Category Archives: Movement

Better health through better movement.

Period Pain with bowel spasm, is it my diet or ‘hidden’ endo?

Period Pain with bowel spasm

“Period pain with bowel spasm – This post is sponsored by Khapregesic® a new natural pain reliever. Combining plant-based anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, with probiotics for a calmer gut and a more balanced microbiome.” What causes Period and Endometriosis Pain? This is a huge subject, but very simply. During a period, the uterus contracts to help […]

Why do I crave chocolate, before my period pain arrives?

written by Chocolate induces release of happy hormones endorphins and serotonin. You feel more relaxed and cheerful with chocolate right?  As you get used to feeling good from chocolate, you start craving it. The cravings get stronger during a period because of excessive blood loss, nutrient drain and the hormonal imbalance. Amy Stavnezer, Professor […]

Menstrual Pain Relief | Self Love Tips to Ease Period Pain

written by Rhovie Hulleza, with contributions from Naturopath Caroline Robertson ND* (* If your symptoms are severe please see your GP without delay) Menstrual pain relief just got easier. Periods. Ugh, just the word is enough to dredge up horror stories of painful menstrual cramps, foul moods and strange eating habits. Some of us go […]

Exercise can ease PMS and period pain – too busy to exercise?

When you’re curled up with cramps the last thing you want to do is work out, right? Gentle exercise with the emphasis on ‘gentle’ can ease period pain. Soft yoga postures have been found to reduce pressure on the lower back by elongating the spine, while stretching and toning the abdominal muscles. It’s now official […]

Five tips for you to achieve pain-free First-Periods

More and more first-period girls are experiencing dysmenorrhoea or painful periods and unfortunately a greater percentage than ever before are being prescribed the oral contraceptive pill. Whilst ‘the pill’ is the only answer for some first-period girls and excessively painful periods should always be accompanied by a visit to the GP, lifestyle changes and diet […]

Solving the IBS Riddle – Triggers you can easily remove

A simple explanation from Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan may have your IBS covered. “Eliminate your gut triggers” is what Robynne advises us to do*. Robynne’s 3 easy steps to controlling our IBS-C (constipation type) and IBS-D (diarrhea type) start with eliminating triggers. For most of us these are to remove two things: processed carbohydrates (try […]

Walking 10,000 Steps a Day is Poor Advice

It turns out that “Walking 10,000 Steps per Day” was actually part of a marketing plan in Japan back in the 1960’s. According to this new report from Michael Mosley, the idea was born from Dr Hatano, a concerned Japanese scientist, who was worried that the Japanese were falling into a slothful American lifestyle. More […]