Ingredients: 1 cup of shelled, frozen edamame beans 1/4 cup of water 3 tablespoons of tamari sauce 5 minced, fresh ginger 1 tablespoon of rice […]
Written by Samantha Mainland, Naturopath. B.Nat, BMedsMgmentProfHonsCM Ask us about our Weight Loss Detox. Our Weight Loss Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, […]
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We would like to announce the new logo for the Australian Menopause Centre. After fifteen years of sharing the journey of hormonal change with our patients […]
Looking for A New, Fresh & Tasty Way to Eat Cherries? Try This Cherry & Watermelon Salad!
A recent report (October 2018) in the Journal of Cancer (1) has shown that postmenopausal women who lose weight have a lower breast cancer risk […]
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The 18th of October every year has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a special day for women and raise awareness […]
The 18th of October every year has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a special day for women and raise awareness […]
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Hypertension and Beetroot Written by Annmarie Cannone, Naturopath. M. Hum Nutr, Grad Dip Naturopathy, B. App Sci (Naturopathic Studies) Meet the author: Annmarie is a […]
Who said you had to do all your exercise at once? Try quick 10min routines throughout the day.
This beautiful maroon/creamy coloured vegetable, looks like a cabbage but it doesn’t taste like one. Its flavour packs a bitter punch and is one of the most misunderstood vegetables. It is not a cabbage nor a lettuce.
We all know that food plays a role in our energy and wellbeing, but did you realise that your food choices now can impact you later on (like, years later)?
Did you know that the gallbladder plays a key role in oestrogen dominance, perimenopause and premenstrual syndrome? Has that piqued your interest?
We all know healthy eating is important. However, if you want to go a little further and enjoy a diet specific for healthy gallbladder and health liver function, consider the below.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used for its strengthening and warming properties. It has been used for centuries to improve digestion, eliminate worms, relieve gas and cleanse and strengthen the liver and gallbladder
A great detox program can help to detoxify your internal environment, however is it also equally important to review your lifestyle habits and consider the external environment.
I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to achieve inner peace but it sometimes feels impossible to attain when life’s everyday stresses start negatively impacting on our peace of mind.
Written by Sharon Aaron, Nutritionist (BSc. Adv.Dip.Nutr.Med) Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Do I have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? Is my liver fat? Am I […]
Throughout peri-menopause your oestrogen and progesterone levels become unpredictable. These levels change on a daily and monthly basis affecting not only your energy, but your mental clarity, moods and other symptoms.
When we think of fibre, we don’t often think of consuming the ground-up bark of a tree! We often think about delicious and crunchy vegetables and forget about the abundance of other fibres we have at our disposal.
Food can be a medicine for your hormones. Specific foods can affect chemical processes within the body. They can reduce excessive production of oestrogens, stimulating hormone detoxification and clearance
It seems that as we have become busy and our food has become convenient, we have become too complacent with our capabilities, and ignore the old adage that good health starts in the guts.
According to Neuroscientist Professor Richard E Cytowic MD, our stomach is an ecosystem comprising some 100 million neurons, more than our spinal cord.
We’d all love to be in Tip Top Condition but it’s so easy for life to get in the way and shift our focus. A great technique to get motivated and help us stick with it is to set ourselves a target.
Whilst summer often comes with a heightened thirst sensation, winter has the opposite effect, and many can simply ‘forget’ to drink water. Winter is also a time for numerous hot drinks, with the most common ones – green tea, black tea and coffee – being dehydrating.
Juices have been popularised of late for their health benefit and the hype isn’t too short of the mark. Juicing is a fantastic way to ensure you’re consuming your daily requirements of both vegetables and fruit
Stress has the power to stop you eating, make you gain weight, interrupt your sleep or stop you from getting to sleep in the first place, break your relationships, reduce your work quality, make you depressed, make you paranoid, reduce your energy and reduce your quality of life.
Many women contract candidiasis of the vagina during their lifetime and symptoms may vary in severity from mild asymptomatic to severe symptoms in patients who have extremely low immunity.
Sardines weren’t always the most popular fish to consume however, during the 20th-21st centuries, they started making a comeback. People have become more aware of their health benefits.
All the advice reinforced simple whole food, Mediterranean style eating. The focus was on organic where possible, clean simple eating, no packages, no processed foods, predominantly green leafy vegetarian style diet
Tips to Reduce Oestrogen Load within the Body
Did you know that anywhere from 28-40% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women experience joints pains due to hormonal changes?
When we think of iron, we only think of red meat such as a large serving of steak to satisfy our body’s requirements of iron however, we forget our humble green vegetables.
Women complain of either diminished or absent sexual desire or, reduced sexual function and gratification. The reasons as to why libido declines with age are plentiful however, the main cause tends to be attributed to declining hormone levels.
Iron deficiency may be more common than you think. Some of the signs and symptoms can often be really vague and even confusing. In fact iron deficiency anaemia affects over one billion people
If you are still menstruating, you need to keep an eye on your iron levels and ensure you are getting enough. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you need to be extra careful, and ensure you are getting this vital mineral.
