Supporting The Menopause
Menopause is said to take place when you have 12 months without a period, with no other explanation. The average age a woman will reach menopause is 51.5 years however this can happen earlier or later in women.
We have outlined our advice for managing menopause utilising diet, lifestyle, and supplementation.
Vitamins and Minerals for Women's Health problems
Vitamins and Minerals for Women's Health problems
Vitamin B6 and Magnesium requirements are increased during the pre-menstrual phase of a woman’s cycle. These essential nutrients help to maintain emotional stability as well as having a potent diuretic effect.
The possibility of a natural approach to HPV
Cervical cancer is caused by infection of specific types of high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), such as HPV types 16 and 18 (HPV16 and HPV18). In high-risk HPV infections, continual activity of 2 early genes (E6 and E7) that are responsible for changing cells so that they tend to form tumours, is mainly dependent on the availability of an activator protein (AP-1). AP-1 plays a key role during development of cervical cancer.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance involving the development of cysts on the ovaries which can lead to a range of distressing symptoms including painful periods, premenstrual syndrome, acne, facial hair growth and weight gain. PCOS affects many women, an estimated 10-15% of the population, and is a common cause of fertility problems and may lead to other health conditions such as diabetes.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
This is a disruption of the endocrine system in women which can lead to a variety of hormonal issues. Women with PCOS produce more male hormones (androgens) than usual which impact on their oestrogen and progesterone levels.
Many women experience premenstrual tension (PMT) at some point in their lives and may suffer mood swings including anxiety, irritability, emotional sensitivity and feeling low.
One factor involved is a fluctuation in blood sugar levels which causes mood swings and may also cause increased appetite or sugar cravings.
The recipe is essentially the same as for ‘HRT Cake’. The difference is an addition of dates to give extra sweetness to help alleviate sugar cravings without causing massive swings in blood sugar levels. Extra ginger can also be added to improve circulation and can help with stomach cramps and congestion.
Natural treatments for recurrent cystitis
Burning and painful peeing is often due to cystitis. A doctor can confirm this for you and rule out any other problems, so do book an appointment. But what do you do if cystitis keeps on recurring over and over again?
There are some herbal homes teas you can make at home to help you get on top of things.
Improve your hormonal health by eating cake
I have developed a recipe for a nutritious healthy cake which is an easy and tasty way of ensuring a high intake of plant oestrogens and omega oils essential to hormonal health.
From my clinical practice I find that every woman experiences the menopause differently. Common symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and sleep disturbance which can be seriously debilitating. An individually prescribed herbal medicine and nutritional changes can often significantly help women through this time of life transition.
Herbs for Women's Health problems
Throughout a woman's life, there are a number of big changes that affects our overall wellbeing.
From the onset of hormone shifts during periods, pregnancy and post natal, menopause and more, our bodies are constantly changing.
Learn more about the herbs that can support women's health here.
Herbs for Pregnancy
Herbs have a long tradition of use both throughout pregnancy and for childhood ailments.
Much of our present day knowledge comes from a tradition of herbal midwifery and many health-care professionals actively encourage the use of natural products. These guidelines are designed to give you a framework for using natural products during your pregnancy and with your child. They are not intended to form a sole reference for those seeking to enjoy holistic pregnancy and birth: rather they form the basis for discussion between parents, midwife and Medical Herbalist. Do remember that each person, each child and each pregnancy are different. We strongly recommend that you seek professional advice for any ailment and also before using over the counter remedies to treat yourself when pregnant.
Dietary advice for Women's Health problems
Optimum nutrition is essential in maintaining all aspects of your health.
Considering a balanced diet that focuses on balancing hormones, can have a significant impact.
Candida albicans (Thrush)
Candida albicans, commonly known as thrush, is a yeast that lives in all of our bodies all of the time. But sometimes it grows out of control and this can lead to unpleasant symptoms. This are mainly obvious and fall into three distinct areas but the underlying mode of treatment follows similar lines.