Tuesday, 24 August 2010
However inconvenient or uncomfortable you find your ‘curse’, your ‘period’ or whatever you call your monthly menstruation, you should celebrate it as a sign of your health and your fertility – your monthly blessing.
So a new website www.monthlyblessings.co.uk has been set-up to provide more information about some of the health issues surrounding hygiene products and to help all women make an informed choice about the type of sanitary products that they use and to help them purchase the healthier products that suit their lifestyle.
Unfortunately, over the recent past the totally natural process of menstruation has been seen by some as a medical problem to be exploited and something to be managed out of sight. Many products have been developed – usually by men – to help you manage your period.
Not all of them are good for your health!
Every month, for around 40 years of their lives, millions of women expose themselves to a wide range of hazardous chemicals through their choice of sanitary protection product. There is a wealth of evidence to show that tampons and sanitary towels can be the cause of minor irritation in many women and lead to serious health problems for an unfortunate few.
Organisations such as the Vulval Pain Society have been established to provide help and advice to the millions of sufferers. The consistent advice of the experts is to avoid man-fibres and chlorine bleached products and to use organic cotton next to the skin wherever possible.
All the products on www.monthlyblessings.co.uk have been designed by women for women.
Natracare offer a range of Organic Cotton tampons and non-chlorine bleached pads and liners. Lunapads washable pads get back to basics with a fabulous range in stunning prints and organic cotton. Sea Pearls are washable sponge tampons and, like the Mooncup, are perfect for travellers and those looking for a low-waste ‘tampon’ solution.
Discarded pads, like disposable nappies, are also a major environmental and health hazard as any ecologist or sewage worker will testify. The products listed on www.monthlyblessings.co.uk all have a very low environmental impact.
For more information visit www.monthlyblessings.co.uk or call 0117 968 0170
For further information contact Susie Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or
0117 968 0171.