15/11/2019

In the east, tea is seen as a way to good and long health. It is drank daily for its health benefits that  have been celebrated for many generations. However not all teas are the same, from white tea, green tea, chamomile to rosehip tea, they all have their own health benefits and act on the body in different ways. In traditional Chinese medicine, food is seen as medicine, and tea has been used in this way for centuries. 

So which tea is best for you? Originally green tea was the used to treat heat issues, as it was seen to have a cooling effect on the body. However, as the different blends of teas have been created, there are a variety of t...

13/11/2019

Menopause is a word that most women fear, as we hear so many things from other women about how bad the symptoms can be. 

Menopause is a natural ageing process and in China, women report fewer menopausal symptoms than women in the Western world such as Australia and the UK. This is due to a number of reasons such as the way menopause is viewed and the way they treat the symptoms. 

What is menopause?

Menopause is defined a women who has not had a period for at least one year, as this signifies the end of her ovaries producing hormones to ovulate and have a period, and is therefore no longer fertile. Currently the average age of menopause in Australia is 51.

How...

13/11/2019

What is basal body temperature (BBT)?

Your BBT is the temperature you take when your body is at a complete rest. Throughout the month your BBT will change depending on a number of factors, including your hormones. It is the lowest measurement of the body’s temperature and used as a baseline. Day one of your cycle, your temperature should drop with a period and remains lower in the first half of your cycle. Just before you ovulate, your temperature will drop slightly and then rise once ovulation occurs, this is because the hormone progesterone takes over for the second half of your cycle and causes your temperature to rise. If you are pregnant then your tem...

Yes trying to be healthy can be expensive, when you add up supplements, herbs, water filers, appointments it can get very overwhelming, but as the saying goes ;the best things in life are free.' The following 'free wellness' advice tips are ones I give to my patients over and over again. They are simple and practical things that anyone can do, and can easily be incorporated into your daily wellness routine. These top 10 easy changes can make a huge difference to how you feel without costing you too much.

1. Sleep. You cannot expect to feel great and look well if you are either not getting enough sleep, or not having great quality sleep. Lack of sleep has b...

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