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Natural Remedies For Periods (Part 1) ~ Diet

Although your menstrual cycle can vary depending on your age, abnormal oestrogen levels and fibroids may cause pelvic pain and heavy bleeding up until menopause. The following natural dietary remedies will help you feel better, sleep better, while relieving pain and cramping: Hydrate Yourself Drinking more water may help relieve bloating, which can exacerbate symptoms. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water each day, particularly during your period. You can add some mint or lemon wedges to your glass for some flavour. Reduce the salt intake while you increase your water intake, as salt promotes fluid accumulation and bloating. Avoid alcohol because it causes dehydration. Diarrhoea or vomiting are also common menstrual occurrences for some women, hence it's...

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Sustainable Periods In 10 Easy Steps

Any new experience, like using a menstrual cup for the first time, can be challenging. It can take a few periods for you to get used to the cup but believe us when we say it's all worth it and that you have nothing to be concerned about. The ends justify the means, which may include experimenting with various folding and insertion techniques. Again, don’t worry,  here is a stepwise guide - right from pre insertion to post removal: Step 1 Sanitize your Femino cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes before using it for the first time. Make sure the cup does not touch the bottom or the side of the pot. The heat could melt the silicone. Step...

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Yoga Poses For Your Periods

 Although fundamentally menstruation is the same for everybody, each individual's cycle is unique. Most people would agree that being on their period is not pleasurable. Nevertheless, reactions range from being grateful for one's fertility to being irritated & curled up in discomfort. The poses below are part of a restorative at-home practice, especially during this pandemic, and can help with your cramps. Give them a try rather than cuddling up with a heating pad during your period. And yes, you can do these asanas with a Femino menstrual cup. It is completely safe and secure. Lotus Pose To do the Lotus Pose, also known as Padmasana in Sanskrit, you need to practice opening your hips regularly. With a deliberate stretch...

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Why The Pandemic Is The Best Time To Become A Cup Convert

Toilet paper has been much talked about during the coronavirus pandemic – a panic buy item & a subject of ridicule. But for women in particular, there are certain sanitary products that could see the same ‘empty-shelf’ fate as toilet paper, namely pads and tampons. As the reality of self-isolation is slowly dawning upon us, those of us who menstruate may feel like stockpiling these sanitary products. Given this situation and the potential for shortage, making the switch to a period cup would be a well-timed move right now. Here are the main reasons why: No Place Like Home Think about it. In theory, now is the perfect time to switch to the cup. Why? Because a lot of people...

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