Put your hand up if you have (or have previously had) low iron *raises hand* It’s incredibly common, particularly among undernourished children, young women, the elderly and during pregnancy. But, in fact, just about anyone can develop a deficiency. Signs that your iron is low include: fatigue and lethargy, foggy thinking, low mood, recurrent infections, […]
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.
Sorry for the language below… BUT I really like this message. I’m seeing so many articles / blogs / images / ‘inspo’ at the moment about the urgent importance of changing your physical self to match the warmer weather. Seriously. It puts so much pressure on people – particularly women – to achieve an ‘ideal’ […]
Today I’m guest posting over at SheSaid. Click through to read about PMS: what it is and how to get rid of it. Have you found any natural remedies that worked a treat for your PMS?
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 […]
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 […]