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What your period is trying to tell you about your health

Dr Libby Weaver (PhD) is one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists, a best-selling author and speaker. Did you know that your period is just supposed to show up each month? That’s right, without any of the troubling symptoms many women experience recurringly. Those symptoms—from PMS, period pain, breast tenderness, mood …

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Natural headache remedies that are simple and effective

Unpleasant throbbing and aching in the head, nausea, ringing ears, blurred vision – headaches and migraines are, to put it lightly, excruciating. According to Headache Australia, it’s estimated that migraines currently affect 4.9 million Aussies, and 20 per cent of the population suffer from migraines at some stage in their …

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Doctor on the top medical issues facing women now

Considering that today is International Women’s Day, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the biggest health issues facing women in Australia right now. As a doctor, thinking about this topic fills me with so many thoughts. Because the truth is, while we are somewhat fortunate in this lucky country …

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‘I looked six months pregnant’

It took visits to more than 10 doctors over six years for Tasha Ross to finally get a diagnosis. The 23-year-old swimwear model had battled intense pain, bloating and hormonal acne from the age of 15, only to be told by one specialist that it was ‘all in her head’. …

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We stalked Matt Agnew for you

Before today, Matt Agnew was just a regular astrophysicist going about his normal astrophysicist chores. Now, he’s the only thing us Aussies are talking, stalking and gawking about ever since he announced he’s, indeed, the Bachelor of 2019. But the difficult thing is, who the hell is Matt Agnew? Unlike …

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Fasting-mimicking diet could get your gut health in check

Just when we thought fasting couldn’t have any more health benefits, a new study has suggested that it might be a powerful tool in helping heal your gut. Researchers from the University of Southern California point to what they call the fasting-mimicking diet (FMD), a program Valter Longo, Ph.D. – …

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7 lifestyle tweaks to help balance your hormones naturally

This article originally appeared on Healthista and is republished here with permission. Swollen breasts. Sleep disturbances. Bloating. They’re all symptoms typically associated with that wonderfully vague term, ‘hormonal’. But hormones control so much more from our appetites to our moods to our weight. Anyone who gets pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) or …

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