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Weird Period Symptoms – Mittelschmerz

Periods! That monthly (or less regularly, or missing) friend In an ideal world, your period would turn up without the fanfare of PMS Symptoms. It would be not too heavy and not too light. And definitely would not bring with it any pain. After 5 days it would disappear, not to be seen again for another 21 days. Unfortunately, only a lucky few experience cycles like this. Most of us have a number of symptoms which range from mild to extreme. And some of these symptoms are a little weird! Over the next few Fridays, we are going to delve into these weird and somewhat annoying cycle symptoms. Mittelschmerz - Ovulation...

Simple tips to reduce toxins in your home

Many chemicals in fragrances, cleaning products and endotoxins may disrupt the endocrine system and have an impact on our bodies hormone functioning. This is because their chemical composition is structurally similar therefore may have an affinity for the receptor site. Eliminating these toxins with a few simple tricks may help decrease the toxic load and give your body a rest. Simple tips to reduce toxins in your home: *Indoor plants – natural detoxifiers great for reducing VOC’s and carbon dioxide 👟 Take your shoes off when entering the home- reducing the risk of bringing pesticides and other chemicals into your home. 🧽 Multi purpose spray 250 ml white vinegar 250ml water ½ tsp eucalyptus of...

Wellbeing Weekend: Yoga & hormones

Stress management is key factor that needs to be addressed when tackling hormonal imbalances of any sort. Our stress response can occur within seconds of encountering a stressful situation. When this happens, our hypothalamus secretes corticotropin releasing hormone. This then tells the anterior pituitary to produce adrenocorticotropic hormone which then gives the adrenals a little nudge to produce cortisol. Cortisol and melotonin play a crucial role in regulating your sleep and the quality of sleep. At night cortisol is lower and melatonin peaks, as the morning comes the cortisol should spike and awaken you to feel fresh to take on the day. With chronic stress this becomes all out of whack...

Weekend Wellness: Sunlight

We all know that sunlight helps us to get enough Vitamin D. But did you know that sunlight can also affect our mood? Research shows that we produce more serotonin - the happy hormone - on sunny days than we do on cloudy days. The temperature didn't seem to have an affect. Therefore, a sunny day in any season can boost a person's mood and make them calm and focused. Sunlight may be especially beneficial for anyone suffering anxiety and depression, including pregnancy and postnatal depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). So what does this mean? Try to make sure you get some sun for at least a few minutes on any...

What’s messing with your hormones?

A number of  internal and external factors can mess with our hormones causing them to become unbalanced. In this blog post we talk about how diet, stress, endocrine disrupting chemicals, genetics and inactivity can cause our hormones to become imbalanced. Diet - Highly processed foods, preservatives and growth hormones in animal products including dairy, pesticides sprayed on fruit and vegetables and alcohol can negatively affect hormones. Phytoestrogens found in foods like soy, citrus and wheat can have a positive or negative effect depending on what stage of life you are at.  Stress - Stress in the short term is likely to have a positive effect on the body. It signals...

Zilch Acne Formula

"Zilch started out as a formula I created in the clinic for my patients. After years of tracking its success, I knew I had to make it available to acne sufferers everywhere." - Dr Vivian Tam, Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Founder Zilch Acne Formula by Dr. Vivian Tam is a 100% natural, Chinese Medicine herbal supplement designed for acne. Its powerful blend works on healing the skin from the inside out to provide a real,long term solution to problematic skin. Zilch Acne Formula has taken the world by storm; all the positive feedback through reviews and sales is SO exciting, so first and foremost, we’d like to thank every...