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UTIs and Your Period

UTIs and Your Period

Let’s kick things off with a quick recap: UTI stands for urinary tract infection, an irritating  bacterial invasion that can bring on symptoms like burning during urination, frequent bathroom trips, and funky-smelling urine. Not exactly a party we’re looking to crash.
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Why Do I Feel Nauseous During My Period?

Why Do I Feel Nauseous During My Period?

POV: You wake up feeling nauseated and can’t figure out why. You think, is it something I ate? The room spins a bit and every time you turn your head the feeling gets a bit worse. You reach for the Advil and your cramp cream while you prepare for the inevitable, and then it happens - Your period.
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Painful Periods – Could It Be Endometriosis?

Painful Periods – Could It Be Endometriosis?

Who can relate? The minute your period arrives you lose all ability to properly function because your period pains are so debilitating that you simply can’t go about your routine as normal. If this sounds familiar, whilst you’re not alone you shouldn’t have to put up with this.
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Getting Through Perimenopause: Understanding, Recognizing and Managing the Symptoms

Getting Through Perimenopause: Understanding, Recognizing and Managing the Symptoms

The timing of your period is out of whack, your libido isn’t quite what it used to be and oh my god, why is it so hot in here?! Babe, don’t panic - it could be perimenopause. 

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Alcohol and its effects on the Menstrual Cycle

Alcohol and its effects on the Menstrual Cycle

An increasing number of people are doing Dry January or other dry months during the year, as a way to check in with their relationship with alcohol and to explore how taking a pass on it for a few weeks affects their lives. What might they be able to expect when it comes to how alcohol affects their menstrual cycles and periods?
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How Post-Secondary Institutions are Achieving Universal Sustainable Menstrual Equity

How Post-Secondary Institutions are Achieving Universal Sustainable Menstrual Equity

When it comes to period poverty, reusable menstrual products have an essential role to play in achieving universal, sustainable menstrual equity. The Aisle team has created a new free resource for student government leaders and administrators looking to learn about how to tackle period poverty on campus.
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Embracing the Flow 🩸 A glimpse into the free bleeding movement

Embracing the Flow 🩸 A glimpse into the free bleeding movement

What Is Free Bleeding?

The menstrual freedom and liberation movement, and free bleeding challenges these harmful perceptions and advocates for more open conversation about menstruation.

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From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

One of my favourite things to tell anyone who is just beginning their menstrual cycle healing journey is that your period doesn’t have to be the worst time of the month. I know that sounds wild. You might be saying to yourself, “My period sucks! It’s soooo painful!
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Moon Time ‘Zine launches in partnership with First Nations and The Period Purse!

Moon Time ‘Zine launches in partnership with First Nations and The Period Purse!

‘Moon Time’ is a common expression among Indigenous Peoples for menstruation, and indicates the relationship between the lunar cycle (28 days) and the human menstrual cycle. The purpose of the zine is for Indigenous young people to learn about and be proud of their moon times, as well as to learn Indigenous terms related to the menstrual cycle.
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Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?

Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?

Access to free birth control allows for greater control and choice over family planning decisions, as a matter of human rights. Given the non-negotiable role that menstrual management also plays as part of the human fertility cycle, many of us are eager to see whether British Columbia’s move is a harbinger for the inclusion of menstrual products as part of a similar plan.
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THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

I started cycle syncing after years of struggling with endometriosis and PMDD. Week after week, month and after month I found myself struggling with severe symptoms such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog and more. All while constantly feeling frustrated and angry at my body. I felt like I was at war with my own vessel and spent a lot of time hating and resenting my body for not functioning better. 
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YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

Learning to live with PMDD has been one of the most difficult but also one of the most empowering experiences of my life. I have found by taking a multi-pronged approach to manage my symptoms I have been able to live a happier, healthier life. Here are three changes I made.
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