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Ladies, Do You Use Soap To Clean Your Vagina?

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Recently, my sister visited the gynecologist for the first time. And everything was looking pretty good down there. Thank God. The doctor even complimented my sister on her relaxation skills. But when the gyno noticed that my sister had applied powder down there, in preparation for her vagina being bared for a virtual stranger to see, she frowned before issuing a warning.

She held her hand up in a ‘stop’ motion and said, “And don’t put powder down there. It’s not natural.”

My sister conceded that point. She could do without powder. And then the doctor hit her with another zinger.

“You really shouldn’t be putting anything down there but water.”

“Not even soap?” My sister asked, assuming she’d made an oversight.

“Just water.”

“Well, I sweat a lot down there.”
“Just water. Your vagina cleans itself.”

“Ok…” My sister said okay but that was not a point she was willing to concede.

The doctor went on to explain that putting anything down there, even soap, can possibly lead to infection.

We’ve known about our vaginas for some time. We even learned that the vagina is so miraculous it cleans itself. How beautiful!

But while we were learning all of those fun facts, it necessarily didn’t negate years and years of training and paranoia that our “jelly pum pum,” and later our “fishy” could literally get to a point where it smelled like the latter.

Have any of you received similar advice from your gyno about abandoning the use of soap; and more importantly, if any of you have decided to make that lifestyle change, how is it working out for you?

 

Source: MADAMENOIRE

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2015 in HEALTH

 

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Healthy Foods you should Eat Everyday

Healthy Foods you should Eat Everyday

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2015 in HEALTH

 

Children Born from Obese Women die Younger, according to a new Study

Children Born from Obese Women die Younger, according to a new Study

CHILDREN born from obese women are 35 per cent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a new study that warns of a growing epidemic.

Researchers in Scotland traced 37,709 children of 28,540 women who gave birth between 1950 and 1976.

The children were aged from 34 to 61 at the time of the study published in the online journal bmj.com.

Researchers included the data of 6,551 children that had already died prior to the start of the study.

Of the mothers, 21 per cent were overweight – meaning a body mass index (BMI) or height-to-weight ratio of 25 to 29.9 – and four per cent obese, with a BMI of 30 or more, when they gave birth.

“The offspring of obese mothers were 35 per cent and those of overweight women 11 per cent more likely to die before the age of 55 years than those of normal-weight mothers,” said study co-author Rebecca Reynolds, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

The team also found that the children of obese mothers were 42 per cent more at risk of being admitted to hospital for heart disease as adults.

“Our results suggest that the intrauterine (womb) environment has a crucial and long-lasting effect on risk of premature mortality in offspring,” the study said.

Other research has shown that conditions in the womb can cause lifelong body changes, which may affect such functions as appetite control and metabolism.

But post-birth factors like diet and exercise or a genetic propensity to be obese could not be ruled out as the cause of the children’s health problems.

“Strategies to optimise weight before pregnancy are urgently required,” wrote the team – given that about one in five pregnant women in the UK are obese.

“We also need to consider giving good lifestyle advice to children of obese mothers and early monitoring of risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, blood fats and smoking,” added Reynolds.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1.4 billion adults aged 20 and older were overweight in 2008 – a figure that had nearly doubled since 1980.

More than a third of adults were overweight in 2008, and 11 per cent obese. At least 2.8 million adults die every year as a result of weight-related health problems.

Experts commenting on the study stressed the need for further research to confirm a direct, causal link between a woman’s obesity and her child’s risk of dying young.

SOURCE: Heraldsun

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in HEALTH

 

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