Category Archives: pcos

fertility health and happy hormones

Those of you who follow my blog may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet for the past few months… To be honest, I’ve been lacking the creative drive to even think of blog articles or newsletter themes.

But I guess that is because my creative energy has been subconsciously assigned to something else. Yep that’s right, I’m growing a baby!

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The past few years, I have been invested in getting my health back on track. When I learned of my PCOS diagnosis, suddenly I was reading all things fertility, even though a baby was not on the cards just yet.

One of my favourite philosophies is based on the inspirational work from Dr Nat Kringoudis, who reminds us that fertility is not about making babies – it’s an extension of our health. If our bodies aren’t in a good way, the reproductive switch will be turned off, because biologically it’s not a good time to fall pregnant.

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an update on my personal PCOS story

Things have been moving in the right direction this year with my PCOS diagnosis, so I felt I should share my success! As you may be aware, last year I decided to tackle my PCOS and hypothyroidism without the use of medications. I wanted to balance my hormones naturally.

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It’s taken a very long time to start to heal, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel!

If you wanted to catch up on my diagnosis and story thus far, please check out this post.

This year, my cycle has slowly returned, inconsistently but at least it’s happening! As you may be aware, women ovulate from alternate ovaries. I seem to have one cycle that is pretty close to 28 days now, and I can pinpoint the day of ovulation. The period associated with this cycle is completely pain free! No PMS!!!

However, the other cycle from the other ovary is not so pleasant. It fluctuates from 35 to 65 days long, and I can’t seem to pinpoint ovulation. The period associated with this ovary still quite painful, with cramps, headaches and a bad mood.

I have found that castor oil heat packs have eased the period pain. You can read more about them here.

So what do I believe have been the contributing factors to easy my PCOS symptoms, balancing my hormones and  bringing my cycle back into line?

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wanna learn more about PCOS? plus a giveaway!

Those of you who know me, know that I’m a huge fan of Dr Nat Kringoudis. I attended her live session of Debunking PCOS earlier this year, as this is a health issue I personally struggle with. The turning point for me in my healing was making an appointment to see Nat at the Pagoda Tree, and I still regularly visit to get my Traditional Chinese Medicine fix. So, spreading this message is really important to me, so I’m thrilled to share this with you today!

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Wanna learn more about OVULATION? Plus a giveaway!

Those of you who know me, know that I’m a huge fan of Dr Nat Kringoudis. I attended her live session of Debunking Ovulation late last year and was blown away by the stuff I did not know about women’s bodies. Spreading this message is really important to me, so I’m thrilled to share this with you today!

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so what is a health coach anyway?

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Australians are in a bit of a crisis with more and more people being diagnosed with lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.  We need to invest more resources in preventing these lifestyle-related diseases, rather than treatment.

The role of a health coach is to offer support, guidance, inspiration and accountability to help clients to make lasting changes to their lifestyle, through better choices around nutrition and exercise.

To take that one step further, holistic health coaching focuses on all aspects of life, beyond that of food and movement.

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