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Hormones and Intimacy

Have you lost that “loving feeling”? Let’s chat about hormones and their effect on our love lives – sexually and emotionally. When you first become sexually active, let’s say you’re in your early 20’s, sex is wild and wonderful and you can’t get enough. Waking at 2am for sex is easy then falling asleep after […]

Hellish Hormones and the signs of an imbalance

What starts at puberty and never seems to end? Hormone hell. Hormones play a massive role in your body’s overall function and even your mental well-being. An imbalance is all we need. As women, we have a huge weight placed on our shoulders by both ourselves and society. We juggle our own expectations of self […]

New Year, New Me?

Alright, Christmas is done and dusted. New Year’s Eve has come and gone now the kids are bored and will they listen to you when you tell them to slip, slop, slap and wrap? HAH No. They won’t be laughing when the sunburn hits. Then when they are sun burnt you think “I’m a terrible […]

Sleep has left the building

Christmas time. You’ve done everything. The house is clean, the dishes are done, the never-ending pile of washing is even up to date. Everyone is in bed except for you. Even the dog is snoring its head off. You’re utterly exhausted and almost daydreaming about bedtime. You climb into bed, find your favourite sleep position, […]

The Oestrogen Wars – Are anti-depressants over prescribed?

Lady speaking to doctor about anti-depressants

Ask anyone these days about the hectic pace of daily life, and few would disagree that the daily grind is fast becoming exhausting. For women, the problem can be doubly exasperating as they attempt to juggle careers, motherhood and time off, thanks to the myth of “superwoman” pushed on social media platforms. Tighter deadlines and […]

How Everyday Things Cause Hormonal Havoc

sad woman holding legs

Hormones control a huge range of processes in the body from basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, emotions and mood. So if they’re not operating at optimal level, it’s no surprise to find yourself feeling less than great. It’s also difficult figuring out what’s causing the problem if it’s something you’re exposed […]

Does PMS affect your sleep?

Woman trying to sleep

Many women report that they experience insomnia or difficulty sleeping in the days leading up to menstruation. So, what causes this? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has been shown to cause insomnia and hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness, particularly during the day).  Many menstrual symptoms like cramps and bloating can disturb sleep due to the physical discomfort they cause, […]

Feeling on Edge? 5 Effective Natural Tips for Relief

Sad woman

Ever feel like you can’t relax? Those times when your body feels tense, thoughts don’t flow and casual conversation just rubs you the wrong way? Anxiety in NZ is a growing issue that affects over 20% of adults with the statistics showing women fair worse, representing over 14% of the total Anxiety disorder diagnoses in […]

Hormones & Happy Families

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“My kids could wind me up so badly. I would feel like my blood was boiling”. It might sound like mother of two Natalya Purchase has problem kids. She doesn’t. In fact, while her two young daughters can be cheeky sometimes they’re like most other kiwi kids – demanding yet adorable. The problem wasn’t them. […]

Do Your Hormones Need Help?

Women before taking NuWoman

Our bodies often send signals too obvious to ignore. Sore throat and sneezing? Must be coming down with a cold. Developed a rash? Probably an allergy. Sometimes though, the signals are subtle especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. That’s the case with hormones. It’s not just the emotional effects you have to […]