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Our Perth naturopathic clinic deals with all aspects of women's health issues, including menstrual problems and hormonal issues, fertility, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis and menopause and pregnancy http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-womens-problems.asp
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When Synthetic Hormones Manipulate Women: Part One

When Synthetic Hormones Manipulate Women: Part One | womens health | Scoop.it
Could a woman’s natural hormones via manipulation by synthetic ones provoke her to lose interest in her husband and family? To become obese?
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Is it possible that chemical manipulation via birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy and/or bio-identical hormones can change the biology of a woman’s thought process? Definitely. Just last night the ABC program Catalyst investigated the link between artificial hormones and the decline of the female libido and sexual sensitivity... Here homeopath Joette Calabrese speaks from her experience
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Vitex for Period Problems

The Do’s and Don’ts of Vitex for Period Problems | womens health | Scoop.it
Vitex (also called Chaste tree or Chaste berry) is a popular and effective herbal medicine. I prescribe it all the time. I also frequently de-prescribe Vitex when I can see that it is doing more harm than good. Vitex is strong medicine. Please don't use it casually. What is Vitex? Vitex is a medicine prepared from the berries…
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Vitex agnus castus (Chaste tree) is one of the most important herbal medicines for period problems and women's health. This is an excellent article that discusses its uses and contraindications...

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Vaginal Dryness – Homeopathic Solutions during Menopause - Thrive Homeopathy

Vaginal Dryness – Homeopathic Solutions during Menopause - Thrive Homeopathy | womens health | Scoop.it
Vagina. There, I said it! It’s still a taboo word, despite “The Vagina Monologues” and our society’s growing openness about matters sexual. But when it comes to menopause, when asked the symptoms, most people without experience of it would probably say “hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings”.  But vaginal dryness, though it affects 45% …
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Homeopathic solutions for a rarely discussed subject... #homeopathy #menopause #vagina

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PCOS Diet Plan - PCOS Natural Treatment

PCOS Diet Plan - PCOS Natural Treatment | womens health | Scoop.it
A pcos diet plan is the first line of action when it comes to the natural treatment of PCOS. Read on to know how to plan a PCOS diet
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a major concern for many women, Lack of ovulation, infertility, irregular or absent periods may result. Symptoms include excess facial and body hair, acne and obesity, and complications may eventually include metabolic syndrome, heart disease and diabetes. This is a good article that explains how diet may be used to control and manage PCOS...

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Placenta popularity on the rise

Placenta popularity on the rise | womens health | Scoop.it
YOU may not be ready to try placenta injections and pig placenta smoothies but placentophagy is rapidly finding favour.
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Almost all other mammals eat their placenta after birth. Although there have been no studies, many women swear it helps, particularly with preventing post natal depression and augmenting milk production. For the squeamish, I prepare a low homeopathic potency from a sample of their placenta. It has also been proved as a homeopathic remedy: Placenta humanum

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Whats in a Name? There's more to PCOS than cysts...a lot more! - Hormone Soup

Whats in a Name? There's more to PCOS than cysts...a lot more! - Hormone Soup | womens health | Scoop.it
So I doubt that the panel realizes but there is already a more appropriate name than PCOS already in use: Anovulatory Androgen Excess (AAE).
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Regarding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Jerilynn Prior, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at University of British Columbia says the term Anovulatory Androgen Excess is preferred to PCOS. "AAE is more descriptive of the basic issues like not releasing an egg or making progesterone and on the higher than normal male hormone levels (androgen excess). PCOS usually gets treated like disease, but we consider AAE to be reversible, so that a woman with appropriate treatment can regain regular cycles, get rid of acne and unwanted hair and go on to have normal fertility and a healthy future." At our Perth naturopathic clinic appropriate treatment includes naturopathy and homeopathy:

http://www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-management-of-pcos-perth.html


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Help! I Have Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Homeopathy Plus

Help! I Have Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Homeopathy Plus | womens health | Scoop.it

PMS is the name given to a group of unpleasant symptoms that occur during the hormonal fluctuations of a woman’s menstrual cycle. PMS symptoms start four to fourteen days before a menstrual period and settle when it begins or not long afterwards.

