HAIR & SKIN CONDITIONS

Some common conditions

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rashes
  • Acne
  • Discoloration
  • Vitiligo
  • Lack lustre dull skin
  • Hairloss
  • Alopecia
  • Brittle hair
  • Unwanted hair growth

Why is healthy skin and hair important?

Apart from affecting our mood and confidence, healthy skin and hair represents a healthy internal body. So often we only start to notice issues with our health when the affect something visible to another person. Whilst headaches, pms, digestive disorders can easily be hidden from others, skin and hair issues often bring our health concerns to the forefront.

Hair and Skin are an essential part of our bodies that many people spend hours and hundreds of pounds caring for. Unfortunately there are times when products and time are just not giving us the results that we are looking for and we know intuitively there is more going on internally.

Our bodies are amazing survival beings and when we are experiencing stress, eating poorly or not sleeping well the body knows to priortise the main organs and systems of the body. If the body had a choice it would ensure the heart, lungs, kidneys etc are in working order than make sure our skin is bright or hair is strong. It is therefore not uncommon to notice hair and skin symptoms first before any other conditions.

What is great of course is that although it can be really distressing it can allow us to start taking our health more seriously and doing the deeper work that we need to.

Causes

There are a number of causes to poor hair and skin health these include

  • Digestion – back to the root of many issues is digestion, if we are not digesting our food well it means we are not able to assimilate the nutrients from our food, it also means that there is an increase in undigested food material in the gut, something that Ayurveda explains in the root cause of a number of hair and skin conditions.
  • Food sensitivity – Along with poor digestion the gut can become sensitive to certain foods, often these reactions can be noted on our skin. If we eat something that does not agree with us, some people immediately come up in a rash or develop spots.
  • Nutrient deficiency – If we are not eating a wide variety of nutrients then our bodies do not have the surplus amounts required to nourish our skin and hair, they also are unable to clear out toxic material and this can cause poor skin and hair health.
  • Toxic overload – Environmental toxins, chemical toxins, toxins on our foods, smoking, alcohol can all increase the toxic load of our body. If we are unable to eliminate these toxins this can create deficiency in nutrients, can slow down our livers process, reduce the availability of antioxidants and thereby cause poor skin and hair.
  • Hormonal dysfunction – thyroid, insulin, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen are just some of the hormones that can affect our hair and skin. If we have imbalances in any of these then the symptoms will be visible.
  • Dehydration – lack of water is one of the key elements of poor health, especially for the skin and the hair. Good water supply keeps our skin supple and helps flush toxins from our system.
  • Poor sleep – When our skin looks tired one of the first things someone will say is are your tired? Did you not sleep well? Poor sleep shows on our faces quite quickly and ensuring we are getting not only the right amount of sleep but good quality sleep is essential.
  • Auto immune – some of these conditions may actually be stemming from auto immune reaction which would need further exploration as to the cause of the deranged immune response.
  • Treatment - So what can you do?

    Whether you are experiencing mild initial symptoms or have been diagnosed with a skin/hair condition the key to restoring your health is to identify what is CAUSING this pathology within YOUR body system. By assessing your health during a health history consultation Anuja will begin to piece together your puzzle and identify the key areas of support that your unique body physiology requires.

    No 2 individuals with the same illness have the same treatment program as each of us are unique beings with a unique story that led us to our current health state. Only by understanding that unique pathology can we truly address the root cause of your condition.

    In clinic we often suggest further laboratory work to provide us with data to help pin point the key areas of work. Depending on your specific presentation we may look at tests for certain nutrients, gut health, hormonal health, detoxification health.

