Weight Gain in the Menopause

Weight Gain in the Menopause

Weight gain is an often talked about symptom of the menopause and I’m always surprised to hear women say “it’s just one of those things” or “I just have to put up with it".  I am pleased to say that neither of these are true. With a little knowledge and planning, the...

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Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Of all the symptoms of the menopause, hot flushes are one of the most known and talked about.  Studies suggest 75% of menopausal women struggle with hot flushes and they can be anything from a mild inconvenience to a debilitating symptom. Hot flushes and night sweats...

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My number 1 tip for surviving the menopause

My number 1 tip for surviving the menopause

When I see women struggling through the menopause there are, of course, the physical symptoms that we are all familiar with, but there are also the less talked about emotional symptoms. Women tell me they don't feel like themselves, they feel unheard, unseen or...

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Hormones and Blood Sugar Balancing

Hormones and Blood Sugar Balancing

The last blog I wrote about eating for balanced hormones I kind of brushed over balancing blood sugar levels. Did you notice that? It’s because it’s such an important element of hormone balancing that I wanted to dedicate an entire blog to it. So what has balancing...

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Eating for Balanced Hormones

Eating for Balanced Hormones

When you think of your hormones what comes to mind? Hot flush? Moodiness? Periods? Menopause? Hormones are essential to so many functions.  Everything from our sleep, to our stress levels, to our metabolism and water balance, as well as our periods, fertility and...

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Natural solutions for hormonal acne

Natural solutions for hormonal acne

The quest for clear skin can seem like an ongoing battle.  One week your skin can look great, the next for no discernible reason, it can seem like it’s the worst it’s ever been.  Clear skin is about balancing a variety of habits and making sure you remain consistent...

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Living in harmony with your cycle

Living in harmony with your cycle

Do you find that your moods and your energy level change from week to week? Do you wonder why one week you find it so easy to get to the gym whereas the next week you can barely pull yourself out of bed? And perhaps it’s the same with food, one week you are the queen...

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My period is normal; but what is normal?

My period is normal; but what is normal?

As a homeopath, one of the things I ask women to tell me about is their period.  The most common answer I get is ‘normal’.  So I thought I would explore the idea of what ‘normal’ is. Why do I ask about your period?  The menstrual cycle can tell me so much about your...

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Managing the menopause naturally

Managing the menopause naturally

Whilst doing some reading for this post, every other blog I read started with “the menopause usually occurs around late 40’s or early 50’s”, “symptoms include” and “hormone replacement therapy should be considered” and continued with ‘ailments’, ‘problems’,...

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Why I have decided to specialise in hormone balancing

Why I have decided to specialise in hormone balancing

Up until now I have had a general homeopathic practice and whilst I love the diversity that type of practice has to offer, one thing continued to bug me. I was increasingly seeing women come in with a host of different problems all saying the same thing: “The doctors...

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