Hormonal Balance


March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  And it is great to see more attention being paid to this very relevant condition that is thought to affect 1 in 10 women.  Endometriosis is a leading cause of pain and infertility, and the condition occurs when tissue from the endometrium (the lining of […]

Endometriosis: My Recovery Story


burnout adrenal fatigue
Burnout.  It’s a very real and distressing condition, and something I see all too often. Our hectic, fast-paced lives these days are really not agreeing with our bodies at all – leaving us tired, worn out people.   And it is something that our modern science-based medical system really doesn’t have […]

Healing From Burnout


Zinc.  In my opinion it’s one of the most underrated and overlooked nutrients when it comes to health.   Thankfully, it happens to be one of the easiest minerals to assess for, and also one of the easiest deficiencies to correct with the right foods and if necessary, appropriate supplements.   […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Zinc (And Why You ...



    If there’s one topic that’s guaranteed to get people arguing (other than vaccination!) it would have to be soy.  Go on a Googling safari and you’ll find plenty of articles stating the ‘dangers of soy’ and then others that take a completely different point of view, and explain […]

Soy – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Menopause.  It’s a time of life that every woman needs to go through.  Unfortunately it is also a time that many women dread, particularly if they know their friends or female relatives suffered from uncomfortable and distressing symptoms.   It is important to keep in mind that menopause is a […]

Menopause


A thyroid gland that's not working as well as it should can affect so many other parts of the body, and it is a temperamental little thing – it is easily upset by stress, digestive problems, nutrient deficiencies and exposure to chemicals. And if your thyroid isn’t functioning well, you […]

How’s Your Thyroid?



Time to think about what kind of food storage containers and drink bottles you are using in your home. Do you use plastic?   Hormone disrupting chemicals found in many plastics can interfere with your body's natural hormone balance. In the last 40 years we have seen a significant increase […]

Ditch the Plastic Storage Containers


PMS? Painful, heavy or long periods?   As women, we are often told that these symptoms are ‘normal’, or something we ‘just have to put up with’.   From a naturopathic viewpoint, these are valuable signs that something is out of balance, and in particular, that oestrogen levels are too […]

Achieving Hormonal Balance


Growing your own herbal remedies is both easy to do and rewarding.  I keep a few ‘dual purpose’ herbs on hand in my herb garden, and I use them in both cooking and medicinally.   Making a herbal tea is simple - you just need a good-sized teapot with a […]

DIY Home Herbal Remedies



In the clinic, I see many clients with thyroid issues - and in my opinion, thyroid problems are becoming more and more common.  I also have found that it can take a long time for a thyroid problem to be diagnosed - with many people experiencing thyroid symptoms for months, […]

Your Thyroid


Fish oils contain Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). The body cannot make these particular EFA’s, which is why they are called ‘essential’. The body needs both Omega-3, and Omega-6 fatty acids, however a typical Western diet contains more than enough Omega-6, so supplementary Omega-6 is usually not needed. Omega-3 EFA’s have […]

What’s So Great About Fish Oil?