While we’re not quite at post Covid yet, it may be helpful to you to see the parallels between Covid and menopause so you have hope for making it through both, healthy and sane! What are Peri-Menopause & Post Menopause? Firstly, let’s have a look at some definitions… Perimenopause is the process of change leading up … Read more
Here are some of my philosophical and practical ruminations on coping with the lockdown. Remember, too shall pass… 1. Eating well & using cooking as a hobbyI’m spending more time in the kitchen rather than watching TV. Eating well is WAY cheaper if you make things yourself so in the last few weeks I’ve researched recipes … Read more
Natural medicine doctor and hormone guru, Lara Briden says the thyroid is our canary in the coal mine. If your thyroid is struggling—other tissues are struggling too. So, it’s worthwhile having a conversation about your thyroid especially if weight gain has been troubling you and you have low mood, constipation or high cholesterol – all signs … Read more
Do you wake up and, as soon as you’re conscious, the dreaded knot in your stomach returns? Do the smallest things make you nervous? Are you struggling to make decisions on things that used to not phase you? You’re not alone Feeling overwhelmed and anxious in your late 40s and 50s is extremely common and … Read more
You probably recognise commercial chocolate. It’s what many of us grew up eating as a treat and what we see in supermarkets worldwide. This low-cost chocolate is produced and distributed on a mass scale and is made with cheaper ingredients and cheaper production processes. Hazel Boydell in her article in The Perfect Daily Grind, Take … Read more
The annual Wise Woman’s Gathering is an awesome outdoor conference and multi-generational retreat. The topics of the conference cover Earth medicines of all kind including energy medicine, herbal medicine and food, along with women’s mysteries, community building and ancient traditions. I attend because it expands my knowledge into the realms of ancient women’s mysteries plus … Read more
Mongolian Seabuckthorn Oil At a recent Menopause seminar I learned about Mongolian Seabuckthorn oil which is a source of essential fatty acids that have an affinity for the mucous membranes. It has been shown to be helpful in menopausal women so I thought I’d share some details with you… Amongst all the many benefits of … Read more
India is the diabetes capital of the world! In 2019 there was an estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India (Source) .The high numbers are mainly due to genes and environmental and lifestyle changes, like urbanisation and a sedentary lifestyle. But the most significant cause is the modern, processed diet. History of the … Read more
Heavy periods are particularly common in women at midlife. However, there are some really simple solutions that work well to rebalance your flow, so it’s worth getting it checked out by your doctor and a naturopath so you can have your life back! Definition of heavy periods Basically, there are 2 types of irregular heavy … Read more
Hitting your 50s is the “age of the grandmother” with all the most beautiful connotations of the grandmother archetype. Grandmothers are freer of responsibilities but can see the bigger picture. Their hearts are in protecting the next generations and they have a fire in their bellies to do something about what’s not right in the … Read more
Sleep! All I want to do is sleep! Zzzzzz Why is it so damn hard to get a good night’s sleep? Nearly all of my clients have sleep issues of some kind! Is this you too? Maybe you can’t get to sleep… Maybe you can’t stay asleep… Maybe your startle response is so keen that … Read more
When I say older women, I mean women 40 and over. Is that you? Have you heard the rumours that at the scary Menopause you’re going to stack the weight on? Well, it’s true! Unless you’re prepared… Here’s a couple of facts for you regarding Menopause Your metabolism drops once you are no longer cycling. … Read more
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