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Women’s Health

Are you suffering from painful periods or PMS?

Women's Health Brunswick NaturopathyExhausted from heavy periods or uterine fibroids? Are you worried about irregular periods, endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome?  Many women experience menstrual or hormonal disorders that affect them day to day.

Hormonal health issues in fact, affect nearly all women at some stage in their lives.

Many women seek natural solutions to manage these concerns and to restore balance, health and vitality.  I am passionate about helping women overcome hormonal problems and achieve their health goals.

For your hormones to function well you need good nutrition, good gut health, optimal liver and bowel function, and a healthy nervous system.  Your whole body health will affect your hormones.

Our hormones are unique and we all experience hormonal fluctuations differently.  While some women breeze through, others experience more specific problems. Natural medicine can assist in maintaining hormonal health during all stages of a women’s life.

Herbal Medicine

Women have used herbal medicine for centuries to regulate the menstrual cycle, support ovarian function and improve hormone balance. Depending on your symptoms and condition, specific herbs help to improve your oestrogen / progesterone balance, reduce hormonal symptoms, regulate your cycle, or manage heavy bleeding or pain.


Did you know that good nutrition plays a major role in helping to balance and maintain healthy hormones? You may be under a lot of stress at the moment which will increase your needs for specific nutrients.  You may have digestive problems and not absorbing your nutrients effectively.

You may be lacking in certain nutrients for hormone production.  Medications can also play a role in nutritional deficiencies, the oral contraceptive pill is well known for decreasing B6 levels, so when taken long term can actually undermine hormone balance.


There are many natural supplements that can support your hormone health and a healthy menstrual cycle.  These of course will depend on your situation and condition.  Herbs and supplements can be combined to correct any imbalance and restore hormonal harmony.


Hormonal Imbalance - Hormonal Health IssuesMany hormonal problems arise from environmental toxins, inflammation, stress or lack of exercise.  As well as nutritional and herbal support, you may need to make some lifestyle changes.

  • Sleep better.
    Your sleep quality can influence how you cope with the day. When lacking sleep you may reach for the wrong foods, crave caffeine and sugar for a boost which can cause inflammation and affect your hormones.
  • Lose weight.
    Being overweight causes inflammation associated with increased oestrogen production of the wrong kind, tipping your hormonal balance.
  • Watch out for endocrine disrupting chemicals.
    These are found in plastics, pesticides, cleaning products, cosmetics etc and have been linked with disrupting hormones in adults and children.
  • Detox
    This helps to maintain hormone balance.  Excess oestrogen needs to be cleared by the gut and liver and if this process isn’t working properly you may have excess hormonal activity as in endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, PMS etc.
  • Exercise
    Regular exercise promotes healthy hormone detoxification and helps to reduce stress. This can also help with PMS symptoms, reduce pain, elevate mood and support weight management.

Common Hormonal Problems:

  • PMS (Premenstrual syndrome)
  • PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Fibroids
  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
  • Dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular or absent periods
  • Painful periods
  • Infertility
  • Peri-menopause
  • Menopause
  • Changes in libido

Using in-clinic screening tools and specific pathology testing if needed, we can help identify your hormonal problems and structure treatment depending on your individual needs.  Often women will seek help once they have been diagnosed with a specific condition, we can work in conjunction with medical practitioners and gynaecologists to achieve best results.

If you are ready to take control of your own health, call me at Brunswick Naturopathy (0403755584) or book an online appointment.