What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?

Woman suffering from PMDD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is a cyclical hormonal disorder – meaning it comes in cycles and is linked to your menstrual cycle. It can be a severe and chronic medical condition that needs attention and support for mental and physical wellbeing. By Caren Wigmore,…

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Things You Wish You Always Knew – 6 Ways To Influence Cancer Risk 

older couple exercising to help influence cancer risk

We all know that our diet and lifestyle have a day-to-day influence on our health and wellbeing. But you may not realise that epidemiological studies have confirmed a 31-47% reduction of certain cancer risks over 7 years by adopting some simple but effective changes. There are a number of cancer-related events in February, including World…

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Tips For Better Sleep

woman sleeping: tips for better sleep

“Sleep dispenses a multitude of health-ensuring benefit, yours to pick up in repeat prescription every 24 hrs should you choose” – Matthew Walker This is my new favourite topic – a patient of mine put me onto a book called:  Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker:  what a cracker of a book it is! By…

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What Are Essential Fatty Acids?

sources of essential fatty acids

Essential fatty acids or EFAs are polyunsaturated fatty acids that cannot be made in the body which is why it is essential that we ingest them through the diet or supplementation. There are two families of EFA’s omega-3 and omega-6. Incidentally Omega 9 fatty acids can be produced by the body so dietary ingestion is…

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The High’s and Low’s of Stomach Acid

red area on chest and hand pressing on it highlighting low stomach acid symptoms

High Stomach Acid/ Reflux/ Indigestion/ discomfort or burning pain in your sternum – we’ve all experienced that nasty symptom at some point but are you sure it was due to high stomach acid? Did you know that low stomach acid can cause similar symptoms?   By Caren Wigmore ND. Patients are often really surprised when I…

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How to protect your gut this festive season

couple sleeping on sofa after christmas over indulgence

Food is a wonderful way to connect and engage and share and spend time together over – but for all the goodness of connection depending on WHAT we are eating it can tip the scales of health in the wrong direction. So how do you protect your gut health this festive season? By Caren Wigmore ND.…

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Navigating Perimenopause

navigating perimenopause | Perpetual Wellbeing

Author: Caren Wigmore ND Not much is said about Perimenopause – the gradual change (or not so gradual for some) from a regular cycle to cessation of them.  The symptoms might be mild or significant – on the mild side it often starts off like this:  a patient will tell me:  “I’m just not losing…

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