Holistic nutrition advice to support
You’re probably reading this having tried many avenues and nutrition may not be new to you either. I love working with women that are interested in their health. You may have already started educating yourself about your body and are looking for more direction and a deeper knowledge, or, this might be the very beginning of your health journey.
As a naturopathic nutritional therapist I look to support body systems and realign health through food. By taking a thorough health history, exploring your symptoms fully, and using functional testing when appropriate, we will search for the root cause and use food, supplement and lifestyle recommendations to give your body the building blocks it needs to re-establish hormonal balance, comfort and health.
Common PMS symptoms and irregular periods are a sign of hormone imbalance, and when these chemical messengers are even more under stress it can lead to more complications and diagnoses such as Acne, PCOS, Endometriosis, PMDD, Adenomyosis and Fibroids.
Healthy hormones rely on a healthy gut and a healthy liver and these are all areas we can support through specific food and lifestyle choices.
Menstrual symptoms are also common as women approach menopause. If you are experiencing new uncomfortable symptoms in your 40’s and 50’s it can often be the beginning of your transition into the menopausal years.
UTI’s are a common presentation in my clinic as they can be persistent and often return after antibiotic treatment. We are quickly gaining more and more information about the importance of healthy gut bacteria, and our understanding of a healthy vaginal environment is rapidly expanding too. Functional testing can help us see a bigger picture of what is going on and can also help us rule out active infection in Interstitial Cystitis.
Vaginal health is equally important and goes hand-in-hand with both hormonal and urinary health. Did you know that you are more likely to experience certain vaginal health complications at particular times of the month? Bacterial Vaginosis for example, thrives a couple of days after your period, when oestrogen levels are generally low.