Regulating Hormones

Chasteberry shows great ability for regulating the menstrual cycle and has shown to alleviate symptoms of PMS. In addition, despite limited clinical data, chasteberry displays mechanisms which are important in the treatment of menopausal symptoms. Soy isoflavones have distinct differences from other phytoestrogens and have proven in doses above 50mg/d that it provides effective relief from menopausal hot flushes.

Discovering more benefits of nutrients during pregnancy

Discovering more benefits of nutrients during pregnancy

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This article looks at recent evidence that as emerged to demonstrate new, additional benefits of nutrients during pregnancy such as iodine, where even mild deficiencies can affect brain development. Omega-3 fatty acids, where supplementation is important not just for fetal development but also maternal health. Vitamin D has shown to have many additional extrasekeletal benefits for mother and baby. Folic acid can also reduce incidence of autism. These findings highlight the importance of optimizing the intake of these four nutrients as their benefits go beyond what was previously discovered.

Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are a common ailment I see in women that most often results in a visit to their doctor or other health care practitioner. UTI’s often occur in pregnant women who may be experiencing them for the first time and might think the symptoms are related to their pregnancy.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K

Clotting cascade pathways

Beyond its primary role in coagulation, vitamin K has other important roles, in particular bone metabolism. Currently, dietary recommendations for vitamin K do not consider its secondary roles in the body and as such subclinical deficiencies such as bone loss exist in otherwise healthy individuals. This level of vitamin K deficiency can remain undetected because individuals will not necessarily present with excessive bleeding, the most acknowledged symptom of vitamin K deficiency.

Vitamin K: Essential for bone health

Vitamin K: Essential for bone health

Carboxylation of proteins

While it has built a strong reputation for its role in blood coagulation, research is showing that vitamin K also plays a critical role in bone health. But the importance of this secondary role is somewhat overshadowed by its primary function to which many associate vitamin K with and nothing else

Amy profile & blogs

Amy Johnson BHSc Naturopathy, Cert IV Massage Naturopath at Coburg Natural Therapy Clinic Profile Amy completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science-Naturopathy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. Over the past three years, Amy has practiced concurrently at two clinics in Melbourne, offering naturopathic consultations which include many women who are pregnant, trying to conceive […]

Josh profile & blogs

Dr Joshua Laing MBBS BBiomedSci (Hons) Hospital Medical Officer at Peninsula Health Profile Josh obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Monash University where he then continued his career in scientific research, undertaking an Honours research project. Upon completion, he then studied Medicine at Notre Dame University in Sydney. He is now a practicing medical […]

Week by week pregnancy guide

Week by week pregnancy guide

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Every week of pregnancy brings about new developments and changes. To guide you through this process we take you on the journey week by week so you can understand what’s going on inside and out. This is just a general guide, so you will notice some variance between your pregnancy and the one described…

Ovulation Calculator

Ovulation Calculator

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Calculate approximate date of ovulation.

The Signs of Ovulation

The Signs of Ovulation

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Are you trying to get pregnant and want to know when you’re ovulating? Some women have strict menstrual cycles and can determine for themselves when to get their groove on, others may not be as regular and need some assistance from bodily hints. Ovulation occurs midway through the menstrual cycle, so that’s around the 14th day (take 2-3 days either side) of an averaged 28 day cycle. This article describes some of the signs of ovulation women can detect to know when they should be trying to conceive.