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Understanding Your Cycle

Women's health is something I have become more and more interested in over the last five years or so. This is an area that western medicine doesn't have the time to explore in consults, and hence many women are left 'treated' with taking oral contraceptives for long periods of time. I'm sure by now most of you know that the pill does not fix a single one of your problems, it masks the symptoms, the pain, the hormone fluctuations etc. This is not a space for disrespecting the work of GP's - all I mean here is it really is an issue that can't be looked at properly in only a ten minute consult.  From a naturopathic perspective this is...

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Sleep Hygiene

When it comes to sleep, we know it's important - we've been told since we were little that 8 hours is a must to function properly; but what happens if you struggle to actually fall asleep ?In today's post I'm covering my top 5 sleep hygiene practices, that will help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and also wake feeling refreshed. Before we dive in, here's a little reminder of just how important it is to get a good nights sleep. While we are sleeping, our brains are processing a lot of the information we learnt or experienced during the day; new connections are being formed within the neurons, and this relates to how well we are able to learn and remember...

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What is Self Care, Really?

 In this post I’m discussing what self care is to me - what the real meaning of the word is, and why I think it is important to practice self care daily. Self care has become a word that is now used for marketing purposes, for catchy titles and for products or habits that are really not - self care. In the mayhem of our modern world it seems as though the true meaning of the word has become lost, and we find ourselves purchasing products, performing long and tedious routines, or feeling as though we must over indulge or spend lots of money in order to be doing ‘self care’ properly. So today, we are getting back to the...

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