Womens Health

Overview

Many women accept hormonal and menstrual disorders as a normal part of life.

In fact, it is estimated that 90% of women of reproductive age experience a menstrual or hormonal disorder that affects them on a regular basis.

The female reproductive system is a complex blend of endocrine glands and reproductive organs that are sensitively attuned to a women’s overall health.

Stress, diet, lifestyle and environmental factors can disrupt this delicate balance and contribute to significant hormonal conditions that include; painful periods, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical dysphasia, premenstrual syndrome, cystic breasts, polycystic ovarian disease, infertility and peri-menopausal symptoms.

Many menstrual and reproductive disorders arise as a consequence of disturbances in hormonal regulation due to lifestyle and dietary factors.

Restoring health, vitality and balance to our hormonal systems can be achieved with our 28 day lifestyle and dietary program.

Contributing factors such as stress, poor thyroid and liver function, gut dysbiosis and nutritional insufficiencies will also impact negatively on healthy hormone production.

There are three phases of your menstrual cycle. These are:-

Phase 1 - Day 1-8 of menstrual bleed

Phase 2 - Day 9-21 of cycle

Phase 3 - Day 22 - 28 (or date of real bleed)

Understanding the 3 phases of your menstrual cycle is essential to hormone harmony.

Breast Health

Breast health is an issue that affects many women today, especially with an increase in breast cancer seen in younger women.

Symptoms such as tissue change, pain, swelling and lumpy breasts are often associated with hormonal imbalances.

The good news is there is a great deal you can do to protect the health of your breasts and decrease your risk of tissue change and cancer.

Menstrual Cycle

In reality, a women’s monthly menstrual cycle should come and go with ease and regularity.

Significant interruption to everyday living and symptoms of PMS or pain are a clear sign that your reproductive system is not working as well as it should be.

Hormone imbalances often contribute to the following conditions:

Premenstrual Syndrome

Dysmenorrhoea

Amenorrhoea

Menorrhagia

Endometriosis

Uterine Fibroids

Polycystic Ovarian syndrome PCOS

Menopause

Menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life and is associated with a drop in hormone production that signals the end of a woman's fertility.

For most women the transition into menopause commonly lasts for 2-3 years, but will vary from women to women.

The timing of menopause is variable, usually occurring between the age of 45 to 60 years.

Symptoms experienced by women include; irregular cycles, skin changes, vaginal dryness, mood change, depression, memory loss, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes and fatigue.

These symptoms will vary from mild to severe and are often influenced by dietary factors, hormonal imbalance, adrenal health, lifestyle and stress factors.