Naturopath Gold Coast





"The pursuit of knowledge is never-ending. The day you stop seeking knowledge is the day you stop growing" ~ Brandon Travis Ciaccio

May 21, 2020

It sure can and adolescent girls tend to be at an increased risk for depression and anxiety, one study found they were 2 to 3 times more likely to be on antidepressants whilst on HCs than non-users.

How can the pill mess with your mind? HCs deplete your levels of vitami...

November 22, 2019

Although not something that is common knowledge PMS (premenstrual syndrome) actually can be categorised into 4 categories. This helps to tailor treatment and address underlying causes.

The four categories of PMS are:

  • Anxiety (PMT-A) if you’re experiencing PMT-A you’l...

November 18, 2019

Did you know the progesterone in a hormonal contraceptive isn’t the same as your body’s own natural progesterone? Don’t be shy, you’re not the only one, most of my patients don’t realise the two aren’t the same or that progestins could have such a huge impact on their...

October 10, 2019

Transitioning off the pill can be a hellish ordeal for some women but there are certain herbs and nutrients that can make the transition easier.


  • Chaste Tree

  • Peony

  • Schisandra

  • Ginger

  • St Mary's Thistle

  • False Unicorn

  • Tribulus Forte


August 24, 2019

Androgen excess is a hallmark feature of PCOS and addressing it always forms part of my treatment protocols.

Although testing is important, and as you all know I love pathology interpretation, most of the time when I test for androgens they come back in “normal” range....

August 5, 2019

You may be a young woman and you don’t get your period, and you’re not looking to get pregnant so don’t see it as much of an issue but I’m pretty sure no one wants a fractured hip before they’re 40, right?

You see, if your periods are non-existent, this means your oestr...

July 22, 2019

Cervical mucus (CM) is by far the best way to monitor your cycles, and is key for understanding your menstrual cycles, not only to fall pregnant but to prevent pregnancy.

Cervical mucus doesn’t sound sexy, but by the end of this post, you’ll appreciate just how amazing...

June 25, 2019

Our hormones are regulated by three major glands

  • Hypothalamus: located in the brain

  • Pituitary: located in the brain

  • Adrenals: located at the top of the kidneys

These glands work synergistically together so our hormones can do their job, this complex inte...

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The 4 Categories of PMS

November 22, 2019

Progestins in hormonal contraceptives are bad for your mood

November 18, 2019

Herbs for Post-Pill Hormone Balancing

October 10, 2019

Treating Androgen Excess in PCOS

August 24, 2019

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