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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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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes (Part 1)

Municipalities were the only ones debating the phrase “Zero Waste” a decade ago. But in today’s age of sustainable living, "zero waste" is a popular buzzword. Let’s look at what exactly it implies, and how it can be achieved at home.  Adopting ‘Earth Happy’ Habits It takes some getting used to the idea of living completely waste-free, because our modern lifestyles continuously demand that we focus our attention on consuming for the sake of consuming. We have forgotten many of the vital responsibilities in life because of this continuous cycle of consumerism. Living without waste does not require you to forego life's comforts; it simply necessitates a more conscientious approach to your purchasing decisions. You'll be doing yourself a favour...

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Refreshing Relief - Orange Peach Green Smoothie

For those of you who wish to add a little more greens to your diet, we have a fantastic smoothie for you! It's nourishing and refreshing. And, it's ideal for a wholesome breakfast during your period because it's made with a simple blend of fresh fruits and vegetables. This orange peach spinach smoothie screams summer, while easing painful periods. ‘Smooth’en The First 7 Days Of Menstruation It's critical to obtain plenty of iron during the first phase of your cycle, to restore your body after losing key minerals in your blood. Spinach is an excellent addition to smoothies since it is high in iron and other minerals. Bananas, which are abundant in potassium and B6, can help you feel better and...

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