Whilst Metagenics remain our preferred practitioner only supplements, for those who want an alternative, which does not need to be specifically prescribed the Australian Menopause Centre recommend Ethical Nutrients.
Acknowledging that your brain is no longer keeping up with your demands, whether it be lifestyle, career or relationships, can be alarming and often frightening.
Relaxation techniques also have a positive effect on our mental state. In one study involving 80 older adults in China, patients were taught muscle relaxation and meditation methods. Improvements in both sleep and cognitive function were observed.
A friend of mine, who’s my age, recently said that the things he could do all night when he was younger can now take him all night to do. I’m grateful to be in very good health and can’t image how difficult it would be to battle a chronic illness while ageing.
Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.
Salmon is a wonderful source of high quality protein, omega 3 essential fatty acids and contains a balanced ratio of EPA and DHA (constituents of omega 3).
A good foundation is the basis to a thriving structure. Your good fats are also needed to ensure correct and efficient communication between all cells in the body.
Christmas is upon us and we’re all gearing up for what is quite often called, the silly season. It’s a time where we consume copious amounts of food and alcoholic beverages whilst we spend time with family.
White Bean, Carrot, and Mint Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing
At the end of each year we all have the best intentions yet usually set ourselves herculean tasks for the New Year that even the most draconian of people would fail at. This year be kind to yourself, choose one or two resolutions that you KNOW you can stick to for the entire year.
Pineapple, Orange, and Passionfruit Slushy
It can be a very stressful time for a variety of reasons and we can often put a lot of undue and sometimes unnecessary pressure on ourselves.
Did you know 300 years ago Thomas Twining opened his first tea house to welcome women?
Today Twining continue to bring together women over a cup of Twinings Morning Tea!
Manuka honey is known for its antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which are the result of a substance called methylglyoxal.
Throughout peri-menopause your oestrogen and progesterone levels become unpredictable. These levels change on a daily and monthly basis affecting not only your energy, but your mental clarity, moods and other symptoms.
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urinary incontinence begins to occur after childbirth and this often worsens as women progress into perimenopause and then menopause. Initially, women often experience lack of bladder control, especially upon sneezing or laughing.
Pelvic floor exercises are very simple and easy to conduct throughout the day. They can be done whilst working, sitting at a set of travel lights, laying down or even standing.
Stress sometimes can be something that is difficult to identify or hard to remove from our lives – especially when the stress comes in the form of a relationship. Identifying which relationships “give you energy”.
More than 70 per cent of incontinence sufferers are women and many experience problems during pregnancy, after childbirth and menopause. Obesity, diabetes and even heart conditions can be contributing factors.
It is not 100% known how cranberries can help in the treatment and prevention of UTIs however, what is known is, Cranberry helps in preventing bacteria from clinging on to the urethra and bladder
I’ve always advocated the need for women to establish a sisterhood, the female equivalent to ‘The Boys’ Club’ and use that Girl Power to help and support each other especially in business.
Are you having trouble with weight? Are you slightly concerned about your weight, but not enough to start a diet over-haul? Check out these easy tips to slot into your routine!
how can I lose weight? My focus is on long term health, replacing processed foods with whole foods, moderation, exercise and reducing stress levels.
I know what you are thinking; doesn’t all honey have some kind of health benefit? Yes, all honeys have some level of anti-bacterial potential however, these qualities quickly disappear.
It is very much common knowledge that Chilli contains an intense, peppery, and spicy flavour. It is not for everyone and the intensities of the spicy punch can vary from species to species.
Menopause is a tough time for most women. If the hot flushes, mood changes and insomnia wasn’t enough, menopause can often come with a thickening […]
Written by Samantha Mainland, Naturopath. B.Nat, BMedsMgmentProfHonsCM Meet the author: Samantha is a highly educated Naturopath having graduated from both Southern Cross University with a […]
Embrace the beauty, curves, feel and size of your breasts. They are your own, and no one else’s. Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. You […]
Poor sleep is the second commonest symptom of the perimenopause and menopause just behind hot flushes and the above scenario is being repeated nightly all over Australia and the rest of the world when the sun disappears.
Cauliflower is part of a family known as cruciferous vegetables. This class of vegetables also include broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage.
The heart is a small cone shaped organ, about the size of a small closed fist, and one of the strongest muscles in the body.
As we age, we are more susceptible to developing cardiovascular issues, whether this be elevated blood pressure or imbalances in cholesterol levels.
Today, garlic isn’t just utilised as a delicious component of a meal, it has also been researched for its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.
While acupuncture is an ancient medicinal practice, it offers therapeutic benefits and has very few side effects, making it safe to use for most women. In fact, studies have proven the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women.
