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Think your hot flashes are bad? Take a look at Mother Nature’s thermostat!

Worldwide, the last decade was the warmest in history, according to the [Link Removed]. Things are expected to heat up even more in the years to come.

Luckily, cleaning up the planet can go a long way toward cleaning up your own [Link Removed] and Mother Nature's health:

1. Recycle Your Worn-Out Shoes

 It's no secret that running is a great way to fight [Link Removed].

2. Wrap It Up

 Every year, about 10.4 billion condoms wind up in landfills, according to the [Link Removed], for instance, are made with natural ingredients, aren't tested on animals, and are endorsed by the Vegan Society, PETA's Caring Consumer program, and Ethiquette.

3. Stay in the Shade

 Give your yard the gift of shade: The average tree can remove about a ton of carbon dioxide emissions throughout its lifetime, according to [Link Removed].

4. Soak in a Tub

 Every shower you take uses about 12 gallons of water, according to the [Link Removed] published in Menopause.

5. Get Gardening

 Swapping just one lunchtime burger with a plant-based meal saves 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, 133 gallons of water, and 24 square feet of land, according to the [Link Removed] published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers found that while only 25 percent of non-gardeners met their recommended daily allowance of at least five servings of fruits and veggies a day, 37 percent of home gardeners and 56 percent of community gardeners succeeded in hitting their produce goals. Bonus: All of the digging, pulling, trimming, and just plain tromping around required to maintain a great garden is guaranteed to keep you breaking a sweat.

Whether you went through the tree-hugging hippie phase in your youth--or always considered daily showers necessary, it's never too late to show Mother Nature some love. After all, it's up to us to help keep her healthy for our daughters and granddaughters! And if it can help keep us healthy for them, all the better!

Reaching out is IN! Suffering in silence is OUT!

Is it hot in here or is it just you? Get discounts on [Link Removed], courtesy of Available now: cooling clothes, a sleek and discrete chargeable fan, a "Hot Flash Havoc" documentary, and a natural menopause relief formula. Enter promo code "ellend" to save serious cash!

Let's hangout! Join Ellen the first Monday of every month at 8pm EST/5pm PST for her Menopause Mondays Google Hangouts: Where the Sisterhood helps the Sisterhood. You can ask Ellen your menopause questions at this free online event! [Link Removed]

Party in person! Ellen's hosting a Menopause Mondays Live Event June 3 at 5pm PST at Burlap Restaurant in Del Mar, California. More details coming soon.

[Link Removed] to see what Ellen Dolgen is giving away this month.

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