Menopause, PMS & Heavy Periods

Health articles about menopause and heavy periods, what can be done to alleviate the symptoms and how supplements may help.

7 October 2019  |  Editor
Controlling the devastating effects of Endometriosis.

More than 13,500 women have taken part in BBC Research revealing the devastating effect of endometriosis.

Half said they had had suicidal thoughts, and many said they rely on highly addictive painkillers. Most also said endometriosis - involving painful periods - had badly affected their education, career and relationships.

MPs are to launch an inquiry into women's experiences of endometriosis following the research.

Women with the condition answered questions on how the condition has affected them. The charity Endometriosis UK helped gather the responses.

The condition affects one in 10 women and, as well as extremely heavy periods, can cause debilitating pain and sometimes infertility.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a disorder of the reproductive system which causes endometrial tissue to grow outside of the uterus. 

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25 January 2019  |  Editor
Natural menopause remedies

All women gave to go through the menopausal and experience stressful and uncomfortable symptoms at times.

Yet these symptoms can be reduced. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can manage these menopausal symptoms, but often women are unhappy about using HRT and would prefer more natural remedies. Changing life-style can also help.

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18 July 2017  |  Editor
A nutritional approach to menopause

​Menopause for a woman is a time she is transitioning into a new phase of her life. This is a time for liberation, change and celebration. However for many it can be a difficult transition that can be painfully drawn out due to a number of lifestyle and emotional factors. Nutritionally speaking, we can support that woman into the next phase of her life by supplying her with the nutrients her body needs to successfully make that transition.

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26 September 2016  |  Editor
Tips to beat PMS cravings

As many as 85% of women experience at least one symptom of PMS, the disruptive physical and emotional changes that can strike anytime in the last 2 weeks of the menstrual cycle. A common symptom women suffer from is PMS related food cravings, which has the potential to sabotage your diet.

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2 September 2016  |  Editor
Absence of periods

A loss of periods is called amenorrhoea, a condition that may result from low levels of certain hormones. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful:

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14 June 2016  |  Editor
Agnus castus has a balancing effect on female sex hormones

Agnus castus exerts a balancing effect on the activity of the female sex hormones.This may also be of benefit in those suffering from fibroids and endometriosis,under the supervision of a Healthcare Professional.

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14 June 2016  |  Editor
Help for women with PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name given to the physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman's monthly period. It is also known as premenstrual tension (PMT).

There are many different symptoms of PMS, but typical examples are bloating, breast pain, mood swings, feeling irritable and loss of interest in sex. These symptoms usually improve when your period starts and disappear a few days afterwards.

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14 June 2016  |  Editor
Heavy periods

Excessive menstrual bleeding is a common complaint which is usually preventable through proper nutritional measures, so long as the cause is determined. The most common cause is the body producing too much arachidonic acid, which is hormone-like substance (called prostaglandin series 2). This excess prostaglandin series 2 is probably the main reason for excessive menstrual bleeding and menstrual cramps.

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14 June 2016  |  Editor
Study: PMS symptoms reduced by 44% with krill oil formulation

A new study has indicated that a unique combination of ingredients in a krill oil supplement may be effective at reducing 10 of the most common psychological and physical symptoms of PMS by an average of 44%.  

The study was conducted over four months with 29 women who suffered from some or all of the symptoms listed in the table below. The results indicated that improvements ranged from between 10 – 80% after 90 days of supplementation and every one of the women reported some improvement.  

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8 June 2016  |  Editor
Should you take HRT for hormonal balance?

Natural hormone health means health for the whole woman – glowing health that gives you the energy you need to get the best out of every day, whatever the time of the month, whatever the time of your life. When your hormones are in balance, you will have access to all the strength, power and productivity that is a woman’s birthright. At every stage of your life – from growing girl through motherhood to old age – you will be able to enjoy getting the best out of yourself.

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