A few years ago, my husband was diagnosed with Cluster Headaches, which is a rare form of headache. Unfortunately, not much is known about this condition, what causes it and how to ‘cure’ it. Often called suicide headaches, cluster headaches are excruciating. What we do know is that cluster headaches are more common in men and in those who smoke or are heavy drinkers of caffeine or alcohol, with triggers that include high altitude, lack of sleep, cigarette smoke, alcohol, and strong smells.
Thankfully he has a pain relief nasal spray that he uses in the onset of an attack. He is also on a daily dose of preventative medication (Verapamil) which helps reduce the occurrence, severity, and duration of his headaches.
This experience prompted some immediate lifestyle changes for us.
Whilst our journey to living a less-toxic lifestyle has centred around my husband’s cluster headache diagnosis, it became bigger than that. Living a more natural, less toxic lifestyle has also been a win for the environment as we’ve become more aware of our footprint. As I write this blog, we’re preparing for the addition of a native beehive into our garden in the next month! I’m proud to say that our pesticide-free garden is now a safer place for bees. Our reduced usage of plastic is also something that I’m proud of – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the impact on wildlife from littered plastics is heart-breaking.
By ensuring that the products we bring into our home are free from harmful chemicals, we’ve not only been looking after ourselves, but also the environment around us.
Not only is it important to reduce harmful chemicals in our home, but it’s also important to ensure that the products we put onto or into our bodies are safe and free from harmful chemicals. And one way of doing this is with natural personal care products.
Veeda doesn’t include harmful ingredients that are hidden in conventional or organic feminine care. Mass-produced tampons, pads and liners lost something important along the way … Nature.
To bring period care back to nature, Veeda de-engineered synthetic feminine care products, taking the comfort and care of pure, natural cotton and thoughtfully re-designing these natural products with women’s period health in mind.
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