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...

May 17, 2017

Your period has been AWOL for a while and you really just feel that you want a period but it isn't coming.  You know you don't have an underlying reason for this such as pregnancy, post partum, menopause, the pill, medications or illness.  So what is a girl to do?

There are a number of reasons you may not be having periods, so it is hard to right a catch all blog post, however, there are some thing that you can start to get your body in a better position (and may just bring your period back)...

February 8, 2017

I love helping women with their period problems, and many of you reading my blog ask me about online programmes and learning how to help other women too.

One of the women I trained with is my friend and mentor, Nicole Jardim, a woman's health and functional nutrition coach.  She has a suite of programmes and her apprenticeship is up for enrolment again.  As a proud graduate (and affiliate of these programme), I am happy to recommend them to anyone wanting to improve their hormonal health or those...

October 26, 2016

As Autumn sets in and many people are carving pumpkins ready for Halloween, I thought this would be a great time to talk about what you can do with the pumpkin flesh and seeds which are often discarded and overlooked, but one of the most valuable parts of the pumpkin and great for hormones and women's health.

Pumpkins: The Low Down

Before we start, I thought I would let you know, pumpkins are a type of orange winter squash and most of the information I give here is going to apply to other winter s...

October 12, 2016

One of the biggest problems causing period problems is inflammation.  Inflammation is responsible for causing some period symptoms such as cramps, migraines, sickness and nausea.  I explain more in this video.

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If you want to get your inflammation under control, help your hormones and join our Autumn Cleanse programme, then get my quick and easy recipe quick start here.

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September 21, 2016

It is never too early to start preparing for the menopause (check out this blog post for when to prepare and this one for what the menopause is).  The earlier you start, you can ensure that you are protecting your health in later years.

Here are my top 5 tips on preparing yourself for the transition:

1.  Start charting your cycle

I prefer one of the symptom-thermal methods or charting that I teach such as Natural Family Planning or Fertility Awareness, however, anything that you start tracking such...

July 27, 2016

Summer’s here and it appears that the main question on everyone’s lips is to D or not to D, Vitamin D that is.

There is so much conflicting advice on wellness websites and medical authorities about vitamin D, sun exposure and supplementation, and, only this week in the news, did the Scientific Advisory on Nutrition (SACN) in the UK decide that everyone should take a vitamin D supplement in the Winter.

Many of you ask me about vitamin D for various cycle related and fertility issues, so here is the...

July 13, 2016

One subject that comes up regularly with preconception and fertility clients is a Luteal Phase Defect (LPD) also known as a shortened luteal phase.  It is vitally important that if you are trying for a baby to get your luteal phase to a decent length to maximise your chances of conception.  

However, it is also important for your health to ensure that your body is getting enough progesterone which is essential for long term health (to find out more, sign up for the cycle charting kit which i...

May 4, 2016

I have had a few people writing me recently being quite annoyed.  They have done some research, and understand that food is so important to their body.  They have taken the huge step of overhauling their daily routine which is tough and taken time to learn about new routines and foods to eat more healthily and started their new dietary regime expecting to feel great, more vibrant, full of energy, maybe lose some weight, get their hormones or periods under control.

And instead they end up wit...

March 23, 2016

One question my pre-conception and fertility clients frequently ask me is how long should they start preparing their bodies for pregnancy.  This is such a great question, I just had to right a blog on it.

There are several things that are important to consider.  How ready are you mentally and as a couple to have a baby?  What condition are the parents in physically as the moment?  And of course, do you feel ready for a baby.

In theory, perfect health means perfect fertility so we should...

March 16, 2016

One thing many of my clients have asked me a lot recently is “how do I come off the pill?”  What to expect, what to do.  Many of them are anxious about symptoms, nutrient deficiencies and other issues.

Others worry about when their fertility will return, and whether they need to think of alternative contraception.  Additionally, if you want to conceive, the pill is known to cause deficiencies, so you really want to make sure you get the into a good place at the very least 3 months before you...

December 27, 2015

It's coming up to that time of year again, where we have over-indulged over the holidays and we are starting to come up with our dreams for the new year.  Usually health, health, fitness and weight loss will be in there at some point and inevitably some people are going to be looking at diets.  

My inbox is full of questions from people about diets so I thought I would collate all my pointers here to help you out.

1.  Make Smaller Incremental Changes Over a Longer Period of Time

Any diet...

December 4, 2015

One thing that happens a lot over the holidays, we meet friends for Christmas drinks, office Christmas parties, parties with family and friends, large meals and New Years.  We all expect to feel really rough and hung over during this period and for most people, this is the one time that there hormones go all over the place, affecting our periods, fertility, period pain, PMS and that on top of being stuck in some family situations can be the perfect storm for a holiday blow out.

So, what can you d...

August 28, 2015

As someone who suffered years of hormonal disruption and yet who followed all the current government issued healthy eating advice who finally fixed my PCOS naturally, I know how it feels to be eating all the right things and not see any improvement in my symptoms.

I still had weight issues, skin issues, period issues and yet I followed a “very healthy” diet according to my GP and the dietician I saw.

Fast forward 10 years and, now a qualified women’s health and nutrition coach (and thousands of ho...

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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.

 

I also offer online tuition for Benkung Belly Binding for post partum women (or a partner, friend or companion who would like learn it for them).

 

For free resources, you can sign up to my free "Womb Health Guide" and read my blogs.

 

Blessings,

 

Rachel

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