    Once we have an idea of what is causing your symptoms you will be placed on a personalised program for a minimum of 3 monthly, meeting fortnightly. During this program you will be guided with

    • Personalised dietary changes
    • Ways to optimise nutrient intake and absorption
    • Lifestyle changes to support optimal hair and skin
    • Support with your mental and emotional health if required using meditation and yoga
    • Herbs that may support your hair and skin, including handmade balms and oils
    • Dietary supplements

    The programs are designed with you and your needs at the forefront so that it is sustainable and works for your personal life situation. Thereby increasing compliance as well as positive results. A key aspect to the way Anuja works is to work closely with your personal needs and requirements. Tailor making each step of the process to suit you.

    HAIR & SKIN CONDITIONS

    Some common conditions

    • Psoriasis
    • Eczema
    • Rashes
    • Acne
    • Discoloration
    • Vitiligo
    • Lack lustre dull skin
    • Hairloss
    • Alopecia
    • Brittle hair
    • Unwanted hair growth

    Why is healthy skin and hair important?

    Apart from affecting our mood and confidence, healthy skin and hair represents a healthy internal body. So often we only start to notice issues with our health when the affect something visible to another person. Whilst headaches, pms, digestive disorders can easily be hidden from others, skin and hair issues often bring our health concerns to the forefront.

    Hair and Skin are an essential part of our bodies that many people spend hours and hundreds of pounds caring for. Unfortunately there are times when products and time are just not giving us the results that we are looking for and we know intuitively there is more going on internally.

    Our bodies are amazing survival beings and when we are experiencing stress, eating poorly or not sleeping well the body knows to priortise the main organs and systems of the body. If the body had a choice it would ensure the heart, lungs, kidneys etc are in working order than make sure our skin is bright or hair is strong. It is therefore not uncommon to notice hair and skin symptoms first before any other conditions.

    What is great of course is that although it can be really distressing it can allow us to start taking our health more seriously and doing the deeper work that we need to.

    Causes

    There are a number of causes to poor hair and skin health these include

  • Digestion – back to the root of many issues is digestion, if we are not digesting our food well it means we are not able to assimilate the nutrients from our food, it also means that there is an increase in undigested food material in the gut, something that Ayurveda explains in the root cause of a number of hair and skin conditions.
  • Food sensitivity – Along with poor digestion the gut can become sensitive to certain foods, often these reactions can be noted on our skin. If we eat something that does not agree with us, some people immediately come up in a rash or develop spots.
  • Nutrient deficiency – If we are not eating a wide variety of nutrients then our bodies do not have the surplus amounts required to nourish our skin and hair, they also are unable to clear out toxic material and this can cause poor skin and hair health.
  • Toxic overload – Environmental toxins, chemical toxins, toxins on our foods, smoking, alcohol can all increase the toxic load of our body. If we are unable to eliminate these toxins this can create deficiency in nutrients, can slow down our livers process, reduce the availability of antioxidants and thereby cause poor skin and hair.
  • Hormonal dysfunction – thyroid, insulin, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen are just some of the hormones that can affect our hair and skin. If we have imbalances in any of these then the symptoms will be visible.
  • Dehydration – lack of water is one of the key elements of poor health, especially for the skin and the hair. Good water supply keeps our skin supple and helps flush toxins from our system.
  • Poor sleep – When our skin looks tired one of the first things someone will say is are your tired? Did you not sleep well? Poor sleep shows on our faces quite quickly and ensuring we are getting not only the right amount of sleep but good quality sleep is essential.
  • Auto immune – some of these conditions may actually be stemming from auto immune reaction which would need further exploration as to the cause of the deranged immune response.
  • Treatment - So what can you do?

    Whether you are experiencing mild initial symptoms or have been diagnosed with a skin/hair condition the key to restoring your health is to identify what is CAUSING this pathology within YOUR body system. By assessing your health during a health history consultation Anuja will begin to piece together your puzzle and identify the key areas of support that your unique body physiology requires.

    No 2 individuals with the same illness have the same treatment program as each of us are unique beings with a unique story that led us to our current health state. Only by understanding that unique pathology can we truly address the root cause of your condition.

