Posts in Hormones
What's my gut got to do with my Endometriosis?

The usual mainstream route of treatment for endometriosis sufferers is the use of the combined oral contraceptive pill. This is recommended under the belief that endometriosis is a hormonal condition ONLY, which research (and common sense?) shows is not the case. Here we discuss the many factors that come into play in endometriosis, including bacteria, dysbiosis and immune-mediated inflammation.

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Endometriosis and the Bacterial Contamination Hypothesis - A must read for those with Endo!

The usual mainstream route of treatment for endometriosis sufferers is the use of the combined oral contraceptive pill. This is recommended under the belief that endometriosis is a hormonal condition ONLY, which research (and common sense?) shows is not the case. Here we discuss the many factors that come into play in endometriosis, including bacteria, dysbiosis and immune-mediated inflammation.

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Why Has Stopping THE PILL Made My Skin Worse?

One of the most common problems when coming off the pill (and usually a contributing factor to choosing to go on the pill!) is skin outbreaks and acne.  Why is this happening?  Read on to understand the bacterial and hormonal drivers behind acne, and what you can do to get a head start in clearing up your skin, from the inside out.

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What You Need To Know About PCOS

We see a lot of PCOS in the clinic, and we thought it was about time Wendy cleared the air on what PCOS is, and how it can affect women differently. PCOS is a vicious cycle with lots of factors, and this cycle is not stopped by common treatment like the oral contraceptive pill.  If you have PCOS or know someone that does, this is for you.

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3 Things You Need To Know About The Pill

Many women are put on the pill (otherwise known as the OCP - oral contraceptive pill) in their teenage years to regulate any sort of anomalies that may occur in the menstrual cycle.  Like antibiotics, the pill can be an overprescribed medication in the medical industry, which begs Emily to ask the question; is this just because it's easier to prescribe than to address issues going on with the complicated menstrual cycle?

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