Category Archives: Reflexology

Reflexology to help with Hormones and P.C.O.S

Hi All,

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is really rather common and can affect up to 30% of women. Symptoms may include lack of periods or irregular periods, excess hair growth and more importantly is one of the leading causes in infertility or problems in conceiving in females.

There are many studies that report the effectiveness of Clinical Reflexology in improving PCOS of which you can research on the internet.

 If PCOS is not addressed then it may lead to additional health problems in later life such as diabetes, heart and blood related disorders  and it may also impact on our emotional health (self esteem, depression , stress and anxiety). 
I have a wealth of experience in dealing with female hormonal rebalancing (including insulin
resistance which can impact on weight) and fertility enhancement.

Hormonal balancing is important not only for PCOS but for and pre menstrual issues , and fertility enhancement.  If you are feeling mood swings experiencing headaches or migraines and are generally struggling to loose weight then your hormonal system may be out of balance.

Clinical Reflexology is a very good treatment to not only find if the hormonal system is out of balance, but then work a treatment plan to bring your body back into harmony.

I AM OFFERING £10 OFF INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR NEW CLIENTS SO CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW I CAN HELP YOU WITH BOTH A PCOS FRIENDLY DIET AND REFLEXOLOGY TO HELP REBALANCE THE BODY.

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Jeni Stroud @ Peace of Mind Health TEL : 07531 191 688

Balancing your health…naturally.

How lack of sleep can impact on weight loss and hormonal imbalances.

We know that we are what we eat (and digest) and some of our earlier blogs give nutritional advice but i have been thinking a lot this week about how important sleep is and how lack of sleep can damage the hormonal system and also have an impact on a speedy weight loss.

Whilst a healthy diet is key in most weight loss it is also worth thinking about how much sleep you are getting,  as some of the contributing factors that link sleep with weight loss need to factor in the consideration of our hormonal system…..here’s how …..

*  your pituitary gland (which is the master hormonal system regulator and growth hormone)  works harder whilst you are sleeping. This can help you build muscle, regenerate cells and  help with balancing of the metabolism which leads to easier weight loss.

*A good nights  sleep at night helps you lower cortisol levels (which stops over stimulation of breaking protein down into glucose …….and  If you have too much glucose in your body, it will get stored as fat!)

* Too little sleep affects  levels of leptin (this curbs our appetite ) and raises levels of ghrelin ( increases our appetite) which can impact on weight loss.

* Sleep will also help us to process the stresses and strains of the waking hours which may also be causing adrenal fatigue which will also increase cortisol levels.

So whilst we may be burning the candle at both ends or simply not taking the time to consider the importance of training ourselves into enjoying a good 8 hours sleep a night there is a secondary gain to be had for a good nights kip….weight loss …..zzzzzzzz

Clinical Reflexology is also a great way to help maximise the efficiency of the hormonal system rebalancing that wonderful endocrine system.

If you would like more information on how we can help you then contact us at Peace Of Mind Health either by calling 07531 191 688 or mailing peaceofmindhealth@gmail.com

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Improve your egg health for fertility.

 

Improve your egg health for fertility. You need to consider a 90 day period even before an egg is ovulated, as  the eggs are changing and preparing for ovulation. The eggs can be affected by stress, nutrition, healthy blood flow and hormonal balance.

These things may help you greatly :

* Get at least 1.5litres  glasses of pure water every day as dehydration can cause your blood to become thick and decrease circulation in the body, as well as many other issues.

* Hormonal balance is essential for proper egg health. Due to environmental factors, stress, and modern diets more and more women are becoming hormonally imbalanced. Reflexology can help cleanse the system of excess hormones.

* Take in moderate Exercise, walking,  tai chi, swimming and  yoga will  increase the blood flow  and help to oxygenate the blood.

* Eat well –  Leafy greens, berries, organic salmon, nuts , seeds, advocados, turmeric, ginger  and eggs are all great foods. They have abundant antioxidants  help to protect the egg and sperm from free radical damage.

