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New TV Advert Coming Soon!

Here at 30 Plus NuWoman we are excited to announce that we have just finished filming our new advert!

We decided to use real people who take 30 Plus NuWoman and gave them a chance to talk about why they love it so much! They gave us some awesome real life responses which are a testament to the power of 30 Plus NuWoman!

We can’t wait to share the new advert with you, so keep your eyes peeled! It’s due to air in NZ on TV1, TV2 and TV3 throughout October and November!

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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 bodies. At a very basic level, they are opposite sides of a seesaw (hence the image above!). The more Oestrogen in your body, the less Progesterone and vice versa. This is necessary as the balance between these two hormones controls the menstrual cycle. At different stages of your menstrual cycle your body has different levels of each of these hormones, and that leads to the four stages: menstrual, follicular, ovulation and luteal.

When Oestrogen and Progesterone are doing their job they work well together. Each is controlled by the brain which tells your body to produce more or less of each depending on its needs.

Oestrogen Dominance occurs when the body has too much Oestrogen, and too little Progesterone. Even if your body has very little Oestrogen, you can still suffer from Oestrogen dominance as long as there is even less Progesterone.

Too much Oestrogen, and too little Progesterone causes discomfort in many women, and can even lead to some severe health consequences over time.

If you have ever suffered from PMS (which I am sure you probably have) then you have directly felt the effects of excess Oestrogen in your body! This is natural. But when your Oestrogen levels are significantly out of balance with progesterone levels for an extended period of time you may start to experience PMS like symptoms regularly.

The Symptoms

Mood Swings

Anxiety & Stress

Emotional Outbursts

Irritability

Weepiness

Fatigue

Decreased Sex Drive

Weight gain around the abdomen, hips and thighs

Water retention/bloating

But what causes excess levels of Oestrogen, and lower levels of progesterone in our bodies?

Well, it is thought that major changes in lifestyle in the past 100 years are the cause. Basically the levels of Oestrogen around us have increased due to technological advances and industrialisation.

The Causes

The contraceptive pill

Plastics – BPA (Found in food and drink containers, household items and even shop receipts!)

Food additives (Not exactly Oestrogen, but Oestrogen mimicking chemicals are sometimes used in food manufacture)

These unnatural environmental sources of Oestrogen are known to wreak havoc with the body’s delicate balance, and cause excess levels of Oestrogen that lead to the symptoms mentioned previously.

So what can you do? Apart from avoiding the aforementioned sources, which is impractical and near impossible, you can give your body a helping hand in regulating levels of Oestrogen and Progesterone.

30 Plus NuWoman is a natural supplement developed by a naturopath for women suffering from the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, as mentioned before. It does not contain any hormones, but rather assist the body in creating its own necessary hormones to balance things as talked about previously.

If you are suffering from hormone imbalance, or PMS has got you feeling down then give 30 Plus NuWoman a go!

Now without further ado, I give you a mildly relevant cat picture!

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Pesky Hormones! Just what are they?

Womens Hormones

Just what are hormones, and how do they effect us so much? Here is a quick low down on Oestrogen and Progesterone, two very important hormones!

Oestrogen and progesterone

Naturally Produced by:

  • Ovaries

Unnatural Sources:

  • The Pill,
  • Synthetics in food and drinks (BPA),
  • Prolonged Stress

These two are big in the game when it comes to mood swings, irritability and emotional outbursts!

You can think of these as the two sides of a seesaw. As your body produces more Oestrogen, it produces less Progesterone, and vice versa. Too much of either, means too little of the other and thus leads to a hormonal imbalance.

Keeping these two hormones in balance is vital to a healthy, happy life. It is necessary for the two hormones to fluctuate, but large imbalances can cause some nasty symptoms such as:

  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiousness
  • Depression
  • Emotional Outbursts
  • Reduced libido
  • Increased body fat
  • Pre-Menstural symptoms
  • Irritability
  • Menstural irregularities
  • Anger and Tension
So how do you keep these important hormones in check?
Obviously avoiding the synthetic forms of these hormones would work, but unfortunately is just not practical in most cases. Avoiding BPA is one thing, but not taking the pill and avoiding stress is sometimes just not possible.

We suggest a healthy diet, regular exercise and a hormone support supplement such as 30 Plus NuWoman. 30 Plus NuWoman is made from natural ingredients and helps the body regulate Oestrogen and Progesterone levels. How you ask? Check out the ingredients and their functions here.

Do you have something to add? Want to discuss this with others? Leave us a comment below!

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Top Tips to Avoid Mood Swings

Moody Eggs

If you google Mood Swings, then the first response you get is the following dictionary definition:

  “an abrupt and unaccountable change of mood.”

I don’t like this. Unaccountable means that it is unable to be explained, and thus unable to be controlled or treated. This is just not true!

Here at 30 Plus NuWoman we know that Mood Swings are the result of a hormonal imbalance (that is when you have an unequal balance of Oestrogen and Progesterone in your body) and know that there are ways to treat this. 30 Plus NuWoman contains a number of natural ingredients that help restore normal hormonal balance and get you back to feeling yourself again. But there are a number of things you can also do while taking 30 Plus NuWoman to help yourself:

So without further ado, here are our top 6 tips for handling those hormones, and avoiding mood swings:

  1. Get Enough Sleep – Although scientists are still not sure why we sleep, we are sure that it is vitally important to the body. A lack of sleep is often the cause of extreme mood swings (much like in children). Try and sleep around 8 hours a day, and importantly try and keep a routine.
  2. Regulate Alcohol – Ok, before you stop reading, it says “regulate” not “stop”! Not only does alcohol interfere with sleep, but it also influences mood. Think about those days (you would rather not remember) when you have had a few too many the night before. My guess is you probably weren’t the happiest person in the morning. So keep it regulated!
  3. Regulate Caffeine – Let’s not forget that caffeine is a drug. As a stimulant it effects our central nervous system and gives us a boost. But what goes up must come down, which can result in mood swings. So regulate how much tea, coffee or soft drinks you consume to minimise the down.
  4. A Balanced Diet – Yes I know, a balanced diet is pretty much a cure for everything. But seriously “you are what you eat”. If you eat excessive carbohydrates and processed food then not only will you become sluggish and gain weight, but you will also upset the natural hormonal balance of your body.
  5. Get Some Exercise – I’m not talking about a marathon, or pumping weights here. But you should aim to get around 20 – 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day. That might be going for a walk, doing some squats or yoga. Exercise releases endorphins in our brain, which are the “happy chemicals” that make us feel great.
  6. Take 30 Plus NuWoman – It has all the essential ingredients you need to maintain a normal hormonal balance! Find out more here.
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New Website

Internet Browser

We have launched! Although we are live (and you are welcome to have a look around) please do bear with us while we put the finishing touches to the site. Throughout the next few months we plan to bring more and more features to the site to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

If you have any comments/recommendations then please leave them under one of our posts, or use the contact form in the menu above.

Stay tuned for more interesting and informative posts.

Enjoy!