Painful (or heavy) periods are not a normal event - yes it may be extremely common, but still this doesn't make it 'normal.' Painful periods, technically known as Dysmenorrhoea, is one of the leading causes of all female school and work absences. Usually, the pain begins on either the day before, or the day of … Continue reading Period Pain is NOT normal!
Since i posted a hormone profile discussion yesterday, I have had a number of you ask me what the difference between blood and saliva testing is, when it comes to hormones. One person also asked me to compare it to a urine test… all three are valid in their own arena, but all three have … Continue reading Hormone Testing; Serum, Saliva or Urine?
Adrenal Fatigue is one of the fastest growing epidemics of our modern world, with the general concept being that we are running around in a constant state of ‘Sympathetic Dominance’, otherwise known as ‘fight or flight’. When we are in this rushed state, we are constantly secreting higher than normal levels of Cortisol, which inevitably … Continue reading Hot Flushes, Erectile Dysfunction & Adrenal Fatigue
As a Naturopath I spend around a third of my clinic hours working with Hormonal Imbalances of some description- Endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, Menopausal Complaints, Low Testosterone etc.. It seems that whatever stage of life you are in, the potential for a hormonal imbalance to be plaguing your health is very real. But one thing I … Continue reading When treating hormonal imbalances, treating the hormones isnt the answer..