Across the globe, the month of March is assigned to Endometriosis Awareness. Endometriosis is a disease that affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide, with a prevalence rate of 1 in 10. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus, occurs elsewhere in the body, in spots where it should not be. […]
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.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition, affecting 12-18% of women1, some say more. Despite its name, PCOS is more than just cysts on the ovaries and involves a complex hormonal interaction. If you have PCOS, you may experience a number of different symptoms, including: Irregular or absent period Excess body or facial […]
Now that my Masters is finished, and I’ve returned (refreshed!) from an end-of-year break, my full attention has turned back to clinical practice. This means I’m able to be *much* more available for appointments this year, offering naturopathy AND acupuncture… or a combination of both! So, you can now come in to see me on any of the […]
Throughout September and October, we are running a Spring Cleanse program at the clinic, to help our patients transition out of the ‘hibernation’ period of Winter and into the warm sunshine of Spring! During the colder months, many of us can relate to feelings of sluggishness… and may have health complaints related to this: extra weight, […]
I wrote an article recently, for Mouths of Mums, on the importance of nourishing mothers. A topic I feel very passionate about! Why? Because… Oftentimes, when it comes to self-care, nurturing and support, mothers miss out. Not on purpose, not by design, but often by default: the needs of other family members – particularly infants […]
Last month I went into the Kinderling studios, here in Sydney, and talked with host Shevonne about the changes women go through after birth. And the pressures many of us feel to get ourselves together – physically, emotionally and mentally – soon after the birth of our babies. Too soon, in my opinion. There is […]
I’m in the midst of such a cool project at the moment. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago, however – and I apologise for being annoying – while we’re in development I can’t give away too many details. I still have a lot more work to do! Essentially, though, it’s about supporting the health […]
Having a baby changes your body. Fact. You fall pregnant. Your belly swells, your boobs swell, sometimes your feet, hands and other body parts too… but still it’s glorious, because you’re full of BABY. Then you give birth. You hold this magical child in your arms. This human you grew using nothing but your body. […]
Last year I wrote a post on why we should talk about tampons: what we’re using, what’s in it and how this can affect our health. It’s an important topic, as most of us will use tampons and/or pads every month that we menstruate, for decades of our life. Now, however, I’d like to chat […]
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, […]