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This article by Homeopathy Plus explains dietary and lifestyle approaches to dealing with Pre-menstrual syndrome, and outlines symptomatic and constitutional remedies that may be indicated. Also see our Perth clinic web pages: www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-pms-and-luteal-phase-disorders.html and www.cottnat.com.au/menstrual-problems-treatment.asp

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This article by Homeopathy Plus explains dietary and lifestyle approaches to dealing with Pre-menstrual syndrome, and outlines symptomatic and constitutional remedies that may be indicated. Also see our Perth clinic web pages: www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-pms-and-luteal-phase-disorders.html and www.cottnat.com.au/menstrual-problems-treatment.asp

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Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says

Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says | womens health | Scoop.it

A small study by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City found that women with polycystic ovary syndrome who took inexpensive daily cinnamon supplements experienced nearly twice the menstrual cycles over a six-month period as women with the syndrome given an inactive placebo

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This study shows how the common spice cinnamon may be used to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and regulate menstrual cycles. It appears to do this by improving blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, which many other studies have demonstrated. Although not mentioned here, it appears only cassia cinnamon has this property, not "true" or Sri Lankan cinnamon. This latter related species is safer, as it does not contain the same levels of coumarin, which is hepatotoxic. Nonetheless, the amounts used in this study are small. It is one of the dietary protocols we mention at our Perth clinic for fertility and PCOS issues. See: www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au and the page:

www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-management-of-pcos-perth.html 

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Homeopathy Works for Menopausal Hot Flashes: Gold Standard Study -

Homeopathy Works for Menopausal Hot Flashes: Gold Standard Study - | womens health | Scoop.it
Why would you use hormone replacement therapy, which causes the conditions it's given to prevent, when a scientific study shows that a homeopathic preparation is effective in menopause?
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This placebo controlled study of homeopathy in menopause showed a near-immediate drop in the severity of hot flashes by the active remedy, which continued throughout the trial. The hot flash score (HFS) after the first week was 17% lower for the remedy. Both groups’ HFS scores were reduced during the course of the trial, but the difference at the end amounted to 33% – a highly significant reduction. Individually prescribed homeopathy should produce even better results. See our Perth clinic pages: www.cottnat.com.au/menopause-treatment.asp and

www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-menopause-perth.html 

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Meal timing can significantly improve fertility in women with polycystic ovaries

Meal timing can significantly improve fertility in women with polycystic ovaries | womens health | Scoop.it
A common disorder that impairs fertility by producing an overabundance of insulin may be naturally treatable through meal timing.
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The results of this research suggest that meal timing -- specifically a meal plan that calls for the majority of daily calories to be consumed at breakfast and a reduction of calories throughout the day -- could help women with PCOS manage their condition naturally, providing new hope for those who have found no solutions to their fertility issues. This would be a useful complement to the homeopathic approach at our Perth clinic: www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-management-of-pcos-perth.html

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Known & Suspected Hormone Disruptors - Hormone Soup

Known & Suspected Hormone Disruptors - Hormone Soup | womens health | Scoop.it
A website about hormones wouldn't be complete without discussing hormone disruptors, many of which are known carcinogens. Make informed decisions and consumer choices.
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Hormone disruptors, also known as endocrine disruptors, are implicated in the increasing rates of endometrial and breast cancer, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, infertility and other problems including testicular and prostate cancer in men. This page outlines the known and suspected hormone disruptors that are found in virtually every home. As women's health and menstrual and reproductive issues and fertility are a priority in our Perth clinic, we give this link to everyone to check. See our page: www.cottnat.com.au/menstrual-problems-treatment.asp and our fertility website: www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au

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Homeopathy Today - Natural Healing for Uterine Fibroids

Homeopathy Today - Natural Healing for Uterine Fibroids | womens health | Scoop.it

A fibroid is the most common benign tumor of the uterus. Fibroids occur in 50% of women. The exact reasons why some women develop fibroids are unknown.

