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Uterine Fibroids & Your Menstrual Cycle

Do you frequently change your tampons or pads? Do your periods last much longer than they used to? Or do you have both of these issues? A number of reproductive disorders, including uterine fibroids, can cause irregular bleeding. What Exactly Are Uterine Fibroids? Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, affects up to 35% of women in their reproductive years. This could be an indication of uterine fibroids or myomas, which are noncancerous growths that form in or around the uterus. Fibroids can develop at any point during the reproductive years - from the beginning of menses until menopause, owing to the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones drive fibroid growth and don't usually go away on their own. However, they do shrink...

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Reviving Your Beeswax Wraps

If your beeswax wrap has been used a lot and is looking a little crumpled, there's an easy way to restore it to its former glory. Bending them over foods, bowls, or jars creates creases, and if done repeatedly in the same region, they become limp. When they become limp, they lose their ability to hold a tight seal. After years or so of utilizing these wraps, you'll undoubtedly notice this. But you can easily revive them as follows: What You Need An old cookie sheet (heated wax can be messy and difficult to clean up, so use an old pan that you don't care about) A silicon baking mat An oven A location to hang your Wax Wrap Grated beeswax (optional) What...

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6 Reasons To Pack Beeswax Wraps While Camping

With the current restrictions on foreign travel, camping getaways have become the "staycation of choice" for many. Are you a minimalist who enjoys sleeping under the stars? If so, you know that when you go on vacation in a caravan or tent, your storage space can become limited. Cling film is one item that can be substituted. So why not swap out single-use plastic for an eco-friendly Wrap? Beeswax wraps are the ideal solution for those planning their next camping trip. They are simple to store and can be used repeatedly for a variety of purposes: 1) Beeswax Wraps & Your Meals ‘On The Go’ Camp coolers are an excellent device to keep vegetables and bread fresh for the duration...

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Alcohol Consumption During Your Periods – Here’s What You Need To Know

While you may crave alcohol, consuming it during your period might have a negative impact on your hormone levels. Alcohol can enhance the body's synthesis of both oestrogen and testosterone. Excessive amounts of either can aggravate PMS symptoms, particularly mood swings and irritability. It also has an effect on the balance of prostaglandins, which can aggravate cramping. Can Alcohol Cause More Bleeding? Menstrual blood is distinct from the rest of your body's blood. In addition to blood, it contains mucus and fragments of the inner uterine lining. Your body tends to get more dehydrated after a night of drinking. Alcohol's dehydrating effects may make blood and mucus thicker and hence more difficult to pass. Alcohol Can Affect Your Periods In...

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Refreshing Relief - Raspberry Mango Coconut Water Smoothie

This delightful smoothie will have you daydreaming of a warm beach somewhere! It's jam-packed with sharp and fresh flavours, owing primarily to raspberry and mango. The key ingredient here, though, is fresh ginger. The ginger really brings it to life and makes it incredibly refreshing and energetic.  Use coconut water to thin out this smoothie. If you don't like coconut water, you could substitute plain water or your preferred type of milk. This is more of a snack rather than a meal replacement smoothie. A Smoothie For The Final Stage Of Menstruation If no implantation occurs during this point of your cycle, the thicker uterine lining begins to disintegrate. This stage is accompanied by many PMS symptoms such as mood...

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