I’m Kathy. Hormone Harmoniser. Soother of Sucky Peri/Menopause Symptoms. Fertility Booster. Wellbeing Fairy Godmother NOT The Health Police. So that you can live the life you choose in harmony – not all hormone-y. Want my free tips and hints? Stick around kid, you’re in the right place.

 

 

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6 Ways Sugar Can Sabotage Hormones and Fertility

Sugar can sabotage hormones and fertility in a lot of ways. Now, I am a warm, fuzzy, caring person. And I know how women with hormonal health issues AND woman and couples on a tough path to parenthood appreciate empathy and support.  I have empathy. Supportive is my...

The Love Hormone OXYTOCIN and How To Boost Yours

Ooh it's nearly Valentines Day as I type today and my thoughts have turned to lurrrrve! At Valentines, many people feel relaxed, positive, open and connected to their honey and it's not just the flowers, chocolates and champagne!  Honestly. Of course, when we're in a...

How To Boost Egg Health for Fertility

  Today I'm talking eggs. Women's eggs to be precise. Egg health. It may seem odd talking about looking after your eggs, but let's face it. We are born with all the ones we're going to have (although some studies suggest that may not be strictly true) so it makes...

6 Myths About The Pill Busted

  I was on The Pill. A long time ago. I wish I had known then what I know now.  I'd never have taken it.  But it was my choice.  Made rashly, I now realise. We all have choice.  These days, I like to make informed choices: choices based on info from a range of...

10 Things That Harm Male Fertility

It takes two to tango. Two to make a baby. A healthy egg and a strong, vibrant sperm.   Male fertility is just as important to the baby of your dreams as female fertility. It's often women who approach me for guidance on boosting fertility. And that's dandy. Super...

How To Stay Healthy and Avoid Hangry

  Picture the scene. You've been working hard.  Focussed on some super-important task.  Shizzle that must be done. Maybe it's really interesting and you got lost in doing it. Hours tick by. Your bum is numb in your chair. Back killing. Eyes are crossed from...

5 Tips For The Menopause Journey

I'm menopausal.  No secret there. I wouldn't call it a total blast.  But I wouldn't call it sucky either. To be honest, the years before menopause were probably worse with periods of Biblical flood proportions. Until I learned what I know now. Menopause is a journey....

A Quick Fix – Are You Looking For One?

A quick fix? We ALL want one don't we? Whatever the problem. And if you're like me, you want it for a good price and a solution that lasts. I don't know about a quick fix, but that's ONE BIG ASK. The Definition of a Quick Fix Out of interest I looked up the definition...

What The Heck IS an Online Course?

I'm a Women's Health Coach. Once upon a time I offered my services one-to-one only. Or - in the case of my fertility coaching - me to couples. Face-to-face or via Skype. I still do that. But I want to help as many women and couples as I can.  To boost fertility and to...

Getting Pregnant: It’s Not Just Sex and Folic Acid.

I know a lot of people think getting pregnant is easy. It's about stopping contraception, getting jiggy and taking Folic Acid, right? If only it was that simple for everyone.  1 in 6 couples struggle these days. And anyway, everything we eat, drink, do, take, breathe,...

HOW TO LOVE YOUR LIVER TO BOOST FERTILITY

Your liver is amazing!  I want you to love your liver.  To protect health. And fertility. Here's why and how...   Toxic Chemicals Are Everywhere... There are toxic chemicals every flippin' where. In the food that we eat. In the soils that grow that food. In the water...

Healthy Hot Chocolate KP Styley

Come on, who doesn't love a big, steamy, milky, luxurious mug of hot chocolate? Warming?  Feels like a hug in a mug?  Hits you with your chocolate fix? Am I right? Well, I'm here to tell you you can have ALL that, but you can make it much healthier. IF you don't...

Winter Wellness – My Survival Guide

Yes, the wintry and cold weather has started here in Blighty and some kind soul has shared their germs with me.  To be fair, I'm valiantly battling bugs where others have been pretty poorly with a persistent cough. So, I felt inspired to write about winter wellness...

Quinoa Porridge – Breakfast Hug in a Bowl

This is one of my fave breakfasts EVER! Quinoa. Quinoa is pronounced "keen wah".  It's not a grain, but a seed. In the same family as chard, spinach and beets. So a fab alternative to wheat and other grains. It causes less allergic reactions in people, than other...

Can Weight Affect Getting Pregnant?

