Hormones

I’ve been really strict with diet and exercise lately. I had to tweak my hormones at the beginning of the year. My body needed the tweak but it doesn’t react well and I put on over a stone in a few weeks - oof… It’s soul destroying because WOW do I eat carefully and workout regularly. This “occult” weight gain drives many peri menopausal women insane. It doesn’t matter how many calories you...

We get asked this question A LOT. There is so much in the media about fasting and it’s benefits and, the research is pretty undeniable, most people either do the 5:2 fast or the 16/8 fast. But, whilst so many people feel amazing when they fast, many of our clients find that they are not losing weight or really struggle with symptoms like being “hangry” or have exacerbated brain fog. So why is...

These days it is rare to speak to a woman who hasn’t been prescribed a hormonal contraceptive of one sort or another. According to the World Health Organisation, over 100 million women are prescribed it at any point in time. That is a staggering amount. Let’s be honest, hormonal contraceptives are convenient and they have been part of the sexual liberation of women since their invention in the 1960’s. Whilst they are...

I often see clients who have been to see specialist menopause doctors in private practice, usually at great expense. Most of the time they have been recommended the body identical progesterone and oestrogen and sometimes even given testosterone. Now, all of that is FABULOUS (check out some of my other posts where I’ve talked about how horrendous the synthetic progesterone is for women’s bodies), but they are still feeling rubbish. Here’s why… In...

Claire Snowdon-Darling explains how to balance your hormones in this insightful video.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7-nhys4xbw[/embed]...

Have you seen the news today about vegan diets? Oxford university researchers, who have been tracking the health of people since 1993, have discovered that vegans are TWICE as likely to break a hip compared with non vegans. Why is this? Vegan diets are often lacking some key nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential for bone health. Number 1 - calcium. Yes there is calcium in greens, but there is a high percentage...

Hormonal imbalance and difficulties through menopause are becoming common place and this is largely due to toxic overload, dietary insufficiencies, stress and digestive dysfunction. We are Kinesiologists who are passionate advocators for natural forms of birth control and natural HRT, as well as educating women how to work with their cycles and balance their hormones naturally....

Navigating menopause can be a minefield. Many women are determined to go the “natural” route but end up with such life limiting symptoms they find themselves in front of their GP being given HRT. Here we discuss the main 5 signs that your HRT isn’t working for you. For some, HRT is a life saver. For others however it is just a continuation of the misery that led them to taking...

Soapbox rant (and some science nerdiness) Utrogestan is a body identical #progesterone (made from plants including yams) and is available on the NHS. It is a form of natural HRT. Progesterone is essential for women, it stabilises weight, keeps us calm, helps us sleep and in fertile women, helps thicken the womb for pregnancy. It’s the first hormone to drop off in Peri-menopause and the lack of progesterone in relation to oestrogen...

Menopause is a natural process where a womans menstrual cycle stops. The hormonal fall out of this “change” is far reaching, especially in todays society where women are stressed and exhausted going into peri-menopause.  Symptoms of Peri Menopause can start mildly up to ten years before the menopause itself happens.  Premature menopause is when this process is initiated before a woman is forty....

Many people find they struggle to lose weight. As such obesity has become a major cause of diabetes and is reaching epidemic proportions...

Join us today as we talk about our experiences with dealing with Hot Flushes both personally and as practitioners....

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Join us today as we share our experiences of dealing with the physical, emotional and nutritional impact of unexplained infertility....

Do you wake up craving that first cup of coffee? Today we are talking about new research that suggests certain chemicals that can only be found in coffee are actually rather beneficial.  Fresh ground coffee contains a large dose of antioxidants as well as polyphenals that apparently could reduce the risk of stroke, and even repair liver damage. We are not recommending it to everyone but it certainly is food (or...

Do you struggle to switch your brain off at night? Or fall asleep easily only to awake in the night? Join us today as we share our top tips and practices  on how to sleep better including some yummy bedtime snacks....