About Dang Gui and Menstrual Cramps

Why Do Women Get Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)? Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, are caused by contractions of the womb to expel the uterine lining during a woman’s period. These contractions can be so strong that blood circulation to the lower abdomen becomes restricted, that acid builds up in the muscles causing pain. This is also why the…

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Pad Review: Battle of the Ultrathins (SG market)

Update 28 March 2017: There’s a new version of Laurier Super Slimguard, and Whisper Ultra Clean. You know, sometimes pads feel like diapers, and you can’t help but feel like a toddler time and again. That’s why I like using slim and ultra slim pads. They feel so much more comfortable. I remember I was…

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Period Symptoms: Cravings and Bloating

Sometimes when you get your period, it is not uncommon to get certain symptoms such as sugar cravings and bloated-ness. Well, not to worry as these are not serious! Why do I get sweet sugar cravings? What does it mean and what can I do about it? Your estrogen is plunging at this time, dear. To…

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How To Remove Blood Stains

Blood stains are the bane of woman’s underwear. Or bed sheets. Or tight shorts. I hereby dedicate this post to all women who experience the reluctance to get out of bed because you can’t bear the sight of waking up to a new blood stain again. So, here are some tips on how to get…

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Yejimiin, Mugwort, and Strange Steaming Spas

If you always suffer from cramps every month, then Yejimiin has a very interesting product for you – herbal sanitary pads. The Korean brand takes Mugwort, Motherwort, Houttuynia, Peppermint, and Angelica and inserts them within the pad itself. These herbs are traditionally used to treat uterine inflammation, menstrual cramps, and for improving blood circulation. No…

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6 Healthy Foods to Keep You Happy

Let’s face it. Good food is expensive, especially in a country which imports over 90% of its food from overseas. So as much as we read about how we should really be eating organic blueberries and quinoa, most of us won’t be eating them.   But there are always budget-friendly ways to maintain our health!…

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