No one gets out of a consult with me, without being asked about their bowel habits. As naturopaths, we are a little obsessed with poop – but for good reason! It tells us so much about various elements of health, and contributes to many commonly seen symptoms. Period health is no exception. Having regular bowel… Continue reading Bowel health & period problems
If you sense your hormones are out of whack, it may be because you frequently suffer with symptoms that worsen close to your period. Things like crankiness, fluid retention & clothes feeling tighter, fuzzy head, sleeping poorly & breast tenderness can all stem from hormone imbalances. It can be useful to carry out some hormone… Continue reading Liver health & its role in hormone balance
In theory, period pain should improve considerably with some simple changes to lifestyle & diet. I frequently see women coming into clinic suffering unnecessarily with pain each month, along with premenstrual symptoms that are debilitating & interfere with their life. By taking a case history, looking at food intake & how they are living, it… Continue reading How to manage period pain
PMS is common for many women, particularly the first 2 years of a girl’s cycles as her body goes through intense hormonal shifts. Often the body is simply finding its new rhythm, though many girls suffer unnecessarily with painful heavy periods and distressing PMS. Inflammation is a key piece of the PMS puzzle. Hormone shifts… Continue reading PMS and period pain in teens
You may be having regular visits with your chiropractor to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system, and as you will know, these are the fundamentals of overall health and wellbeing. But have you thought about using supplements that support all the efforts made by both you and your practitioner? Are you taking products already… Continue reading How Naturopathy can support Chiropractic care
We all want to stay well during the winter months, and reduce our exposure to common cold and flu viruses that do the rounds at this time of year. We also know that in keeping our bodies strong and healthy, we not only strengthen our defences, but increase our chances of a faster recovery if… Continue reading Bee products for winter wellness
Water is our most important life source, and good quality fresh water is vital in adequate amounts on a daily basis. Not only does water nourish every cell in our body and encourage effective flushing of toxins via our kidneys, bowels and skin, it effects the firing of nerve signals, prevents inflammation, reduces oedema, and… Continue reading Hydration – are you drinking enough?
We are surrounded by toxic substances – the air we breathe, food we eat and water we drink all potentially contain chemicals that accumulate in the body over time. In addition, toiletries, laundry products and cleaning chemicals can contribute to creating an overload. The knock on effects can include digestive problems, impaired immunity, hormone imbalances… Continue reading Why detox for fertility?
These past few months I have been exploring the world of fermenting in a big way, and one of my favourite findings has been kombucha. You may have heard of this health drink, it has been fairly popular with celebrities and health gurus. But the truth is, kombucha is an amazing addition to your daily… Continue reading Kombucha – what is all the hype?
Many children face difficulties when it comes to cognition, focus and retaining information. At times these issues may be coupled with hyperactivity, sleeping problems and eating or digestive complaints. The degree of these problems can range from very mild, up to extremely disruptive and distressing for both the child and the parents. Although there are… Continue reading Concentration, learning or behaviour issues in children