4 Things About Your Period That You Think Are Totally Normal — But, They're Definitely NOT

4 Things About Your Period That You Think Are Totally Normal — But, They're Definitely NOT

March 04, 2019

Are your worst period symptoms "just normal" or are they signs of bigger problems? We help you understand what a normal period is like and how you can ditch menstrual misery like PMS, cramps, bloating, migraines, and have a normal period that actually doesn't make you feel like you're gonna die.

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Five All Natural Home Remedies For Period Pain That Can Cut Menstrual Cramps in Half

Five All Natural Home Remedies For Period Pain That Can Cut Menstrual Cramps in Half

February 28, 2019

It's 12am and your period is starting. You search the nightstand for your midol pm and it's not there. Quick, what do you do? Here are five all natural ways to decrease period pain that you can put to work right now to calm even your worst menstrual cramps. 

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PMS and Period Pain Are The Health Epidemic No One Is Talking About

PMS and Period Pain Are The Health Epidemic No One Is Talking About

February 14, 2019

Over 82% of women suffer from PMS and menstrual pain. That's higher than the prevalence of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or obesity. If you've ever asked your doctor about you cramps or PMS, chances are you've heard, "Well, that's just part of a normal period." At Brazen, we've never thought that answer was good enough.

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Don't Stop The Flow

Don't Stop The Flow

February 07, 2019

If your period/PMS is so severe that you are experiencing blackouts and migraines, can't get out of bed, and have to miss school or work SOMETHING IS WRONG. These are not normal symptoms of a healthy menstruating woman, they indicate some kind of endocrine disruption that needs your attention! Stopping your period may improve your quality of life for the moment, but it is not going to solve the problem. 

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How To Stop Period Cravings From Taking Over Your Life

How To Stop Period Cravings From Taking Over Your Life

February 05, 2019

Ever feel like you want to eat ALL THE CHOCOLATE followed by ALL THE PASTA before or during your period? Yeah, us too. It's because your main reproductive hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) along with serotonin (the happiness hormone) all have a big dip and remain low during your period, while cortisol (the stress hormone) increases. 

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What The Color of Your Period Blood Can Tell You About Your Menstrual Cycle — And Your Health

What The Color of Your Period Blood Can Tell You About Your Menstrual Cycle — And Your Health

February 01, 2019

It may sound a little crazy, but checking out the color of your menstrual blood can be super interesting and empowering. It's not uncommon for your period color to change from month to month, and be all colors of the rainbow from black, blue, brown, rusty, bright red, pink, pale, or even watery or clotty.

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Your Period Playlist Only Needs This One Song

Your Period Playlist Only Needs This One Song

January 31, 2019

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3 Foods to Help Your Naturally Get Rid of Period Cramps

3 Foods to Help Your Naturally Get Rid of Period Cramps

January 29, 2019

We can’t deny that cramps accompanying your period suck. However, as with other symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances, changes in the way you eat can really help to alleviate the pain. Brazen to the rescue! We’ve created a short list of three foods that are going to change the way you deal with your periods.

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If You're On Your Period, You Need These 7 GIFs In Your Life RIGHT NOW

If You're On Your Period, You Need These 7 GIFs In Your Life RIGHT NOW

January 25, 2019

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that GIFs have the potential to make everything feel more relatable - from awkward moments to quotes from your favorite TV show. With period problems and periods in general already being so common, it only makes sense for period GIFs to be our type of thing.

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Tired of Hormonal Acne On Your Period? Try These All Natural Food Cures.

Tired of Hormonal Acne On Your Period? Try These All Natural Food Cures.

January 22, 2019

As if your period didn't suck enough already, acne can really derail your day. Like we’ve talked about before, though, acne can be caused by hormonal imbalances. Changing your diet, even a little, can have huge effects on a number of symptoms, including acne. 

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5 Crazy, Er, I Mean Totally Normal, Foods That Are Natural PMS Cures

5 Crazy, Er, I Mean Totally Normal, Foods That Are Natural PMS Cures

January 17, 2019

If you're looking for PMS ending super foods that can help with common symptoms like bloating, moodiness, cramps, irritability, and digestive issues, this list of common, easy to find foods has got you covered!

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Tweeting Your Period Can End Period Stigma, One Messy Detail at a Time

Tweeting Your Period Can End Period Stigma, One Messy Detail at a Time

January 11, 2019

By sharing your own period stories, you’re giving women their own chance to relate to you and share a story of their own, creating a cycle of talking about the taboo topic of periods until it’s not taboo anymore.

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