I had my first ever session of facial reflexology today and I really enjoyed the calming yet invigorating sensation of it. It’s pampering but less frivolous, more holistic health. Hands and fingers are used to stimulate the facial muscles and nerve endings, opening up the energy channels [...]
It takes a bit of work, and a bit of spiritual enlightenment, to get comfy with the unknown. It’s easy to take our health for granted and if there is no reason to consider what it might be like if your body suddenly stopped performing necessary processes, then why would you ever dwell on such a [...]
For a long while I didn’t realise it was menopause that was impacting my energy and moods. I had been managing the CFS successfully (when I say successfully I mean I was functioning at about 80% of the pre CFS me, working again 4 days a week as a Business Analyst, doing exercise of the [...]
When our health is compromised we tend to consider the food we eat first and foremost because it’s an obvious place to start. Also because there is so much information about it; it’s in our face all the time, what’s good, what’s not, the latest research. I also think it is because it can be [...]
Anne Digby is a women’s health specialist and Naturopath. She is also Founder and Chairperson of Journey Nepal Australia, an organisation that is assisting women in Nepal with fertility and birthing centres, and opened its first Women’s Educational Centre and refuge in November 2014 in [...]
I just experienced one of those three day episodes where I was hammered by hormones with such ferocity that they could only be labelled as evil. It comes out of nowhere. I don’t seem to be getting any better at picking up on the signs quickly enough. By the time I increased my Harmony and [...]
About half of all women (and a third of men) over 60 years of age will have a diagnosed osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. Calcium is more effectively absorbed in the presence of oestrogen, so it’s more important after menopause to have adequate dietary calcium.
Did you know that ‘Menopause’ is a relatively new concept and the word was only coined in the latter half of the 19th Century? This is because, in past centuries, women were much less likely to live beyond the age of menopause.