I'd like to introduce you to this special lady. She makes the reusable cloth pads which I stock in the shop. Over to her.
As a woman which has known the pangs of severe period pain, my heart skipped a beat when I heard that Italy is thinking about bringing in menstrual leave. Just a few weeks before this the news reported that doctors have finally recognised period pain is sometimes as bad as a heart attack. But, not everyone thinks menstrual leave is great. In fact, some of the biggest nay-sayers are women themselves.
Most people with endo and/or adeno will at some point wonder if the pain killers they take so frequently are OK to take so much. The trouble is, there isn't any natural pain killers available over the counter in a pharmacy in the UK. Many women will need something stronger than the pain relief herbs can provide safely.
Last year there was an issue of The Stylist which looked at luxuries. At that time I was wondering why my Peaceful Period course didn't have as many students as I would have liked and it got me thinking; is health and wellbeing the ultimate luxury?
Belle Benfield shares with us her deep rooted connection with Elecampane. She became a herbalist after years of studying on an apprenticeship with Karen and Fi from Sensory Solutions and now works side by side with them.