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17 reasons why modern women are struggling so much

17 reasons why modern women are struggling so much – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Modern women are struggling – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  In a world where we have more opportunities than ever before, modern women seem to be drowning under the weight of everything we have on our ‘life plates’ – landing us in a space of pain, hormonal disharmony, exhaustion, and disconnection.  So, why is it like this? I wrote a list...
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Dear exhaustion

Dear Exhaustion, thank you for showing me the way back home (to myself).

(a love note to exhaustion) Dear Exhaustion, You are my greatest teacher. For most of my life, you were my constant companion, and I never knew why. I accepted you as ‘normal’. I thought that this feeling of utmost depletion and burnout was ‘just life’ … for all of us. I learnt that in order to function the way I...
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17 things I wish every woman knew

17 things I wish every woman knew.

Things I wish every woman knew. Over the past few years as I’ve inadvertently ended up working only with women (I’ve seen only TWO men in my career – I didn’t do this on purpose either!), there are certain things that I find myself desperately wanting these women to deeply know and understand. Here’s a list of some of them!...
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Why your hormones can't balance

Why your hormones can’t balance.

There is a reason that hormonal imbalances, burnout, exhaustion and overwhelm run SO many women’s lives and health.  And, this reason is usually the very last thing to be addressed. Many of us want to think that if we take a million supplements, or eat enough organic food … we will heal. And magically become calm, balanced, energetic, and brimming with vitality. But the truth...
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Beth Bridges

Adrenal fatigue (HPA-axis dysfunction), and what to do about it.

Adrenal fatigue, more correctly described as ‘HPA-axis dysfunction’,  is the most common scenario that I see as a Naturopath in a clinical setting.  Modern life offers us many perks, but one of the downfalls is that collectively, our health is suffering – and so often, this is simply from burning the candle at both ends, being too busy, and never slowing...
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Why you need to love your liver

Why you need to love your liver.

Why you need to love your liver. If you’re working on getting your hormones back to a healthy, happy, balanced state – chances are, you may need to give your amazing liver a little (or a lot!) of love. The liver truly is a powerhouse organ within the body. It is constantly keeping us alive by filtering out and eliminating...
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Beth Bridges

Coming off the pill? Here’s what you should know.

Lately I’ve had an abundance of women, from all walks of my life, talk to me about coming off the oral contraceptive pill. As a naturopath, this please me VERY much, because I know how much life can change when you move away from synthetic hormones and allow your own, natural hormones to kick back in, and naturally balance. HOWEVER,...
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Digestive difficulties

A different take on digestive difficulties.

Digestive difficulties are ALL too common for most people – but they shouldn’t be.  Our tendency is to immediately think, ‘food – I must be allergic / intolerant to something’. (More and more people are requesting food allergy testing from me for this reason). And, while this certainly can be the case, it’s definitely not the ‘only’ factor that needs...
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Beth Bridges

The beauty of being sick and tired.

We all know that phrase, ‘I’m sick and tired, of being sick and tired’ … but today I wanted to offer you a different perspective on feeling this way.  Often, we berate our bodies for feeling the way they do. As if our poor bodies are punishing us – through illness or burnout or exhaustion. But, really … there is...
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Period pain: normal or not?

Period pain: normal or not?

Period pain: normal or not?  If you’re someone who suffers with period pain each month, it can be disheartening and overwhelming to hear, ‘period pain isn’t normal and we’re not supposed to get it’, from someone who’s supposedly ‘in the know’. Well, what am I doing wrong, you might think. And why do I get it?  As a naturopath, I...
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