Tag Health

Top 5 reasons you (and your vagina) will love a menstrual cup

A significant portion of the world’s population is menstruating as you read this. For most of these women and girls, the easiest way to avoid a bloody mess is by using disposable tampons and sanitary pads. Unfortunately, these female hygiene products can pose a real danger to your health. I know it’s always hard hearing that something so convenient is unhealthy for you but, thankfully, there are convenient and appealing alternatives. Menstrual cups,

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Spirulina Smoothie Bowls: Marleen’s October Recipe

You’ve never seen a breakfast more beautiful than instagram’s latest food trend: smoothie bowls. They’re just as delicious as they are aesthetically pleasing, giving you a a more satisfying experience than slurping down a smoothie in two seconds. Add your favorite fruit and nuts as topping to add texture. This spirulina smoothie bowl has a gorgeous turquoise color and is the perfect way to start the day. Ingredients For 1

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How to avoid topical steroid addiction

Since the late 1940’s topical corticosteroids (steroids) have been giving quick and effective relief to sufferers of eczema, dermatitis and many other skin conditions. They come as an ointment, cream or solution and are available via prescription or over the counter. Many validate their use and celebrate them for the significant improvements in life quality. However decades of misuse has lead to a phenomenon known as topical steroid addiction (TSA).

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An Omnivore Goes Vegan for a Week

I never ever ever even thought about becoming a vegan, cheese-lover that I am. I was a vegetarian for a good 5 years with relative ease, with eggs and dairy being my main indulgences anyways. Since then I have become an omnivore who eats quite healthfully but without any strict restrictions. However, one fateful day several weeks ago, two of my colleagues and I made a pact: that we would

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How to Get Vitamin D from the Sun without the Damage

Vitamin D and sun protection are equally important for the body. Yet, for the vast majority it’s a grey zone as to how much sunlight one needs to tank up on the vit D stores, before the burn of the sun takes it’s toll on the skin. Your body is biologically primed to synthesize vitamin D when the sunlight touches your skin. The more skin you expose, the more vitamin

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Eye on Ingredient: Fragrance

How do we know if we want to see a certain ingredient on the back of our product’s label? In this column, we shed light on the ingredients listed on our self-care products. We know how tough it can be to understand the gibberish that often disguised as an ingredient. In our mission to promote a healthy skin, lifestyle and world, we believe that the first step is advocating for

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Should you opt for “paraben free” products?

I’m seeing more and more “paraben free” being promoted on personal care labels. So, like many people, you too may wonder: if products boast to be free from this ingredient, why is it in there in the first place and what’s so bad about it? Let’s have a little look into that, and some better alternative. What are parabens? Parabens are basically preservatives. Which work specifically to prevent bacteria, mould

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Why is coconut oil so bad?

In the aftermath of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recent bashing on coconut oil, eye brows have been raised and questions have been asked over the efficacy of the “I-use-it-for-everthing” oil. Coconut oil has a functional food profile, with it’s antimicrobial properties and many moistening applications. These traits have made it a house hold favourite, from kitchen to bathroom to bedroom. But wait, what? Our beloved coconut oil may be

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Yoga At Your Desk

When you work in an office, staring at a computer all day long can quickly make you forget about your body’s needs. It can be too easy to lose yourself in concentration on your computer screen and forget about your own well-being, often to the detriment of productivity. Give Your Brain a Break. According to several studies, it’s been established that the human brain can only take in up to

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Rahua Color Full Line Review & Event in Berlin

Back in March, we were lucky enough to have the lovely co-founder of Rahua, Anna Ayers, over to our Amazingy showroom to explain to us in detail the complex color-supporting properties of the Rahua Color Full line. Also, she gave us the No.1 Beauty Advice all of us need to embrace right now: “Maintaining beautiful hair is not only about the products we put on our body but also what

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Coconut Yoghurt Berry Pops

The sweltering dog days of summer have already begun and that means it’s time for some icy sweet treats. There’s no better way to beat the heat than by making some homemade popsicles. This recipe from Marleen Visser, the lovely dutch bloggger, is healthy and delicious. Enjoy! Ingredients 150 g mulberries (or other berries of your choice) 1 Tbsp coconut sugar Water 1 Tbsp honey 150 g. Coconut yogurt Necessities

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CLOSED: The Big Amazingy Summer Giveaway

