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Natural Ways to Make a Period Lighter & Shorter

Before attempting to make a period lighter and shorter, make an appointment with your gynecologist to rule out any underlying medical conditions. The heavy menstrual bleeding, called menorrhagia, could be the result of hormones being imbalanced or as a side effect of an IUD or medication, according to the Mayo Clinic. Schedule your annual gynecological visit if you missed your last one, or revisit your physician to alleviate any concerns that a heavy period is not a symptom of a more serious condition. Long and heavy periods that are merely an annoyance may be treated at home with natural remedies. When natural remedies do not work, consider birth control pills that are not natural but are proven to lighten heavy periods.

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Natural Infant Formula Recipe

A natural infant formula recipe is one option for new moms who are struggling with milk production or whose milk production has waned. Homemade formulas may be more easily tolerated by an infant’s digestive system compared to commercial formulas, when breast milk is not available. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies drink breast milk or formula, not cow’s milk, in the first year of life. For the first four to six months, a baby’s sole nutrition will come in liquid form. The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and other health agencies have concerns about the nutritional value of homemade formulas. Parents and health advocates are also concerned about dangerous chemicals sometimes found in commercially available formulas. Parents and their pediatricians need to weigh the benefits of homemade formulas vs. commercial formulas when breast milk is not available.

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How to Naturally Cure a Hangover

Did you enjoy one too many glasses of green beer? If you’re feeling the effects of St. Patrick’s Day this morning, here are a few tips on how to naturally cure a hangover. Rehydrate The most important thing is rehydrate your body properly. Drink lots of water, or if you prefer you can drink lots of fruit juice (natural fruit juice mind you). The best juices to drink are cranberry, grape, apple and orange juice (the extra boost of Vitamin C will also help). Avoid sodas or any diet drinks, this will just dehydrate your body more.

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Cocktail Party Recipe: Cosmo with a Lighter Twist

The following post is sponsored by Truvia Natural Sweetener One of my favorite ways to entertain is with a Girl’s Night In. We get so busy with kids and work and life in general, that it’s important to set aside time to get together with friends and reconnect.My friends and I are always trying to come up with lighter versions of our favorite drinks, and I wanted to share my special recipe …