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Fibroids are a common problem, affecting 50% of women. Many experience mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. In others, there may be heavy or prolonged periods, pelvic discomfort or pain, and discomfort or pain with sexual intercourse. Homeopathic treatment takes into account the whole person and a detailed analysis of symptoms of the menstrual cycle, as explained on our Perth clinic pages: www.cottnat.com.au/menstrual-problems-treatment.asp and www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-fibroids-endometriosis-and-adenomyosis-perth.html

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4 Simple Tips to Enjoy Naturally Healthy Periods (and Shrink your Man Boobs)

4 Simple Tips to Enjoy Naturally Healthy Periods (and Shrink your Man Boobs) | womens health | Scoop.it
This article was originally posted on Conscious Nutrition. Mastering the Estrogen Dominant Hormone Roller Coaster "My hormones are all over the place. They'
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This article by naturopath Dr Tonia Winchester explains dietary and lifestyle measure to assist with hormonal balance, particularly the problem known as "oestrogen dominance". This occurs where the influence of oestrogen over-rides other hormones in the body. As well as counselling on these issues, at our Perth clinic we treat with homeopathy as explained on our pages: www.cottnat.com.au/menstrual-problems-treatment.asp and www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-oestrogen-dominance-perth.html

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10 Benefits Of Vaginal Weightlifting

10 Benefits Of Vaginal Weightlifting | womens health | Scoop.it
As a holistic sex and relationship coach, I employ a host of different methods to improve people's intimate lives. I'm currently on a global campaign to raise the awareness of vaginal superpowers.
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Umm...vaginal superpowers? Now who wouldn't be in favour?

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Tantrums, Teen Hormones and the Gut: Homeopathy Changes All Three

Tantrums, Teen Hormones and the Gut: Homeopathy Changes All Three | womens health | Scoop.it
These are the promises of a hormonally and gut-balanced childhood that make parenting a wee bit easier during critical maturation years.
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A story of tantrums, teen hormones, dairy intolerance and ice cream! A graphic picture of the homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla...

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Dearest Joette - You're the best and we thank you for sharing #homeopathy and healing notes with the pubic. 

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PCOS Nutrition Center - N-ACETYL CYSTEINE: A Natural Insulin-Sensitizer for PCOS?

PCOS Nutrition Center - N-ACETYL CYSTEINE: A Natural Insulin-Sensitizer for PCOS? | womens health | Scoop.it

NAC has been shown to improve menstrual regularity and may help improve insulin resistance in women with PCOS who have high insulin levels and could be used with metformin or if metformin isn't an option. NAC also seems to have a favorable effect of lowering cholesterol

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N-Acetyl Cysteine is both an antioxidant and amino acid. It is a derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine, and is an essential precursor used by the body to produce glutathione - a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against free radical damage. It is also a critical factor in supporting a healthy immune system. NAC has also been found to reduce inflammation, heart disease and most recently, insulin. Here it has been shown to benefit women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).  Another recent study has also shown benefit in endometriosis. In endometriosis NAC decreases abnormal cell proliferation, decreases their invasive behaviour and decreases inflammation, as well regulating the expression of inflammation related genes, and stimulates cell differentiation. In our Perth clinic this naturopathic approach supports homeopathic treatment for fertility and women's health. See our pages: http://www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-naturopathic-management-pcos-perth/ and http://www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-fibroids-endometriosis-and-adenomyosis-perth/ #PCOS #Endometriosis #N-AcetlyCysteine #Fertility #Naturopathy

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Bio-identical Hormones or Homeopathy?

Bio-identical Hormones or Homeopathy? | womens health | Scoop.it
Women who oppose the use of “synthetic hormones” as unnatural often fall prey to the lure of “bio-identical hormones.” After all, if they are identical to the hormones our body produces, what could be wrong with using them?
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There is nothing "natural" about using "bio-identical hormones" to relieve menopausal symptoms...

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5 Reasons I'll Never Take Another Birth Control Pill

5 Reasons I'll Never Take Another Birth Control Pill | womens health | Scoop.it
My interest in homeopathy began six years ago when I went to see a homeopath to help balance my hormones and heal my acne-riddled skin for good. It was during this journey that I became conscious
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The oral contraceptive pill messes with women's bodies and minds. Homeopath Claire Zarb describes why she will never take the Pill again...

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Interhomeopathy - Editorial: Matridonal remedies - gifts of the mother

Interhomeopathy - Editorial: Matridonal remedies - gifts of the mother | womens health | Scoop.it
Interhomeopathy: International Internet Homeopathic Journal
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The December Interhomeopathy journal covers remedies of the intra-uterine period and birthing process. Problems that have arisen during pregnancy or shortly after birth can be addressed with one, or perhaps more, of these remedies. Situations that have to do with the sense of security and protection of the foetus, his/her nutrition, the bond to the mother, and thus to Mother Earth, all come within the scope of these remedies...