#AnAmazingySummer To make this summer even more splendid, Amazingy is going all out and giving away, by far, the biggest and most amazing set of products yet. Brace yourself and hold onto your hats to you see what we have in store for you! Winnings: May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon Kjaer Weis Essential Trio of choice Dr. Alkaitis Nourishing Treatment Oil Dr. Alkaitis Exfoliating Enzyme mask ILIA x 2 Lipsticks of

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Creating a balanced pH for glowing skin

Balancing your pH level for beautiful radiant skin isn’t so much about outer health than it is about inner health. While the external pH level (a nice acidic 5.5) of the skin does play a fundamental roll in normal healthy skin, finding a good balance internally is what will ultimately achieve glowing skin. The pH level refers to a scale which measures acidity to alkalinity. It ranges from 1 which

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Essentials to essential oils

Derived from all manner of flora and fauna, essential oils are potent elixirs that seem fit for a magic potion. With so many different potential uses and so many different oils to choose from, it can be kind of overwhelming. Here are some basic ones to give you the essential intro of essential oils. Jasmine Perhaps the most practical use for jasmine oil is for it’s mood-boosting properties. While many

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Easy Guide to Fermenting Your Own Veggies

Our gut has been dubbed our second brain…ever heard the phrase “trust your gut feeling”? And fermented foods are your gut’s best friend. Here’s a pretty basic and simple guide to fermenting your own veggies easily with tools you already have. There are, of course, more sophisticated ways to ferment, but that’s for another time. Reasons to Eat Fermented Foods They restore good bacteria in your gut Improve digestion They

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How your emotions reflect in your skin

Your skin has its own emotional life. It comes in contact with every act of love, hardship, laugher, play and stress you encounter. It’s filled with all of your feelings, regardless if you choose to embrace them or suppress them. While your skin can’t articulate how it feels, it will show you in the only way it knows how: from radiating a healthy happy glow to revealing an angry eczema

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D.I.Y 3 Ingredient Natural Shaving Cream Recipe

It’s always better to shave using a soothing cream of some sort. Your skin is super sensitive and going straight on your skin using a razor is actually very bad for skin, especially if it’s already dry. You don’t have to burn a hole through your pocket to get smooth silky skin. Many of the ingredients for a deliciously decadent shaving cream probably exist within your kitchen already. There are

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The Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

My fondest memory of encountering oregano is as a child hiking in the arid Greek mountain side. There, the oregano grows wild and smells intoxicating. I gathered as much as I could in my little hands and brought it back to the hotel restaurant where I was staying. I was enchanted with the beauty of wild oregano then, but it was only several months ago that I discovered oregano’s potent

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Office Health: Rollermouse

Did you know that you spend approximately half of your waking hours at your job? Regardless of whether you work in manual labor, as a freelancer, in a service job, or in an office cubicle, your work environment is equally important to your physical and emotional well-being as anywhere else is. Work is full of occupational hazards: stress, screen-time, unhealthy habits, and (potentially) a sedentary lifestyle. However, fear not, there are

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Eye on the Ingredients: “May Contain” Explained

Beautiful lip colors swatched in feature photo all from ILIA Beauty In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you well-rounded knowledge on some of the most prevalent ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on back of a product with the ingredient list

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Skincare Ingredients – 101

Let me just begin this post by saying that I LOVE skincare. Meaning, I truly believe that a carefully curated skincare regime can actually change your life. I might sound dramatic here, but truth is that we all want to look and feel our best possible and, for me, this has to do with healthy skin. Glowing, effervescent and clear skin is something I have always yearned for. It shows

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Behind the Brand: Plume

Plume is a brand that really requires no introdution, having already taken the green beauty world by storm. It’s hard to believe, that in such a short time, their natural lash enhancing products have made their way as far as the revered shelves of Nordstroms. Although, that disbelief evaporates when you meet founder and “First Lady” of Plume, Lauren Bilon—a true power-woman. She was kind enough to give us some

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Office Health Hacks: Massagio

Did you know that you spend approximately half of your waking hours at your job? Regardless of whether you work in manual labor, as a freelancer, in a service job, or in an office cubicle, your work environment is equally important to your physical and emotional well-being as anywhere else is. Work is full of occupational hazards: stress, screen-time, unhealthy habits, and (potentially) a sedentary lifestyle. However, fear not, there