The main roles of our adrenal glands are to allow us to cope with stress and let’s face it, stress is experienced daily, in varying degrees and is ultimately inevitable; DHEA a steroid hormone is produced by the adrenal glands and aids in the secondary production of oestrogen and testosterone
Fatigue is an extremely common symptom a large portion of the population, especially females, complain about.
It has been found that chickens were raised for cockfights, approximately 10,000 years ago in Southeast Asia and China.
Are you familiar with the Rhodope Mountain Range in Bulgaria? Most likely, no. For me, Bulgaria had been on my “to go” list for a few years and as I have a very active husband and we both have a love of the outdoors
We Aussies are known for our sun-loving culture, so you may be surprised to know that 58% of Australians are vitamin D deficient. Thankfully, fixing your vitamin D deficiency is simple.
Menopause is natural. But that doesn’t mean you have to endure the hot flushes, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, and mood swings that come with it.
Today, potatoes are a staple of many cultures, however they are quite often given a bad rap, due to their carbohydrate content and their nutritional profile is negatively portrayed.
Throughout a woman’s reproductive life, the ovaries control her menstrual cycles. They produce varying levels of oestrogen and progesterone throughout the month.
Muriel is a general practitioner from the Philippines. She received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 2009 and Medical Degree in 2015.
There are a number of options available for managing the symptoms that can come with menopause, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
The “winter blues”, also known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), is characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that affects 1 in every 300 Australians during this cold season.
Menopause literally translates to ‘the last period’, as it marks the ending of a woman’s periods due to the ceasing of ovulation
So there is a shortage of Estradot and Estalis patches. What does this mean? It means that thousands of women are without their medication and are left to suffer the dreadful symptoms associated with menopause.
Libido as we know it is a multifaceted, complicated necessity for the development and evolution of every species. It is the driving force behind our […]
Libido tends to decline, in most women, during the later stage of perimenopause and progresses through to menopause.
I thought I’d start by asking; Can we measure how happy we really are? According to a mate of mine, well-respected psychiatrist Dr Anthony Durrell, we can.
Oysters are 50% protein, 26% fat and rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Their high protein content makes them great for weight loss, and the rich omega 3 content makes them excellent for brain health and joint pains.
Peak testosterone levels are reached in a man’s early to mid-twenties. As a man ages, the Leydig cells that secrete testosterone begin to diminish.
Food is often looked at solely in terms of its impact on weight, but it is the safest, most effective and cheapest medicine for preserving and restoring overall health.
Turmeric has been used for its strengthening and warming properties. It has been used for centuries to improve digestion, eliminate worms, relieve gas and cleanse.
Warming Anti-inflammatory Turmeric and Ginger Tea
Pain is Nature’s way of telling you something is wrong and while blocking the symptoms with pain killers might be a quick fix, it doesn’t always get to the root cause.
We are pleased to welcome Dr Candice Chin that recently joined our team here at the Australian Menopause Centre.
In recent times, there has been some evidence suggesting the beneficial role this Vitamin can have on immune function, multiple sclerosis, and metabolic diseases.
This article will provide an explanation of some of the key changes that your body may experience during this phase, and offers suggestions for ways in which you can look after your health postmenopause.
Many factors can either hinder or promote a restful sleep. It is essential that healthy sleep hygiene habits are introduced on a nightly basis.
I love my sleep but I must confess I used to take it very much for granted. That was until I started doing midnight to dawn talkback radio on 2GB and affiliated networks back in the mid-1990s.
Chia seeds are readily available globally and have been found to contain high amounts of fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, protein and are one of the largest vegan sources of tryptophan
Yoga offers many general benefits for those going through menopause, and can be tailored to just about any level of fitness.
An estimated one million suffer hot flushes, with episodes averaging three to four minutes at a time. For some women, hot flushes can last up to an hour.
Many doctors today will recommend a joint treatment approach, utilising modern medical advances in conjunction with more natural remedies for the best result for a patient.
Australia has some of the highest and most vigilantly monitored standards for supplements in the world. Supplements in Australia are regulated as medicines, not dietary supplements, and as such, company manufacturing facilities are required to meet audit standards.
Broccoli and Quinoa Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Broccoli is part of the cruciferous or brassica family of vegetables. It is related to other well-known vegetables such as cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, collard […]
I’d like to share with you some of the lifestyle changes I’ve applied and I hope they help you achieve the size and shape you’d like to be.
Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.
In 2016, new findings by the Institute of Cancer Research suggested the original risk of HRT-induced breast cancer had been underestimated, and that women are actually 2.7 times more likely to develop cancer.
Research gives us a lot of ‘take away’ information we can use to better our physical and mental health, so pay attention! Did you know, for example, that it’s possible to boost your mood significantly.
Perimenopause means ‘around menopause’, and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause. It’s generally considered the most noticeable stage of the menopause process, yet many women fail to realise what perimenopause really is.
Resolutions are goals or rules that are often created while you’re on holidays and after a festive feast. These resolutions often fade away as your regular routine kicks in.
