Hormonal (Im)balance #5 – Better Sleep

How did you sleep last night? If you’re one of the one-in-three people who have difficulty getting a good night’s kip, take a look at the tips below. And if anxiety and stress have been keeping you awake, make sure you read last week’s post on managing stress.

Not having enough sleep – or getting poor quality sleep – sets us up for a host of adverse effects, from difficulty concentrating

October 27th, 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: , , , , |

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: , , , , |

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: , |