hormonal balance

Hormonal (Im)balance #4 – Stress Less!

I hope last week’s post on physical activity encouraged you to be more active! I’ve been getting out for walks and light jogs on the beach now that summer’s on the way here in Australia. If you did get more exercise, I’d love to know what effect it had on your symptoms and wellbeing.

This week’s tips are around managing stress. Chronic stress adversely affects our physical, mental, emotional and even

October 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Hormonal (Im)balance #3 – Get Moving

Last week I wrote about simple dietary changes you can make to help balance your hormones. This week we look at physical activity.

We all know exercise is good for us and makes us feel GREAT (although it can be hard to get started sometimes!). It’s a great stress-buster and mood enhancer. It boosts our metabolism and improves circulation: we feel less sluggish, have more energy, improved self esteem and confidence,

October 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Hormonal (Im)balance #2 – Clean up your Diet

In my previous blog post I mentioned that 75% of us suffer symptoms of PMS, perimenopause and menopause, and that many women experience worse PMS symptoms as they get older (and to make matters worse, those who’ve had bad PMS often experience a worse perimenopause!).

The good news is there ARE things that you can do to balance your hormones and alleviate, and even eliminate, your symptoms, starting with simple lifestyle

October 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Hormonal (Im)balance #1: PMS & perimenopause

I gave a talk on evidence-based ways to balance hormones last weekend and thought I’d share them with you in the coming weeks. Did you know…

More than 75% of women suffer with symptoms of PMS, perimenopause and menopause
Many women find their PMS symptoms worsen as they get older
Many women who experience bad PMS or whose PMS symptoms started early experience a worse perimenopause (yikes, double whammy!)

Fortunately, increasing numbers of health

October 4th, 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: , , , |