7 Drug-Free Alternatives for Treating Menstrual Cramps and PMS

We can’t sugarcoat the fact that menstrual cramps and PMS are dreadful, but we can offer you some natural alternatives to alleviate your symptoms.                                                                                                      *Affiliate disclosure. If you’re one of the millions of women who suffer each month with pain,…

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FDA Slates Public Hearings on CBD for April

The hearings will help the Agency begin to regulate the use of CBD in food products. The FDA has announced plans for initial public hearings on CBD in April, where the Agency will notably address rules permitting companies to add the hemp-derived compound to food. “We’re deeply focused on this. We have taken on other hard challenges before,” Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. “You have my commitment I’m focused on this one.” While Congress legalized industrial hemp and, by extension, hemp-derived CBD in December with…

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FDA Announces Long-Awaited Changes to Sunscreen Regulations

Of 16 common active ingredients, only two are declared safe and effective. FDA announced earlier this month a change to over-the-counter sunscreen regulations. The proposal addresses the safety of certain active ingredients, declaring only two of 16 that are currently used – zinc oxide and titanium oxide – as safe and effective. The rule deems two other ingredients – PABA, or para-aminobenzoic acid, and trolamine salicylate – not safe or effective. Some research suggests that PABA may not effectively block the cellular damage caused by UV light. Trolamine, meanwhile, may contribute to…

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3 Sustainable Menstrual Cups to Simplify Your Cycle

Traditional tampons and pads are bad for the environment and your health; make the switch to a menstrual cup for a cleaner, greener approach to menstruation. We’re seeing a momentous shift in the way women are living. We’re holding predators accountable, fighting for equality in the workplace, and advocating for our bodies, including the products we deem acceptable for use during our menstrual cycles.  There was a time when tampons and pads treated with bleach and chemicals were the only options women had. These not only clog up our landfills…

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