Let’s Stop Normalizing Period Pain

News flash:  your period pain should not be debilitating; you should not be missing work because of your menstrual cycle – this is not normal.  If you have to take more than two over-the-counter pain medications per month to manage your period pain, this is a sign of inflammation and worth questioning.  Period pain has […]

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How We Stepped Outside Our Comfort Zone and Why You Should Too

I think it was late Spring that I got a Facebook alert from my dear friend (and Roots to Branches colleague) Charlene Pierce, inviting me for a girls weekend away to hike Mt. Katahdin in Maine.  Excited by the weekend away with a bunch of ladies, I quickly accepted without really considering what I had […]

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Gulp?! Can What You Drink Affect Your Ability to Conceive?

  Women often become hyper-aware of what they are putting into their bodies once they become pregnant. But did you know it is important to be mindful of these choices while trying to conceive, as well? Studies have shown drink choices can impact the time it takes to conceive, especially if you’re a lover of sodas. […]

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PMS: Your Months Do Not Have to Feel Like This!

Do you lose 1-2 weeks of feeling like yourself every month because of your menstrual cycle? Do you experience mood swings, pronounced fatigue, and muscle tension before your menstrual cycle? Have you missed work because of your menstrual cycle? If so, READ ON because your months do not have to be like this! Having premenstrual […]

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