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Top 5 Tips For Reducing Plastic-use & Waste At Home

The Western world is at the forefront of some very ground-breaking eco-friendly initiatives. Our local communities are making big lifestyle changes in order to produce less waste. Some people cut plastic, while others work in slow fashion, run repair cafes, or conduct upskilling seminars. People of all ages can gain the skills and adopt the mindset to make, create, and care for what they have rather than throw it away and buy new. The world is adopting simple alternatives to mass-produced, store-bought, highly packaged commodities. If you take on each of the five points below one at a time, you'll soon notice a significant reduction in the amount of plastic in your life as well: Top 5 Tips for reducing...

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Refreshing Relief - Berry Pomegranate Smoothie

Ovulation happens in the third phase of your cycle. The eggs are released from the ovaries and travel down the fallopian tubes to the uterus during ovulation. If you don't get pregnant, the eggs will disintegrate in the next 6 to 24 hours. Antioxidants are important to keep the cells in your body, including your eggs, healthy during this phase of your cycle. Antioxidants and other key vitamins abound in berries like raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, as well as fruits like pomegranate. Flax seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for controlling ovulation and alleviating cramps and breast soreness that can occur during this, and the luteal phase. Blend up this sweet and delicious Berry Pomegranate...

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Cups Causing Cramps? Here’s How To Correct The Situation

Do you have issues with your menstrual cup? Not sure if you got the proper size? Are you sick of the cramps that your period cup causes? Don't give up too soon! We’ve got your back with these key issues you may face with your period cup. Let’s address them, one by one, and see what you can do about them: Issue#1 The Wrong sizeIf you're wearing a cup that's too big for your body, it could be sitting too high, pressing too hard on the vaginal walls or on the cervix, causing pain and discomfort, including cramps.Experiment with different folds (the “push down” fold is one of our favourites for making your cup as small as possible). Don’t be...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes -The Kitchen

This is the room where many of us create the most clutter and waste. It is here that we bring food packaging into our houses and discard it once we have unwrapped whatever is inside. But what if you avoided bringing those items home in the first place, or if you replaced trash-producing disposables and single-use plastics with items that could be reused or composted? Let’s find out shall we. Single-Use Or Non-Compostable Products -The Enemy Replacing typical kitchen items with those that can be recycled endlessly or decompose when they reach the end of their lifespan will help you decrease waste both instantly and over time. The items that can likely be swapped for their ‘Zero Waste’ counterparts include:...

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Refreshing Relief - Apple Pie Smoothie

During your periods, this delicious smoothie could become your new favourite way to eat that ‘apple a day’. It has a creamy and sweet flavour, but it's naturally sweetened and gluten-free! This apple pie smoothie takes only 5 minutes to prepare and is packed with nutrients that will keep you running for hours. The Follicular Phase – Foods To Feed On The follicular phase, the second phase of your cycle, is when the eggs in your ovaries begin to form. The uterine lining begins to thicken and prepare for ovulation. At this point in your period, it's crucial to eat protein-rich meals like Greek yoghurt to help your body rebuild and grow. Protein helps you grow muscle and speed up...

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