    In clinic we often suggest further laboratory work to provide us with data to help pin point the key areas of work. Depending on your specific presentation we may look at tests for certain nutrients, gut health, hormonal health, detoxification health.

    Once we have an idea of what is causing your symptoms you will be placed on a personalised program for a minimum of 3 monthly, meeting fortnightly. During this program you will be guided with

    • Personalised dietary changes
    • Ways to optimise nutrient intake and absorption
    • Lifestyle changes to support optimal hair and skin
    • Support with your mental and emotional health if required using meditation and yoga
    • Herbs that may support your hair and skin, including handmade balms and oils
    • Dietary supplements

    The programs are designed with you and your needs at the forefront so that it is sustainable and works for your personal life situation. Thereby increasing compliance as well as positive results. A key aspect to the way Anuja works is to work closely with your personal needs and requirements. Tailor making each step of the process to suit you.

    ENERGY / FATIGUE

    Some common conditions

    • Fibromyalgia
    • General malaise
    • ME
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • MS
    • Epstein Barr
    • Hypothyroid
    • Anaemia
    • Allergies
    • Insomnia
    • Obesity
    • Depression

    Why do we need a healthy energetic mind and body?

    Everything we do requires energy, from digesting our food, breathing to getting up and conducting our daily activities. Unfortunately, many people are struggling with their energy levels on a daily basis and experiencing symptoms which are preventing them from going about their daily lives. These symptoms may be physical or mental and may range from being unable to get out of bed to struggling to get through the action packed day with the energy levels they would like to.

    It would also be fair to say that many people have no idea what it actually feels like to have a full battery and be energized and full of vitality.

    What are some of the symptoms you may be experiencing?

    • Inability to get out of bed
    • Inability to conduct daily activities
    • Having to take time off work
    • Continual colds and infections
    • Hair loss
    • Dull skin
    • Poor appetite/Increased appetite
    • Indigestion – bloating, acid reflux,GERD
    • Constipation
    • Headaches
    • Brain fog – Poor Memory
    • Muscle aches and pains
    • Joint aches
    • Swelling
    • Low mood

    What are some of the underlying causes of low energy and fatigue?

  • Virus – often individuals may have caught a virus which unfortunately has not been fully cleared from the system and intermittently returns with debilitating symptoms.
  • Digestion – Poor digestion will lead to poor nutrient intake, it will also create increased undigested food matter, create imbalance of gut microbiota and possibly cause leaky gut and increased gut permeability.
  • Increased toxins – increased toxins within the body can lodge in the joints causing inflamed and painful joints, increase of pain
  • Inflammation/Pain – increased inflammation in the body and increased levels of pain can be very debilitating for the body. As the body systems fights to support the inflamed areas it asks the body to relax and allowing healing to take place, this can also be a cause for fatigue and lethargy as can increased pain and discomfort.
  • Medications – A number of medications have a series of side effects of which fatigue and low energy may be one, medications can also create nutrient deficiencies which can have a knock on effect on iron absorption or nutrient absorption causing tiredness and fatigue.
  • Toxins/Mold – Heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, chromium are just some of the metals that can create disturbance and toxicity within the body. Exposure to mold and toxic environments can also create increased imbalance within the body all leading to levels of lethargy
  • Poor Sleep – If you have poor sleep then the chances are that you will not have an opportunity to rejeuvenate and restore causing more tiredness during the day.
  • Hormones – As mentioned on other conditions hormonal imbalance can create lethargy, this includes imbalanced cortisol levels, instead of peaking in the morning and reducing in the evening sometimes the spike is altered and cortisol peaks in the evening when you should be sleeping. In the same way altered thyroid levels can cause reduced metabolism and tiredness, whilst imbalanced blood sugar levels can cause spikes at night which create alertness whilst dips in the day may cause tiredness.
  • Poor diet – Poor nutrient intake may mean overtime a number of chemical reactions are compromised, it can also create poor mitochondrial function which is the power house of each cell.
  • Treatment - So what can you do?

