Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Long before apps, there was the rhythm method. With the rhythm method, a woman tracks her menstrual cycles on a calendar to pinpoint when she is ovulating and most likely to conceive — and so avoids sex on those days. This type of natural family planning is far from foolproof, with as many as 24 in 100 women who practice it as birth control getting pregnant in the first year. Over the years a number of apps (Kindara, Period Tracker and Ovia, among dozens of others) have popped up to help women better understand their fertility cycles. These apps simplify data-logging, help women “learn” their cycles and typically factor in other information like body temperature or the consistency of cervical fluid, both of which can indicate ovulation or the time you're most likely to become pregnant. Most of the apps are promoted as pregnancy planning tools and that's how many women use them. OB-GYNs such as Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman, clinical … [Read more...] about FDA approved a ‘birth control’ app. Here’s what OB-GYNs want you to know.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by: Derek Henry Tags: Alcohol, avoiding illness, Bad Health, chemicals, compromised natural defenses, detox, disease causes, EMFs, Fluoride, GMOs, good health, Heavy metals, impaired immunity, infections, Prescription drugs, prevention, processed foods, stress, superfoods, toxic burden, toxins, vitamin D, Xenoestrogens (Natural News) There are far more people that are sick than there are people who are healthy. Whether they are vertically ill or laid up in a hospital bed, people are dealing with various forms of chronic disease that may not even yet have a label. You see, sickness doesn’t start when a doctor tells you it does. It started long before that, with symptoms that are so common you thought it was normal. Your doctor may have you believe that sickness is a random occurrence, that it strikes for no reason at all. That nothing you could have done would have stopped your genetic fate. That we are merely pawns in this randomized game of … [Read more...] about The two major factors that cause poor health and what you can do to overcome them
Credit: iStock.com/SIphotography Indigestion, or dyspepsia, is a pain or burning sensation felt in your abdomen or upper belly. This article will detail how to get rid of indigestion and the best methods for treating indigestion. We will also explain a number of natural indigestion remedies in the form or foods or herbs. First, let’s further explain indigestion. Dyspepsia is actually a common problem that affects up to 30% of the population. It is also important to note that indigestion is not a disease but rather a symptom of a disorder like peptic ulcer or a gallbladder disease like gallstones or cholecystitis. Pancreatitis Bacterial infections like Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Gastritis Gastroparesis Thyroid disease Food poisoning Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Hiatal hernia Esophagitis Food allergies or sensitivities Stomach cancer Heart disease Heart attack Angina Certain medications like antibiotics, aspirin, birth control pills, … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Indigestion Problems: 12 Effective Foods and Herbs
(Natural News) Women of all ages use contraceptives daily, but a recent report from the Daily Mail has revealed that a 19-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after using the pill for only six months.According to the report, a student named Eleanor Waring “developed pneumonia and potentially fatal blood clots [in] her lungs,” and she developed back and chest pains before Christmas. The pain left her too weak to walk. For more than seven days Waring received treatment for “suspected urine and chest infections” until she was diagnosed with pneumonia and blood clots in her lungs. (Related: Young woman died from blood clot linked to contraceptive, investigation reveals.)Previous studies posit that the combined contraceptive pill can triple the risk of blood clots since it contains estrogen, the female hormone that can increase the risk of blood clots.Eleanor, a criminology student at Northumbria University, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, cautions other women … [Read more...] about Do YOU take the risks of contraceptives seriously? Birth control pill nearly killed a young woman after blood clots and pneumonia left her unable to breathe
Credit: iStock.com/ThamKC Blackheads are a type of acne called comedo, where pores in the skin get clogged with dead skin and oil. Infected blackheads result when you attempt to touch, squeeze, pinch, or pop a blackhead. In other cases, infections form when the blackhead is left untreated. It may be tempting to pop them. However, infected blackheads can often be very painful, and squeezing them will force aggressive bacteria and dirt into your pore, which can increase the time it takes for it to heal. That being said, infected blackhead treatment is possible with regular skin hygiene maintenance and natural home remedies like witch hazel or essential oils. Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and home remedies for infected blackheads. In This Article: What Causes Infected Blackheads? Symptoms of Infected Blackheads Treatment of Infected Blackheads Home Remedies for Infected Blackhead Final Thoughts on Infected Blackheads What Causes Infected Blackheads? … [Read more...] about Infected Blackheads: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Home Remedies