Thrush is a super common women’s health complaint. It’s caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a type of fungus, which can happen when there is too little other beneficial bacteria (probiotics) such as Lactobacillus to help keep the levels in check. The vaginal ecosystem should be dominant in Lactobacillus, which keeps the vaginal pH acidic, to keep other problem causing microbes at bay.
Gestational diabetes is diabetes which occurs during pregnancy (gestation). Gestational diabetes is usually diagnosed between weeks 24-28 by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). It causes elevated levels of blood sugar/glucose levels which can affect the pregnancy, the health of the mother and the health of the baby.
THE HORMONES AFFECTING ACNE
We have all heard of hormonal acne but which hormones exactly are the culprits? Let me introduce you to a class of hormones called androgens.
HOW TO HEAL YOUR ANXIETY
A cumulation of everything that I want everybody to know about anxiety, to empower them and direct them to a path of a calmer life so that they can live their life to the fullest. Everything you need to know about anxiety: hormones, gut health, nutrition, testing and everything in between!
TOP NUTRIENTS FOR MALE FERTILITY
The research is robust; men's fertility is on the decline. Big time. Sperm counts have dropped significantly in the last few decades. Thankfully, men generate new sperm every 72-76 days. This means that unlike women, who are born with all of their eggs, men have an incredible opportunity to completely change the health of their sperm, and therefore the health of their future children, prior to conceiving.
HISTAMINE AND HORMONES
Histamine is an immune signalling protein, which is released by mast cells – a type of immune cell. Histamine is also a neurotransmitter, and too much of it can cause anxiety and insomnia, and block serotonin (your happy chemical) production. Thus, histamine can have a big impact on your mood. Histamine also stimulates oestrogen production. …
OPTIMISING YOUR THYROID HEALTH
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that sits in your throat, which releases hormones that govern many functions in the body including your metabolism. Nutrition creates the building blocks for thyroid hormones, so there
REGULATING HORMONES WITH FOOD AS MEDICINE
Did you know that your diet has a PROFOUND effect on your hormones? Symptoms of hormonal imbalances include period pain, PMS, acne, weight gain, sugar cravings, moodiness and irritability, anger, depression, anxiety, facial hair growth (in females), fuzzy thinking, head hair loss, reduced libido, bloating, irregular menstrual cycles and more. First of all it is important …
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