Women’s health – How long is the “pause”

We are currently recruiting for a clinical study looking at herbal treatments for the symptoms of menopause.

Menopause is a natural process…..apparently. Menopause comes with an array of unpleasant symptoms which may persist for many years. Most of these symptoms, hot flushes, poor sleep, mood changes. weight gain and slow metabolism, have been attributed to the ovaries reducing the production of oestrogen. The aim of this study is to trial herbal medicines for reducing the symptoms and to gain a better understanding of the role of progesterone, oestrogen and testosterone so that we can tailor solutions to get through menopause.

Breakfast for the Mind

I was watching some of our seniors walking and and jogging along the river here at New Farm as I had my early Integrated health group - beth steelsmorning coffee today.

Maybe without knowing it, they are practising one of the most important secrets of health and longevity, one of which is being lost in our technological age.

On a fundamental neurological and biochemical level, we function most effectively when we get up with the sun and sleep with the moon watching over us.

Believe it or not, our hormones are biochemically responsive to the sun, moon and tides. The emerging biochemical research in this area is fascinating (to me) but if chemistry is not your thing……..still how about trying to get up that little bit earlier and walk in the shadow of the rising sun……

Let me know how it feels……

Breakfast for the mind.