The simple answer is YES. Weight can. Being overweight or underweight can affect getting pregnant. So, it's a good idea to manage your weight. Find out why right here.   Weight and Hormones Basically, it's all about the hormones. The hormones needed in the right...

What Does A Hot Flush Feel Like? Flush to Furnace

What does a menopausal hot flush feel like? If you don't know, Google it...well read this first and then Google it! Here's a snippet from the UK NHS website ... ..."women often describe a hot flush as a creeping feeling of intense warmth that quickly spreads across...

Fertility Supplements – It’s Not Just About The Folic Acid

Most people know that Folic Acid is good for any woman trying to get pregnant. That's because doctors recommend it when a woman says she's started trying. And it's important for a healthy pregnancy. BUT... ...it's not enough on its own... ...AND there are other...

5 Fertility Myths Busted

This is all about busting fertility myths. Because there are a LOT of fertility myths and stereotypes. When you hear the phrase fertility issues, what comes to mind? A woman? Maybe a high flying career woman who left it too late? Some celebrity story of successful...

My Comforting Chicken Soup Recipe

  You've heard all the cliches about people eating chicken soup when they're feeling poorly or down? Maybe they're cliches because chicken soup IS good for you. And good for the soul. The ingredients are sooooooo nourishing and ... well ... it is warming, comfort...

How To Look After Your Ovaries – Ovary Health

Yes, hot on the heels of How To Look After Your Vajajay, we have How To Look After Your Ovaries. Ovary health, that is.   What Do Ovaries Do? Ovaries may be small, but they are super-important organs. They produce hormones - oestrogen, progesterone and...

Age and Fertility – The Elephant in The Room

Age and fertility is one of the more delicate subjects in my work.  The elephant in the room, sometimes. I work with women and couples to protect and boost fertility. I'm really passionate about helping people get baby-fit or baby-ready a.k.a preconception care....

What Are Fibroids and How Do I Know If I Have Them?

Fibroids - The Signs. Fibroids. You might have them and not even know.  Sneaky devils. Often they're symptomless. And are only found in gynae tests. Or you might discover them when the symptoms get sooooo bad, you see a doctor for ... really heavy, horrible periods...

“I’d Do Anything To Have A Baby” – Is that TRUE?

  "I'd do anything to have a baby". It's a phrase I've heard quite a few times.   It's easy said. But what would YOU do? How far would you actually go?  Are you and your partner (if there is one in the picture) in agreement? When I speak with people about this,...

Don’t Bury Your Head in The Sand Thirty and Forty Somethings

30s? 40s? Do you bury your head in the sand? I have a feeling. A feeling that there an AWFUL lot of fabulous 30 and 40 Somethings out there are IN FEAR.   Fear. Me? In fear, that their misspent youth is long gone and old age is around the corner. Menopause. Nice...

The Moment of Truth – When I Decided To Change

In my life I have had many truth bomb moments. Some have been about health. Some about life. Some about happiness. AND I remember one biggie.  Tthe moment of truth when I decided to get my sorry ass into gear. The moment of truth when I decided to change.  For the...

How To Look After Your Vajayjay

  Yes, you read that right! This blog is inspired by someone who recently told me she's bought a nice smelling wash for "downstairs".  At first, I thought she meant the kitchen floor, but NO. She mean to wash her "downstairs"! Her vajayjay. As you can probably...

Move Your Butt For Body and Mind

  Regular readers will know I hate exercise (find out more in the blog link).  It sounds so dull.  I prefer "activity". And I DO move my butt for the benefit of health - physical health and mental and emotional health. I believe that you need to move your butt...

Quick Breakfasts for Busy Women

I can see there'll be A LOT of eye rolling at this.  Quick breakfasts. "I'm far too busy for breakfast" "YOU try getting  your family out on time AND make and eat a healthy breakfast" "You gotta be kidding me" "*!++@> off!"   I've heard them all, when I...

What IS a healthy period?

What IS a healthy period? If you believe all you see on TV, it's rolling skating down a promenade on a sunny day wearing a big grin and the market's best selling tampon. The perfect period. If only, eh? Well, I'm not sure there is such a thing as a perfect period. You...

Fertility and Vegetarian Diets or Vegan Diets

  If you're vegetarian or vegan planning to get pregnant, read on... NOT because I'm going to try to talk you out of the diet.  Heck no. BUT there are some things you might want to know.  So you can make sure your diet and lifestyle don't get in the way of...

