women's health

Can you ever balance hormones with hormones?

Can you ever balance hormones with hormones?

Our hormones are constantly changing in response to our external and internal environment. The reproductive hormones follow a general pattern called the menstrual cycle for most people while they're of a certain age range. Having balanced hormones is a colloquialism for meaning having hormones that don't cause us any trouble. It has very little to do with the actual levels of our hormones we might expect to see on any test results. 

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5 things your periods shouldn't do

5 things your periods shouldn't do

1. Hurt so much you can't do what you want.

2. Bleed so much you have to wear two types of protection at once.  

3. Last longer than 8 days

4. Leave you feeling weak

5. Be shorter than 3 days

 

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The secret to a happy vagina.

The secret to a happy vagina.

Most of us know about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. But a lot less of us know how important it is to have healthy vagina flora too. When it gets out of balance it can lead to some serious stuff like; a weakness to some sexual transmitted infections, HIV, pelvic inflammatory disease, urinary tract infections. 

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Is PMS an illness?

Is PMS an illness?

In 2017 I'll be launching a new course on the subject of PMS. It will look at how to deal with mild to moderate PMS symptoms using lifestyle changes, hormone charting, herbs, mindfulness and diet. As part of the course I'll be sending out a PMS-care-kit with a host of natural, hand made, products for creating a monthly relaxation routine. Here's why I've come to create it. 

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An Ode to Natural Fertility Awareness

An Ode to Natural Fertility Awareness

I used to feel like I was vulnerable to becoming pregnant. As if my fertility was a weakness which would be exploited by sperm. I felt like it could happen at anytime, and my life would be forever changed. I needed to shut that part of me down. I needed to know it was all 'under control'. 

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