Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Australian Study Shows Power of Diet, Lifestyle & Herbs

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Australian Study Shows Power of Diet, Lifestyle & Herbs

June 11, 2021 2 min read

Are diet and lifestyle are effective tools for managing PCOS? You may be wondering: is there any proof? Well, here it is!

An Australian clinical study illuminates the the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine (including diet, lifestyle and herbal medicines) for relieving PCOS symptoms and increasing fertility.

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Thyroid Problems? A Few Important Facts You Need to Know

Thyroid Problems? A Few Important Facts You Need to Know

May 24, 2021 7 min read

Q&A with a Naturopathic Thyroid Specialist, Angela Hywood ND

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck and sets your entire metabolic rate. Thus it controls your weight, whether you feel sluggish or energetic, mentally crisp or foggy, cheerful or blue, and is involved in managing everything from your cholesterol to your female hormones.

When your thyroid is not functioning well, you can feel dull, tired, constipated, gain weight, your skin & hair gets dry. Your hair can and even fall out. Your muscles and joints might ache, periods become irregular, you might have fertility problems, brain fog, sugar and carb cravings.

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Podcast: WholisticMatters - Herbs for Thyroid Health

Podcast: WholisticMatters - Herbs for Thyroid Health

May 10, 2021 1 min read

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast series, naturopathic clinician Angela Hywood joins us again as our guest, talking with host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, about thyroid health and herbal approaches to supporting this aspect of human physiology.
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Podcast: WholisticMatters - Ashwagandha: A Nervous System Tonic

Podcast: WholisticMatters - Ashwagandha: A Nervous System Tonic

March 23, 2021 2 min read

Ashwagandha is commonly used in ayurvedic medicine as a general tonic for natural healing, and it is associated with a variety of clinical health benefits like blood sugar reduction, reduced cortisol levels, and stress relief to name a few.

Angela discusses the origins of Ashwagandha as a medicinal plant and how she uses Ashwagandha in her own practice. As a nervous system tonic, Ashwagandha is often associated with supporting healthy sleep. Angela reminds the listeners, though, that every herb isn’t for everyone. Ashwagandha can work for some people to calm the nervous system and help with sleep. 

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