    Whether you are experiencing mild initial symptoms or have been diagnosed with debilitating condition the key to restoring your health is to identify what is CAUSING this pathology within YOUR body system. By assessing your health during a health history consultation Anuja will begin to piece together your puzzle and identify the key areas of support that your unique body physiology requires.
    No 2 individuals with the same illness have the same treatment program as each of us are unique beings with a unique story that led us to our current health state. Only by understanding that unique pathology can we truly address the root cause of your condition.

    In clinic we often suggest further laboratory work to provide us with data to help pin point the key areas of work. Depending on your specific presentation we may look at tests for certain nutrients, gut health, hormonal health, detoxification health, toxicity, viruses, parasites

    Once we have an idea of what is causing your symptoms you will be placed on a personalised program for a minimum of 3 monthly, meeting fortnightly. During this program you will be guided with

    • Personalised dietary changes
    • Ways to optimise nutrient intake and absorption
    • Detoxifciation program
    • Lifestyle changes to support optimal hair and skin
    • Yoga and Meditation are wonderful tools to incorporate when dealing with poor energy
    • Rejeuvenative herbs to help nourish and support the body as well as oil blends and balms.
    • Dietary supplements

    The programs are designed with you and your needs at the forefront so that it is sustainable and works for your personal life situation. Thereby increasing compliance as well as positive results. A key aspect to the way Anuja works is to work closely with your personal needs and requirements. Tailor making each step of the process to suit you.

    AUTO IMMUNE

    Some common conditions

    • Vitiligo
    • Alopecia
    • Hashimotos Thyroiditis
    • Graves Disease
    • Psoriasis
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    • Multiple Sclerosis

    Why is a healthy immune system important?

    The immune system can be compared to our bodies policing system. It identifies any foreign invaders which may cause harm or threaten the body and it also has a fantastic team to deal with eliminating any such invaders. In order for us to function well a healthy immune system is essential. In our current world we are surrounded by a range of toxins, these include environmental toxins, chemicals in our foods, cosmetics. A whole host of viruses and bacterial infections. In order to deal and cope with this continuing stimuli within our bodies it is important our immune system correctly recognizes what is a threat and what is a normal healthy part of our bodies.

    A healthy immune system is also essential to ensure one has a healthy full term pregnancy. As our immune system adapts to a new life within the mother there is a dynamic interplay between the growing fetus and mother’s immune system. Without a robust and healthy immune system it can affect the pregnancy outcomes.

    Unfortunately so often with a confused immune system, the body starts to consider healthy, essential parts of the body as invaders and begins to conduct an immune response to it. This causes an auto-immune condition. In Hashimoto’s and Grave’s the confusion is with the thyroid, in alopecia with hair, in psoriasis with the skin etc. It is therefore essential to have a healthy immune system to prevent these attacks and conditions.

    What are some of the common symptoms related to immune dysfunction?

    Often early signs of immune dysfunction can be seen before they develop into one of the auto
    immune conditions these include

    • Symptoms of impaired digestion
    • Bloating
    • Reaction to foods
    • Reaction to environmental allergens
    • Asthma
    • Tiredness/Fatigue

    Causes

    There is a rapid growth in the number of auto immune conditions being identified. There are a number of reasons why individuals are experiencing these conditions

