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Category: Women’s Health

Acne? But I’m not a teenager!

Adult acne. An oxymoron? No, unfortunately not.   It’s something that afflicts more and more adult women as we move from our teens and 20s into our 30s and 40s. In the UK, nearly 90% of teenagers have acne and half of them continue to as adults. Are you one…

Is wellness for everyone?

I worry that many people feel health and wellbeing isn’t for them because they don’t have a lot of money for expensive ingredients, classes, crystals or workout gear. Or they don’t see anyone that looks like them speaking about health and wellbeing topics that are relevant to them.   This…

Happy gut, happy hormones!

How much do you know about what’s going in your gut?   We have millions of microbes there, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. All of them have a good and bad element and they have an impact on our physical and mental health.   Our gut health, far from being…

Do you have a normal period?

Who knows a normal period feels like?   In my work with women of different walks of life, I see a general perception that periods are supposed to be painful, emotional and annoying. It’s frustrating because periods don’t have to be this way!   A healthy period should be relatively…

How does yoga help balance hormones?

How do you feel after you go to a yoga class?   Calmer? A bit more chilled out?    Many studies have shown that yoga has calming effects on our nervous systems, hormones and psychological wellbeing, creating a blissed out feeling that lasts well past the end of a 45…

Deep Breathing To Support Hormone Balance

Hormones are a funny thing, aren’t they?    When they’re in sync, we don’t worry about them.    When they’re not, well, it feels a bit like our bodies are betraying us, doesn’t it?    If you’ve been reading along for a while, you’ll know that there’s a lot that…

Going back to basics with nutrition.

In my conversations with women from all walks of life, I often get asked about food and what to eat.  Not surprising, considering my profession 🙂   The question I get asked the most is usually phrased something like this: “what should I eat / what shouldn’t I eat / just tell…

Hormones 101: Progesterone

  In the last post, I talked about estrogen, one of our two major female sex hormones.   Today, I’d like to have a closer look at progesterone, estrogen’s counterpart.   How much do you know about this essential female sex hormone?    There’s often lots of discussion about estrogen,…

Hormones 101: Estrogen

How much do you know about some of the hormones that drive your menstrual cycle?   They do so many things for us, yet can feel like a bit of a mystery, right?   Let’s take a step back and have a look at estrogen, one of a woman’s primary female…

The 5 Types of PMS

How do you feel in the week before your period?   Do you get a bit anxious?   Maybe a bit bloated or swollen?   Do you doubt yourself more or feel really down or depressed?   The luteal phase of the menstrual cycle when PMS takes place, generally falls…

Exercise and your menstrual cycle.

Have you ever thought about how your cycle affects the way you exercise?   The highs and lows of hormones means that at certain times in your cycle it’s better to slow things down and do very light, gentle exercise. And at other times in your cycle, you feel full…

Eating for your menstrual cycle

  Since I started tracking my period a few years ago, I’ve become much more aware of the different phases of my period, the dips in my energy and mood and what I can eat to support my hormones in each phase.   Menstrual Phase The menstrual phase is when…

Do you track your menstrual cycle?

Do you track your menstrual cycle?   As you would expect, I’m a huge advocate of this. Our menstrual cycles have been called the fifth vital sign and when you keep track of it, you can get so much amazing information about: the length of your cycle (not every woman…

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