During our 26 day kick starter we see an average of 5-7kg lost, along with a change in habits, body shape and behaviour. At the end of the 26 days we find that you gain a better understanding of your appetite cues.
We have developed three detox programs that focus on supporting the body, enhancing health and changing habits.
Walnuts have a rich, exciting and long history dating back over 17,000 years. They are the oldest tree food known to man, with the first cultivation believed to be 7,000 years ago.
How can you forget the name of someone you hold so dear, someone you consider to be a sister? Well, it could be the cause of menopause.
When menopause occurs before the age of 40 it’s considered early or premature menopause. Affecting almost one in 10 women, early menopause can be be emotionally heartbreaking for those looking to start or continue their family.
If you don’t think you can avoid the over eating and over indulgence of the festive season, don’t worry, we have a few tricks up our sleeve that can help to reduce the impact on the body.
Until recently, scurvy was deemed to be extremely rare and a disease that only occurred during the era of the crusaders and in developing countries. Alarmingly, it has now re-emerged in developed countries and is now right on our door step, in Australia.
One of my favourite pastimes is travelling. I have been lucky enough to tour quite extensively throughout my lifetime but there are still lots more places on my bucket list I want to see.
Studies show that a lack of sleep can lead to decreased function in the daytime, with lack of concentration, irritability, and a weaker immune system common symptoms. For women going through menopause, this can have devastating effects, as quality sleep can be a rarity.
1 out of 8 women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and every dollar raised will assist researchers in their efforts to find improved treatment outcomes and eventually find a cure.
For years many believed and some still do that there is no such thing as Stress. In fact, back when I was a regular on TV’s Beauty & the Beast, my fellow panellists and I would often debate long and hard with ‘Beast’ Stan Zemanek about it.
Two common questions asked by menopausal women are: Will menopause affect my ability to tolerate alcohol? And what are the possible consequences of drinking when menopausal?
When I feel like something savoury, instead of eating high-fat potato chips or nuts, or loading up on high GI carbs, like rice crackers, I’ve found a healthy alternative – home-made kale or kalette chips.
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Bloating is one of the most frequently experienced symptoms of menopause. It can affect any menopausal woman, but is more likely in those who experienced bloating when suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or in those that are overweight.
When Anna Godbersen wrote Bright Young Things, she clearly wasn’t writing about menopause. There’s nothing “effervescent and free” about hot flushes, nothing “miraculous” about a racing heartbeat and night sweats.
Going through menopause can be tough for many women. But how do you cope if you’re experiencing menopause
Lipoic acid is thought to protect the structure and hence the function, of the cell membrane insulin receptors, and thus helps with insulin response. In type 2 diabetes mellitus it is the communication between the insulin molecule, and the insulin receptor that is the characteristic downfall
Now that the weather heats up and we go into summer, it might be time to reassess your symptoms.
Tomatoes are a treasure trove when it comes to antioxidants. Not only are they rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, but the powerhouses contain a variety of phytonutrients.
One of the most irritating problems associated with menopause is vaginal dryness and itching. Not only can it be extremely uncomfortable but it can be tricky if you suffer an uncontrollable bout of itching when you’re in public.
At the Australian Menopause Centre we have developed three detox programs that focus on supporting the body, enhancing health and changing habits. All of our detox programs come with Naturopathically chosen supplements, dietary and lifestyle advice, and regular Naturopathic support.
Just like your face, your hair ages as you do. ‘A woman in her 40s doesn’t have the hair she had at 20 – it’s not just her imagination’
Controversy Corner: On the 31st of August 2016, Channel Nine ran a story about the release of the new menopause drug, Prometrium. Dr Elizabeth Farrell […]
In Australia the terms legumes and pulses are generally used interchangeably. Technically speaking, pulses are the edible seeds from the plants in the legume family and coupled with legumes, they are fast becoming one of Australia’s proud, home grown, success stories.
AMC would like to announce our new Ambassador, Susie Elelman. Some of the many hats Susie has worn throughout her impressive media career spanning 4 decades include author, TV presenter, radio broadcaster, reporter and producer.
Eating organic may seem out of reach for some. Whether it is the price tag that too often accompanies the organic produce, or the early morning farmers’ market runs that make organic eating not quite practical, Fear no more!
The Australian Menopause Centre acknowledges the release of the biggest ever study which has highlighted once more the known risks associated with the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Due to the decrease in hormonal levels, a woman may feel vulnerable to a host of negative emotions, including feeling older and less attractive. Men, on the other hand, feel confused about what they should do to help their partners cope better with the changes brought about by menopause.
2 in 3 Australians (men and women) over 50 years old have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Let me repeat that. Two in three Australians.
Okra is a vegetable from the cotton family and both the seeds and pods have been consumed for centuries. It is believed to have originated close to Ethiopia and cultivated by the ancient Egyptians
Quite often, dairy is placed in the spotlight as being the best source of absorbable calcium however this is not entirely accurate. There are a multitude of different food sources that also provide an adequate amount.
