Reflect: PBCS & Beyond the Pill Book Review

It’s been close to 6 months since coming off the hormonal contraceptive pill after being on it for over 15 years. And to be honest, it was the probably the best decision I could have made for my body. From being misdiagnosed with peri-menopause to being told that tracking my menstrual cycle is ludicrous and…

Reflect: Off the Pill Update & Woman Code Book Review

As you may have read recently, I went off the Pill after 15 years of being on it. Looking back now, it was a brave but probably the best thing I could have done for my body right now, in this phase of my life. And no we are not planning to have kids. Ever….

Reflect: DNA Testing 1, 2, 3

Why DNA Testing? After suffering terrible symptoms before my monthly menstruation, countless doctor visits with no clear answers, I decided to educate myself about my body’s composition by going for Nutrigenomic DNA Testing. I was recommend to 3×4 Genetics in Cape Town by a friend and went in for a swab in the mouth to…

Reflect: Why I went off the Pill (and why you shouldn’t)

Contraception. Back in the day when I was a teenager, the scandal of early teenage sex and how to avoid pregnancy was a big deal. Society was definitely not as daring as it is today and contraception was discussed in whispers and low voices among teenagers and parents alike. Fast forward 15 years or so…