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
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
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
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
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
Dads are Important Too! Male fertility is an essential component in preconception care. My vision is to provide optimal health care for you and your partner to not only achieve conception, but to ensure you have a healthy happy baby. We help you to do this by educating you on the importance of nutrition, lifestyle … Read more
Meet Sally Sally came to see me for tiredness. She’d been to the doctor, had all the blood tests, but nothing seemed wrong. Her iron levels were a little low so she went to the health food store and bought some iron tablets. While she was there the naturopath recommended some B vitamins, some herbs … Read more
Have you ever thought about investigating your hormone health, but have not been certain exactly what you might find out? Here are five common results I see regularly on saliva hormone tests, and a brief description of what they might mean. 1) Oestrogen Imbalance – This is common in both women and men. Yes that’s … Read more
by Lara Briden www.larabriden.com.au The Pill was an important step in our struggle to legalize contraception. I celebrate that, of course. The Pill is legitimate medicine for debilitating conditions like severe endometriosis and menstrual flooding. I celebrate that. What I don’t celebrate is the distorted message that hormonal contraception is the only contraception. What I don’t celebrate is the … Read more
by Lara Briden www.larabriden.com Originally featured here. I invite you to think differently about polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS is not one thing. It is not one disease. PCOS is a set of symptoms. The key primary symptom is failure to ovulate regularly. Failure to ovulate is why you are deficient in estradiol and progesterone. It’s why you have high testosterone, and why … Read more
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