    • Poor food choices – when the stomach receives processed, chemical laden foods it gets confused as to what is good and what is not. This creates a confusion within the bodies innate immune response.
    • Low quality products – A variety of chemical laden products are used on a daily basis. This includes cleaning products, perfumes, skin care products, hair care products, candles, air freshners to name a few. These can be inhaled into our system or absorbed via the skin. This can further create a toxic load within the body which it struggles to cope with creating an imbalanced immune response.
    • Nutrient deficiencies – The immune system requires a host of vitamins and minerals to function. If the individual has a poor diet or impaired digestion this can lead to a shortage of these nutrients to allow the immune system to function optimally.
    • Stress – one of the key causes of impaired immunity is stress. During stress our immune system becomes compromised as the body spends it’s resources and energy on more important matters such as staying alive that immunity reduces. This weakened response can leave the individual more susceptibile to immune dysfunction.
    • Poor Sleep – a number of latest research papers support the essential role of good sleep to maintain a healthy immune response. This includes sleeping at the correct time to ensure good quality sleep. It also explains why so many sleep deprived mothers start to notice an increase in coughs and colds as their immune system weakens.
    • Pregnancy - As mentioned earlier during pregnancy the immune system is working hard to accommodate the baby and not considered it a foreign invader. Research has found that post pregnancy auto immune conditions like Hashimotos are more common as the body attempts to rebalance itself.

    Treatment - So what can you do?

    First it is important to assess your health and understand what maybe the causative factors in your case creating your symptoms. This can be achieved from taking a detailed health history and analysing any lab data that you may have. The pulse, nail and tongue diagnosis also provide further insight into the root cause of your condition. Once your health history has been reviewed you can begin to support your health with a nourishing diet and supportive lifestyle advice. Some useful tests when assessing immune dysfunction may include a comprehensive stool test, food sensitivity test, nutrient testing including Vitamin D, Zinc, iron. There are also a host of more in depth testing available depending on the specifics of the condition and the clients core needs. Your personalized program will include

    • Personalised dietary changes
    • Ways to optimise nutrient intake and absorption
    • Detoxifciation program
    • Lifestyle changes to support optimal hair and skin
    • Yoga and Meditation are wonderful tools to incorporate when dealing with poor energy
    • Rejeuvenative herbs to help nourish and support the body as well as oil blends and balms.
    • Dietary supplements

    The programs are designed with you and your needs at the forefront so that it is sustainable and works for your personal life situation. Thereby increasing compliance as well as positive results. A key aspect to the way Anuja works is to work closely with your personal needs and requirements. Tailor making each step of the process to suit you.

    GUT/DIGESTIVE

    Some common conditions

    • Leaky gut
    • Dysbiosis
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Bloating
    • Irritable Bowel Disease – Crohn’s,Ulcerative Colitis
    • Food intolerances
    • Malabsorption
    • Constipation
    • GERD/Acid reflux
    • Ulcers
    • SIBO
    • Globus

    Why is a healthy digestive system important?

    In the recent years there has been an upsurge in gut disturbances with individuals suffering daily with a whole host of symptoms. Ayurvedic Medicine explains that the root cause of the majority of health conditions stems from the gut. As the central processing system of the body the gut plays a key role in so many different areas.

    • It is responsible for digesting and assimilating nutrients from food
    • It hosts a large immune system to ensure toxins do not enter into the blood stream
    • Home to a whole array of neurotransmitters
    • Sends messages to the brain
    • Ensures toxins are eliminated from the body

    Any imbalance within the GI tract can not only lead to disturbing symptoms that you have to face on a daily basis but if left untreated they can go on to cause further disruption in numerous other body systems.

    What conditions can untreated GI disturbances lead to?

    Auto immune conditions

    • Skin Conditions
    • Brittle hair, hair loss, early greying
    • Weak Bones
    • Hormone imbalance
    • Infertility, menstrual disorders
    • Obesity
    • Inflammatory disorders
    • Immune disruption
    • Fatigue
    • Joint pain
    • Foggy Brain
    • Depression/Anxiety

    Causes

    There are a number of factors that can lead to a disrupted digestive system these include many conditions named above which in turn can cause the imbalance within the digestive system. Along with that our daily habits including

    • Our choice of foods – what are we eating, the nutrients value, the way it is prepared
    • The way we eat – how often, in what order, our meal habits
    • Genetic predispositions – family predispositions
    • Hormonal Imbalances – imbalances elsewhere having an effect on digestion
    • Emotional health – Stress, Anxiety, Trauma – affect our food choices as well as they way we digest
    • Toxin overload – Intake of excess of toxins either from food, the air we breathe, the products we use
    • Childhood history – our exposure to antibiotics, chemicals, childhood nutrition
    • Our emotional relationship with food

    All of these plus a range of other causes are linked to poor digestive health

    Treatment - So what can you do?

