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
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?
Difficult periods are exhausting, and when you find yourself curled up in a ball for the hundredth month in a row, you may wonder – what can I do ahead of my period to stop this vicious cycle? Some factors, such as fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts, may need assistance from a doctor or practitioner … Read more Ways to Improve Your Period Before It Begins
Many of us think of the bleeding ‘time of the month’ when we refer to the menstrual cycle. However, this stage only represents a few days of our menstrual cycle and, as the name hints, our menstrual cycle is a repetitive flow for fertile bleeding bodies that includes three other phases in addition to the … Read more Your Menstrual Cycle is More Than Just a Period
We’ve been eating Chica for a long time! And even though we love Chica’s flavor all on its own, we still enjoy mixing it up. Use these recipes as an excuse to eat Chica for breakfast, or a chance to make Chica even more delectable than handmade dark chocolate truffles already are. We’d love to … Read more Recipes for Your Hormones
Please note that we talk about mental health in this letter. Read it when you’re ready. In the meantime, know that we love you. Cassidy: Dear Higher Self, If I am honest, this week was fucking hard. I don’t feel as though I’ve earned the right to say that, because there was nothing in particular … Read more Respecting the Hormonal Side of Mental Health