Naturopath and sports nutritionist Kira Sutherland discusses the lack of research surrounding women in sports, the challenges surrounding completing research in this area, and some of the treatment approaches she uses in her own clinic to differentiate between the needs of male and female athletes.
Dr Nicola Rinaldi discusses some of the causes and contributors of hypothalamic ammenorhoea (HA), as well as her recommendations to help clients recover from this condition.
Dysmenorrhoea is the most common gynaecological condition in women, with prevalence ranging up to 91% in women of reproductive age. Complementary treatments such as ginger and zinc should be considered as efficacious as part of any treatment protocol for dysmenorrhoea.
The key herbs and nutrients supported by evidence for the PCOS patient. Between 12-21% of women of child-bearing age are affected by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This complex condition is multifactorial in nature, different for each affected person and thus requires individualised approaches for each woman.
It seems inevitiable that most women will experience period pain (dysmenorrhea) at some point time in their life. What many might not realise is the options available to them in natural medicine.
In a time where hormone imbalances are plaguing women in epidemic proportions it is important that women recconect with their menstrual cycle as it's a key marker of their state of health.