Have you been dreaming a lot more recently? Is it stealing your sleep away? When COVID-19 began to spread across the US, many people began noting that their dreaming dramatically increased. Why has it become so common to have difficulty sleeping due to dreams? Stress. Deep levels of stress, such as the dramatic increase in … Read more Why Am I Dreaming More?
Chica is expanding from periods into menopause with our introduction of Chica Chill. Menopause is a taboo subject (even more than periods!), leaving us confused, frustrated, and invisible when we go through it. I sat down with my mom, Mary Kay, to listen to her experience about menopause. In this interview, I asked my mom: … Read more Learning About Menopause With… My Mom!
With the arrival of our new offering, Chica Chill, we will be using the terms, Yin and Yang more and we want to provide a little bit of an introduction of what those words means. Our favorite aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is its focus on supporting harmony in your body and mind. The … Read more An Intro to Yin and Yang
5 Days to an Easier Period: Day 5 We’ve all felt that exercise is good for us! In fact, the effect exercise has on your hormones has been of interest to researchers studying lifestyle factors that may help women reduce their risk of breast cancer. And, it is not entirely surprising that the research has … Read more To Exercise… or not.
5 Days to an Easier Period: Day 4 No one likes surprises. So why be surprised by your period? If you’re prepared, you don’t have to be. And the good news is that since you are now tracking, being prepared is easier. But even if your period is currently all over the place, you can … Read more Be Prepared!
A very common reason for crappy, cranky periods is too much estrogen. Yes, estrogen is the happy hormone and contributes to our feel good days, but too much of even a good thing is just too much! An interesting fact about estrogen is that your body makes three different types: Estradiol – Predominant in reproductive … Read more Support Your Gut: You gotta poop poop poop out your excess hormones!
5 Days to an Easier Period: Day 2 First, we want to let you know that your craving for chocolate around your period is validated! Chocolate contains the mineral magnesium, a mood stabilizer, which is very helpful when you are approaching your period. While dark chocolate offers magnesium (and milk or poorly sourced chocolate likely … Read more Eat Chica: A delicious no brainer!
5 Days to an Easier Period: Day 1 When you track your cycle, you get to discover the amazingness that is your body, and the changes you feel throughout the month will make sense. Month in and month out your body repeats a cycle of hormones rising and hormones falling. The ebb and flow is … Read more Get to Know Your Hormones
This is the anti-excellence newsletter. Here’s what that means: we’re sick and tired of all the New Year’s content. Totally over it. In protest, we’re sending you an email a week into 2020 to let you know that we don’t care about your resolutions–we care about *you* quite a lot, but we don’t plan on … Read more New Year, New Period: Replacing Resolutions with Compassion
A question has been coming up for us a lot lately, especially when we introduce someone new to Chica: can this still work for me if I’m on hormonal birth control and no longer have a period? The short answer is yes. The longer answer, however, requires a better understanding of how hormonal contraceptives (the … Read more Periods on the Pill: Can Chica Still Help Me if I Don’t Bleed?