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The Dos and Don’ts of Taking Probiotics

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires many commitments and presents many challenges. Several factors can affect our natural health, including genetic predispositions, proper diet and ample exercise. For many looking to get in shape, altering their diets primarily will provide a solid foundation upon which to make further improvements.

However, it is critical that there is a proper balance of dietary habits: not all foods that you think are “healthy” provide every dietary need. In fact, many health-oriented foods lack a vital component that is essential to both digestive health and overall well-being: probiotics.

In order to explain how probiotics work, how you should be using them, and how you should not, let's review the dos and don'ts of consuming these valuable dietary additions.

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Teen Talk: FAQs about Menstruation

As parents, guiding your children while they are still young is one of the privileges and important aspects of parenting. As the children are growing, they will be wondering and asking questions that sometimes, you may find it hard to explain.

For the parents out there, especially those who have a daughter, time will come when your little girl will be asking things about reproductive health, like menstruation. Menstruation is a part of a woman’s life wherein she will be experiencing a monthly blood discharge due to her natural disposition.

Now, if you are currently struggling in explaining things with your daughter, or you are preparing before you are bombarded with questions, then this article might just help you in explaining things about menstruation. So, here are the questions that you might encounter when the time comes.

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Life After 40: Staying Healthy During Menopause

Women experience different biological struggles in every stage of life. For young ladies, it will be menstruation; for in-between ’20-’30s, it would be pregnancy; and for late 30’s to 40’s menopause is present.

With this said, your body goes through many transitions which makes your well-being at stake. As for the menopausal stage, the natural supply of your estrogen starts to decline, which makes you at risk for certain health conditions like osteoporosis, heart diseases, and cancer.

To avoid the said risks and conditions, it is essential to know how to stay healthy when your body is going through natural transitions. Thus, here are the ways that you can do to stay healthy and enjoy life to the fullest even during menopause.

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PCOS Diet – How to Battle the Infertility with Healthy Food

Polycystic ovary syndrome occurs in almost every 10th woman on the planet. PCOS is a condition caused by hormonal imbalance in the body due to malfunction of the ovaries, pancreas, adrenal cortex or other organs. This disease significantly increases the risk of obesity, cancer, diabetes with insulin dependence, thrombosis due to the high level of blood clotting, and even high risk of stroke and heart attack. Obviously, it influences the sphere of pregnancy and motherhood, including a high percentage of infertility, miscarriages, and premature birth among women with PCOS. So, to alleviate the condition, reduce the effect of the symptoms, and fight with infertility, you must change your lifestyle and follow a PCOS diet.

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The Importance of Fitness for Mommies and Babies

Physical exercises have numerous good impacts on our overall health. It offers us a way to live better and saves us from being sick now and then. So, it is needed for almost all ages of people from baby to old. The types of exercises may vary from person to person and of course from age to age. To reap up the core benefit of physical exercises, you need to do it regularly. Otherwise, you may not receive the health advantages of physical exercises at all. So, do it consistently!

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I just ate and still hungry. Am I pregnant? How should I know?

It is not surprising when I think of pregnancy when my appetite seems to be in the mood to eat plenty. When I just ate and still hungry, am I pregnant? The craving for more food even after a meal is suspicious especially when I am hoping to conceive. Being hungry all the time may or may not be because you are pregnant.

Are you anxious to learn the truth behind this? Let us dig more about the relation between increase of appetite and pregnancy. Find out whether you are going to be a mom, or not!

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Heavy Feeling in Uterus after Ovulation: Do You Feel the Same?

Are you worried about this heavy feeling in the uterus after ovulation? The truth is you, and I is not alone in this condition. I have often wondered every time whether the uncomfortable condition is just one of that terrible premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that I dread every month or it may be a sign that I am pregnant. Honestly, it was confusing at first, but eventually, you will know which of the two causes is true.

To keep you from wondering on what you have missed, let us find out why this heavy feeling in uterus occurs after ovulation.

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How soon after taking iron supplements, will I feel better?

I took iron supplements when I was pregnant and need to continue doing so until now, after giving birth. Taking care of the newborn means sleepless nights, fatigue, and less appetite. All I ever want is to rest and get some “me” time and sleep.

Hence, it is inevitable to take iron supplements. How soon after taking iron supplements, will I feel better? I know you can relate since that is the usual question once one starts to swallow a pill, tablet, or liquid of iron. Do you know when it starts kicking in?

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