Informed consent: women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and to increase their participation in work outside the home.

Now, more than 100 million women worldwide use the oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy or control their menstruation.

But the pill and other hormone contraceptives are not without side effects. We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.

Depression is one of the most prevalent and … + Read More

Mindfulness: 8 reasons why you should try meditation

Still deciding whether to commit to meditation? Well, reading this should help make that decision.

Until you’ve experienced first-hand the benefits of a regular meditation practice, it can be difficult to commit to the routine. In fact, initially, you may not even fully understand why you should spend time crossed-legged and alone with yourself every day.

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Here, we will show you in detail why you should meditate. Science is now able to position meditation as one of the most positive activities you can do to improve intelligence, health and happiness. Here are the facts:

1. Meditation lowers stress

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Tips on how to be a Smooth(ie) Operator – Smoothie

Smoothie Operator

Your guide to the perfect smoothie-Green alkaline smoothie with wheatgrass, raw organic elderberry super fruit with spirulina puree, coconut flesh and cold pressed ginseng, kale, and spinach activated almond milk with turmeric…  you got this, right?!?!?

Smoothies are serious business. Designer juice bars are all the rage, and social media pages are bursting with pictures of mason jars full of healthy, vibrant liquid goodness, garnished with a sprinkling of goji berries and a striped paper straw.

Don’t get snowed under by any smoothie-related confusion – below are all the things you need to know, to make a top-notch, … + Read More

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