I talk about tampons quite a bit, but still probably not as much as I should. Most of us use them, often alongside a number of other sanitary products, but rarely if ever talk about it. So, let’s chat. I want to get you thinking and talking about what you’re using. Many of us pay […]
Ladies, I can help you! Hormonal balance is a BIG part of wellbeing and, unfortunately, many women more commonly experience imbalance. However, this can be remedied. Ongoing issues such as PMS, irregular cycles, endometriosis and PCOS all respond very well to naturopathic and integrative treatment.
Although discussion of women’s health often surrounds hormone balancing and reproductive health, there is more to it than that. Certain disease processes manifest differently in women than in men, for example, heart disease may present later in life and have different symptoms in women; and some diseases such as osteoarthritis, migraines, and depression are more common in women.
Even while I’m away, I’ve got a guest post or two up my sleeve. Click through to read my top tips for nourishing winter skin. We’re in Berlin at the moment and even though this is summertime, it’s currently cold enough to warrant the use of these measures!
My friend Ange is one of the most gorgeous people I know: a complete glamourbabe with a heart of absolute gold. Gold! She makes up one half of the sparkly duo Swirls and Twirls, who are based in Queensland, but travel all over Australia and the world in search of the best in fashion, adventure […]
As many of you are aware, I practice out of a large integrative medicine clinic here in Sydney, which means I’m lucky enough to work alongside some of the most esteemed names in collaborative healthcare. Lucky for me! AND lucky for you! One of my colleagues is the wonderful Professor Kerryn Phelps, who has just […]
I’ve been asked to write a little something about sex. Doing it! Or rather, not doing it i.e. what’s happening when you’re not in the mood. I often chat to patients and friends alike who joke about feeling lacklustre in the sack, having to fend off their amorous partner, or having to ‘really work’ to […]
It’s getting warmer down here in Sydney town – I’m hardly ever wearing a cardi these days! – and it’s creeping towards scorching up in Brisbane I’m told. With the temperature rising, people are starting to peel off the layers and show a bit more flesh. With extra skin on show, I’m starting to hear […]
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is something that many women would be familiar with – an estimated 80% experiencing emotional or physical changes prior to their period. For some women this will last no more than 1-2 days, whereas others can experience a week (or more) of distress, pain and discomfort. What are the symptoms? There are […]
Many of us wear cosmetics and almost all of us use them in some shape or form (think: body wash, deodorant, moisturiser, etc) but what is actually in these products we slap onto our faces and bodies? As it happens, a chemical cocktail that, over time, will not do good things for our health. Take […]
More and more, we’re reading about Vitamin D and how we don’t get enough. There is an avalanche of information on this vitamin’s role in health and its importance for preventing a number of serious health conditions. Vitamin D is a nutrient that we get from the sun – it is produced endogenously (inside our bodies) by […]
Fibromyalgia is an unfortunately common condition that manifests as pain and tenderness in joints, muscles and soft tissue. This is sometimes combined with other symptoms such as chronic headaches or nausea – complicating diagnosis and contributing to the debilitating nature of the condition. Fibromyalgia can seem unbearable at times – not least because the condition […]