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Top 14 Remedies for Labour and Birth - Homeopathy Plus

Top 14 Remedies for Labour and Birth - Homeopathy Plus | womens health | Scoop.it

While most babies are born after perfectly normal and uneventful labours, sometime things don’t go according to plan. Here’s some good news, though: homeopathy can help. This article covers the top 14 remedies for common labour and post-birth problems

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This article from Homeopathy Plus discusses 14 of the most common remedies indicated during labour and the birthing process. At our Perth clinic we treat our patients all through pregnancy where needed - and fertility and women's problems are a specialty. Each patient receives a "birthing kit" of the remedies most likely to be needed during labour and the post partum period. Our own relevant web pages are: www.cottnat.com.au/pregnancy-treatment.asp and www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-pregnancy-and-labour-perth.html

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9 Things Every Woman Should Know About Menstruation

9 Things Every Woman Should Know About Menstruation | womens health | Scoop.it
The reality is that our menstrual cycle is extremely powerful and does impact the way we feel from one day to the next. It's also true that we have heightened strengths during every phase of our cycle.
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A woman's health and wellbeing is intimately tied with her monthly cycle, and is a reflection and a determinant of her mental and physical state from day to day. This insightful article examines the influence of the different phases of the menstrual cycle. The homeopathic treatment of women's health issues is a focus at our Perth naturopathic clinic, as outlined on our site www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au and several pages on our main site, such as: www.cottnat.com.au/menstrual-problems-treatment.asp

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Amazing Fact: Pomegranate Can Serve As A Backup Ovary

Amazing Fact: Pomegranate Can Serve As A Backup Ovary | womens health | Scoop.it
Fruiting plants and humans both have reproductive organs called ovaries, and in the case of pomegranate fruit, the anatomical resemblance is absolutely striking.
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The anatomical resemblance of pomegranate to the human ovary is amazing. It is also useful for deficiencies of hormones produced by the ovaries, an example of the "Doctrine of Signatures".  Experiments have been performed revealing that pomegranate contains estrogens structurally and functionally similar to those found in mammals - estradiol, estrone and estriol - and are capable of replacing the function of the ovary when removed from female animals. Pomegranate and its juice is therefore a beneficial dietary ingredient for menopausal and post menopausal women. See our Perth clinic pages:  www.cottnat.com.au/menopause-treatment.asp and www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-menopause-perth.html  

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Eat FAT & Other Tips for The Best Postpartum Mental Health! - Hormone Soup

Eat FAT & Other Tips for The Best Postpartum Mental Health! - Hormone Soup | womens health | Scoop.it
Pay attention to your diet and lifestyle while trying to cope with poor postpartum mental health.
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The postpartum period is challenging for mothers of new babies. Add a postpartum mood disorder into that mix and things can go from challenging to disastrous in the blink of an eye. This article describes the vital importance of diet for improving and regulating mood at that time: eat a whole food diet, avoid caffeine, eat good fats that are important for cell membrane function and hormones, avoid the "white stuff", take care of your gut for the sake of your neurotransmitters and get some exercise and sunlight. Our Perth clinic page relevant to the postpartum period is

http://www.cottnat.com.au/pregnancy-treatment.asp 

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POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME & HOMEOPATHY

POLYCYSTIC  OVARY SYNDROME & HOMEOPATHY | womens health | Scoop.it
—  PCOS is a disease of the endocrine, that is, hormonal system of the body, affecting an ever increasing number of females, from 11 to 45 yrs age group. —  Presently PCOS is a major cause of Infer...
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This article outlines the signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnosis and investigations, and the homeopathic treatment of PCOS. It is a major cause of fertility issues. Here are the relevant pages on our our Perth clinic websites: www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-management-of-pcos-perth.html and www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-womens-problems.asp  

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Green Tea Extract May Treat Uterine Fibroids

Green Tea Extract May Treat Uterine Fibroids | womens health | Scoop.it

An extract from green tea may be useful in treating uterine fibroids, a condition that affects 25%-30% of U.S. women, new research indicates

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This study with mice suggests that the polphenol EGCG from green tea may reduce the size and weight of uterine fibroids, one of the primary causes of infertility. We treat many women who suffer with this issue at our Perth clinic. See the pages: www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-womens-problems.asp and www.fertility-naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-fibroids-endometriosis-and-adenomyosis-perth.html

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