How To FEEL Better About Menopause

Or How To Have a Better Menopause Mindset. (By Susanne Erricker).   Ok, I’m guessing you don’t believe it is possible to feel better about being Menopausal?  To have a better menopause mindset? Just in case you think I might not understand, please be assured I...

Sexual Health and Fertility

Today, I'm talking about another pretty tough subject. It's sexual health.  You know the infections "down below" you need to get checked out at one of those clinics.  Let's call them GUIs (genito-urinary infections) rather than STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)....

HORMONES – A Poem

  Hormones or "Upright Breasts Are Dropping and These Flushes Aren't For Stopping." NO, I haven't dusted off my Literature degree to start writing  poetry.  This verse is by poet Hazel Connelly. My poetry was never that good. It's from Hazel's 2012 poem"...

A Fertility Friendly Kitchen

Or HOW TO SHOP, COOK AND STORE FOOD... I'm always banging on about eating a varied diet of nourishing foods to protect and fire up fertility. I know I do. But did you know, that what you buy, how you cook it and how you store it is important too? NO? Well grab a brew,...

Being Stuck Sucks

Being Stuck Sucks is a guest blog by the super-amazing teacher and coach on practical spirituality - Kate Spencer. Kate is also a highly successful author best known for the Twelve Lessons series.  Must reads! I'm very grateful to have her write a piece especially for...

Biological Clock. The Story Of Mine.

  This is MY story of my biological clock ticking. Let's start by making it clear. I don't have any kids. Or rather WE don't have any kids.  Mr P and I. We've been happily married over 10 years. We've travelled to some wonderful places - before we met and even...

Herbs For Menopause AND My Younger Hormonal Hotties

Mother Nature is wonderful.  I believe in starting with natural remedies for many health problems, especially the minor ones. My own toolkit and training is based around diet, lifestyle, nature fertility awareness,  homeopathy and herbs. And I often get asked about...

Menopause Memory Problems

  ... a.k.a Where Did I Put My Flippin' Glasses?   Are you 40 something or 50 something and can't remember where the heck you put your specs? Or you turned up to an appointment to find it was yesterday? And recite a whole long list of names before you get to...

12 Tips To Sleep Better

It's been one of those weeks. A LOT of women I know have been talking about wanting to sleep better ... a few nights of poor sleep, insomnia or something keeping them awake. *frowny face* And not just my Hormonal Hotties who suffer nasty night sweats So, I've put...

My Top 5 Foods for Fertility

"What's your top foods for fertility, Kathy?" Ooh if I had a Pound/Euro/Dollar for every time I've been asked that I'd have a massive pile of coins by now! Of course, I really think that eating a variety of nutrient-dense foods is the key to a fertility-friendly...

Froothie Dehydrator Optimum P200 – My Review

  I make no secret of the fact that this girl loves her Froothie Blender - my Kitchen BFF - and my Froothie Juicer (which gets a mention here). So when I heard that Froothie were launching a dehydrator here in Blighty, I HAD to have a Froothie Dehydrator....

10 Things We Do In The Morning That Harm Hormones

"So have a nice day, Have a nice day, Have a nice day, Have a nice day" Any Stereophonics fans recognise that?  Love them! And while I wake up every morning determined to make every a nice day, are we always making it a healthy day?   Are we protecting our health?...

Maca – Hormone Balancing Superfood For Women?

  Want happier hormones? To boost natural fertility. Or maybe the strength of an Inca warrior? Who doesn't want the strength of an Inca Warrior, eh? Shall I tell you how? So, say hello to MACA powder .   What Is Maca? Maca is a root. And it's an adaptogenic...

Male Fertility – How To Boost It

  We're talking male fertility. In about half of the couples with fertility issues, the challenge lies with the man.  If it's true that about 1 in 6 couples have trouble falling pregnant, that's a lot of guys who want to improve their sperm.   There are...

YOU Might Have A Mineral Deficiency And Not Even Know

  Mineral deficiency.  All too common. But what IS it? Why should YOU care? How would you know if you had one, anyway?   What Is A Mineral Deficiency? Minerals are a kind of nutrient. They are needed for the body to work properly. A lack of a certain mineral...

Oestrogen Dominance – Do YOU Have These Common Signs?

  Oestrogen Dominance. Big.  Complex. Words. Big. Complex. Issue. It can lead to horrible hormone symptoms and influence health and fertility How would you know if YOU have it? And what can you do about it, anyway?   What Is Oestrogen Dominance? Oestrogen is...