A wide array of stories were shared in EmpowHER's community this week. Women talked about castor oil for their eyelashes, preventing food poisoning and balancing hormones. 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.
From the blog: “Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and memorable experiences of a woman’s life. It is also a period that’s fraught with risks and every woman needs to be on their guard to ensure that no harm comes to their baby. Their immune system is considerably weakened when they are pregnant because it has the added responsibility of protecting a developing baby. This means that a pregnant woman is more susceptible to germs, viruses and bacteria that can lead to food poisoning. This doesn’t mean that your food is literally poisoned, it just makes you sick so you suffer from diarrhea and vomiting. Some women also experience chills and temperature and feel quite unwell."
From the blog: “You may be surprised to know that the best remedy for thin, discolored eyelashes and eyebrows is castor oil. It was widely popular and highly effective in Ancient Greece and has remained a strong natural remedy to this day. These days when women spend thousands of dollars on cosmetics that doesn’t bring any result, Castor oil is a real catch, both in terms of efficiency and price. So what is so special about castor oil that makes it a number one remedy for weak eyelashes?"
From the blog: "We all know that hormones play a huge role in the way we feel and once a month many women struggle with the fluctuation of hormones and the affect this has on mood and emotions. So how do we understand our hormone cycles to better connect with our bodies and try and control our mood fluctuations, cravings and other symptoms that are caused by this cycle?"
From the blog: "Teeth whitening can result in having hypersensitive teeth owing to the various chemicals used in the process. Basic functions like eating and drinking can be very painful with sensitive teeth. You can experience short, sharp pains even while brushing teeth and having sweet foods. This is a sensation that is usually experienced in the early stages of bleaching with peroxide products."
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