women’s health

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Dynamism happens. Case in point, writer, photographer, and producer Erica Edwards: proof positive that focused energy, heaped with lots of care and attention, can yield spectacular results in humanity. New York Magazine is currently featuring Erica’s cannabis strain photography, and her writing and photographs regularly appear in the Shakti Yoga Journal. Big media’s growing acceptance […]

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

IMAGE: Ruby Cup founders Veronica d’Souza, Maxie Matthiesen and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer Recently, I wrote about how women experiencing their cycles should at least consider switching from cotton-based products like tampons to re-useable menstrual cups. Beyond the health and financial implications of not using tampons (reduced risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and less ongoing/monthly expense), there are […]

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

IMAGE: “Daydream,” Andrew Wyeth Women have long kept their health lore confined to their close female communities.  Until the late 19th century, birthing was the domain of women and they carried this, as well as other women’s health knowledge, forward.  Natural birth control (often herbs) had to keep secret.  There is lore that women once […]

Why Isn’t Marijuana Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

Why Isn’t Marijuana Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

PHOTO: Goldilock Photography At least 24 million Americans of all ages and genders are currently suffering from an eating disorder, and research shows that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of ANY mental illness. In light of these statistics, it amazes me that eating disorders are often still not considered a “qualifying condition” under […]