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Articles to inspire and support you through your hormone balancing, fertility, pregnancy and motherhood journey. 

What Really Happens Throughout Your Menstrual Cycle

 

 

It’s a common theme I see as a Naturopath. Young women going through high school and into their early adulthood, without the empowering understanding of their hormones and precious reproductive cycle.

I was no different! To be honest, throughout my teens I didn’t know when and how ovulation took place. I was equipped with the basics – knowing I inconveniently had my period once a month but because I was on the oral contraceptive pill, I wouldn’t fall pregnant. I was oblivious to the fact that my ovaries had shut down and I wasn’t ovulating, let alone getting an explanation from my GP about potential short and long term side effects of taking the “innocent” daily pill.

It wasn’t until my naturopathy studies that I began to truly understand the intricate happenings of a woman’s cycle, both naturally and on synthetic hormones. It fascinated me and once I was supporting patients in clinic, I developed a...

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Natural Ways To Prevent Period Pain

Natural Ways To Prevent Period Pain

Long term debilitating period pain is unfortunately something that presents to me in my private Naturopath practise far too regularly.  Discomfort in the lower abdomen, back and stomach, aching down the legs, even nausea, headaches, loose bowels and in the chronic cases, vomiting.

Also referred to a dysmenorrhoea, period pain can be caused by the contraction of your uterine muscles during menstruation, but is also a major symptom of conditions with abnormal tissue growth and inflammation, such as endometriosis and fibroids. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2012, endometriosis may be a contributing factor in more than 20% of women with chronic pelvic pain. (1)

Does that time of month roll around and cause you to retreat and dose yourself up on pain relief? Read on to see if you can introduce some natural (and dare I say unconventional) ways to prevent your dreaded period pain...

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