Female Friday

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September 15, 2017
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I participated in a time tracking challenge this week hosted by Laura Vanderkam. I listened to her book “I Know How She Does It” and was immediately reminded that I prefer reading books and having the hard copy in front of me. Nevertheless, it was an interesting insight to the time journals of many successful women who not only maintain a successful career but also take care of a family. One of the highlights that I jotted down was to tackle your hardest tasks in the morning, and around 4pm to assess your to do list – what small things can you get done between then and quitting time? Sure, it’s an idea that many of us know – but how many follow through? I really enjoyed the concept of working on your to do list the day before, so you’re not spending hours the next morning trying to figure out your schedule.  

What you should be reading this week: 

5 Period Myths

If you’ve been a longtime follower of my blog (& other social profiles), you know that there are certain things we learned as girls that shaped how we see our period today. Painful periods? Common, but NOT normal. Check out the article to learn 4 more myths and then book an appointment with your ND to fix your period. Yes, this is possible. 

What you learn when you have endometriosis

Before you fall down the Buzzfeed rabbit hole, check out some of the common symptoms/experiences you face if you are a woman living with endometriosis? Can you relate to any of these?

Do Household Products Impact Your Fertility?

Organophosphate flame retardants (PRFs) can decrease fertility by interfering with your thyroid and sex hormones. There’s also some research suggesting that PRFs can lower sperm count, says Eric Levens, M.D., a physician at Shady Grove Fertility, which serves the Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore metro areas. “The problem is that they are ubiquitous—and as a result difficult to avoid,” he says.”

Bad news: PRFs are everywhere, do what you can to avoid them, and for extra support make sure all your detoxification organs are working properly. (I can help with that!)

Hysterectomies for Endometriosis

It’s true that there isn’t a cure for endometriosis, but this can be an extreme treatment for women – especially if it’s posed as their only option. Because we don’t know the root cause of why endometriosis occurs, Naturopathic Doctors work to minimize and alleviate pain through various treatments like diet, botanicals and acupuncture. 

Forming Better Habits

By now, you know that I love to read. Check out my latest review of the book ‘Better than Before‘ by Gretchen Rubin. I share my favourite highlights and these are things that you are able to implement right away! Do you have any tips when it comes to forming habits? Share them with me!

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