during our menstrual cycles.

Self-care (just like periods!) can get a bad wrap for being inconvenient or impractical in the midst of school, work, and other obligations. The fact is, that couldn’t be further from the truth! We’ve rounded up our favorite techniques for taking care of our bodies during our periods. And since they’re all relatively quick and simple, each of these can easily fit into your back-to-school routine! Can you say, win-win?

Here are our top nine tips for managing menstrual discomfort during this season: Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



How to Rock Your Energy Throughout Your Cycle

By Dr. Allegra Hart, ND

 

Is your energy all over the place? Do you never know what to expect- tons of energy or no energy at all? Do you think you should be 100%-on at all times?

Energy just doesn’t work like that. We all have a finite amount of energy and time. The best we can do is to use our energy wisely.

The first thing we need to be aware of is energy-suckers. These are things that take energy from you but don’t give you anything in return. Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



How to Insert a Tampon

How to insert a tampon

 

Looking for a disposable feminine hygiene option to help you stay on the go during your flow?

If you’ve been considering making the switch from pads to tampons, or are wondering how to talk an adolescent through the ins and outs of inner wear, we have some no-nonsense info to get you started. We’ve broken it down into helpful sections so that you can scroll right to the info you need the most! Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



Cloth Pads & Conception {Ask The Expert}

cloth pads and conception

Welcome!

It’s hard to know where to go when your most intimate questions crop up. We often receive emails asking for advice on a wide range of topics, and we wanted to make a safe place to post some of your most personal struggles. We’ve reached out to trusted experts in the field of women’s health, and asked them to provide professional answers to equip us to make informed decisions. Better information helps us to put our worries to rest, and get back into the flow with our bodies. Period.

Join the conversation today at PeriodTalk, or contact us directly. If we are able to match your question with an expert answer, it might be profiled in an upcoming addition of Ask The Expert! (Your privacy is important to us – participation will be optional and anonymous.)
 

Ask The Expert #1: Cloth Pads & Conception

“I’ve been struggling with infertility for several years now and have just stumbled onto using cloth pads. I’ve tried almost everything, except for IVF, to cure my ‘unexplained infertility’. My periods have always been six to seven days long with lots of cramps and clotting. I have extreme breast pain after ovulation. Doctors have no response for any of my conditions except that it’s a regular part of menstruation. Any advice you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated.” – Anonymous
 
Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



Mood Swings in Women: Winning the War Within

By Robyn Srigley, BA, PTS, CNP, NNCP

Mood-Swings-in-Women
My hubby didn’t wash the dishes. That jerk cut me off in traffic. The dog ate my homework. All (seemingly) logical reasons for a little emotional swing. But what happens when these mood swings are ALL. THE. TIME? Simply- your relationships, activities and well-being end up in the toilet like yesterday’s dinner.

 

What Causes Mood Swings

 

High Estrogen/Low Progesterone
Estrogen and progesterone are the two main sex hormones in the female body. They have an extremely delicate balance that is easily thrown off by environment, diet, lifestyle and emotional factors- to name a few. For many women, the chronic symptoms of mood swings, depression, bloating and general PMS come from an imbalance in these two hormones. Estrogen becomes dominant as stress steals your body’s ability to make progesterone. Estrogen will take up residence in your fat cells because that’s a WAY cushier home than being excreted through your urine and bowels. Progesterone keeps you feeling calm, centred and peaceful- so if you don’t feel this way, you may have an imbalance! Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



Introducing A New Natural Menstrual Cramp Relief Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Be Prepared. Period, an online retailer of feminine hygiene products, has introduced a new all natural loose leaf tea that helps women alleviate menstrual cramps using all natural ingredients.

MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON

As many as 70 percent of all women experience menstrual cramps at least occasionally during their monthly menstrual cycles, and for 10 percent of these women, the discomfort caused by cramps is frequent and severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Women looking for menstrual cramp relief have a number of medicinal options to choose from, including oral contraceptives and over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Still, many women are hesitant to rely on prescription or OTC menstrual cramp relief products due to the high risk of side effects associated with the long-term use of medications. Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



What are Fibroids?

By Dr Zeenobiyah McGowan Ph.D.

What are uterine fibroids

What are Fibroids?

A diagnosis of uterine fibroids can be a scary thing, but it does not necessarily mean what you think. Fibroids are tumors, but they are almost always non-cancerous. Ninety-seven percent of the time, they do not even have an impact on fertility. It is a common problem that affects many women. They are most likely to be found in your childbearing years (20s and 30s) but they can be diagnosed at any time. It is, however, rare for this diagnosis to take place after menopause.

Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!



My Period is a Pain in the Boob!

By Robyn Srigley, BA, PTS, CNP, NNCP

my period is a pain in the boobBig or small, round or droopy– breasts are a part of our lives every day! Whether we wish they were bigger or smaller or perkier, they are here to stay and we should love them with all we’ve got! It’s pretty common knowledge that most women at some point feel PMS symptoms (up to 90%). One of the major symptoms is breast pain or tenderness.

This is something I’ve ALWAYS suffered with. Some cycles, it would be just a little discomfort or swelling, and sometimes I’ve had cycles where I can hardly move or breathe without pain. For me, it was part of my PCOS, a hormonal imbalance that plagues women with severe PMS, among other things. So how can we kick this pain in the boob to the curb?

 

CAUSES
There could be many causes of breast pain in relation to PMS. I’m going to talk briefly about the top 3 causes. Take a gander and see where YOU fit in! Click to continue reading… »



No Comments | Leave a Comment - We'd love to hear from you!






Ultimate Convenience:

Shop online for

Delivered to your door!