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Why hormones NEED Carbohydrates

It's hard to keep up with the latest diet crazes that we are flooded continuously within the health realm. One fad that has seemed to stick is the avoidance of carbs for weight loss. Such diet trends that suppress the carbohydrate metabolism have the potential for side effects, especially in women. As women, we all require a balance of protein carbohydrate and fats. Females need carbohydrates, and a lot more than men do, as the glucose threshold exists for the natural response of the hypothalamus to produce luteinizing hormone (LH) and therefore stimulate ovulation. Image: @rawpixel As for PCOS, while most of those with this syndrome are required to reduce their carbohydrate intake, it shoul

Top secret girls business – Treating acute thrush naturally

Image: @charlesdeluvio Annoying and uncomfortable at the least, thrush is something we’ve all experienced over our lifetimes. Hence why it shouldn’t be taboo! While over the counter anti-fungal creams are useful in providing short-term relief, it is just a band-aid, and there may be something underlying that needs to be addressed. At last there are some natural alternatives us women can be doing to keep it at bay. Candida albicans is a normal fungus of the body, which becomes pathologically overgrown when the immune system is compromised, and growth is exacerbated as a result of pH changes, or through use of antibiotics which throw off the natural bacteria¹. Candida is found naturally in the

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