10 All-Natural Personal Hygiene Staples

     Making the switch to an all-natural lifestyle can be overwhelming to do all at once.  So far it’s been about two years for me and it’s still very much a process.  Not everything I use is all-natural, like conventional cosmetics and some of the cleaning products around my apartment.

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3 Unconventional, All-Natural Ways to Treat Heavy Flows

     The first thing I dreaded when I decided to get off the pill was the inevitable return of my menorrhagia (heavy periods).  This time, however, I was determined to not take the “easy” way out and committed to finding the root cause of my symptoms so I could treat them naturally.

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DIY Turmeric Mask

    It’s easy to imagine all things curry when thinking of turmeric.  However, turmeric also doubles as an incredible healing agent.  What makes it so awesome?  Turmeric inhibits cancer cells, balances hormones, is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial. Yes, please.  So it makes perfect sense to add this powerful spice to our skincare routines.

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National Depression Screening Day

      In an effort to help ourselves, raise awareness and work toward reducing the stigma tied to behavioral disorders, especially with the state of the world today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness declares the first week of October every year as Mental Illness Awareness Week.  As part of their efforts, today is National Depression Screening Day.

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How to Balance Hormones Naturally

     In layman's terms, hormones are chemical messengers to different parts of the body on how to perform their functions.  These messages are sent by the liver and end up controlling our brain function, mood, reproduction, metabolism...essentially, everything so we want these messages to be accurate.

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Why I Got Off the Pill and FAM

 I was advised to go on hormonal birth control.  It was presented as a harmless pill so naturally, my mother didn't have any questions. I didn't either so off I went with my Loestrin prescription and the thrilling idea of a new reality where I wouldn't have to change my feminine hygiene products every hour.

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