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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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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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Sustainability & Skincare - A Breakdown Of Beauty Jargon

As seen previously, a growing number of Australians are adopting a more natural lifestyle, while also becoming more aware of how our decisions affect the environment in which we live. From beauty to menstrual products, sustainability seems to pave the way ahead. Natural beauty products are preferred by around half of Australia’s female beauty consumers. The beauty industry, however, is rife with jargon. So, to assist you in navigating some of it, here's a breakdown of the most regularly used terms: Free radicals Free radicals are ions or molecules that react chemically with our skin cells. They attach and bind to other molecules, causing the chemical structure to change, in turn damaging them. Thankfully, we've evolved vital defences such as...

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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Part 2) – Can Cups Protect You?

All of this information in part 1 is great, right? But however rare, we know that TSS does happen. The good news is that there are measures we can take to protect ourselves. We've put together a useful checklist to help you understand how to properly care for your cup and when you should choose to take a break and temporarily use a sustainable alternative like period underwear instead of vaginally implanted products. Maintaining Cup Hygiene • Sanitize your cup by boiling it for 2-3 minutes (no longer than 5 minutes) and wiping it thoroughly in between periods. • Throwing your storage bag in with a load of laundry to wash • Before inserting or removing your cup, wash your...

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