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Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies world wide, affecting more than 25% of people. Approximately 12% of women enter pregnancy already iron deficient. This blog explores changes in iron status across trimesters, how women can work to maintain their iron stores and avoid interventions and whether it is actually reasonable to […]

How to maintain your iron stores in pregnancy


If you went on birth control to help manage your PCOS symptoms it can be SUPER daunting to consider coming off it. Many of the clients I work with feel anxious about their symptoms returning. Especially the ones they can’t hide, like acne and unwanted hair growth. I get it! The thought of dealing with […]

4 Things Consider if You Have PCOS and Are Thinking of Stopping Birth Control?!


If you have ever been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or if you’re struggling with an irregular menstrual cycle accompanied by stagnant body fat, acne, or excess hair growth, then this episode is for you. Today, I will explain what PCOS is and why it’s crucial to use the correct definition before arriving at […]

PCOS: How to Get an Accurate Diagnosis & Tests I Recommend with Solaine Douglas & Elly McLean


If you’ve struggled with persistent issues like thrush, bacterial vaginosis or recurrent UTI’s then you are going to want to tune in to this one! We are breaking down the vaginal microbiome; what it is, it’s role in fertility, testing, what causes changes to the vaginal microbiome and things you can start doing right now […]

Vaginal Microbiome: Testing, Fertility & Treatment with Jacqui Lamplugh


Today we’re speaking about PCOS – so if you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, or you have common signs of this condition like missing or irregular cycles, excess body hair, weight gain, acne or fertility issues, or you’re just keen to learn more about this common women’s health issue, this is for you. We’re chatting with […]

Understanding PCOS: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis with Solaine Douglas


Many women with PCOS are diagnosed without further investigation or advice, leaving them without the proper treatment and support. While the Rotterdam criteria is commonly used to diagnose PCOS, it’s important to understand that there are many other imbalances and conditions that could cause these symptoms. That’s why it’s essential to get a thorough evaluation […]

Blood Tests to Get if You Have PCOS


Hypothalamic amenorrhea and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are two common hormonal disorders that affect women of reproductive age. While they share some similarities, they are distinct conditions with different causes and symptoms. Understanding the differences between these two conditions is important, as they can be mistaken for one another and may require different treatments. Hypothalamic […]

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea vs. PCOS: Understanding the Differences and Similarities


Let’s talk about PCOS – a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age all around the world. It’s pretty common, affecting about 10% of women, and comes with a range of symptoms like irregular periods, excess androgen production, and cysts on the ovaries. But what causes PCOS? While we don’t know everything, one thing […]

The Role of Insulin Resistance in PCOS


Welcome back to another episode! Today’s episode is an interview with the amazing Katherine Hay, taking a deep dive into all things Endometriosis. Katherine so generously shares some insights into her own journey so far including; getting diagnosed, what having Endometriosis is like for her and the mental health toll of having a chronic pain […]

Exploring Endometriosis: The Mental Health Load, Laparoscopy & Katherine’s Journey


In today’s episode we are joined by Solaine Douglas to discuss Gilbert’s Syndrome, including prevalence, diagnosis and the issues with both a standard medical definition, treatment (or lack thereof) and our conventional pathology reference ranges. We explore the real relevance of Gilbert’s and how it relates to your gut, your periods, your mental health and […]

Could Gilbert’s Syndrome Explain Your Gut, Period, Mental Health or Alcohol Issues? with Solaine Douglas


Metformin is very commonly used as a standard prescription in PCOS, it’s also fairly well known that it can come with some *inconvenient* symptoms like loose bowel movements, nausea and fatigue. A seemingly small price to pay when you’re desperate to lose weight and control your hangries.  What I want you to know is that […]

Why [even if I could] I Wouldn’t Recommend Metformin


Here to guide women who are ready to make changes to their health, ready to transform their symptoms so that they can live their best and healthiest life possible. 

Nutrition is confusing. Hormones are more confusing. Too many women are told they are “fine”, that their symptoms are “normal” - because they are common. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

With the right nutrition approach, some testing and a little strategy it is possible to heal. 

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