Are you low in progesterone?

Do you notice you crave sugar or feel as though you retain fluid in the lead up to your period? Perhaps it appears as an increase in anxious feelings, you’re easily tearful or it feels as though you can’t get your breath past your heart. These can often be signs your progesterone levels are low. Progesterone is such a crucial hormone, especially when […]

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The 5 best ways to support yourself during post-menopause

Not everyone suffers post-menopausally. If a woman does, it’s usually as her body is learning to adapt to function on much lower levels of hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone. It’s almost as if her hormonal tide has gone out, and she’s left holding her surfboard and wondering where all the surf went. Common post-menopausal symptoms […]

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The best things you can do to support yourself through perimenopause

Entering perimenopause can start off feeling a little vague; your cycle may change—perhaps it’s shorter, longer, irregular, or the flow alters. You may start to notice you’re having trouble sleeping, there are new (or additional) anxious feelings in the lead up to a bleed, there’s some heat coming from inside you, especially at night, there […]

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Is your cycle causing you havoc

If you had to describe how you experience your cycle, would you say…   It’s as though something else takes over my body (and mind). Giving me snappy rollercoaster-like moods (oh my goodness, am I irritable) and jeans that have become tight even though I haven’t changed my food, not to mention headachey, in the […]

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Protecting yourself from nasty bugs

The infective bugs that cause colds, flus and other illnesses are always floating around. It’s part of the world we live in. But while some people catch just about everything going around, others seem to get through unscathed. So much of this comes down to your immune resilience. When it comes to the strength of your immune […]

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4 tips for staying well through winter

During the cooler months, strengthening the immune system becomes a focus for many people. But our immune system does more than just helping our body to ward off common colds and the flu – it also helps our body to react to foreign substances and forms part of our anti-cancer response.   Whether you feel as […]

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Let’s talk hot flushes

Whether it’s drenching the sheets at night, melting at work or making sure you never leave the house without a facecloth, hot flushes can leave a woman feeling at the mercy of the changes occurring within her body. But, why do they happen? Hot flushes can be the body’s response to declining estrogen levels. When […]

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Putting a spotlight on progesterone

When we think about progesterone, we might only think about the role it plays in our menstrual cycle or our fertility, but this powerful hormone has other biological functions. Progesterone is a powerful anti-anxiety agent, an anti-depressant, and a diuretic, which means it helps us to eliminate excess fluid. However, a common sex hormone imbalance involves low progesterone—and […]

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Sleep and your appetite

Do you feel like you’re constantly trying to regulate your appetite? Perhaps you wake up in the morning promising yourself that today will be the day you forgo that sugary muffin, turn away afternoon snacks or stop yourself from reaching into the pantry or freezer after dinner.

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Perimenopause & high cholesterol. What you need to know…

How much do you know about the changes that take place in your body in the lead up to menopause? You may or may not know that this is a time when your estrogen levels begin to surge and plummet for a while before they begin their permanent decline. As you get closer to menopause, […]

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