April 11, 2020

Do you have painful or embarrassing acne, still as an adult?  Are you embarrassed ashamed and fed up of hiding your face or wearing heavy make up?  Acne is one of the most unfair conditionsI know of and this is the most difficult blog post I have written so far.

I don't know about you, but one of the most difficult parts of growing up for me was my acne.  I had a diagnosis of PCOS at a very young age, and my acne started around the age of 9 or 10.  The bullying for the whole of my teens havi...

March 5, 2020

I have read so many great books on periods, menstruation, hormones and cycle charting, it is really difficult to pick a short list, so I will be doing some proper reviews, however, one thing I am asked regularly is "What Books Do You Recommend?" to learn more about women's health, periods and the reproductive system in general.

This can be a difficult one because, whilst you can look things up on the internet, the looking at things from a scientific view point only can take us into our head and h...

January 25, 2020

I love Disney films, yes I know, I know.  But the Lion King? Who'd have thought you'd get me to love Shakespeare, add in a load of animals singing Elton John works....amazing.  Ever wondered what would happen if Disney did a film about menstruation? I would imagine it would be very much like the earlier films with singing birds helping the young maiden with the housework, but I was very wrong.

So, in honour or our sex ed days, if you can remember back to your school days, probably with an in...

June 24, 2019

I often tell people that PMS is a sign that something is wrong.  It may be common but it is not normal.  I wrote a post on PMS a few years ago from the point of view of nutritional help, but essential oils have been a wonderful resource in my tool box for PMS for many years.  Even better is that there is now some research on these oils.

1.  Geranium Essential Oil Pelargonium graveolens / Pelargonium asperum

This oil is from the leaves of the geranium plant and has a sweet floral sme...

April 30, 2019

As an aromatherapist, I am so glad that essential oils have been making it big in the health and wellness industry news over the last few years.  I have been using them for years to help women with period problems and they are an essential part of my practice.  It feels great to no longer be an outlier when using these beautiful additions to my tool box.

I do however, get tagged in lots of debates, heated discussions on essential oil safety.  I used to give blanket statements but people don'...

April 24, 2019

One of my favourite therapies that I have been practising for years is essential oils and they are now suddenly fashionable in the wellness world.  Whilst these power plant medicines can have some incredible effects on your health and wellbeing, I always like to mention first, that they are not a substitute for good quality nutrition and a healthy balanced lifestyle.

That being said there is a lot that they can be used for including as first aid for period pain.  Unfortunately, research in essent...

April 7, 2019

Anyone who has spoken to me about their cycle, will have had me wax lyrical about cervical fluid at some point.  It is a pretty special substance that not only aids fertility in multiple ways, but can also also tell you so much about your menstrual health.

For me, it is an essential part of my charting practice and it is something I recommend to most of my clients.  If you're on this post, the chances are you already chart your cervical fluid or you are at least attempting to.  It can be difficul...

April 4, 2019

I often get asked variations of, "can I have periods if I'm not ovulating?" or, "I have regular periods so I must be ovulating" or "I have regular periods so I must be fertile" and I have been asked to help clear this up.  

I did a post a few years ago on what qualifies as a period, but one of the key definitions of a menstrual period is that it occurs after an ovulation.  So, the short answer is, if you are not ovulating, you are not having periods.

But as with all things, this is a bit...

October 2, 2018

Ever have days when you bleed through everything and it feels like you period is never going to stop? Heavy periods, or menorrhoea is no joke.  I have experienced it personally as a teen (I even wore a tampon and a night pad and still bled through within half an hour), was put on various forms of the pill, mini pill, the IUD, the implant.  You name it I was on it.  But nothing ever worked and I was made to feel like it was my fault that my periods didn’t know how to respond, like I was the probl...

March 18, 2018

One really common question I hear is, I know I am not pregnant, so why is my period late?  There are a number of reasons why this might be and to get to the bottom of them, you need to know, when you ovulated and how long your luteal phase (the number of days between ovulation and the start of your period) usually is.

You can check out my posts on how to tell whether you are ovulating here.

So let's say you have ovulated and your luteal phase is hitting 3 days or longer than it usually is, and you...

October 29, 2017

As someone who works with women with period problems and who spent thousand of hours learning to become a Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness Educator, I am always keen to research different charting methods.

I love the different things that they tell you about your cycle and in all honesty, in many cases, a client who comes in with a few months of charts can give me more to go on, than with tests that may or may not have been done at the right time of the month to be meaningful.

Until...

October 18, 2017

Do you ever get tired shortly after eating?  Maybe you need that midmorning snack or 3.30 pick me up to get through the day?

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with PCOS, Insulin resistance, pre-diabetes or even type 2 diabetes (or suspect you have them).  Maybe you have irregular cycles, don't ovulate regularly, struggle to lose weight around the middle, have facial hair or thinning hair around your parting or the top of your scalp (so unfair, right)?

What makes it worse is when you end up beat...

August 2, 2017

Do you have period problems or thyroid issues?  Maybe your have PMS or fibroids?  You may have gotten your  Vitamin D tested as part of the lab tests I recommend people get as part of their full hormone panel and for good reason; it affects both our pituitary development and can have an affect on several hormonal conditions.

What is Vitamin D?

It is a hormone like vitamin which controls calcium levels in our bodies.  It can also help us to absorb nutrients such as iron, magnesi...

July 26, 2017

I don't know about your but I love essential oils and as someone who has been practising aromatherapy for nearly 20 years, I love to take an essential oil first aid kit with me wherever I go.  However, if like me you are choosing between oils and your holiday first aid packing looks like this, then I've got you covered.

 As aromatherapy and essential oils are now back in fashion, I thought I would share the ones I think are essential for a summer holiday.

I appreciate that essential oils can be ex...

July 9, 2017

One of the things many fertility clients come to me with is "why am I not getting pregnant when I am trying around/after I have ovulated?".  They are so upset and frustrated and feel that their body has let them down.  Assuming these women have no underlying conditions or hormonal imbalances, what else can they do?

Well, it may surprise you to know that there is an optimal window for trying to conceive, but not always when you think.  Many women assume it is between ovulation and menstruatio...

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Hi, I am Rachel and you are most welcome to my online home.

 

I am a woman's reproductive health specialist, who after suffering terribly with various issues with my period, found natural solutions to heal myself.

 

I now help other women who are suffering period problems, PMS and fertility issues who often feel they have no where else to turn.

 

In my clinic, based in Guildford I treat my clients using Fertility Massage Therapy, massage for digestive issues, Reflexology, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Nutrition, Natural Family Planning and Meditation depending on what the client needs.

 

I also offer online Skype sessions for one to one clients teaching them self massage of the abdomen, natural family planning, meditations, EFT and putting together a health plan for them to follow with recommendations on appropriate exercise, nutrition regimes and other self care and life style changes.

 

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