Things Women Dont Know About Their Periods
It happensabout once a month so you may think you're an expert. Well sit back down because there are quite a few things women don't know about their periods. The average period can release anywhere from one cup down to a few tablespoons of blood which really isn't that much.
It just seems like a lot because you don't just lose blood, you also shed tissue and mucus. Whoa, that's kind of badass. For decades blue liquid has been the default standin for menstrual blood in advertisements for feminine products. However, in 2011 Always broke this trend
and used a red dot. I wish my period was just one red dot. In the US tampons are the most popular method to trap the flow. Reportedly 70% of women inthe western world use them. But that's certainly not the only way. Some studies suggestthat your menstrual cycle may be tied to the moonwith the most common
start date for a cyclebeginning on the new moon. That's kind of beautiful. But everybody's different. Cycles can vary inlength from 21 to 35 days and are typically longer during the first few years of menstruation and that's totally normal. Feeling less than graceful?
No worries. Right before your period you might bump into more things. Clumsiness can be an unfortunate side effect of PMS. Time is also an unfortunate side effect. A woman can spend around 7 to 10% of her life on her period.
That's a whole lot of time. Humans are magical creatures. We're one of the few beasts on the planet that have visible periods. Some other animals reabsorbtheir uterine lining instead of shedding it. We got the short end of the stick. Why can't we be more like rats?
What Are The Causes Of A Blastocystis Hominis Infection
Greetings. Thanks for coming back. Eric Bakker,naturopath from New Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and also the formulator of the Canxidarange of dietary supplements. Before you watch the tutorial, please click on the link to downloadyour free report. Let's have a look at the cause of Blastocystis infection. That's whatI'm going to show you today. How you actually get this bug and the most likely scenarios.I've got a few notes I've made here. A very common one is travel. I mentioned thisin a previous tutorial. Have you been to an exotic destination? Have you been to India or Asia?Have you been to the Pacific region to an island somewhere? Have you gone sailing? Haveyou gone camping? Where have you gone because
you may well have picked it up from someplaceaway from where you live? International travelers quite commonly pick up blasto.Close contact. So caring for people like a child, a relation, an elderly person, someonewho's sick or unwell. This is a common scenario as well. You may be looking after people.You could be in the health care profession. There are many different scenarios in termsof close contact. Drinking water from contaminated sources.This is a really key thing. Drinking water in a swimming pool that's not really cleanedproperly. There could have been a bit of fecal matter in the pool and you could have pickedup a tiny little bit through that way. Because
remember, fecal route is the most common wayof picking up, getting it on your hand or your eye or your skin, anywhere. And you onlyneed one tiny little parasite in your body. You're not going to get this through blood.This is not a blood borne infection. This is a water borne infection. Generally, it'stransmitted through fecal matter that you're exposed to. So you could've gone to a bathroom,touched a surface, even in an airport, and not washed your hands, rubbing your eye, bang,you've got the infection. You could've touched your mouth or your nose.Generally, hands, so this is why hand washing is so important. You don't have to be analabout handwashing like some people are known
to be. But I do a lot of travel. I fly quitefrequently and I always wash my hands every time I disembark from an aircraft. I washmy hands. I go to the bathroom; I wash my hands. I wash my hands probably 10 times aday. That's not an obsessive compulsive thing. It's just that I'm in the health care professionand I don't generally get sick. And I'm around a lot of sick people. So I understand thathandwashing is the best way to stop a lot of different diseases from getting into yourbody. Viral infections, many different diseases, just wash your hands.So drinking water, lakes, streams, poorly maintained wells, things like this, contaminatedwater. When you travel, it's very important
to only drink bottled water where the bottlehas actually got a factory seal on it. Because some sneaky people sell water from riversor lakes where they'll just quickly pop the cap on. It's not a factory seal. If in doubt,boil the water. Super saturated potassium iodide or potassium iodide drops in wateris another smart move. A little bit of liquid grapefruit seed extract, a couple of dropsin water will also stop a lot of diseases, if you're going to different places.Children in daycare settings. Children that swim a lot in swimming pools. Kids often pickup blasto infections through this way. People who camp. People who hike. Backpackers. Peoplewho drink water from suspect areas. Exposure
to human fecal matter through sexual contact.So you need to be very careful with intimacy. Again, hygiene. It's all about hygiene, folks.If you're really clean and careful with yourself, you've got a lot less chance of picking upa Blastocystis hominis infection. Stay tuned. There's more to come. Thanks forchecking out my series on blasto.