Synthetic Hormones in Birth Control: Why We Use Them and Other Options

Nearly every time I open Instagram, someone has sent me a post of an influencer talking about the challenges they’ve faced from hormonal birth control, and why the synthetic hormones in birth control are horrible for our bodies. I get it. I tried out four different versions of the pill before I found one thatContinue reading “Synthetic Hormones in Birth Control: Why We Use Them and Other Options”

Finding Supplements That Work: Why It’s Harder Than You Think

I’ve talked a lot on here about different supplements like collagen and melatonin and mentioned briefly that it can be a challenge to figure out whether a supplement actually works or is just a waste of money. Finding supplements that work is a challenge for many reasons, but the biggest one is that the wayContinue reading “Finding Supplements That Work: Why It’s Harder Than You Think”

Everything You Wanted to Know About At-Home Food Sensitivity Tests

I was first diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as a college freshman. Having barely had a yearly cold while I was a kid, feeling suddenly vulnerable to the whims of my body was a rude adjustment. I spent months going to the doctor, with nothing really helping. Had at-home food sensitivity tests existed whenContinue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know About At-Home Food Sensitivity Tests”

What is Evidence-Based Health and Wellness (And Why It’s Important)

To those of you who have read my blog over the past year, welcome back! To any new people, welcome. As a little update, I recently changed the name of this blog to Girls Love Evidence, as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek way of addressing that this is, yes, a girly blog, but it isContinue reading “What is Evidence-Based Health and Wellness (And Why It’s Important)”

The Link Between Deodorant and Breast Cancer: Fact-Checking

I’m starting a shorter series on Girls Love Evidence, where I investigate common health claims and debate their merits. Today, I’m starting with one that I’ve heard time and time again- there is a link between deodorant and breast cancer. I remember the first time I heard this as a high schooler. I was inContinue reading “The Link Between Deodorant and Breast Cancer: Fact-Checking”