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Are you experiencing hormonal weight gain? You’re not alone — In consultation the typical picture I see is this:  *Work related stress and/or stress at home.  *1-3 too many coffees.  *Not making the time to sit down and eat 3 balanced meals and opting for something quick like a coffee and a snack. Often combined […]

How excess stress equates to excess weight gain

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Deciding to stop taking hormonal birth control can feel really scary for women, particularly if they went onto hormonal birth control to eliminate symptoms.  Many of us decide to take hormonal birth control like the oral contraceptive pill (OCP), have an IUD inserted or even have depot injections for reasons other than contraception. These reasons […]

How to transition off hormonal birth control with ease

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What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome — PCOS  is a hormonal imbalance that affects women during their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44). Between 2.2 and 26.7 percent of women in this age group have PCOS. Many women have PCOS but don’t know it. The cause of PCOS is a combination of genetic and environmental […]

How Do You Know If It’s PCOS?

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Cyclical breast pain is breast pain that is related to your menstrual cycle. There is non-cyclical breast pain too, but that is typically more constant and not related to hormonal changes. Do you get cyclical breast pain?  You might notice tenderness, aches, swelling, lumpiness and general sensitivity. Typically you will notice these changes in between […]

What Causes Cyclical Breast Pain and What To Do About It

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Is oestrogen making you sneezy? Maybe you’re that person that is susceptible to hayfever, itchy eyes and maybe you also get some other seemingly non-related symptoms like bloating, anxiety, headaches, painful periods.  The most likely cause of your symptoms: histamine & oestrogen.  Did you know your hormones make your hayfever symptoms worse? And, this is […]

The oestrogen-histamine connection

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This article outlines the most accurate times of the menstrual cycle to conduct blood tests, depending on what hormones are being tested. This article relates to blood testing specifically as this is typically a method of testing that can be done with a referral from a General Practitioner. Commonly I use saliva or urine testing […]

What day of your cycle should you test your hormones?

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With these 7 questions alone you will learn so much about your cycle. Think of your period as your monthly report card, are you getting an A+ or a D-? 1. Is my cycle early or on time? – Early can = deficient hormones. – Late can = excess hormones. 2. Is my flow light […]

7 Questions to start asking yourself about your cycle…

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One of the common hormonal symptoms that I work with in clinic is heavy periods. Many women are unsure if their period is actually considered heavy or not. In this article we will cover what is classified as a heavy period, what may be causing your heavy periods and how you can begin to start […]

What To Do About Heavy Periods

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Many women experience premenstrual symptoms like moodiness, heightened emotions, breast pain, heavy bleeding, blood clots, irregular cycles and period pain. What many women don’t realise is that nutrient deficiency alone can cause these symptoms, or at least contribute to the severity. In this blog we unpack some of the most common nutrient deficiencies  and how […]

The role of micronutrients and premenstrual symptoms

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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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