Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Menstrual pain is very common amongst young women. Despite the significant impact that menstrual pain has on academic attendance and performance, social activities and quality of life, most young women do not seek medical treatment but prefer to use self-care; commonly OTC analgesic medications and rest. Many women do not... Continue Reading →
Phew! Thank goodness for red cabbages and carrots, apples and their cider vinegar, fresh herbs and toasted sesame seeds. Tucked away in here is left-over chicken. You could also use firm tofu, white beans, chick peas or a boiled egg. What's your favourite post-indulgence recovery food?
Take a breather with me. Try out this breathing exercise for quick relaxation. calm.com/breathe
'Labour and birth' by Heather Spears CC BY I've been meaning to share this research for months and months. Published in 2016, this Australian study Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour has informed my work with expectant couples since then. This study... Continue Reading →
The people at Food Network Kitchen devised this salad and it's a beauty. For a lively, fresh green image and the recipe for this perfectly balanced bowl of flavour and texture, go here. I added a few raw pistachios to the toasting pan along with the almonds. If you don't have dates, you can of... Continue Reading →
Once or twice each month I encounter distressed women - usually in their early to mid '30s - who've come to the clinic because they're seeking help and support for their 'fertility' or 'infertility'. Mostly, these women haven't yet had a baby. They've usually been to their general practitioners after trying unsuccessfully to conceive for... Continue Reading →
There's no doubt about it; breath-focussed practices like pranayama can be 'just the thing' to bring us back to a quieter sense of self when we've been rushing all day, all week...all year. In clinic, I often suggest pranayama or the breathing practices you can find in many meditation apps. This week, Adriene Mishler shared... Continue Reading →
Today we wanted to use up a few things in the fridge and make a fuss-free meal. Just waiting to be used sooner rather than later were these ingredients: Left-over mashed cauliflower, previously lightly boiled in a little salted water Grated cheddar cheese Spring onions (scallions) Almond flakes Big field mushrooms Mix the first 4... Continue Reading →