Category Archives: Hormone Imbalance

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

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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 […]

Feeling on Edge? 5 Effective Natural Tips for Relief

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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 […]

Hormones Were Ruining My Career

Gaia frustrated because of hormonal imbalance

You’re smart, confident, a real high achiever who’s worked hard to get where you are in your career. But you’re not entirely happy about how you’re doing it.   In fact, you’ve noticed how grumpy you get at co-workers, you have difficulty concentrating, get stressed and can’t remember key tasks. What’s going on?   It could be hormones and for […]

Why am I so grumpy?

Woman with steam coming out of her ears

Life can be irritating at times.  A parking ticket, someone not pulling their weight at work, a house full of screaming kids –  there’s no limit to blood boiling moments. But while it’s easy to play the blame game and no doubt a child rubbing jam across the curtains deserves a solid reprimand, have you […]

What is Oestrogen Dominance?

Oestrogen/Progesterone Seesaw

You have probably heard someone mention Oestrogen Dominance, or talk about excessive Oestrogen. But what exactly does it mean, and what are the consequences of such a hormone imbalance? To understand Oestrogen dominance it is first necessary to understand a little about the hormones Oestrogen and Progesterone, and the role that they play within our […]

5 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

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Weight gain Obviously hormonal imbalance isn’t necessarily the only reason for weight gain. Many other factors such as bad diet and lack of exercise can also lead to weight gain. However, you may find it exceptionally difficult to lose weight if your hormone levels are whack as the body is unable to function correctly to burn […]