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Bangladesh's Expectant Mothers Being Coerced into Unnecessary Operations, Findings

The phrase “too posh to push” was first used by British tabloids in the 2000s highlighting the trend among celebrities choosing to have their babies by caesarean section, as opposed to natural childbirth.

In Bangladesh it is not because they are “too posh” rather it is because they are often coerced into having an operation even when it is not necessary. Every year, an astonishing one million C-sections are performed in Bangladesh.

Symptoms Of A Hormonal Imbalance

Our hormones play an enormous role in how we look, think and feel. When they’re out of balance, it can feel like we have no control over our bodies. Our body doesn’t have a voice so it communicates to us through symptoms which may be asking us to eat, drink, move, think, breathe, believe or perceive in a different way so as to better support our health. 

Heart Disease Patients Understand Food Labels

According to a study, researchers estimated that many consumers have difficulty using and understanding food labels, especially men and people at risk for heart disease. Diet is considered a modifiable risk factor for heart disease prevention. In Ireland, as in many other nations, food labels provide nutritional information to help consumers make informed food choices. But this observational study identifies gaps in adults' use of food labels.