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Tips for Exercising on Your Menstrual Cycle

Tips for Exercising on Your Menstrual Cycle

Exercise? On my period? That is likely the last thought that comes to your mind when feeling bloated and crampy. Decreasing hormones cause lack of motivation and fatigue. It’s a new year! Change your outlook and consider the benefits of exercising on your period. Exercise has multiple benefits re...
Understanding and Preventing Toxic Shock Syndrome

Understanding and Preventing Toxic Shock Syndrome

You may have heard about toxic shock syndrome, but how much do you really know? For some, their knowledge may only be to the extent of, “Don’t keep your tampon in for too long”. For others, they may know more!  But what is toxic shock syndrome? How do you get it, and how can you prevent it? To...
Common Questions About Your First Period

Common Questions About Your First Period

Why do we get periods? Menstruation occurs monthly in women when our ovaries release an egg that travels to our uterus, and if it is not fertilized by sperm, our uterus sheds the lining that a fertilized egg would have begun to develop in. It is a cyclic release of hormones, estrogen and progeste...
Understanding and Preventing Painful Menstrual Cramps

Understanding and Preventing Painful Menstrual Cramps

Introduction Menstruation, periods, hormones, cycles, PMS: just a few words that come to mind when I think about my period. For a topic that seems so common, it is still very taboo and not always explained clearly. So let’s break it down simply. Menstruation occurs monthly in women when our ovari...
bLeader Interview: Janeth

bLeader Interview: Janeth

This week we want to highlight one of the many bLeaders we’ve met during our travels. Introducing Janeth! Originally from Chamula, Janeth is a student in Mexico City studying human rights  with a passion for women’s health. She loves to give back to her community and is working to get Divine Drop...