* Have holistic therapies such as Reflexology or massage to improve overall body and lymphatic drainage.

* Other supplements for nutrition  which may help include :

* L-arginine (an amino acid that has been shown in studies to increase ovarian response, endometrial receptivity, and pregnancy rates in IVF patients who supplemented in large doses of L-arginine. (Published in Human Reproduction 1999).

* Royal Jelly is a fertility superfood which may help to increase the egg quality and quantities.

* Reduce Stress –  take some time out for a relaxing treatment, meditate, etc as stress can have has a detrimental impact on fertility. Women who are constantly under stress produce prolactin, cortisol, and other hormones, which can interfere with or even block regular ovulation.

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog.

If you would like more information about how we can help you then please call us for a confidential chat and to book and appointment on 07531 191 688

Thank you

Jeni at Peace of Mind Health

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Fertility and Diet.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused when the female hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with irregular periods and cause problems with fertility. In addition to this, if  not treated then over time it can lead to other more serious health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease. PCOS are small cysts which appear on the ovaries.

PCOS is common, and may  affect  1 out of 15 women (World health organisation citing)

Symptoms may include :

Fertility problems .

Weight gain OR  trouble losing weight.

Extra bodily or facial hair .

Acne.

Irregular periods or heavy periods.

Hormonal balancing is important not only for PCOS but for and pre menstrual issues , and fertility enhancement.  If you are feeling mood swings experiencing headaches or migraines and are generally struggling to loose weight then your hormonal system may be out of balance.

Clinical Reflexology is a very good treatment to not only find if the hormonal system is out of balance, but then work a treatment plan to bring your body back into harmony.

Nutrition is also key for PCOS, as insulin resistance  is also a contributing factor in PCOS (which is why it can then lead to diabetes).

I AM OFFERING £10 OFF INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR NEW CLIENTS SO CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW I CAN HELP YOU WITH BOTH A PCOS FRIENDLY DIET AND REFLEXOLOGY TO HELP REBALANCE THE BODY. .

Jeni Stroud @ Peace of Mind Health tEL : 07531 191 688

Balancing your health…naturally.

 

Balance your hormones through diet and Reflexology

Hormones affect mood, weight gain , bowel health, skin, energy levels, sleep, PCOS ….the list goes on…….

If we balance our hormones can do a lot to boost health.

The endocrine system is a complex system that affects the above, An Experienced Clinical Reflexologist can help you identify if this system is out of balance and work with a programme to maximise your bodies chance of optimum efficiency within this system.

Some nutritional tips which will also help you include :

~Leptin is a master hormone, and if it is out of balance no other hormones will balance well. The below advice will help with that but also you need to take in less fortified , processed and sugary food. Eat more whole grains and start the day on proteins and healthy fats.

~ Limit Caffeine intake as it can stress the endocrine system.

~ Sleep – If you aren’t getting enough sleep, your hormonal system will not be balanced.

~ Avoid fats such as vegetable oil, peanut oil, canola oil, soybean oil, margarine, shortening or other chemically altered fats. Evidence suggests that this can spur problems like endometriosis and PCOS. Choose fats like coconut oil, real butter, olive oil (don’t heat!) and eat lots of high Omega-3 fish

~Non strenuous exercise – If you have hormone imbalance, intense exercise will stress the body and actually prevent weight loss. Focus on relaxing exercises like Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Walking, Yoga and Swimming.

~ Avoid Toxins such as pesticides, plastics, household chemicals as much as possible as they can mimic hormones and disrupt the system. If you have hormone imbalance or are struggling to get pregnant, avoiding these toxins is key. Cook in glass or non-coated metal pans (no non-stick or teflon) and avoid heating or storing foods in plastic. Find organic produce and meat whenever possible and don’t use chemical pesticides or cleaners.

 

~Coconut Oil is amazing for hormone health. It provides the necessary building blocks for hormone production, can assist weight loss, reduce inflammation, and even has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

Contact me for a confidential chat about how i can help you further and receive £10 off your initial treatment. Tel : – 07531 191 688