WOMEN

Herbal Tea for Fibroids

Herbal Tea for Fibroids

Fibroids are an extremely common issue.  There are reports of up to 25 percent of women in their reproductive years having fibroids, but in reality, there are far more whose symptoms are undetectable or haven’t been reported.

Fibroids can cause issues such as painful, heavy periods or fertility issues.  They are seen as being fed by an excess of strong oestrogen.  We see them as relating to a much more complex array of emotional and lifestyle influences that can be shifted to support the presentation of this often debilitating symptomology.

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Menstrual leave - a question of choice

Menstrual leave - a question of choice

“I don't care if they take time off. I just don’t want to know about it.”

I asked a friend's husband if women should get time off for period pain. He’s a senior something or other at Deloitte, flies around a lot, works too many hours and manages lots of people. I expected Dave (we’ll call him Dave) to be as opposed to the concept of menstrual leave as all the other people I’d spoken to - the midwives, doctors, lawyers, mortgage brokers… the proffesional friends in my life,  who don’t get the benefit of ‘free-range’ hours, and couldn’t just take a day off without a valid excuse. 

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Herbal Help for Painful Periods

Herbal Help for Painful Periods

Being brought up in a family that never talked about menstruation it came as a shock to me when my periods finally arrived and brought with them all manner of inconveniences, simply buying sanitary equipment was an embrassesment to me as a teen but the pains that often accompanied my bleed were awful. It is one of the reasons that I became a herbalist, caring for and nurturing our bodies with herbs could be something that we are taught about in schools.

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What to do when you miss a period.

What to do when you miss a period.

Don't panic! Unless of course you think you might be unexpectedly pregnant. In which case, panic and pee on a stick!*

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What to do if your periods come once in a blue moon.

What to do if your periods come once in a blue moon.

If your cycle has been longer than 32 days for 3 months in a row you could have something called Oligomenorrhea. It's not a condition it's just the posh name for having long cycles. It could be totally normal for you but if it's not, it's a good idea to get it investigated. Usually long periods are a sign you're not ovulating  (having an anovulatory cycle in doctor-speak). If you're around 40 this is probably happening because you're starting to transition into perimenopause.   

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