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Homeopathy in pregnancy.

Most people are aware that drugs can cross the placental barrier and might have undesirable effects on the unborn child especially during the first trimester. Many women come to use Homeopathy during pregnancy because of the safety of the homeopathic remedies. The remedies have no chemical “side effects” because of their high dilution and they […]

Friendly bacteria and the Menopause.

What we eat influences the type of bacteria we have in our gut. This can have a huge impact  on how a woman goes through the menopause. We have thousands of different kind of bacteria living in the gut. Scientists have now worked out that individual groups of bacteria have very specific duties to perform, […]

HRT – benefits or danger?

It’s recently become an over-the-counter medication, which means that women don’t need to see a doctor for a prescription. Odd as it may sound, women are being encouraged to start HRT therapy long before any menopausal symptoms arise. Suddenly the drug has been elevated to a therapy that can protect against Alzheimer and dementia, as […]

Post-menopausal years – is there life afterwards?

Yes, yes, yes!!! A woman is normally considered to be through the menopause when she haven’t had a period for two years. During this time the hormones should have found a new balance and the body will likely have learnt to cope with this new low level. Many women feel just as good, if not […]

Common Menopause Symptoms.

Mood swings and low mood. The Menopause is a journey through both physical and emotional extremes. Oestrogen is a mood enhancer, falling level of which can have a huge impact on how you feel. Low mood, anxiety, anger, frustration, impatience,  absent mindedness and even depression can hit really quickly. Suddenly it feels like your “usual […]

The liver and the menopause.

“ The liver is the regulator of your health and you are as healthy as your liver.” Alfred Vogel, Naturopath. Our liver performs over 500 different biological functions: – Cleaning the blood. Our liver works 24/7 in protecting the body from all sorts of toxins ingested through food and drinks, things we put on the […]

Diet and the Menopause.

The hormonal changes in the approach to the menopause and menopause itself, both stress the body tremendously and the nutritional needs of the body increases significantly. Having a good varied diet and keeping well hydrated  are two of the most important things you can do to help yourself through the menopause. What should you eat: […]

Preparing for the Menopause.

We know that the healthier and fitter you are, the less chance there is of a difficult time when going through the menopause. So diet, exercise and lifestyle are really important factors and the younger you start getting yourself ready, the better. You will have heard the phrase  “You are what you eat” and this […]

Menopause as a painless transition into a stage of wisdom.

Menopause is a natural process; it is not an illness or a deficiency disease. It is a milestone, where a woman’s hormone production and hormone balance change over time. This is usually a gradual process, except in the case of a surgical or pharmaceutical intervention. The pace and the toxicity of modern life is contributing […]