Health Articles — PCOS

Insulin Resistance & PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

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PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome This is the most common condition affecting women of reproductive age. It is present in 12-21% of women but it is believed that up to 70% of women who actually have the condition remain undiagnosed. As many women go through life undiagnosed it is important to see if you can relate to the signs and symptoms.  So, let us talk about PCOS What is it? This is a tricky question to answer because it is a syndrome, which means that there are many categories grouped together under one umbrella. This also makes it difficult to...

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Peri menopause - the impact of Insulin and Cortisol

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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

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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

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  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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PCOS and Thyroid

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Book your appointment with Melissa to begin your individualised treatment plan specific to your signs and symptoms and medical history. Appointments available online via Telehealth video chat or in our Nth Brisbane Clinic I am launching a new Facebook Group where we can talk about all things health, with a special focus at the moment on Immune support.   Would love everyone to come along and join the group.   Here is the link to join:      PCOS and Thyroid In my clinical practice the two main areas I see that affect women are both hormone related and include...

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