How to take ease the symptoms of menopause

How to survive menopause and remain cool and calm

Unfortunately, many women view menopause as the end of their good life and the start of a slide into old age. For some women, going through menopause is a most unpleasant time. Technically, we only know menopause has occurred retrospectively. It is defined as the absence of a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. The … Read more

What you need to know about irregular periods

Irregular menstrual cycles are a common problem I see in my clinic especially when a woman is trying to conceive. Prior to this, it is not unusual for women to ‘manage’ their irregular cycles with some form of contraception such as the oral contraceptive pill. Using artificial hormones to “regulate” your cycle does nothing to … Read more

Is your menstrual cycle ruining your life?

Ladies, your period should be largely pain-free, come at regular intervals and should not be excessively heavy. And it should almost catch you by surprise due to a lack of premenstrual symptoms. In other words your period should not disrupt your life and you shouldn’t have to plan your days around your cycle. What are … Read more

negative effects of the OCP

Negative effects of the pill every woman should know

Have you ever wondered about the health consequences of being on the pill? Before my naturopathy days, I was on the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) for many years (close to two decades on and off). I didn’t have any noticeable side effects. I didn’t connect any health issues to the OCP. It was convenient to … Read more

The underappreciated value of “stop therapy”

The simple definition of stop therapy is: stop doing the thing that is not serving your physical or mental health Just stop doing bad stuff. It sounds obvious really. I think I can safely assume you don’t go around literally hitting your head against a brick wall. You know it’s not good for you, you … Read more

Feeling stressed? Working on your vagus nerve will help.

The vagus nerve is one of twelve nerves originating in the brain passing through the neck to the abdomen.  It plays a key role in both the sympathetic nervous system (our stress response) and the parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest response). It is a two-directional pathway linking your gut to your brain as … Read more