What should I eat? A guide to the best foods to get you through the menopause.

Posted on Oct.18, 2017 by Nicola

For this year’s World Menopause Day we thought we’d have a think about the best foods to eat to help combat menopausal symptoms. They’re also very healthy, so great for your general wellbeing, and super tasty too!   Eating for menopause is actually quite complex, but here are our top 5 findings to keep in mind if you’re at any stage of the menopause.   1.Everything tends to go a bit dry during the menopause, from your hair, your skin, right down to that oh so nasty vaginal dryness. Eating foods rich in vitamin E such as almonds, spinach and..

#KnowYourBody guest blog by Athena Lamnisos

Posted on Oct.09, 2017 by Nicola

We’re delighted to present a special guest blog from CEO of The Eve Appeal, Athena Lamnisos, on the importance of recognising the early signs and symptoms of the five gynae cancers #KnowYourBody       At #TeamEve we are very excited to announce a charitable partnership between Sylk and The Eve Appeal over the next 12-months – who will be helping to raise much-needed funds and awareness that these cancers even exist to help fund our pioneering research into early detection, risk-prediction and prevention.   Awareness of gynae cancer is startlingly low among women in the UK. So much so,..

Do you love your Vagina? It’s easy when you know how.

Posted on Feb.03, 2017 by Nicky

So how often do you think about your vagina?  Are you cringing right now at the very mention of the word?  Do you have a preferred name for that area that you find more ‘palatable’?  A round robin in our office provided the following: Fanny, fou fou, front bottom, minge, fairy, wookie, lady garden, muff (when its hairy!)……….or do you just avoid saying anything and perhaps point ‘down there’ instead?     I’m as guilty as the next person at avoiding saying the word ‘vagina’.  Growing up our family ‘name’ for girls’ privates was ‘brinte’ (not a clue why, passed..

Merry Christmas from the Sylk Team!

Posted on Dec.23, 2016 by Nicky

“To all mothers and daughters everywhere, don’t give up this fight”   This was one of the messages written on a banner at St Botolph’s Church last week, which hosted the Eve Appeal’s annual Festival of Carols. It’s a carol service dedicated to those who have been affected by gynae cancers, and I was thrilled to be able to attend this year.   The church was lit beautifully by candlelight, and the resident choir were wonderful. It was lovely to sing along with some of my favourite carols too, despite the sore throat from a lingering cold. It all made..

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