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Beets & Berries – Salad in a Jar

This recipe comes to you from Marleen Visser. This is one of the first recipes the lovely dutch model turned foodie is sharing with us, but it definitely wont be the last. For more health-conscious fun recipes, visit Marleen’s blog Share Love Not Secrets. The idea of meal prepping salads in mason jars has been trending this spring and it’s the perfect idea for something colorful, convenient and healthy. For 4

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Eye on ingredients: Sodium Coco Sulfate

How do we know if we want to see a certain ingredient on the back of our product’s label? In this column, we shed light on the ingredients listed on our self-care products. We know how tough it can be to understand the gibberish that often disguised as an ingredient. In our mission to promote a healthy skin, lifestyle and world, we believe that the first step is advocating for

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Why You Should Have Started Using Eye Cream Yesterday

You’ve probably asked yourself plenty of times: do I really need to use eye cream? It seems like such a hassle, especially when you’re already planning on moisturizing your entire face anyways. My logic has always been: my face lotion, which can’t be that different, will inevitably cover my eye area too. My skeptical nature lead me to believe that eye cream is just a marketing ploy by the cosmetic

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Gym Bag Must-Haves

I may have gone slightly overboard in my chocolate binging during the holiday season, and, recently, I’ve decided to get back in shape. This means that you can find me either running around my neighborhood at night or jumping around my local gym a few times per week. So, I wanted to share with you the few things that make the whole work out experience a lot more enjoyable. To

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3 DIY Ways to Clean with Castile Soap

There are literally hundreds of ways to use castile soap—it is sort of a natural cosmetic super hero. The cult classic, Dr. Bronners Castile Soap, is made from only water, organic coconut oil, potassium hydroxide, organic palm kernel oil, organic olive oil, organic hemp oil, organic jojoba oil, citric acid, and tocopherol. I love how gentle and how versatile this soap is. We’ve touched upon this in the magazine in

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The Myth of the G-Spot

My first encounter with the enigmatic G-Spot was in my freshman year of college. I was chatting my gal pals and doing some in-depth sleuthing of an interaction my bestie had recently had with a new crush. He mentioned to her that he was so good, he’d be able to find her G-Spot right away. This was the first of many times I would hear this: the mystery of the

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Using Beard Oil

Stubble is sexy, but beards are beautiful. If you or your boo has facial fauna, chances are that you want it to be as soft and healthy as possible. If you’re completely honest with yourself, you’ll accept that beards are a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria. And you know what, they’re so goddam itchy too. The cleaner you keep it, the itchier it may feel. But it doesn’t

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Eye on the Ingredients: Case 3 – Micro-plastics in Cosmetics

In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you well-rounded knowledge on some of the most prevalent ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on back of a product with the ingredient list and to pass with flying colors. This means you understand the

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Eye on the Ingredients: Case 2 – Carmine

In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you well-rounded knowledge on some of the most prevalent ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on back of a product with the ingredient list and to pass with flying colors. This means you understand the

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Go Green (Tea)!

Around a year ago, I made a life-changing decision. I decided to go green and to get myself completely off the coffee train. At first, I was so deep into my java addiction that I found green tea to be extremely weak, feeling that it had almost no effect on me. But I knew I needed to stop drinking coffee because I was having significant trouble sleeping, so I pushed

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My Week Without Makeup

How often do you wear makeup? Whether it’s everyday, three times a week, or only on special occasions, chances are you’d be shocked if you had to go without it completely. If you know me, then you probably know that I usually wear a full face. That means: foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter, eyebrow pencils and the occasional pink or nude lip. It sounds like a ton of stuff

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5 Lady Libido Killers & 5 Libido Boosters

Are you living la libido loco? Popular media and porn seem to tell us that real women have insatiable sexual appetites, unable to go a full day without stopping for a quickie. Reality may leave you some place else, where, depending on the turn of the tides in your hormonal ocean, you may have not felt like having sex for some time now. Either that, or you go for months

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Coffee Addicts Rejoice! 7 Reasons Coffee is Good for Your Health

For many of us, coffee is the first thought to pop into our head in the early morning. The smell of a steaming cup of joe can give you the extra motivation you need to pull you out of the deep fog of slumber. Whether you drink java to jolt you awake, or simply because you savor the taste, you’ll be glad to hear that, contrary to prior belief, your

