Women’s health

cramps | Longevity LIVE

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, over 50% of women report experiencing some form of pain from period cramps for a day or two each month (1). Dysmenorrhea (the medical term for menstrual cramps) is typically characterized by a dull pain in the lower abdomen, that can move to

vagina | Longevity LIVE

This past week, a 62-year-old Canadian woman was left with severe second-degree burns on her genitals after steaming her vagina. According to the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, which detailed the entire ordeal, the woman had seen a traditional Chinese doctor who had then advised her to steam her

fertility | Longevity LIVE

Cannabis is a hot topic in health circles.  Medical cannabis is linked to the treatment of  treatment for cancer, epilepsy, depression, and arthritis to name a few. However, many individuals, surprisingly,  have come to associate cannabis with improved fertility. Even more so, the plant has been getting more attention from pregnant

Organic tampons

The word organic has become synonymous with good health, especially when it comes to food produce and beauty products. That said, women are increasingly on the hunt for healthier,  feminine hygiene products,  including organic tampons. But are they really healthier and worth the additional price? Following in the footsteps of brands

endometriosis | Longevity Live

While research is still trying to determine how common the condition is, recent statistics have revealed that around 176 million women worldwide are currently battling with endometriosis symptoms (1). Often only seen as painful period cramps, endometriosis also refers to pain and discomfort during sex and painful digestive movements. It’s

breast cancer | Longevity LIVE

Women living in the 21st century are blessed with many modern medical options our female ancestors would be envious of, with birth control being one of the first that comes to mind. However, this blessing may increase the risk of breast cancer. Many women opt for hormonal birth control methods such

estrogen | Longevity LIVE

Estrogen is a hormone that plays a vital role in encouraging female development and the characteristics that come with the development. The hormone is produced in fat cells as well as in the ovaries. It helps to regulate both the menstrual cycle and the reproductive system. Unbeknownst to some, while

Essential Oils | Longevity LIVE

Menopause is a major life change that every middle-aged woman will go through. The hormonal changes can trigger a number of uncomfortable symptoms. These include hot flashes, fatigue, vaginal dryness, weight gain, loss of libido and irritability. Unfortunately, the above-mentioned symptoms can make daily life quite difficult. That being said,

cancer | Longevity LIVE

World Cancer Day, celebrated every year on the 4th of February, is an internationally marked day used to raise awareness as well as encourage the prevention and treatment of cancer. According to recent statistics, there were over 2 million new breast cancer cases in 2018. These statistics are quite frightening

eating | Longevity LIVE

Menopause is a phase in a woman’s life filled with a lot of changes and uncomfortable symptoms. Menopause can occur in your mid-30’s, yet most women experience menopause in their 40’s or 50’s. That being said, there are other factors that can trigger early menopause, such as cancer treatments or