A wide array of stories were shared in EmpowHER's community this week. Women talked about dentistry, mental health and lifestyle changes. Do you have a health story that you would like to share? Post your blog post to our community so that other women can read and reflect on your personal experiences and stories.
Here are some of our top blog posts in the EmpowHER community this week.
Emotional Health and Relationships
From the blog: “With a title like ‘responsibility’ the urge to shrink away and hide under a blanket may be strong for many of us; but I will try my best not to make this an article that mirrors an outdated educational video. Firstly, it is probably important to notice that on closing this word document I will return home to meet unwashed dishes, slowly moulding towels draped carelessly over chairs and a carpet that has been decorated with the remnants of oatcakes that tragically never completed their journey to my mouth."
Illnesses Your Dentist Can Detect
From the blog: “While your dentist may not be able to treat conditions outside of dentistry, he/she can be a first line of detection of a serious illness. Staying on top of dental hygiene, as well as routine dental appointments keeps the mouth healthy and can help screen for potential complications."
Dear Parent, Your Child Behaves Awfully!
From the blog: :"Is it okay to discipline kids if they are not yours? I think that this is one of the most debatable topics among moms. Let me tell you a recent story that made me think about this topic. I have a 7-years-old son, Andrew. Last week he brought home a friend. This young man was dressed in muddy shoes and dirty clothes, which actually didn’t prevent him from walking in the living room, plopping down on a couch and turning on a TV. At this moment, my son looked at me with curiosity and horror, expecting that I will blow a fuse."
Lifestyle Tweaks for a Flatter and More Toned Belly
From the blog: :"Is your belly fat eating much of your self esteem? Belly fat is considered unattractive based on today’s beauty standards. But what should you be more concerned about is how it’s very unhealthy for you. Those fats that tend to gather around your belly and make sitting uncomfortable are actually extra calories you haven’t burned through exercise.”
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) An Effective Treatment For Infertility
From the blog: :"In vitro fertilization (IVF) one of the commonly used infertility treatments is known to be most effective type of an assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help women become pregnant. The IVF treatment includes fertilizing of an egg outside the woman’s body, in a laboratory, and then placing it in a woman's uterus.Today, everyone knows about this procedure very well as it has proven to be one of the successful infertility treatments. IVF is usually the last step in the treatment of infertility as it is kept for cases in which methods like surgery, artificial insemination and fertility drugs didn’t work.”
The Best Natural Ways to Heal Your Skin
From the blog: :"During skin care procedures like chemical peels, or even facials, it’s safe to assume that lots and lots of harmful chemicals are being absorbed into your body. Even day-to-day applications of concealer, lotion, and sun exposure can unwittingly cause damage to your delicate skin. Dermatologists and beauty experts both agree that treating (or more accurately, not treating) your skin, especially your face, with such abandon can have some serious repercussions.”
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