Period Talk

Wanna say goodbye to period pain and PMS?

How to Choose the Right Supplements for Your Period

Before we get into the ins and outs of choosing a supplement, we need to zoom out a bit and look at the larger picture. Supplements are, as the word suggests, supplemental and there is no one magic pill or silver bullet for your period or any other health concern.

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My PMS is really bad. Is it PMDD?

What’s the difference between PMS and PMDD? How does our mindset affect our periods and our health at large? Why is digestion so key? What can you do to improve your period? Our founder, Kirsten Karchmer (KK), and Know Your Endo founder, Jessica Murnane (JM), break it down on Episode 145 of the One Part Podcast.

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The Cheapest, Easiest Way to Improve Your Period

There are so many factors that significantly impact your period and determine how easy or hard that time of the month is for you. A non-exhaustive list would include stress and how you manage it, the quality and quantity of sleep you get, what and when you eat, the type of exercise you do and how frequently you do it, and how much water you drink throughout the day.

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5 Foods that Ward Off PMS Headaches

Do you get PMS headaches? Are your periods typically short (1-3 days)? If your answer is yes to both of those questions, eating certain foods can help you reduce headaches, or avoid them altogether. It all comes down to giving your body what it needs to make blood. Our founder, Kirsten, explains…

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Does drinking alcohol affect your period?

You’d think that drinking alcohol would exacerbate both PMS and depression, right? As someone who has been working with women to improve their cycles and fertility for over two decades, this seemed like a no-brainer question. But I recently read a study on PMS-related depression that found women who reported moderate to severe alcohol consumption actually had a lower risk for PMS(!!).

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Surviving Your Period vs. Thriving With Your Period (Western vs. Eastern Medicine Perspectives)

Western medicine is all about looking for the “diseased state” and it’s kind of like a Pass/Fail course. If you don’t have an issue that can be diagnosed (F), you pass (it’s normal, you’re fine). That means cramps and PMS are accepted as normal as long as you don’t have a diagnosable disease or condition, like Endometriosis. Chinese medicine, on the other hand, is all about seeking the “ideal state” and it goes way back.

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The Link Between PMS & Depression

You’d think that drinking alcohol would exacerbate both PMS and depression, right? As someone who has been working with women to improve their cycles and fertility for over two decades, this seemed like a no-brainer question. But I recently read a study on PMS-related depression that found women who reported moderate to severe alcohol consumption actually had a lower risk for PMS(!!).

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The Root Cause of Your PMS (It’s Not What You Think)

You might think that cravings, crying, zits, and swollen boobs are all just part of getting your period. It’s common, for sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s healthy or normal. Let that soak in for a second because the first step to getting rid of PMS is realizing that it’s possible. The next step is understanding what’s up with your PMS and what’s happening in your body to cause it.

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How to Tell If You Have a Healthy Normal Period

No matter how different one person’s period is from the next, almost everyone has been told that their period and the symptoms that come with it are ‘normal’. So, how can we tell if what’s going on in our bodies is actually what’s supposed to be happening? How do we know if our symptoms are telling us that something’s wrong or if they’re just part of a ‘normal’ cycle?

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Why Using Birth Control to Fix Your Cycle is a Bad Idea

Oral contraceptives are effective at controlling symptoms and making your period less painful. But here’s the thing: what birth control is really doing is masking the symptoms. It does not have a corrective effect on your period problems – the underlying issues don’t go away, and in many cases, they worsen behind the scenes.

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Why We Use the Term “People With Periods”

I frequently use the term “people with periods” (or sometimes PWP’s). Using that term has generated a lot of strong reactions on social media, so I wanted to take a moment to let you know why we’ve chosen to use that terminology instead of simply saying “women”.

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Badass of the Month: Liz Klinger from Lioness

Liz Klinger is co-founder and CEO of Lioness and is one of the inventors of the Lioness Vibrator, the first and only vibrator that helps you improve your orgasms. Our team had a chance to sit down with Liz to ask about what’s going on over at Lioness and also to get her take on how we can break down the stigmas associated with female pleasure.

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PMS and Period Pain Are The Health Epidemic No One Is Talking About

Over 82% of women suffer from PMS and menstrual pain. That’s higher than the prevalence of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or obesity. If you’ve ever asked your doctor about you cramps or PMS, chances are you’ve heard, “Well, that’s just part of a normal period.” At Brazen, we’ve never thought that answer was good enough.

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Don’t Stop The Flow

If your period/PMS is so severe that you are experiencing blackouts and migraines, can’t get out of bed, and have to miss school or work SOMETHING IS WRONG. These are not normal symptoms of a healthy menstruating woman, they indicate some kind of endocrine disruption that needs your attention! Stopping your period may improve your quality of life for the moment, but it is not going to solve the problem.

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How To Stop Period Cravings From Taking Over Your Life

Ever feel like you want to eat ALL THE CHOCOLATE followed by ALL THE PASTA before or during your period? Yeah, us too. It’s because your main reproductive hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) along with serotonin (the happiness hormone) all have a big dip and remain low during your period, while cortisol (the stress hormone) increases.

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3 Foods to Help Your Naturally Get Rid of Period Cramps

We can’t deny that cramps accompanying your period suck. However, as with other symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances, changes in the way you eat can really help to alleviate the pain. Brazen to the rescue! We’ve created a short list of three foods that are going to change the way you deal with your periods.

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5 Women Changing the Way We Look at Periods

More women are taking a big step towards taking away the stigma of what’s natural and normal for more than half of the world’s population. From inspiring people to talk openly about their periods, to making period panties so girls in third world countries don’t have to be shamed, these awesome women are completely changing the way the world is looking at periods.

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Better Periods. Period.

Being brazen means “enduring an embarrassing or difficult situation by behaving with confidence and lack of shame.” We don’t think your period should ever affect your confidence or your ability to excel, that’s why our amazing formulas have been expertly designed to tackle your worst period problems.

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