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37 Stress Reducing Tips

With Autumn’s colorful leaves, comes a long list of pet-peeves. Transitional periods can be extra stressful, especially with the back-to-school season in full swing. Whether it’s you or your little ones, fall can feel like a return to “real life”. Don’t let the stress get to you this year by following one, or all of these de-stressing tips. Accept what you cannot change Sing out loud Turn off your cell

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Eye on Ingredients – Case File 1: Parabens

In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you in-depth knowledge on some of the most common ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on the back of a product with the ingredient list and to pass with flying colors. This means you will finally

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Fall Treat: Caramel Apples with Graham Cracker Crust

Although we have been blessed with a beautiful late and hot summer this year, I’m, personally, so excited for fall. There is something magical that surrounds this time of year. The sun is still out, the leaves are changing color and the stressful Christmas season is still far away. Let us cherish these chilled few weeks and get cozy at home. One of my favorite treats to make is caramel

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Harnessing the Happiness Chemicals

Emotions may seem like a mystery, at least, that’s how I feel most of the time. I can be as stoic as the queen’s guard at Buckingham palace, not even tearing up during the most heart-wrenching scene of The Notebook, while other times, a sentimental commercial is enough to tip me over the edge. Other times still, I find myself giddy with glee, for no apparent reason. While your mood

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Natural Tips For Healthy Teeth

After your baby teeth roll out, the older guys that replace them are the ones you’re stuck with. Whether it’s wooing a partner with a charming grin, or simply chowing down on some yummy grub, the calcite peaks lining your mouth help you accomplish your most basic tasks. So protect yo’ teeth before you wreck your teeth. You want your teeth behaving like a professor on tenure: around for the

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How an Orgasm a Day Keeps the Skin Doctor Away

Apples are for prudes, orgasms get you nude. Nude, glowing skin, that is. Here at Amazingy, we recently read an article about a woman who agreed to try out a skin fix trick and without too much complaining we imagine. The quest was to go 30 days with 30 orgasms. That’s right, this woman set off to conquer the daunting task of getting herself off, whether alone or partnered, for

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7 Period Survival Tips

Picture this: an assortment of snacks, perfectly positioned pillows, a Saturday, and an unwatched series. If surfing the crimson wave is making you feel blue, this might be the best medicine there is. I know firsthand how unwelcome the visit of Auntie Flo can be, having had terrible period pains my whole life. Bloating, mood swings, spotty skin, terrible stomach pains, oh, and not to mention the blood waterfall coming

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How to turn Camping into Glamping

When it came to planning our summer vacation, I envisioned something that would include sand, cocktails, and a tan. My other half, however, yearned for nature, a crackling fire and hiking boots. As you might know, being in a relationship means that you have to compromise. So, we ended up going camping at the Baltic sea for a week. As luck would have it, we chose the coldest and rainiest

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Quick Kitchen: Rocket Popsicles

This recipe comes to you from the brand new ice cream cook book ‘Altijd ijs’ by Marleen Visser. This is the first recipe the lovely dutch model turned foodie is sharing with us, but it definitely wont be the last. For more health-conscious fun recipes, visit Marleen’s blog Share Love Not Secrets. Ingredients: 150 g forest fruit, like blueberries, blackberries and raspberries 1 tbsp honey 150 g pineapple (a little bit less

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5 Outdoor Activities to Bring Out Your Inner Child

Summer is in full bloom and it’s time to get out your floral dresses and sun hats. While you’ve been busy matching your nails to your bright red summer lips, I’ve been coming up with a list of fun summer activities. Why? Why not? I know many of us work through the summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the wanderlust attitude of our youth and take summer by

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Maintaining Your Natural Cosmetics

Natural cosmetics lack the chemical preservatives contained in their conventional cousins and, therefore, they require more of an attentive care routine. No one likes the moment when they have to throw their favorite shade of lipstick in the trash. Getting the most out of your products generally boils down to two key things: sanitation and proper storage. If you want to ensure the optimum longevity of your favorite products, try

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Top 5 Food Swaps For a Flat Tummy

Food makes us bloat. It’s true, and there are certain foods make you blow up like a balloon. What’s worse is that, as we age, we become more reactive than our younger digestive-systems- of-steel selves. Rest assured, there is a whole science on how to beat the bloat. But for a quick glance at what foods can be traded in to get through the day with a flat tummy to

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