#SwitchStories: Jenn’s experience using organic cotton period care

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#SwitchStories: Jenn’s experience using organic cotton period care
  Our customer Jenn shares her experience switching to TOTM organic cotton period care. Read her switch story below #SwitchStories   I’d never return to conventional products.   What is your first name?   Jenn   Why did you choose to switch to TOTM products?   Two reasons: firstly I firmly believe that there is no excuse for animal testing on cosmetics/ household products. Secondly, having been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve I have consciously

Meet Annie Sanderson, author of taboo-breaking book ‘Tapua’

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Meet Annie Sanderson, author of taboo-breaking book ‘Tapua’
To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day, we want to highlight members of our community who are driving change. Annie Sanderson, is actively breaking the stigma and silence surrounding menstruation through her book ‘Tapua’. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Here, we are chatting to Annie all about her inspiration behind the book and how it is breaking the period taboo. Tell us about yourself I’m Annie, I’m 22 and I have just finished a Bachelor’s degree in Press and Editorial

Hormone-friendly recipe: Middle Eastern Chickpeas, Broccoli and Spinach

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Hormone-friendly recipe: Middle Eastern Chickpeas, Broccoli and Spinach
As part of our #SelfCareSeries, Registered Nutritionist and Women’s Health & Wellbeing Expert, Le’Nise Brothers from Eat Love Move, has given us an easy-to-follow, hormone-friendly recipe for you to try. This recipe is perfect to have whilst you are on your period. The chickpeas are high in iron, which helps to replace the iron lost through your bleed. They also contain phytoestrogens, helping raise your oestrogen levels. This is beneficial as your oestrogen levels will

Turn & Flow Interview: Can menstrual waste save the planet?

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Turn & Flow Interview: Can menstrual waste save the planet?
As part of our Period Powerful Profile series, we’re interviewing inspirational people running change-making campaigns or businesses. Next up, we chatted with Kimberley Dobney, Founder of an innovative project called Turn & Flow. Alongside her Marketing Designer Ciara, Kimberley is on a mission to make use of organic menstrual waste to save the planet.   First things first, tell us about yourself… “Hello! I’m Kimberley, founder and project lead on Turn. Our small team is

Can lockdown affect your period? A medical herbalist explains.

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Can lockdown affect your period? A medical herbalist explains.
Noticed changes to your menstrual cycle during lockdown? We caught up with Medical Herbalist and founder of Forage Botanicals, Natasha Richardson to find out how these changes to your lifestyle could impact your period. “A lot of things have changed this last month. For many of us, our lives are hardly recognisable. This shift can cause us a lot of stress and result in another unexpected change: a surprise period. By surprise, I mean one

Healthy, lockdown-friendly recipe: Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry bowl

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Healthy, lockdown-friendly recipe: Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry bowl
As part of our #SelfCareSeries, sustainable food blogger Jane Cook (HungryCityHippy) has given us a healthy, lockdown-friendly recipe for you all to try As we are all safe in our homes, we are having a lot more home-cooked meals. If you are starting to lack inspiration on what to cook then we’ve got your back. Read on to discover HungryCityHippy’s lockdown-friendly and vegan-friendly sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry bowl recipe.   A little bit

Hormone-friendly breakfast recipe ideas

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Hormone-friendly breakfast recipe ideas
Looking for some hormone-friendly breakfast recipe ideas? We’ve got you covered. As part of our #SelfCareSeries Certified Women’s Health Coach, Jessica Duffin, has shared some super yummy breakfast recipes with us. Jess specialises in endometriosis. The recipes are hormone-friendly, aim to help with reducing inflammation and help you feed your body with nutrients that give it strength. Hazelnut Red Velvet Smoothie This smoothie is perfect as a decadent but healthy breakfast towards the end of