Education, Experiences and Empowerment From Our Health Community
by Allison Macbeth in on A lot of people don’t think about their menstrual cycle unless they are dealing with painful periods or PMS, or trying to get pregnant. But it’s important to care about your menstrual cycle and understand your hormones for plenty of other reasons. Read below to find out why caring about your cycle is a good idea, even if you aren’t trying to get pregnant. 1. It Tells You About Overall Health The menstrual cycle has been named the fifth vital sign of health by the American Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (after heart rate, breathing…Read More
by Debbie Raymond in on As I’ve shared with this audience before, I’m the caregiver, mom, guardian, et al. for my now 21-year-old son who is on the fetal alcohol spectrum. He lives with me; we work as a team spreading awareness and our journey building on his strengths. Additionally, I’m internationally connected in the FASD community. It’s not been an easy journey for sure. However, I’d not trade anything about my life because it’s taught me so much about myself, enabled me to heal my own childhood trauma, and made me a better person who I finally dearly love.…Read More
by TAMVOES in on We all hear that we should be recording our reproductive health, but why is it so necessary for women? Well, it turns out that the simple action of tracking just might be better for your overall long-term health. As more studies are published about women’s health and we learn more about reproductive systems, it’s becoming a prioritization to monitor that aspect of our health, now more than ever. How You’re Affected Going days, weeks, or months without your period can be alarming. What’s worse is if you don’t know when your last period really was. This…Read More
by Morgan Kollaard in on There are significant moments in time, moments that are fundamental in shaping us into the person we were meant to be. That day for me was June 16th 2021. On this day I was told that I had cancer, specifically a neuroendocrine tumour of the appendix. And although this seems like devastating news, it ended up being crucial for growth, prosperity & heightening my desire to help others. As a woman, it has always been difficult to be seen, heard, respected. But in 2021, it seemed almost impossible. Since I was a child I have…Read More
by Dr. Laura Brown in on The health of your gut relates to the health of the rest of your body and mind. What happens in the gut, doesn’t stay in the gut. Here are my top 5 reasons why nourishing your gut matters for your overall wellbeing, and how you can ensure your gut is well equipped to keep you healthy for the long term. 1. Transforms food into protein, carbs and fats which build and feed your brain, skin, nervous system, muscles, and organs. We need healthy fats to build cell membranes, insulate our nerve fibres, and construct…Read More
by Jennifer George in on As a healthcare provider, our professional training and education often revolves around how to help others on the basis of their impairments, diagnoses, and dysfunctions. Only in recent years, can I say that healthcare professionals are becoming more and more outwardly aware of the whole person. From The Perspective Of The Healthcare Industry We can extend care beyond our knowledge and information base, and deep into the hearts of those we are privileged to support each day. One way of doing this is to partner collaboratively. To recognize that one provider is not the end-all-be-all to one…Read More
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