If you've been the women curling up into a ball, scrunching up your face in so much pain because of your period. You NEED to keep reading!
Menstrual pain is commonly associated with inflammation and hormone imbalances. These issues not only cause the sharp pains that you are feeling, but did you know they can also affect your ovulation?
We know that for some of you, the pain is too much to tolerate. So, we are here to help you understand and manage potential contributing factors in your life.
Inflammation can occur due to the overproduction of a certain type of prostaglandins (PGE2). These lipid (fat) molecules aren't always our enemy, but when they outweigh the good prostaglandins (PGE1), they in fact are!
The good prostaglandins function as anti-inflammatories, helping to reduce the inflammation and therefore pain from your uterus. These good guys are sourced from omega 3 fatty acids.
Then there are the bad guys, the bad prostaglandins, these contrarily act as an...
Is it coming up to that time of the month and you’re feeling the intense mood swings that make you want to scream one minute and cry the next? Or maybe it’s the headaches, the acne or the bloating?
Well, us women have all been there (in fact about 90% of us)! And although this is the case, we all know experiencing these symptoms is not much fun! In some instances where your daily routine or activity is disrupted, these symptoms can be a sign of having Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
PMS can present on a physical and or emotional level and in extreme cases is known to be premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It is super important that we monitor these feelings of PMS, because PMDD cases need to be taken care of. That is why we are here to educate and make you aware that you don’t have to simply just push through it! And I am sure you will be happy to hear that there are things that can help!
But firstly, know that there is multiple causes for PMS and PMDD. One cause...
We have been speaking to so many of you recently about our DUTCH hormone testing. So, I thought it was time I jumped on in and gave you some info.
Where it all began:
Right back at the beginning of my Naturopath journey I relied on blood or saliva testing to better understand my clients underlying hormone imbalance. And although that definitely helped me start I often found there was missing information – or that even though I treated the person based on their results we were not getting the outcome we desired. Fast-forwards 5 years into my journey and I discovered a whole new world. The world of the DUTCH Plus - now this was like nothing I had seen before. It was what I had been searching for!
Let me explain:
What is DUTCH testing:
DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones. It is a way we can see the whole picture of what hormones your body is making and excreting through your urine metabolites. These metabolites allow us to look deeper into HOW your...
Have you ever stopped and wondered what this rollercoaster lifestyle is doing to us?
When I talk to women in clinic about their stress levels and how they are coping many women tell me they are “fine”. As we delve deeper into their health it becomes clear to me that there is no way that their stress levels are “fine”, even if they feel that way. What we need to remember is often with stress we start adjusting and somewhat coping with this new level of intensity. So theoretically someone could be under huge amounts of stress, but functionally not be feeling too bad. But underneath it all there are a lot of chemical changes taking place. These are developing and waiting to be tipped that little bit too much to finally appear.
Unfortunately many women are so far into this rollercoaster of life that they forget what it was like before. This rollercoaster may have a few sharp turns and mountains to climb. Or it might be one long steady ride up to the top and then...