Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness that is caused by an infection from certain types of bacteria, including staphylococcus aureus.   Menstruating women are at a higher risk of getting TSS, as naturally occurring vaginal bacteria can over grow in the presence of a blood-soaked tampon that is left in
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Home made nut mylk

Home made nut mylk

Making your own nut mylk is incredibly easy and tastes substantially more delicious than store bought varieties. Unfortunately many store bought mylks contain less than 5% nuts and the flavour and shelf life are enhanced by supplementing sugar, preservatives and other additives.   Making your own ensures you gain all the nutritional benefits from nuts,
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Seasonal eating for optimum health and wellness

Seasonal eating for optimum health and wellness

As written for Par Olive    Each season brings an abundance of medicinal fruits, vegetables, spices and nuts. Our bodies requirements change from season to season, so being mindful of eating with these changes can assist you with optimum energy, weight control, glowing skin, strong immunity, efficient digestion and an overall sense of health and wellness. So
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One ingredient that should always be in your salad

One ingredient that should always be in your salad

As featured on Par Olive   It’s easy to feel like the Queen of Purity whilst tucking into your daily salad, though as we all now know, not all salads are created equal. There really is an art to creating a nutritionally balanced, yet equally satisfying and filling salad. So, in the search of creating
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Cauliflower crust pizza.

Cauliflower crust pizza.

Pizza can absolutely be a healthy dinner option, leaving you feeling satiated and energised rather than sick-full and lethargic. The cauliflower crust makes for a seriously delicious gluten free option, supports liver detoxification pathways, contains dietary fibre to promote healthy digestion and is abundant in vitamins and minerals that support brain and heart health. There’s no
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Menstrual Cups

Menstrual Cups

Have you heard of the menstrual cup? They have been around since 1935 but only in recent years have they become a more popular alternative to tampons and pads for menstrual care. The cups are made of medical grade silicon and are inserted into the vagina as you would a tampon.   Why should you
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The super powered moon

The super powered moon

As written for The Vista. Tonight, Monday November 14, the closest full moon in 68 years will rise into the sky and this magnificent sight will not be seen again for another 18 years. It makes sense why this illuminating beauty is referred to as a super moon! The super moon is incredibly important as it
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Chickpea Choc Chip Cookies

Chickpea Choc Chip Cookies

I know what you’re thinking – chickpeas in cookies – weird!? Ok, maybe a little… But the important question is are they delicious and can you trick others into eating them without knowing? Most definitely! Trust me when I say they do not taste like hummus. Chickpeas are a great baking alternative to flour as
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Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

For many people low carbohydrate diets are the go to program for weight loss and it was only last week that I had a discussion with a PT on the topic. He recommended all of his female clients try a low carbohydrate, high protein diet along side training to assist in losing weight. My response
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Are you drinking enough water?

Are you drinking enough water?

As written for The Vista. Water is essential to life and the reason we all call Mother Earth home. We are made up of 50-65% water, so it is no surprise that adequate water intake is fundamental for normal functioning of every cell, tissue, and organ in our body. Memory, concentration, mood and energy levels
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