Foods to support healthy menstruation

Foods to support healthy menstruation

Written for Nature & Health Magazine  Hormones are our body’s chemical messengers that relay vital information to our cells and tissues, ensuring each of our systems function efficiently.   Many women suffer with menstruation problems, from irregular periods to pre menstrual syndrome (PMS) in the second half of their cycle (luteal phase) that affect them
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Hormone nourishing golden mylk

Hormone nourishing golden mylk

Herbs and spices should be utilised daily for their medicinal properties and health promoting actions, add them wherever you can to boost the nutritional value of your meal.   This medicinal elixir supports digestion, is anti inflammatory, blood glucose regulating and nourishing for the endocrine, nervous and immune system.   Here is why you should
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Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampon Use

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness that is caused by an infection from certain types of bacteria, including staphylococcus aureus.   Menstruating women are at a higher risk of getting TSS, as naturally occurring vaginal bacteria can over grow in the presence of a blood-soaked tampon that is left in
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To soy or not to soy: everything you need to know about phytoestrogens

To soy or not to soy: everything you need to know about phytoestrogens

As seen on Vogue Your guide to harnessing the powers of plant hormones and the answer to the controversial question of whether it’s safe to eat soy.   Plant powered diets are big news and the benefits of eating mostly plants can not be underestimated. But there is one type of plant food that is
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Menstrual Cups

Menstrual Cups

Have you heard of the menstrual cup? They have been around since 1935 but only in recent years have they become a more popular alternative to tampons and pads for menstrual care. The cups are made of medical grade silicon and are inserted into the vagina as you would a tampon.   Why should you
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Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

Low Carbohydrate Diets And Sex Hormones

For many people low carbohydrate diets are the go to program for weight loss and it was only last week that I had a discussion with a PT on the topic. He recommended all of his female clients try a low carbohydrate, high protein diet along side training to assist in losing weight. My response
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Disordered Eating – An Interview

Disordered Eating – An Interview

It is incredibly admirable to openly talk about a tough time in your life and do so selflessly in order to help others. I was lucky enough to meet one of these inspiring women who shared with me her eating disorder battle and the ongoing affects it has had on her life. Nadine, a 32
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Feminine hygiene mistakes

Feminine hygiene mistakes

Our body is a remarkable organism designed to work autonomously to maintain balance. Too often we underestimate how capable our bodies are and end up creating problems by interfering with natural functions. Incorrect feminine hygiene practices can cause internal imbalances that lead to an array of uncomfortable situations. It is common belief that to clean
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Anxiety & the connection to your heart.

Anxiety & the connection to your heart.

Mental health is just as important as physical health, the state of your mind can greatly impact how the rest of your body functions. Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in Australia affecting 1 in 4 people, highlighting the need for further understanding and open communication on how to manage such conditions. From personal experience
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Easing that monthly pain

Easing that monthly pain

That time of the month has come around again; we’re reminded that women do indeed come from Venus and men from Mars. My sister thinks I’m mad when I get excited to see the arrival of Miss Scarlett, I get it, a woman’s menstrual cycle is usually seen as an added chore for 5 days and
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