During a woman’s menstrual cycle (her period), the uterus contracts as a way to assist in shedding the lining. What causes the uterus to constrict, is what is called prostaglandins. This hormone-like trigger causes the inflammation and pain, and that overall is what causes the menstrual cramps.
Monthly Archive: September 2018
Activated charcoal is a black powder that can be made from a couple things. It can be made from sawdust, petroleum coke, bone char, peat, olive pits, or coconut shells. The ‘activated’ part comes in because of the high temperatures that the starting ingredient is put through. The high heat enlarges the surface area while reducing the size of pores.
Whether you want to build muscle or lose weight, exercising with kettlebells is a great way to get in shape. Kettlebells are a type of hand weight. Unlike other types of hand weights, like dumbbells, the bulk of the kettlebell weight is in one area, rather than divide evenly at either end.
Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body and one of your vital organs. It acts as a shield, protecting the organs inside your body whilst also helping to regulate body temperature. Perhaps most notably, however, is the role it plays in our appearance. Issues like sensitive skin can have an impact on both our appearance and our health. While some people are born with sensitive skin, others develop the issue in relation to certain bodily changes such as age or circumstances.
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of tea tree plants. The tea tree is so-named because its leaves were used to make tea in the eighteenth century by sailors on the swamp Australian coasts. It is often confused with the tea plant, which is a different plant entirely and is used to create black and green teas.
Turmeric has a number of health benefits and may, in fact, be one of the most beneficial spices around.
Colorful plant-based foods, like turmeric, are so good for our health because they have phytochemical properties. The yellow pigment in turmeric helps to tackle a number of brain and body dysfunctions through its oxidative powers.
Feeling a little anxious from time to time is completely normal. Being a little anxious can help you to stay organized and helps you calculate risk. But when you struggle with anxiety on a daily basis and find that it starts to affect your everyday life, it’s time to address it.