Thyroid and Adrenal health
Are you tired for no reason, having trouble getting up in morning, depending on coffee to keep you going, feeling run down and stressed, craving salty or sweet snacks, hair loss, feeling the cold easily, experiencing low libido, difficulty loosing weight, dry skin and hair?
If you answered yes to one of more of these questions you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue and/or thyroid dysfunction. Adrenalin and cortisol dictate how we respond to stress and also affect our bodies ability to gain and lose weight.
Our stress hormones are part of the hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal axis (HPA) which can get out of balance. We liken this to an orchestra where if the conductor is not functioning well, then the musicians play out of tune.
In assessing and treating a woman with adrenal and/or thyroid issues we consider the following using herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle modifications.
- Testing for and identifying any dysfunction in your hormonal profile
- Stress management
- Restoration and nourishment of the adrenal and thyroid glands
- Healthy eating for adrenal and thyroid health
We are experienced in working with thyroid related fertility issues include autoimmune thyroid disease.
Menopause is a normal event in a women's life. However for some women the symptoms can be difficult to manage. Our natural drug free approach using herbal remedies, diet and lifestyle changes can really help to smooth this transition for women.
Menopause is a natural biological process, typically beginning in your 40s and 50s. It marks the end of a woman's fertile life however you can still remain healthy, vital and sexual. Women experience most symptoms in their peri-menopausal years, which are the years preceding your final period.
Some woman experience no significant symptoms during this time, while others may experience any or all of the following:
- Sleep disturbances
- Hot flushes
- Heavy or erratic period
- Vaginal dryness
- Lack of libido
- Increased anxiety and emotional liability
- Brain fog
In assessing and treating a woman with menopausal symptoms we consider the following, using herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle modifications.
- Adrenal/nervous system health
- Hormonal health
- Bone health
- Cardiovascular health
- Cognitive function and enhancement
We are experienced in offering alternative approaches to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
At NFWH we know that what you eat can effect how you think and feel as well as helping you to overcome hormonal challenges. Our consultations individualise nutrition advice and solutions to keep you in optimal health.
We emphasise wholesome additive free and organic nutrition. We believe that food should be a close to its natural state as possible. We understand that today we are bombarded with so many conflicting messages about how and what to eat. A consultation with a NFWH practitioner can help clarify how to eat well and stay well.
We do not just consider what you eat but how well your digestive system is working. We aim to optimise your digestive function so that you can process healthy wholesome food effectively and feel the benefits of good Nutrition.
A good nutrition plan will help you :
- Balance hormones and oestrogen
- Manage PMT and regulate your periods.
- Manage PCOS and insulin resistance
- Optimise your weight for a healthy pregnancy
We also specialise in preconception nutrition plans, nutrition for pregnancy and breast feeding. We understand the nutritional needs of couples undergoing IVF and ART.