Menstruation is that time of the month when most women are completely on the edge emotionally and physically. The surge of hormones creates a roller coaster ride that difficult to explain and control. But no two women share a similar experience and even the intensities vary every month for each one. Whether to seek medical opinion and pop those pills is always a dilemma. These medications provide temporary relief but create more chaos in the already complex hormone cycles that can disrupt cycles even further, sometimes permanently.
Every woman has a cycle that is unique to her. Although a normal menstrual cycle could be as short as 22 days, others can be as long as 36 days, and hardly anyone has a cycle that lasts exactly 28 days. What’s important is that your normal shifts don’t become abnormal. For some women that’s skipping an entire month or more without being pregnant.
Frankly speaking, I cannot think of even one woman who wouldn’t wish to stay young and full of life for eternal. What’s even better is that it’s not a wishful thinking. A lot amongst us are categorically living a profound life that includes youngness in their skins and optimism in their souls.
It is worth taking into consideration some of the tips mentioned below to understand how to stay young forever – literally and figuratively.
Did you know that not filling your stomachs entirely can help you stay young? Medical research suggests that lower T3 levels may slowdown the aging process to some extent. Therefore, getting away of those calories, which lowers the production of T3, a thyroid hormone can actually help in slowing down the aging process.
Turmeric is one of my absolute favorite spices I use in cooking because of it’s amazing health benefits and flavour. Who cares if you stain your clothing, hands, countertops or new kitchen linens, while using turmeric in the kitchen, it’s all in the good of health and vitality, right? So let’s explore this gem of a spice!
Did you also know the rich golden yellow color of turmeric is also responsible and is often used in standard mustards to “color” the mustard yellow?
I honestly can’t live without turmeric. The health benefits are so powerful yet so often over looked and under used in the Western culture that it amazes me. To no fault of our culture, turmeric simply isn’t predominant in our region or cuisine. Your views and opinions may quickly turn in favor of using this yellow spice more often than not after today (at least I hope so, *fingers crossed*).
Throughout history turmeric has been used in several fields from a healing remedy for a variety of ailments to a textile dye. The flavor profile of turmeric is earthy, warm, slightly peppery, and sometimes a bit bitter. It has also been called “Indian saffron” due to it’s deep yellow-golden color, which is similar to saffron red.
Cinnamon is a tempting herb for pregnant woman troubled with stomach pains, indigestion and other symptoms normally associated with pregnancy. Studies have been inconclusive on the effects of cinnamon’s safety during pregnancy so most of its risks remain theoretical. What is clear though is that cinnamon has enough going against it to be considered “unsafe” for pregnant women.
Medically it is known that developing fetuses do not have mature detox systems, making them vulnerable to everyday toxins in foods and medicine consumed by the mother. Some research into glycyrrhizin found in cinnamon has shown that it disturbs the placenta, exposing the fetus to toxins and stress hormones from the mother. High levels of hormones known as glucocorticoids can affect fetal brain development and has been associated with behavioral disorders in children, and can affect the levels of IQ in children. Another element coumarin in cinnamon is considered harmful at large doses and has been linked in some studies (though not concretely) in triggering uterine contractions and stimulate preterm labor.