How stress impacts your thyroid function

How stress impacts your thyroid function

It is well known that stress can have a major impact on our health, but perhaps what is less well known is just how much our stress can impact not only our risk of autoimmune disease but our thyroid function as well. If you've been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, managing stress is ESSENTIAL to any holistic approach to improving your health. Read on to learn why and find out how!

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Has your period gone AWOL? How to tell the difference between PCOS and Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea

Has your period gone AWOL? How to tell the difference between PCOS and Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea

One of the most common things I treat in clinical practice is missing periods - Perhaps more concerning though is just how tricky it can be to get an accurate diagnosis. Both PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhoea can present with similar features, but require vastly different treatment approaches, so being able to address the issue requires an accurate diagnosis from the get go.

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When is the best time of day to take Thyroxine?

When is the best time of day to take Thyroxine?

It is well-recognised that many drugs, foods and nutrients interfere with the absorption of thyroxine, and for this reason, most patients are instructed to take their thyroxine first thing in the morning, at least 30-60 minutes before any food or drinks. But is first thing in the morning really the best time to take your thyroid medication? The answer is, it really depends, so let’s explore a little deeper!

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July 24: Coeliac Disease from A to Z

July 24: Coeliac Disease from A to Z

I’m excited to announce my next workshop, Coeliac Disease from A to Z! Coeliac disease is a topic that’s particularly close to my heart, not only as someone with an autoimmune disease myself, but as someone who has worked with many patients on gluten-free diets. Coeliac disease can be an overwhelming diagnosis, but with the right tools, information and advice, you can smooth the transition to a GF diet and put in place strategies to promote long-term health and wellbeing - Come along and learn how!

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Period pain is not normal, and you don't have to put up with it!

Period pain is not normal, and you don't have to put up with it!

Period pain and cramping are often written off as a ‘normal’ part of being a woman - something you might come to expect after years of watching your mum or older sisters pop Panadol or Ibruprofen each time “that time” of the month rolls around. But did you know severe pain and cramping associated with your menstrual cycle is NOT normal? It’s a sign something else might be going on and needs to be investigated…

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