Women’s Health

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Use Your Menstrual Cycle To Your Advantage At Work

Do you ever wonder why there are times when you feel totally on top of your game at work and ready to tackle anything your clients or your boss throws at you?   And why there are other times when it’s a struggle to get anything […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Tried It: Seed Cycling For Hormone Balance

Do you feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster throughout your menstrual cycle?   Do you suffer from mood swings, acne, fatigue and nausea in the week before you get your period?   Maybe it’s time to try seed cycling to address this hormone imbalance. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Managing endometriosis pain

Did you know that a significant amount of endometriosis pain is driven by inflammation? And this inflammation is typically at its worst in the week you have your period. If you have endo, you won’t be surprised by this at all, right?   What do […]