What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
1 in 6 people suffer from IBS. According to Google, it’s an intestinal disorder that causes pain in the abdomen, gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. It affects millions of people each year and symptoms are “managed” but not cured with “treatment”. Most doctors end up prescribing laxatives, stool softeners and diarrhea pills.
AS A CHILD I GREW UP IN THE CHURCH
Not literally but when it came to holidays and maybe once a month on Sunday. I loved Christmas because of the gifts and getting dressed up every Easter wearing my best clothes, going on egg hunts when I was younger and to the carnivals as I got older. My family was not very strict religious folk but our faith in God could never be broken. I remember every night getting on my knees at the side of the bed and praying with my mother and brother. “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I awake, I pray the lord my soul to take.” But then I would see my father get down on a rug with his face to the floor… I never questioned him.
Mental health is so important yet no one talks about it. People get so wound up on this idea of living perfect normal lives. Well guess what? That is not reality. History has proved that going through a mental health crisis is in fact normal for BOTH men and women. There are people you may know suffering silently with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, etc but are afraid to speak up due to stigma. Understanding where you are in your mental health, knowing the facts about mental illness, how to get or urge someone you know to seek help is extremely important to recovery. But first we all have to admit to ourselves when and if there is a problem. Continue reading
What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the result of a hormonal imbalance in a woman. It affects the reproductive system, blood vessels, and may cause excruciating pain from tiny cyst on the ovaries, irregular periods or the ability to ovulate. Women with PCOS may have higher levels of Androgen while others may have estrogen dominance.