Do you need more iron in your diet?

When we think of fatigue, one of the first things we think about is iron. What does your iron status look like? Has it been tested (thoroughly)? Iron is an important mineral required for a diverse range of body processes including; energy production, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, DNA synthesis, and thyroid and immune function (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. We’ve written … Read more

What you need to know about irregular periods

Irregular menstrual cycles are a common complaint I see in clinic especially when a woman has decided it’s time to try for a baby. 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. Unfortunately using artificial hormones to “regulate” … Read more

Do you know the signs of endometriosis?

Have you been diagnosed with endometriosis? Or do you experience symptoms that fit with endometriosis? It is a condition I see all too often in clinic. Sometimes, the effects are relatively mild but unfortunately for some, endo can be really debilitating. What are the symptoms of endometriosis? These will vary from woman to woman, but … Read more