• Everything You Need To Know About Kegel Weights

    So you're interested in Kegel Weights/Kegel Balls but you don’t know where to start? Have some questions? Well you’ve come to the right place! Today’s blog is Kegel Weights for beginners and everything you need to know to get started with Kegel Weights and a stronger pelvic floor.

  • 7 Houseplants That Boost Your Health And Wellness

    Houseplants are our little slice of the outside, on the inside. Houseplants are often chosen for their looks or maintenance requirements like only needing light watering or thriving in low light conditions but have you ever considered how your houseplants might be affecting your health? 

    A carefully chosen houseplant can make all the difference to our mood, stress levels, sleep and even your breathing. A nice looking plan is good but a nice looking plant that quietly works away to bring you health benefits is even better!

  • Why We All Need More Vitamin D 

    Our bodies make nearly 90% of the vitamin D it needs, but this can only happen if your skin gets enough direct UV light from sunshine. The other 10% we get from food or supplements.

    With people in isolation and having spent more time indoors in the last year or so than ever, vitamin deficiency is becoming a problem. Not getting enough vitamin D can have awful effects on your health and have a big impact on your day to day life, including impacting your pelvic floor.

  • Birth Trauma Awareness Week: Everything You Need To Know

    Birth trauma is distress experienced by a mother during or after childbirth. Birth trauma often combines physical birth injury with emotional and psychological trauma. Birth trauma can be a form of PTSD but is often used as a blanket term to describe any feeling of feelings experienced after birth.

    Birth trauma can mean upsetting flashbacks or nightmares, hyperarousal which means you are in a constant state of anxiety and high alert which can materialize as watching your baby constantly to make sure they’re breathing or not letting others hold your baby through fear they will hurt them or make them sick. Avoidance of anything that reminds you of birth or pregnancy is also common with birth trauma, like TV programmes or hospital visits.

  • 5 Astonishing Health Benefits Of Iodine

    Iodine is a hugely underrated nutrient for human health. It’s health impacts are varied and so important yet it’s rarely the first thing people would choose if asked what minerals and nutrients are important to their health.

    Much like copper, iodine is required in tiny trace amounts by the body for it to function properly, especially the thyroid gland which is responsible for physical and mental development and function. Despite the body only needing trace amounts, many people are iodine deficient (usually in lower income countries where the diet may be less varied).

  • Want A Better Sex Life? Start Doing Kegel Exercises

    We love to talk about pelvic floor strengthening and all the benefits it brings and today we are going to talking about the benefits of a stronger pelvic floor and Kegals on your sex life and sexual satisfaction. 

    Kegals and a stronger pelvic floor can absolutely help reignite a lost flame or stoke the fire but they can't automatically solve every concern or stumbling block you may have. The most important thing is to be open with yourself and your partner.

  • The Surprising Health Benefits Of An Epsom Salt Bath

    Epsom salt baths have a long history. The summer of 1618 saw England consumed by drought and one summer’s day, cow herder Henry Wicker Happened upon a mysterious pool of water on the Epsom Common (Surrey). He noticed that the cows refused to drink the bitter tasting water and those that waded in it healed much quicker.

    When the water evaporated, a salt was left behind (I’m sure you can guess what salt this was). Word of this discovery soon got around and people began flocking to Epsom to experience the healing waters. They were especially popular with those suffering from painful gout. The salt was officially dubbed Epsom salt in 1965 and the rest, they say, is history.

  • Violence Against Women: The Hidden Pandemic

    The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a global crisis. With infections soaring in previous months, hospitals overcrowded and understaffed, families split, and countless jobs lost. Amongst all of this there is a hidden pandemic, violence against women and girls.

    The United Nations estimates that 243 million women and girls aged 15-49 experienced sexual and or physical violence by an intimate partner in the past year before the pandemic started. Since then, the instances of this violence have increased, especially domestic violence. They also found that there is an increase in calls to domestic violence helplines in multiple countries and lack of support for survivors as efforts and resources have been diverted in response to immediate covid-19 relief.

  • NICE Guidelines - Teach Girls About Their Pelvic Floor In School

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released a draft of some of their news guidance all about pelvic floor health and pelvic floor education.

    Most excitingly they state that girls aged 12 to 17 should be taught about their pelvic floor and how to exercise it in school during sex education sessions. 

  • What Is Pride Month And What’s An Ally?

    June is the LGBTQ+ pride month and it’s celebrated across the planet every year. If you weren’t sure LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer. The plus represents all others of different gender identities and or sexual orientations. Today’s blog is all about pride month from it’s painful origins to modern celebrations as well as its importance and significance in 2021. 
  • Vagina Steaming, Crystal Eggs And Wasp Nests, All The Things You Shouldn't Put Into Your Vagina

    I know you've seen the title so I'm going to just get straight down to it, people are putting some crazy things into their vaginas with the promise...
  • What Is Incontinence And Why Does It Happen?

    This week marks World Continence Week, hosted by the World Federation for Incontinence (WFIPP). The week’s aims are to raise awareness for incontinence and pelvic floor problems as well as empower those suffering to seek help so they no longer have to suffer in silence.

    Incontinence is very common although it’s still got a massive stigma attached to it meaning people are not open with talking about it. Studies estimate that around 300 million people worldwide are suffering with some form of incontinence, with many of them never seeking help possibly through embarrassment or because of how incontinence has been normalised by our society and certain pads companies.