Back to basics: What do hormones do in the body?
Monday to Sunday, day and night, 24/7, our hormones are working hard around the clock to keep us, well… alive. Our hormones are pretty incredible things but do we really know what these mighty molecules are up to behind the scenes? Let’s dig deep and get to grips with exactly what do hormones do in the body and why are they so important for our health and happiness?
Debunking menstrual misconceptions: What is premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
From attempts to degrade women in power positions to your everyday sexist slur, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has been used to fuel some of the biggest menstrual misconceptions out there. Presenting as over 150 possible symptoms (1), PMS is waaay more than just being ‘in a bad mood’. Let’s debunk some of the biggest myths and find out exactly what is PMS?
Beating the breakouts: Skin, the menstrual cycle and hormonal acne
Adult acne is far more common in people with cycles than those without. The saying, ‘it’s just your hormones’, is casually reeled off whenever anyone mentions a bad breakout—but which hormones cause acne? Read on to discover how the menstrual cycle affects our skin and which treatments can help you get a handle on hormonal acne
Bloating on your period? Here’s what your hormones have to do with it
We all experience a little (or a lot) of bloating every now and then—but why does it seem to get worse on, or around, our periods? Read on to discover which key hormones kick-start both your bloating AND your bleeding, all at once
Are my hormones normal?
Your hormones are (seriously) powerful. At Tuune, we’re very much ‘team hormone’, and know that truly understanding these wonderful chemical messengers is key to feeling your best. Read on as we share 3 stories to explain what can happen when your hormones are out of balance—and how we can help put things right
Period headaches and menstrual migraines: Are my hormones hurting my head?
As if getting our period isn’t a headache enough, this week we’re taking a deep-dive into hormonally influenced head pains. Read on to learn the difference between a period headache and a menstrual migraine, and how you can track and treat your head splitting symptoms
Cyclical breast tenderness: Are my hormones making my boobs sore?
Breast tenderness is super common. But how do you know when (or if) it's a cause for concern? Read on to hear how it might just be your fabulously fluctuating female sex hormones that are bringing on your breast tenderness and what you can do to reduce any discomfort
Cheat sheet: How does the menstrual cycle work?
Last month, we explored our female sex hormones. Now we’re delving deeper into the somewhat complex yet fascinatingly brilliant territory of our menstrual cycles. Whether you’re a cycle-pro or could do with dusting up on your knowledge, read our no-nonsense guide to get clued up on the menstrual cycle stages
Why society loves to criticize our brilliant, complex hormones
Our hormones are incredible. Why is it then that being ‘hormonal’ is still viewed as an insult? Read on as we explore why it’s time to reclaim the term and finally give our hormones the respect they deserve.
How to handle a hormone imbalance
From regular periods to our skin having that golden hour glow, when our hormones are harmonious–it shows. But what happens when things get a little off balance? Read on to learn everything you need to know about hormone imbalances, from spotting symptoms to getting your body back in-sync
Cheat sheet: What do female sex hormones do, exactly?
Quite simply, our hormones do A LOT. They never rest, always working to bring about important changes in our bodies. But which sex hormones do people with cycles actually have? How do their levels change throughout the month? And what role do they play in our bodies? Our female sex hormones cheat sheet is here to help, with plenty of facts to impress your pals.
It's not just all in your head: How the menstrual cycle affects mental health
They help us grow, sleep, eat and move–but did you know our hormones also regulate our moods? Read on to hear just how much the rise and fall of our hormones each month has a hold over our mental health–and how you can work with the waves.