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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!

Source: via Pintast on Pintast

 

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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Self-Esteem, Body Image & Disordered Eating

love treeSELF-ESTEEM: Probably one of the more complex topics out there, but I decided to tackle it today based on my own experiences.

I’m a recovering over-achiever, perfectionist, people-pleaser. Constantly chasing the next achievement, I strived for that perfect score in order to receive positive reinforcement and validation from my peers, teachers and parents. I’m sure many of you can relate!

On top of that, I regularly sacrificed my own desires, feelings and happiness to maintain harmony, keep the peace and to be the perfect friend, daughter, student, girlfriend, wife.

I honestly believed for many many many years that this was a really good thing. To be likeable, a hard worker, intelligent girl with a heart of gold. Don’t get me wrong, these are good traits! However, when the motivation for being these things stems from desperately needing that approval and validation from others, then we have a self-esteem issue.

A self-esteem issue can rear it’s ugly head many times throughout our life and in different forms. For me, mine was always brewing in the background of my subconscious and conscious mind.  It drove nearly every decision I made around my social life, my school/uni/work life, and family life. It wasn’t long before this desire to achieve perfection in order to be accepted manifested in an eating disorder.

My Eating Disorder

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Essential Oils 101 – Part One

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Have you discovered the many benefits of essential oils?

Essential oils are made of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells, and some can even cross the blood-brain barrier. This means they act fast! Within 4 seconds of inhaling an aroma the body responds via the brain and central nervous system by releasing certain chemicals and endorphins.

What are they?

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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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natural cures summit

By now I’m sure you know that I’m a bit of a summit junkie. I love free online courses that share new information regarding your health and your life.

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Today, I thought I would share a little bit more information on the Natural Cures Summit, which is on 6-13 October 2014. Speakers include a range of doctors, naturopaths and health experts, sharing their wisdom on natural ways to heal:

  • autoimmune disease
  • arthristis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • leaky gut
  • insulin resistance and diabetes
  • thyroid conditions
  • candida
  • mood disorders
  • lymes disease
  • infertility

Best of all? It’s freeeeee!

Don’t forget to share the summit with any of your loved ones who may be dealing with one of these conditions!

Find out more and sign up today!