Peri-menopause – What’s going on?

Around the ages of 45 to 55 years, our hormones start to change as we head towards menopause. There is a 35% decline in oestrogen and a 75% reduction is progesterone between the ages of 35 and 50. Ideally, this would be a steady decline, and our menstrual cycle would taper off slowly, but this is not always the case.  Menopause is diagnosed when the menstrual period has ceased for more than 12 months. But there are quite a few changes occurring in the time beforehand, which we call peri-menopause.

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3 Tips to Support Healthy Hormone Balance with Diet and Lifestyle

Many things can disrupt the healthy balance of our reproductive hormones, but 3 things in particular are in our control – managing stress, nutritional status and avoiding endocrine disrupters.

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Healthy sleep - tips on reducing insomnia

So many people I speak with are struggling with a sleep disorder which impacts their day to day functioning.   Insomnia affects up to 30% of the population and is defined as a chronic or acute sleep disorder characterised by a complaint of difficulty initiating, and/or maintaining sleep, as well as a subjective complaint of poor sleep quality that results in daytime impairment. Read on for tips on how to support your sleep cycles.

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Understanding the Gut-Brain Axis and how to support your Gut Microbiome

The communication between our central nervous system and digestive system happens via the Gut-Brain axis, incorporating the microbiome, vagus nerve and neurotransmitters.  Learn more about how to support the health of your Gut-Brain axis and support your mental and digestive health.

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