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Tag: health

The Menstrual Cup – in review (thanks Ava)

The Menstrual Cup – in review (thanks Ava)

Many years ago, when I still managed health stores, the first menstrual cups came into the market. I was admittedly quite intrigued, however the price was astronomical. So I filled the thought away and continued as I had for years. Better choices in tampons. Thankfully […]

Our parenting 101 notes. It’s all about routine.

Our parenting 101 notes. It’s all about routine.

So many parents ask my hubby and myself how do we get our kids to bed at such an early hour. Truthfully we never really thought about it. Both our respective sets of parents were pretty strict on bedtime routines when we were young and […]

Is Infertility Treatment Covered By Medical Aids?

Is Infertility Treatment Covered By Medical Aids?

So recently was watching The Bold Type and one of the main characters has the BRCA gene. She is advised to freeze her eggs and to consider an oophorectomy to mitigate her risk of cancer. So she goes to start the process only to discover […]

What is PCOS aka Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

What is PCOS aka Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Many years ago, BC (before children!) I made my annual visit to the gynaecologist. I had stopped taking my contraceptive (after 5+ years on it) as we had been thinking about getting pregnant. However, it wasn’t happening. So here we are six months later and […]

Natural skin care: the top(ical) skin herbs I swear by.

Natural skin care: the top(ical) skin herbs I swear by.

Spoilt for choice. Over the years of working in health shops, I have had the advantage of trying various brands of natural and organic facial (and body)  ranges. I have loved The Victorian Garden for its great range of well priced and divine smelling products, […]

Struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation or stress?

Struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation or stress?

Life can be really stressful at times. We are (have) sold our home and have (are) buying new one. On top of that stress I am now stressing about moving day. These two major stresses are what are on my mind and making me anxious […]

The Top 4 Things to Look for When Buying Omega 3 Supplements

The Top 4 Things to Look for When Buying Omega 3 Supplements

How to choose omega 3 supplements. There are a few things that I have learned (in my humble opinion) to look for and value in an omega supplement. This is based on spending many years working in a health shops and studying up about nutrition […]