Calcium is a vital mineral required for the formation of strong bones, as it helps increase the density and strength of bones. Calcium can be found in some foods, particularly dairy.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia with 1 in 8 females (13%) reporting an anxiety related condition in the 2014-15 period. Women are more likely to experience anxiety than men are.
Whilst there is no magical pill that can ‘turn off’ anxiety, there are multiple avenues that anxiety can be addressed through.
It is important to identify and source what may be feeding or exacerbating your anxiety so that the stimulant, or aggravating factors, can be addressed.
Sweet potatoes are native to Central and Native America and are one of the oldest known vegetables. Relics of sweet potato dating back more than 10,000 years have been found in Peruvian Caves.
Oestradiol and Glycolic Acid cream found to be highly effective in treating skin ageing in postmenopausal women
Hormones play a vital role in many physiological processes. Women heading through menopause are well aware of this. Did you know that your hormones play a significant part in the suppleness and youthfulness of your skin?
Medications have an expiry date and for good reason! Everything deteriorates over time. Fresh is always the best and this applies especially to your bio-identical hormones.
Just like your face, your hair ages as you do. ‘A woman in her 40s doesn’t have the hair she had at 20 – it’s not just her imagination’.
It’s estimated that 70% of women who are at the ‘menopausal age’ work, therefore if you’re struggling to manage day-to-day business, you’re far from alone. Yet despite the high numbers of working women experiencing menopause, because of the nature of this age-associated stage of life, it’s often something women feel reluctant or embarrassed to talk about.
Menopause is caused by a fall in the amount of oestrogen produced by the ovaries. It’s a time of transition, the end of the fertile years and an individual experience for every woman.
Mushrooms are a nutrient, mineral and vitamin dense fungi that is surrounded by folklore, phobias and delicious recipes. A ring of these edible fungi are believed to be either a portal to another dimension, or a dance floor for our small fairy friends.
Multiple media outlets have jumped on the bandwagon in dismissing the effectiveness and credibility of supplements. The debate surrounding supplements and their safety has been around for many years and recently, the main point has been missed.
As menopausal women are the greatest sufferers of osteoporosis, it is important to assess your calcium intake and bone density and if calcium supplementation is required, calcium hydroxyapatite is believed to be the best form for your bone health.
No one likes to feel tired and stressed all the time, especially when they haven’t had adequate sleep. But for many people this is an everyday reality, and it can happen when you suffer from adrenal fatigue.
Visiting a doctor regularly for routine checks should be a priority for all women, but there are certain times in your life when visiting the treating doctor that specialises in hormonal imbalances can help you better manage lifestyle changes.
Menopause can be a stressful and challenging event in any woman’s life, and even though it’s completely natural, some people find it hard to talk about with others.
In addition to experiencing hot flushes during the day, many women can also suffer from them while asleep, known as night sweats. This can be a major nuisance, as night sweats interrupt your sleep and make you feel very uncomfortable.
Keep reading to learn more about this menopausal symptom, and find out how to control it.
If menopause is a natural stage in every woman’s life, why not treat it naturally?
It is not unusual for women going through menopause to experience brittle bones and fractures that are a result of osteoporosis. The hormone oestrogen assists in the absorption of calcium.
Toxic chemicals are everywhere, and while exposure can be difficult to avoid, there are some tips and tricks that you can implement in your home to help ensure you’re living in the best environment possible.
Making small and healthy lifestyle changes could be what you need to ease the transition into menopause, and can go a long way in helping you through many common symptoms.
Sleep is essential to living. Whether you have noticed it or not, poor sleep can affect your energy, moods, motivation, appetite and more. Sleep is essential to living, yet it is often the first thing we sacrifice.
Chronic stress is the most under-rated illness we are exposed to, in my opinion. Stress has the power to stop you eating, make you gain weight, interrupt your sleep or stop you from getting to sleep in the first place
7 Great Quotes to Help You Through the Stress
The old saying ‘we are what we eat’ may be annoying to hear, but it points out the importance of your food choices.
Regular physical activity is crucial for women going through menopause, and it can ease a lot of the discomforting symptoms you might be experiencing.
Trouble getting to sleep, or maintaining sleep, can be more than a nuisance. It can contribute to chronic fatigue, mood swings, slower metabolism, and immune-system and memory issues.
Start practising some of the healthy habits listed below and say hello to sleeping like a baby again!
Did you know that anywhere from 28-40% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women experience joints pain due to hormonal changes?
Fish oils are a great source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (good fats), collectively called Omega 3 fatty acids. These fats have a variety of different health benefits.
Fish oil has been found to improve HDL levels (beneficial fat) in the body and provides a health balance between the LDL and HDL (bad and good fat) in the body.
Sardines are one of the most underrated fish we know. They are a nutritional powerhouse consisting of a great combination of vitamins and minerals.
Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced a review of the industry that counts roughly half of Australians as customers, yet leaves many in the lurch when they need help most.
Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, is a hormone that controls keys elements of the reproductive system, from sex drive and orgasms to childbirth and lactation, as well as other aspects of human interaction.
Have you noticed a pins and needles sensation in your hands and feet? Has it become more frequent? Are you experiencing sensations of numbness and tingling?
Detox and cleansing is all about resting and caring for your body from the inside out, to give it a well-deserved break from the stresses of day to day life. Practiced for centuries by different cultures, detoxification aims to remove the toxins present.
Headaches can be a big problem for many women around the age of 50, especially when menopause is involved.
During perimenopause, when estrogen and progesterone are often out of balance, your adrenal glands, pituitary glands, and hypothalamus release hormones that too can become out of balance.
Many women are concerned about fat, and wrongly believe that consuming fat will make them overweight. The truth is, however, that an extremely low-fat diet won’t regulate your weight.
Female sexual dysfunction is a prevalent and often underestimated problem in the general community. It is a generalised disorder that can be broken down into […]
Our Kick Start Weight Loss program has been developed to kick start your motivation and set you up for successful weight loss and maintenance.
The therapeutic benefits of omega-3 fatty acids – which are abundant in certain fish oils – have long been known. In the 1950s, upon the […]
Eating Organic is Not Only for the Rich Eating organic may seem out of reach for some. Whether it is the price tag that too […]
Kamut, also called Khorasan wheat or Pharaoh grain, because it was discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs, is richer in protein than regular wheat and high […]
Start the New Year with great health! If you’re not healthy, speak to someone. If you are healthy, cleanse your body! At the Australian Menopause […]
Peri-menopause and Headaches Peri-menopause marks a time of great change within the hormonal environment of a woman. Her body goes from being in an almost […]
Watermelons are now in season and they’re not only delicious and juicy, they are also highly nutritious and are a great snack alternative. This tasty […]
Many women will find that they gain weight during the process of menopause. As we age, we tend to lose muscle density, our metabolism slows, […]
As part of your treatment program, we may recommend that you undertake specific medical tests. These will be advised by our doctor during your consultation. In […]
A 2015 Australian study by the NSW Cancer Council reinforced the findings of The Women’s Health Initiative of 2002 in respect to the use of […]
Fatigue is one of the most common and one of the most disruptive symptoms of menopause. It can be defined as an ongoing and persistent […]
THE ADRENAL GLANDS The purpose of your adrenal glands is to help your body cope with stress and survive another day. It is their job […]
Hormones play a vital role in many physiological processes. Sufferers of menopausal symptoms know this too well. Night sweats, hot flushes, sleeplessness and more, but […]
GABA is an important neurochemical within the brain. Its primary job is to slow down the activity in the brain so that clear thoughts and […]
What: what is it? Our Digestive Health Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, dietary choices and lifestyle suggestions all with the same aim […]
What: What is it? Our Hormone Specific Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, dietary choices and lifestyle suggestions all with the same aim […]
Kick Start Weight Loss Program We see an average of 5-7kg (or 10%) lost in 26days Helps to remove stubborn fat Paves the road to […]
Female Sexual Dysfunction: Sexual arousal and orgasmic disorder Female sexual dysfunction is a prevalent and often underestimated problem in the general community. It is a […]
What: what is it? Our Weight Loss Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, dietary choices and lifestyle suggestions all with the same aim […]
A woman’s ability to reproduce will usually near its end during the mid-40s. In some women this can start as early as the mid-30s, and […]
During menopause or peri-menopause, many women may find themselves experiencing more anxiety than normal. Anxiety can manifest itself as uneasiness, unhappy thoughts, fears, and sometimes […]
Vagnal dryness is unfortunately a very common symptom in the transition to menopause. In fact, some studies report that 40-60% of women will experience this uncomfortable symptom. […]
Menopause When this happens, you start experiencing the classic symptoms of menopause such as Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, Vaginal Dryness, Irritability, Mood Swings, Headaches, Fatigue and Low libido. In some women […]
For practically their entire adult lives, women hear about menopause and its symptoms as something in the distant future. Surprisingly, what they should know is […]
Although perimenopause is clearly the most noticeable stage of the menopause process, most women fail to realize what perimenopause really is. Perimenopause, as its own […]
Wall Street Journal 16/03/09 By ERIKA SCHWARTZ , KENT HOLTORF , and DAVID BROWNSTEIN Mainstream medicine has been given a wake-up call on a matter […]
Postmenopause can come across as an enigmatic time of life –the first time in decades that a woman does not have the capacity to reproduce. […]
Ingredients 12 eggs, lightly whisked 1/2 cup (125ml) thin cream 2 tbs finely chopped dill 20g butter 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced 2 […]
Acupuncture Many women find relief from their menopausal symptoms through acupuncture, a system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin […]
The digestive system plays an important role in the body, converting the food we eat into their simplest forms, such as glucose, amino acids, or […]
Headaches during menopause can incapacitate women who experience them. For instance in the case of migraine headaches, the pain generally comes on slowly in one […]
