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    Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

    Have you heard of seed cycling? This hormone supporting practice is one of the top trending wellness practices, and for good reason. More and more women are struggling with hormone imbalances. Women’s hormones are a complex system that functions in a delicate balance. However, these hormones are greatly influenced by your diet, exercise, sleep, stress levels, and environmental toxins. This means that any of these factors can throw your hormones out of that delicate balance. In turn, a slight hormone imbalance can become the underlying issue for a number of health concerns, including irregular periods, acne, PCOS, thyroid disorders, and chronic fatigue. Seed cycling is one of the easiest ways…

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    Osteoporosis and Menopause

      Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures. Literally meaning “porous bone,” osteoporosis results in an increased loss of bone mass and strength. The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain. Many times, osteoporosis is not discovered until weakened bones cause painful fractures usually in the back or hips. Unfortunately, once you have a broken bone due to osteoporosis, you are at high risk of having another. And these fractures can be debilitating. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent osteoporosis from ever occurring. And treatments can slow the rate of bone loss if you already have osteoporosis. What Causes Osteoporosis? Though we do not know the exact cause of…

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    Is Dizziness a Symptom of Menopause

    Dizziness is one of those symptoms of menopause which isn’t really talked about or linked to Menopause, although it is quite common. In fact I spent two years going back and fourth to my GP with the most awful dizzy spells and not getting any answers. It was only when I started working towards my qualification in Menopause that dizziness was highlighted as a symptom. Interestingly research has not come up with a link to menopause, it may be as a result of other symptoms or just the aging process. The Research did link certain changes linked with the menopause to dizziness Blood sugar Hormones play an important role in…

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    Menopause Belly

    You may experience bloating during perimenopause and menopause. It may be the result of fluctuating hormones during this period of your life. You’re likely to experience less bloating after menopause when your ovaries stop making estrogen and progesterone, and your body maintains a lower level of hormones. Bloating causes you to feel extreme fullness, tightness, or swelling in your abdomen and other parts of your body. It may cause discomfort. You can try to reduce bloating during perimenopause and menopause with adjustments to your lifestyle or with medications. You should see your doctor if you experience prolonged bloating, as it may be a sign of another condition. Causes of bloating during perimenopause…

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    Libido and the Menopause

    Sexual problems are more common in postmenopausal women, which suggests that menopause can reduce libido. The reduced sex drive is often caused by decreased estrogen levels, which can dampen arousal and result in sex being more painful. In this article, we look at how menopause might affect someone’s sex drive, along with what can be done to improve libido. Menopause and libido What is menopause? Menopause refers to when a woman stops having her period permanently, but it can affect more than a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman’s life, including her sex life. Some symptoms and side effects associated with menopause include: anxiety bladder control…

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    MENOPAUSE AND WEIGHT GAIN

    Weight Gain Some women will experience weight gain during or after menopause. During the menopause, the change in hormones can mean the body stores more fat and burns calories less efficiently. HRT can help with this but activity and exercise are the best way to increase your body’s ability to burn calories. Reducing stress can help too. Exercise, stress reduction, cutting down on caffeine and alcohol, stopping smoking and a healthy diet all help with excess weight gain and other menopausal symptoms. It is important however to ensure that weight gain isn’t caused by something else, such as an underactive thyroid, particularly if you have a family history of the…

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    Can Essential Oils Provide Menopause Relief?

    Essential oils Risks and warnings Other treatments Outlook Overview For many women, menopause is a milestone moment. It not only signifies the end of monthly menstruation, but it also marks a women’s decline in fertility. Although some women may notice changes in their 30s, many women won’t experience menopause until their 40s or 50s. By definition, a woman has reached menopause when 12 consecutive months have passed without a menstrual period. Many women experience symptoms such as hot flashes or fatigue. These symptoms can disrupt day-to-day activities. Although these symptoms can be uncomfortable, there are homeopathic ways to help you cope. Essential oils may help relieve some of the symptoms…

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    How to ensure your Essential Oils are Pure and unadulterated

    Unfortunately the Essential Oil Industry is unregulated. This means that although it might say on the bottle that the oil is pure it could have as little as 8% Essential Oil ( the minimum requirement of the national food agency) and the rest could be made up of fragrances (most common form of adulteration). Base Oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed and even cooking oils. Unfortunately price is key the more expensive the purer the oil in most cases. Although even in the more expensive and well known brands you still may not get what you are expecting. Cheaper oils are use in a lot of cases to…

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    The Four Stages of Menopause

    A woman’s reproductive health undergoes many changes over the course of her lifetime. From the first menstrual period, through the childbearing years, and all the way to menopause and beyond, hormones are undergoing major shifts, making each stage distinct. Overall, the cycle of women’s health can be broken down into four main stages. Pre-Menopause Stage During the pre-menopause stage of life, a woman is having her regular menstrual cycle, is in her prime childbearing years, and has no noticeable symptoms of menopause. Technically, a woman is in the pre-menopause stage at any point before entering perimenopause. Recognising this stage is key as you can prepare for the changes ahead Perimenopause Stage…

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    Types of Menopause

    Perimenopause, Menopause, and Post-menopause  It can take a long time for this cycle to stop altogether, often up to ten years. We use the term peri-menopause or perimenopause to describe the lead-up to the event when periods finally stop.   Menopause occurs after 12 months and one day without a bleed. After that, we call it post-menopause for the rest of our lives.  Premature menopause, also known as Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) or premature ovarian failure, happens when a woman goes through menopause before 40. This is well before the average age of menopause, 51 years old, in the UK and USA. Premature menopause can happen naturally when a girl or woman’s ovaries stop maturing eggs due to lower levels of…