PCOS- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome- Naturopathic Treatments – Hayley Stockbridge (Naturopath)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition affecting 1 in every 10 women in Australia and a condition that I deal with frequently in my clinic. Sufferers of PCOS will experience irregular menstrual cycles and infrequent periods as the main symptom. Read more

The most common causes of infertility in Women

Fertility fitWhen it comes to couples who are suffering from Infertility, it is thought to be due to the women’s health issues approximately 50-60% of the time. There are many issues that can lead to difficulty conceiving in women, and most can be effectively managed using nutritional and herbal medicines to improve your fertility chances. Women experiencing some of the complications listed below are often advised to undergo fertility treatments such as IVF without realising that there is a whole world of very effective and clinically proven naturopathic treatment strategies available. Below we have outlined the most common causes of infertility in women, and how naturopathic treatment can help. Read more

Male Fertility

Fertility fitIt takes just one sperm to fertilise an egg and achieve healthy pregnancy and baby. But did you know that men release between 100-400 million sperm per ejaculate? So why are so many sperm released if it only takes one to fertilise the egg?  This is because sperm must travel an incredible distance from the vagina to the fallopian tubes to meet the waiting egg- which can take between 1-10 hours. Few sperm survive this trip. The few that make this journey then have to penetrate the egg which has a very thick layer making fertilization even more difficult. Sperm are also very easily damaged. Sperm are the tiniest of all cells found in humans with a very simple membrane structure and do not contain the enzymes needed to repair damage like all other cells in the body do. For this reason there are many factors than can damage or destroy sperm and reduce fertility. Experts believe this process allows for only the healthiest sperm to fertilise the egg which provides the best chances of producing a healthy baby. Male fertility can be an often over looked part of getting pregnant. Read more

So you want to get pregnant? Get ‘Fertility Fit’

 

Fertility fitFertility does not need to be one big guessing game as there are plenty of tests that can be run within our clinic, with your doctor or with a fertility specialist that can access you and your partner’s fertility status before you even try to get pregnant. We recommend that you spend the 4 months before you aim to conceive reaching optimal fertility fitness- this means, being the healthiest you can be. Some of the following tests can be run by our naturopaths at Better Health to gain a deeper understanding of just how “Fertility Fit” you really are. Read more

How to increase fertility with supplements for men and women

Alternative medicine tablets on a wooden spoon, green leaf.Conception involves both the male and female partners equally. This is why it is so important that both you and your partner are at optimal health in the lead up to conception, to ensure you are producing healthy sperm and eggs to give your child the best possible start in life. In this blog we are going to talk about how to increase fertility with supplements Read more

The Gut-Thyroid Connection

why_cant_i_get_rid_of_the_candida_albicans_in_my_gut_1599_xWhat is the link between leaky gut and thyroid disease?

Did you know that in order to have a healthy thyroid you must have a healthy gut? This is because gut health significantly influences autoimmunity. Therefore, patients with any thyroid based autoimmune diseases, such as Graves or Hashimotos disease, really need to maintain healthy gut function. Read more

Top ten foods to consider when trying to conceive

Detox, food, heart.

If trying to conceive is a struggle, or if you suffer from some form of infertility or another, or if you are simply planning to get pregnant, you might want to take a closer look at the foods you aren’t eating.

Here we list 10 fertility superfoods that could better your chances to conceive. We are constantly learning more about the healing power of these foods and their effect on both the male and female reproductive system. Read more

7 sensational ways to get you through stress in the workplace

Tomorrow Is the Deadline!Do you reach for that 3pm chocolate fix? Or for your third cup of coffee for the day? Or a bottle of wine as soon you get home from work? With 3 in 4 Australians saying that workplace stress is affecting their health, it’s fair to say it has affected most of us at some stage. You are not alone! Here are some simple tips to help you get through the day without compromising your health: Read more

My top tips for eczema

Woman scratching her armEczema is one of the most common conditions I treat in my clinic. I see babies, toddlers, teenagers and adults suffering from eczema and most are frustrated with how poorly it is controlled through the standard medical strategies. Medical treatment is typically a steroid based cream, which may improve your eczema in the short term, however can lead to pigmentation and thinning of the skin when used long term. Read more

My Top tips for a healthy Thyroid

Thyroid health is my area of expertise and something I am passionate about, especially because there are so many natural and drug free strategies we can implement to improve your thyroid balance. Below I have outlined my most important tips for a healthy thyroid: Read more