Health Articles — Fertility

Peri menopause - the impact of Insulin and Cortisol

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Things have changed. The lifestyle you have been living for years is no longer working. Always thought the candle could be burnt at both ends forever.  It was always so easy to go out to dinner all the time and have a few drinks and not worry about the impact that it has on the body. But now, you can't so much as even look at a slice of bread and you put on 10 kgs. Tried every new diet known to man and little bits of success but it just doesn't fit into your lifestyle, can't sustain it or...

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Infertility - finding the cause is the first step

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

The environment needs to be just right for the egg to be fertilised otherwise it becomes extremely difficult and stressful which makes it harder to conceive. This is where a Naturopath comes in. Some reasons for infertility in women include Genetic mutation - Stress - Anxiety - Depression - Absence of menstruation - coeliac disease - poorly controlled diabetes - some autoimmune diseases - tobacco use - alcohol use - PCOS - Endometriosis - oestrogen dominance - low progesterone - fibroids - A lot of the problems mentioned above are a consequence of a genetic mutation. Finding out if there...

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A monthly visit to Menstrual Island can be painful

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  The conversation of periods need to come out in the open. Let's stop tolerating the pain and hiding them from our conversations. Let's stop just getting them regulated artificially with a pill which changes your hormones. There are much healthier options for birth control and more natural ways to solve any pains and problems with your period. Tracking your period tells me alot as a Naturopath about what is going on.  Having this understanding of your cycle and where problems such as mood swings are occurring lets me know if it is actually hormonal or maybe a neurotransmitter dysregulation....

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