“A woman’s health is the barometer of her environment. It is moulded and shaped according to her evolution in the womb and the social, cultural and ecological environment of her childhood. It is created out of her relationships, her joys and traumas. It is grounded in the quality of her nutrition and the purity of the air and water around her” (Hyman MA, 2007)
As women in this 21st century we have much opportunity and many of us are constantly striving to be better women, mothers, wives, daughters, partners, employees and business owners. Never before has ensuring our own good health been more important and yet we still leave ourselves on the bottom of our ‘to-do’ list! As women our health is not only connected to our thoughts and feelings but also to our age. We recognise that you need to be supported throughout all life stages to ensure balance mentally, emotionally and physically.
Teenagers may need help with period pain, PMS, skin problems, mood changes and eating habits.
Conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome are becoming increasingly common in women of all ages and are indicators of hormonal imbalance often influenced by environmental and nutritional factors.
With increasing rates of infertility, miscarriage and many childhood illnesses, pregnancy preparation is essential for all women planning to start a family in order to ensure optimal reproductive health and a healthy pregnancy and baby.
The healthier we are the easier the transition through perimenopause and menopause will be and this can be assisted and supported with herbal and nutritional medicine.
Women’s health requires a holistic approach so come and talk to Dr. Kevin about any of your health concerns. For example:
- Hormonal imbalance – period pain, irregular cycles, PMS, PCOS, fibroids, menopause
- Blood sugar regulation
- Weight management
- Mood changes, stress, depression, anxiety
- Digestive problems, constipation
- Cardiovascular problems – hypertension, cholesterol
- Musculoskeletal aches and pains
We also understand the unique needs of men’s health. Male infertility is a problem in 40% of couples unable to concieve and this can often be due to nutritional and environmental issues. Cardiovascular and metabolic disease are also more frequent in men and occur at an earlier age than for women. Hypertension, high cholesterol, weight issues, sleeping problems, stress and fatigue can all be ‘side effects’ of our lifestyle and work environment today.
Wellness programs are designed to help you achieve a better state of health and a longer, better quality of life.