Loss of libido is a lack of interest or desire for sexual activity, and this affects 20-40% of women when they hit menopause. If you’re going through […]
Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when the ovaries stop producing certain hormones (namely oestrogen) and menstruation ceases. This period of time can […]
Do you find yourself feeling exhausted most of the time, even after having a good rest? Are you constantly irritable? Do you happen to be […]
All women have different experiences during menopause, and the symptoms they report are often quite extensive. With all of the changes occurring in the body […]
Menopause is something that all women will experience at some point, and for that reason nobody should ever feel alone in their struggle. Sometimes it […]
During the beginning stages of menopause, it’s important to keep a careful eye on your bones. The drastic drop of oestrogen production that occurs during […]
Does your skin feel dehydrated, sensitive and dull? There’s a reason! It’s exposed to chilly winds, freezing temperatures, and then blasted with indoor heating. The […]
Menopause is a natural part of the ageing process, and a transition period that no woman can escape from. While menopause affects different women in […]
With menopause come potential changes to hormone levels, and as a result, changes to your skin. The natural ageing process has a lot to do […]
When women hear the term menopause, it can bring about trepidation due to the sheer number of horror stories floating around. However, menopause isn’t all […]
Before menopause, your body goes through a transition period of uncertainty called peri-menopause. During this time you’ll experience a lot of symptoms that are found […]
When dealing with menopause it’s important to know what to expect and what you can do to lessen the impact of the symptoms. Below is […]
When going through menopause, it can be very difficult to find a management plan that works best for you and your body. The ultimate goal […]
Adding avocado to a smoothie is a great way to make your smoothie creamy. Its velvety consistency is adaptable and will work with both fruits […]
Menopause typically occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, and while one in four women won’t experience any symptoms, the other three […]
The hormonal changes women often experience during menopause can cause physical symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, and headaches. But these changes can also manifest […]
Most women in their mid-forties to mid-fifties will experience the symptoms of menopause to some degree. These can include anything from hot flushes, irritability and […]
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Going through menopause is a difficult time for every woman. Some feel as though they are losing their youth, along with gaining the many unpleasant […]
Osteoporosis and the Health of Your Bones What Happens When Bones Become Weak, Brittle and Break? We have over 200 bones that make up our […]
For a healthy person, the recommended daily intake of calcium is 1,000mg. Once you reach the age of 51, your recommended intake increases to 1,300mg […]
Edamame-Ginger Dip Think of this as an Asian version of hummus. Ingredients 220g frozen shelled edamame ¼ cup water 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 […]
Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicious, almost invisible crunch. They are one of the oldest oilseeds known, […]
Sheep have been raised for milk for thousands of years and were milked before cows. The world’s commercial dairy sheep industry is concentrated in Europe […]
Homemade savoury crackers This month’s recipe comes straight from one of our detox patients. She has kindly passed on her recipe for us to share. […]
For optimal health, it is best to avoid unwanted unnecessary exposure to chemicals, pollutants and other harmful substances. A great detox program can help to […]
Ask yourself these questions: Are you often tired or lethargic? Are you having trouble losing weight? Do you regularly suffer from bloating, […]
Ingredients ½ cup quality walnuts (plus 6 to 8 for decorating) ½ cup raw almonds ½ cup raw Brazil nuts ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds […]
The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. Among these […]
The cold weather brings about a range of changes to our body; from increased appetite, decreased moods and apparent laziness, to dry skin and dull […]
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating as far back as to when the Giza […]
Activance Hypoallergenic is the very latest development, The Sunday Telegraph 4 May 2014 boasts “For Hair Regeneration, a major scientific advance for hair loss.” Gentle yet potent […]
Do you dread the winter months when you and your family easily succumb to coughs and colds, sneezing and sniffily noses, headaches, sore throats, or […]
Winter is in full force. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. […]
Life in the 21st century is busy, busy, busy. As we age it is harder to keep up with the pace, and fatigue is increasingly […]
Making lifestyle changes may help ease the discomfort of your symptoms and keep you healthy in the long run. Try these tips. Eat healthy food. Eating […]
Avocados may be fatty, but this fruit is a nutritional powerhouse providing numerous potential health benefits. The healthy fats in avocados account for around three […]
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian […]
Juniperus communis is commonly known as juniper berries and are found widely throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The juniper berry plant is a small evergreen shrub. […]
Ingredients Olive oil 4kg of red onion, finely sliced 7 garlic cloves 30g of salt 12 cloves 14 juniper berries 1 handful of thyme leaves 500ml of balsamic vinegar 350g of […]
How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. Similarly, the quality of your sleep disturbances can often be found […]
Serves: 4 Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes 2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil […]
