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How Exercise Can Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps: Best Workouts for Your Period

How Exercise Can Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps: Best Workouts for Your Period

We get that the last thing you might want to do when you're on your period is exercise - especially if you experience any pain. However, some gentle, basic movements could help alleviate menstrual cramps. 
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The Best Foods to Eat During Your Period for Optimal Health and Comfort

The Best Foods to Eat During Your Period for Optimal Health and Comfort

When it comes to managing menstrual symptoms, syncing the foods you eat with your cycle can be incredibly beneficial. By understanding and incorporating certain foods into your routine, you can support your body’s needs and enhance your overall well-being during this time.
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Are Menstrual Blood Clots Normal?

Are Menstrual Blood Clots Normal?

The first time I saw a menstrual clot, I was a preteen. It was during one of my first menstrual cycles,  and I was totally unprepared. I had no idea what it was — my sex ed class hadn’t taught me a thing about this — and I was terrified! I was too embarrassed to ask my mom for help and I had no idea what to do. Luckily, I now know period clots are normal.
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The Toxic Truth About Period Products

The Toxic Truth About Period Products

Living in the age of convenience and consumerism has a toxic underbelly. There have been incredible chemical advancements to make a myriad of products more efficient and effective than ever before, but at what cost? Experimenting with new man-made substances leads even the most prestigious researchers and scientists into somewhat uncharted, chemical waters. 
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Fertility Awareness Methods Explained

Fertility Awareness Methods Explained

I learned about the fertility awareness method from a friend over six years ago. My immediate reaction was “I could never do that” — it didn’t seem safe enough, like a less “responsible” choice than something like taking the birth control pill or having an IUD. 

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How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Your Advantage

How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Your Advantage

As period-havers, we move through our menstrual cycles with ups and downs of energy and productivity as our bodies adjust to continual hormonal shifts throughout our cycles. Here’s how to navigate your menstrual cycle and all the phases that come with it.

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Does Period Underwear Smell?

Does Period Underwear Smell?

Period underwear can come with a plethora of questions from non-believers and yet-to-be period underwear converts: Does period underwear smell? How do I wash period underwear? And what do I do to get rid of potential smells? 
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Knowing Your Ride: How Your Cycle Affects Your Mood

Knowing Your Ride: How Your Cycle Affects Your Mood

Knowing the impact of the rise and fall of your hormones on your mood throughout your cycle can allow you to create healthy routines, boundaries and practices to contribute to a more grounded and empowered menstrual experience. 
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Suzanne Siemens and Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine and Suzanne's Transition: Coming Full Circle

As with all of nature’s cycles, change is inevitable. Today we are honouring a once-in-a-lifetime transition in the Lunapads/Aisle story: our groundbreaking co-founders Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens are moving on from the company’s operations.
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Irregular Periods: The Why (and if) Behind Your Period Being Late

Irregular Periods: The Why (and if) Behind Your Period Being Late

The ritualistic aspect of having a regular period has provided a lot of information and guidance to me over the years. Knowing that my period is going to come around a certain time allows me to plan, both emotionally, logistically and physically. Its imminent arrival reminds me and allows me to rest, and nourish myself with certain foods and specific movements. But that deep awareness can be hard to tap into when the menstrual clock doesn’t seem to be wound right each month. 
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Aisle Partners with Food Banks Canada to Supply Reusable Menstrual Products

Aisle Partners with Food Banks Canada to Supply Reusable Menstrual Products

We’re thrilled to see the Government of Canada taking meaningful steps to providing marginalized people in Canada with a choice of sustainable disposable as well as reusable pads and period underwear, as well as supporting inclusive education.
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Is Period Underwear Worth It?

Is Period Underwear Worth It?

Period underwear is all the rage right now. Designed to absorb menstrual blood, period underwear prevents leaks and stains without feeling wet or bulky. Sounds awesome, right? But does period underwear live up to the hype? How does period underwear even work?!

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