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Is the pesky perimenopause giving you grief?

Perhaps you have always had the “perfect” menstrual cycle….hovering around 28 days every month, no PMS, a 2-7 day bleed with no pain and not heavy. (If you have, you are one of the lucky few or you have a good naturopath to help you sort out your hormones). Or

What's causing your irregular menstrual cycle?

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”

healthy menstrual cycle

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

negative effects of the OCP

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

Have you ever felt like people are not as interested in you as they used to be? You don’t hear from them as often as you used to? Or maybe, it’s you who have stopped calling and catching up. Despite our 24/7 connectivity these days, the number of people experiencing

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

stress, relaxation and toning your vagus nerve

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

How are you feeling right now? Happy? Excited? Exhausted? Anxious? Fearful? Confused? Worried? Relieved? Tired? Stressed? Overwhelmed? We’ve really been thrown for a loop over the last year or two. Each and every one of us has had to adapt, adjust and somehow learn to cope with a situation that

When was the last time you gave your liver a moment’s thought? You are probably aware of your heart when it starts pounding as you run up a hill or run for the train. Maybe it’s climbing a set of stairs. Or you pay attention to your lungs when you

causes of poor sleep and how to fix them

It is estimated that approximately 2 million people suffer from insomnia in Australia. This is a shocking statistic when you consider that sleep is vital for life and certainly plays a significant role in our enjoyment of life. So, why aren’t we sleeping? Disruption to your circadian rhythm You’re probably

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