Ingredients 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind, plus 2 teaspoons juice 4 x 150g pork medallions, trimmed of excess fat […]
Pawpaw (or papaya) is a fruit that grows in tropical areas throughout the world and is easily available throughout Australia. Most Australians enjoy pawpaw simply […]
Name: Roseanna Gallo OAM Occupation: Singer/performer/entertainer/charity worker/MC “OMG! Was is happening to me!” It was just after I turned 50, I had been told by […]
More about Aussie Helpers and their co-founders Brian & Nerida Egan Brian and Nerida Egan established Aussie Helpers on 21 May 2002 to help fight poverty and […]
Stay active – Intermittent short-term low-back pain can actually be better with gentle movement and limited bed rest. Mike Flippin, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who […]
As the body begins to age, fall prevention becomes an important issue to address. We all know of someone who as tripped and fallen accidentally […]
Tao’s Favourite Supplement – N-Acetyl Carnitine Hi, my name is Tao and I am the Operations Manager of the Australian Menopause Centre. I have been […]
Poor communication – generally superficial discussions There is an element of irritability and inability to feel affectionate May have excessive anxieties and fears Sexual interactions […]
Is your love life lacking drive and desire? Do you want to improve your mood and happiness? Oxytocin is a hormone mainly known for its […]
Many health funds do provide rebates on bio-identical hormones however, some health funds do not provide these rebates. Why is this the case? It is […]
Ingredients 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (from 1/2-inch piece) 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 bunches bok choy, cleaned, ends […]
Also known as Chinese mustard cabbage, bok choy (or pak choy) originated in Asia as part of the Brassica family. Its relatives include broccoli and […]
Broaching the Subject of Menopause Symptoms with Your Husband: A Survival Guide If you´ve begun experiencing the symptoms of menopause, talking with your husband is […]
Most people think that women cease to be sexual beings after the change. While menopause does change your body in some fundamental ways — including […]
Ingredients 350ml water 100g pearl barley 2x 125g pkt Slendier Spaghetti 1 bunch fresh coriander ½ bunch spring […]
More Than Meets the Eye – Beating the New Year Bulge Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is not only about looking good – that’s […]
Coriander is an annual herb with edible leaves and seeds, a very common ingredient in cooking throughout the world. It is especially very popular in […]
While not a common symptom of menopause and postmenopause, tingling extremities is an unsettling and unexpected symptom some women experience. This tingling can affect any […]
When women reach the age of 40 their hormone levels drop. That includes estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, the three main hormones in how a woman’s […]
As women approach menopause they endure many symptoms, but one that proves the most difficult for many women to accept is menopausal weight gain. Not […]
Fighting hot flushes, vaginal dryness and mood swings while dealing with demanding schedules and tight deadlines in the workplace can seem like your pitted against […]
With today’s modern lifestyle, adrenal fatigue is becoming more and more common and more and more debilitating. Due to the physical, mental and emotional stressors […]
Are you getting the most out of your Treatment Program? To get maximum benefit from your Treatment Program it is extremely important to take your […]
A Testimonial about Nuerocalm From Trina at the Australian Menopause Centre Hi I work at Australian Menopause Centre and have been prescribed Nuerocalm for the […]
Asparagus has many anti-inflammatory properties due to containing saponins and phytonutrients. Asparagus provides a wide variety of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, […]
Countless sites on the Internet offer a range of supplements, usually at very cheap prices. However, using products bought from online sites can be risky. […]
Lessen your stress load by practising the following stress busting strategies: 1. Rest and Relaxation: Relaxation techniques such as tai chi, yoga, and meditation can […]
Is Stress Deterring You From Health? Stress is now a common fixture in our hectic, busy lives. Small amounts of stress that are easily resolved […]
Headaches are described as an ache or pain in the head, face, mouth, neck or any combination of these. The pain can be mild to […]
Ingredients 1 carrot, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 onion, sliced 1 small fennel bulb, sliced 2 flat-leaf parsley stalks, bruised, plus 2 tbs chopped […]
Salmon is a highly nutritious food. It contains a high amount of protein, good fats and Vitamin D. A serving of 120g will go a […]
What is Oestrogen Oestrogen is the name given to a class of hormones. There are three major oestrogens produced by women called oestriol, oestradiol and […]
A fast breakfast recipe for people on the move that includes a daily dose of liquid MetaPure EPA/DHA. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen […]
Recipe/ Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1 large red onion, halved, sliced 2cm piece ginger, peeled, grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 red cabbage, shredded […]
Rejuvenate your skin today. Would you like your face to look younger and more youthful? Less wrinkles? A specially formulated facial cream may help to […]
 The trial looked at various markers of inflammation. These markers decreased by 10-12% while the placebo capsules had a 36% increase. The doses of […]
This dish is a complete meal. If you wish to add some carbohydrate, serve with Basmati rice. Alternatively, my choice is to add additional protein. […]
Fact 1: Four out of five women say that menopause did not decrease their quality of life. In fact, not all women experience menopause symptoms. […]
Vitamin D3 is primarily known for its role in calcium absorption within the body tomaintain skeletal health. Vitamin D3 is equally important in its involvement […]