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Could dehydration be causing your symptoms?

Many of the women I talk with are experiencing symptoms like mood swings, anxiety, stress, irritability and difficulty concentrating, and while these can all be related to perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause) they can also be signs of dehydration.

The human body is 50-60 percent water – our bodies depend on it to function properly. However, we can’t “store” water, so every day we need to replenish fluids lost

June 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Tips for getting better sleep

Did you know that being female is a risk factor for insomnia? While the stresses of daily life can affect sleep, hormones also play a big role.

Changes in sleep patterns can start as early as our 20s and 30s when levels of melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate our sleep and wake cycles, start to decline. Then, when we hit perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause), usually in our

June 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Aromatherapy for hormonal balance

Essential oils do much more than smell good. Aromatherapy – the therapeutic use of aromatic plant extracts – has been used for centuries as a powerful, effective and accessible form of healing.

Aromatherapy is very effective in helping to balance hormones and to soothe, calm, relax and uplift us. Some of the most effective oils for women experiencing mood swings, stress, anxiety and other symptoms brought on my hormonal change are

May 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

When mood swings strike

One of the most disconcerting and distressing symptoms of hormonal change as women get older is mood swings. One minute you’re Ms Cool, and the next you’ve morphed into Ms Crazy, the female version of Dr Jekyll, screaming at the kids, your partner, your best friend or a work colleague. Or you might suddenly be crying uncontrollably or feel completely overwhelmed. The constant switch between moods can leave you feeling

February 1st, 2015|Tags: , |