103: 3 Key Herbs for Female Hormones

In this punchy episode Angela shares with us her 3 favourite herbs for balancing female hormones. She explains how they can positively affect our levels of progesterone, estrogen and help support the integral role of the liver in hormonal balance and fertility. If you suffer from PMS, painful or irregular periods, acne, infertility, endometriosis or any other hormonally related symptom then this episode can help you.

Show notes & Resources

The 4 herbs Angela mentions in the show and their botanical names:

  • Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)
  • Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste tree)
  • Paeonia lactiflora (peony, white peony, paeonia)
  • Silybum marianum (st Mary's thistle)

Book Angela references in the show - Kerry Bone's "Herbal Compendium" A desktop guide for herbal prescribers.

80: Case Study - Hormone Imbalance (Part 2)

Today we continue our 2 part series case study looking at hormonal imbalances. This is an opportunity to look over Angela's shoulder as she clues us into how she would assess, test for and treat a young woman with hormonal imbalances presenting with PMS, pain, long peroids, acne and stress.

This episode goes further into testing, treatment options, diet & lifestyle changes needed as well as nutritional and herbal supplementation and how we would administer these. This is a great episode for anyone who wishes to learn how to collate all the information they have learnt into a clear plan on how to restore hormonal balance & health naturally from start to finish. Great for students and/or anyone suffering from a hormonal imbalance!

Show notes & Resources

27: How To Check For Hormonal Imbalances

If you've ever experienced period pain, cramping, mood swings, heavy bleeding, irregular or absent periods, menopausal symptoms (hot flushes, night sweats etc), endometriosis, PCOS and other endocrine related disorders, then you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance.

In this episode Angela takes the time to share with us the functional tests she most commonly uses in clinic to help her accurately identify for her patients which hormones are out of balance and why the underlying imbalance is being triggered. She explains the benefits and uses of common tests such as Female Salivary Hormone Testing, Urinary Oestrogen Metabolites Testing, Blood Testing and more.

If you have struggled with hormonal issues than this could help you find the next step towards healing, by getting tested and accurately diagnosing the imbalance you can begin treating it at the cause and healing the problem at the root!


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10: Decoding Hypothyroidism (Part 2)

This two part series takes an in depth look at hypothyroidism, including common causes for reduced thyroid function along with natural treatments to start restoring thyroid function and hormone levels today. 

Angela discusses how fatigue, unexplained weight gain, mood fluctuations, high cholesterol, infertility and more can be associated with lowered thyroid function. She explains how to interpret thyroid test results and shares with you additional functional testing your doctor may not be telling you about.

In these compelling episodes Angela outlines for us the nutrients needed by the thyroid to create the essential thyroid hormones and manage metabolism in the body as well as a number of herbal therapies that have proved very effective. She explains the role of autoimmunity in thyroid conditions, how to identify this from sub-clinical hypothyroidism and additional testing required when auto-immunity is suspected so you can treat the underlying cause.

This is a must-listen for anyone wanting to find the keys to why they may have lowered metabolism, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, mood swings and low thyroid function, providing empowering tools for your journey to recovery.

Show Notes & Resources:

3 Take Away Keys

  1. Look into functional testing to assess your current thyroid function, these tests can include some or all of the following; Blood test for TSH, T3, T4, reverse T3, thyroid antibodies, 24 hour Urinary Iodine Loading Test, Salivary Cortisol Testing and Hair Mineral Analysis
  2. Start treating the underlying causes ie. reducing stress levels, removing fluoride and bromine from the diet and water, increase iodine in your diet and possibly look at supplementing with iodine (depending on your urinary test results), consider also supplementing with the co-factors we've discussed. 
  3. Dietary changes - increase iodine rich foods - seafood, sea vegetables, fish, sea salt. Reduce goitrogenic foods including soy, cruciferous vegetables (ie broccoli, bok choy, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, radishes, kale). Look at cutting out the fluoride by investing in a reverse osmosis filter, always remember to remineralise before drinking distilled water, and avoid bromine in bread, soft drink and food products. Focus on eating 6 small meals a day to keep your energy up and support the thyroid in managing healthy metabolism levels while it is healing.

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7: Hormonal Imbalances - Are They Playing Havoc With You?

In this episode Angela unpacks and simplifies for us the complex world of hormones and how they affect us, how they can become imbalanced and the wide range of symptoms, conditions caused by simple hormonal imbalances. She explains that we not only require correct amounts of circulating hormones but for the body to be able to properly metabolize these hormones down the correct and protective pathways, to prevent serious conditions. She also explores Estrogen Dominance and Unopposed Estrogen, PCOS, Endometriosis, PMS, Infertility, Menopause, Low Testosterone, Low Progesterone, Insulin Resistance and more. Angela will give you the tips and tools to start regaining hormonal balance and lifestyle suggestions to help you sustain this throughout all the seasons of your life.

Show Notes & Resources:

  • Chemical Maze - for decoding your ingredients to look for BPA, PCB's and phthalates. 
  • "Going Paleo" - Great resource & cookbook by Chef Pete Evans guiding you into a Paleo lifestyle with a 5 week meal plan, shopping lists and yummy recipes 

3 take away keys:

  1. Remove xeno-estrogens from your diet and environment – plastics containers, water bottles, plastic plates, shampoos, skin products, toys, baby bottles, canned food. Limit or consider removing soy (a phytoestrogen)

  2. Increase cruciferous vegetables in your diet, lower trans-fatty acids/packed and processed/sugary foods, buy organic food especially meat, increase protein, healthy fats and complex carbs – consider a Paleo diet.

  3. If your still experiencing symptoms consider getting tested via salivary hormone profile, urinary metabolites or blood tests and work with a practitioner to find the right treatment plan to rebalance your hormone levels and assist proper metabolism of these hormones.

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