Tag Archives: hormones

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 […]

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

Angry Woman Holding Head

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 […]

The Beauty Book talks about 30 PLUS & Hormonal Imbalance

Working Lady taking 30 Plus NuWoman

The modern woman leads a busy life juggling work, parenting and trying to maintain a happy home. It’s not uncommon for women to feel overwhelmed as they struggle to balance life’s demands, often feeling emotional, moody desperate and overwhelmed. This can translate into feelings of hopelessness, frustration and sadness. Oestrogen Dominance, arising from a woman’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oestrogen in you water?

Oestrogen in our water comes form the pill

Are you drinking Oestrogen, or Oestrogen mimicking hormones without even knowing it? Where does this Oestrogen come from? Well one of the main notions is that a large increase in Oestrogen in the water supply is a direct cause of the common adoption of “the pill”. There is no doubt about the fact that the […]

Mood Swings?

Eggs with different faces painted on

Hormone imbalance is impacting on women’s bodies as well as on their emotional health. An article in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Life & Style section on 19 July (Boom and bust, by Erika Woods) reported that women’s breasts, particularly those of younger women, had increased on average by three cup sizes during the past 50 […]