Hormones

What does Oestrogen do Below The Belt

What does Oestrogen do Below The Belt

Menopause is one of the most significant transitionary stages in women’s lives, and some of the least desirable changes will inevitably hit you below the belt.  You’re not alone, though. 57% of perimenopausal and menopausal women will experience vaginal atrophy; a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by your hormones falling out of balance.   With restorative […]

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The Menopause Roadmap!

Menopause is made up of three transitions, or let’s call them stages.  Perimenopause Menopause Postmenopause (after menopause) All three have a name because all three exist and each specific ‘pause’ is different.   Perimenopause Perimenopause is the precursor to menopause and marks the beginning of hormonal decline (which will continue to do throughout menopause, and your

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How to halt hormonal hair loss

Hormonal hair loss can throw us right off-kilter, challenging our conceptions of femininity, sexuality and self. There are psychological and physical benefits to keeping hold of our hair for longer, so isn’t it time we started to take control and cast off the idea that hair loss is somehow a predefined factor of ageing? Here’s

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The Question Is…Does Menopause Ever End?

In short, NO! The menopause never ends. It’s just the beginning. It always astounds me when I hear women say, “I’m over the menopause.” That’s because, in reality, menopause never ends. It’s just the beginning. Yes, the more disruptive symptoms, such as hot flushes/flashes, mood swings, weight gain, depression, sleep disorders, and others, do subside

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Bioidentical Hormone Restorative Therapy (BHRT) – Let’s Start At The Beginning.

Not All Hormones Are Prescribed Equally Not all hormone therapies that are prescribed and taken are created equally. HRT and BHRT are two very different therapies. Unfortunately, all hormones in any form are considered a controversial topic. This, of course, would be due to the outcome of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study which was

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Autoimmune Disease Explained

The relationship between autoimmune disease and immune resilience. These are very delicate times we are facing, especially with our health. And more specifically, because the coronavirus virus (COVID -19) has hit hard. To make things a little more clearer, we really need to understand the relationship between autoimmune disease and immune resilience. This, at least,

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Healthy Immune system – Healthy You

I just wanted to touch base and explain a little about our immune system and how important it is to our health. Especially in these difficult times. I actually believe the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a wakeup call for us all. And maybe, just maybe it has helped us understand who we really are, and

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Oestrogen – Should you take Pills or a Gel?

When the oestrogen/progestin (synthetic progesterone) arm of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study abruptly shut down back in July 2002, women were shocked . . . stunned. It wasn’t only the study’s participants. It was equally devastating to the millions of other women around the world taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), thinking they were doing

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