beyond hot flushes how to-transition through menopause

Beyond hot flushes – how to transition through the menopause to protect your long term health

Oestrogen is one of our key sex hormones, essential for reproduction and survival and we have receptors for oestrogen in nearly every organ in our bodies. Levels of oestrogen fluctuate and decline at perimenopause causing a significant impact on our health beyond hot flushes. Supporting oestrogen early in perimenopause (which can start at mid-forties) can help both our transition through the menopause and our longer term health.

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hormone balancing food shopping list

Hormone balancing food shopping list for 2021

Everything we consume has an effect on our health (positive or negative) and if we support our bodies by nourishing them with whole, real food we are optimising our potential to feel vibrant, happy and healthy, to feel and look amazing and be empowered to do the things we want to.

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recovering from infection mood brain health

What does recovering from an infection have to do with my mood and brain health?

When we are recovering from viral infections we tend to think about infection purely in terms of its affect on our body and the physical manifestations from experiencing symptoms such as a cough, chill, fever, joint aches and pains, nasal congestion etc. Once these symptoms have died down / gone we may however be surprised that we have “lost our mojo”, that we are experiencing low mood, anxiety, ongoing fatigue and a lack of motivation.

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using functional medicine to reduce pcos symptoms

Using Functional Medicine to reduce PCOS symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common sex hormone disorders in women affecting between 6-7% of UK women of childbearing age. In addition to sex hormone dysregulation, it is also linked to insulin resistance, dysregulation of the gut microbiome and also a genetic predisposition.

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top 10 foods to restore hormone balance

Top 10 foods to restore hormone balance

Hormones have a huge impact on our overall health and well being as they affect everything from our menstrual cycles to health issues such as PCOS, Thyroid, PMT and Endometriosis. Nutrition can be a powerful tool when addressing hormone imbalances as when hormones are in harmony you reclaim your life back! Here are my top 10 foods to eat to help restore hormone balance.

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how does stress affect our health

How does stress affect our health and what can we do to reduce it?

Most of us experience stress on a daily basis and this can benefit our health and life as it brings vitality, energy and focus to daily tasks. However when those daily stressors accumulate and we are not eating the right foods or adapting our lifestyles to support our adrenal (stress) glands, it can lead to chronic stress and even “burn out” which can leave us feeling like we are “running on empty”, “tired all the time” or worst case – not be able to get out of bed and function at all which is called “burn out syndrome”.

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why is sleep so important

Why is sleep so important?

“Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing” according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and adequate sleep is linked to improved immunity, enhanced mental wellbeing, and even weight loss.

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