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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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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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Alcohol and its effects on the Menstrual Cycle

An increasing number of people are doing Dry January or other dry months during the year, as a way to check in with their relationship with alcohol and to explore how taking a pass on it for a few weeks affects their lives. What might they be able to expect when it comes to how alcohol affects their menstrual cycles and periods?
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Rooted in Legacy: Aisle’s Next Chapter

Rooted in Legacy: Aisle’s Next Chapter

We have some very big news to share! Aisle (formerly Lunapads) has been acquired by Lux Perry, the visionary young CEO behind the period pain relief startup Somedays. We hope that you will be as excited about this new direction for Aisle’s future as we are.

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More Good News in Canadian Menstrual Equity!

More Good News in Canadian Menstrual Equity!

The Canadian government has made recent strides toward ending period poverty. Food Banks Canada will be administering a national pilot to provide free menstrual products as part of a $25 million Menstrual Equity fund.
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Period Poverty: A Day in the Life of a Student

Period Poverty: A Day in the Life of a Student

What does period poverty actually look like? In order to describe it, we thought about all of the stories that have been shared with our team over the past decades, and came up with a composite profile of a post-secondary student we are calling Sloan (she/they). Before we get into a day in their life, let’s review the basics about period poverty and sustainable menstrual equity.
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From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

One of my favourite things to tell anyone who is just beginning their menstrual cycle healing journey is that your period doesn’t have to be the worst time of the month. I know that sounds wild. You might be saying to yourself, “My period sucks! It’s soooo painful! I have no energy, my mood swings are horrible, and I don’t even want to get out of bed!”.
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Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?

Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?

Access to free birth control allows for greater control and choice over family planning decisions, as a matter of human rights. Given the non-negotiable role that menstrual management also plays as part of the human fertility cycle, many of us are eager to see whether British Columbia’s move is a harbinger for the inclusion of menstrual products as part of a similar plan.
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THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

I started cycle syncing after years of struggling with endometriosis and PMDD. Week after week, month and after month I found myself struggling with severe symptoms such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog and more. All while constantly feeling frustrated and angry at my body. I felt like I was at war with my own vessel and spent a lot of time hating and resenting my body for not functioning better. 
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