    Whether you are experiencing mild initial symptoms or have been diagnosed with the gut disorder the key to restoring your health is to identify what is CAUSING this pathology within YOUR body system. By assessing your health during a health history consultation Anuja will begin to piece together your puzzle and identify the key areas of support that your unique body physiology requires.

    No 2 individuals with the same illness have the same treatment program as each of us are unique beings with a unique story that led us to our current health state. Only by understanding that unique pathology can we truly address the root cause of your condition.

    In clinic we often suggest further laboratory work to provide us with data to help pin point the key areas of work. This often starts with a comprehensive stool test that will give us an overview of your gut health. In some cases food sensitivity panel and specific nutrient lab work may also be advised. Clients have the choice whether they opt for further testing and for those who do not wish to alternative options are explained during the Health History consultation.

    Once we have an idea of what is causing your symptoms you will be placed on a personalized program for a minimum of 3 monthly, meeting fortnightly. During this program you will be guided with

    • Personalized dietary changes
    • Ways to optimize nutrient intake and absorption
    • Lifestyle changes to support optimal digestive health
    • Support with your mental and emotional health if required using meditation and yoga
    • Herbs that may support your gut health
    • Dietary supplements

    The programs are designed with you and your needs at the forefront so that it is sustainable and works for your personal life situation. Thereby increasing compliance as well as positive results. A key aspect to the way Anuja works is to work closely with your personal needs and requirements. Tailor making each step of the process to suit you.

    FEMALE HEALTH/FERTILITY

    Some common conditions

    • PMS
    • Menopause
    • Peri Menopauase
    • Infertility
    • PCOS
    • Fibroids
    • Endometriosis
    • Miscarriage
    • Post natal health
    • Supporting pregnancy

    Why is women’s health important?

    During life women experience a number of changes within their bodies. By understanding how to balance our body systems we can ensure healthy transition into puberty, pregnancy, child birth and menopause. Recent research has found that on average women lose up to 9 days of productivity a year due to period related absence. This supports the importance of having healthy periods. PCOS, endometriosis and fibroids are also common conditions which affect women’s lives and their chances of conception. Fertility is another important element related to women’s health. With an increasing number of couples requiring fertility support through IVF and other modalities. Whilst conceiving a child may be a difficult for some, even once conception takes place according to the NHS 1 in 8 pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. This further highlights the importance of robust women’s healthy system to support her fertility requirements. Later in life women will enter into menopause, another transitional phase of life where it is no longer about a women’s role in reproduction but now about her own inner journey. Many women experiencing a number of disturbing symptoms during this time ranging from hot flashes to mood swings.

    What are some of the common symptoms related to female health dysfunction?

    There are a number of different body systems that may affect female health , some of the most common conditions presented at clinic include the following

    • Pre menstrual migraines
    • Mood swings
    • Acne
    • Menstrual cramps
    • Bloating
    • Hot flashes
    • Infertility
    • Miscarriage
    • Stubborn weight
    • Food cravings
    • Fatigue and low energy
    • Water retention
    • Brain fog

    Causes

    Living in the fast paced world that we do, women are often trying to juggle so many different roles at once. Unfortunately our bodies were not designed to multi-task in this way and take on so many different stresses and pressures of the modern day world. Some of the common causes include

    • Stress – this is not just mental stress but physical stress. When we do not stop and rest our bodies start to function in the stress mode. This is not conducive for reproduction and often results in increased rates of infertility and miscarriage.
    • Diet – we all need a rich variety of nutrients in our diets to help support the numerous biochemical reactions that take place on a daily basis. With food outlets at every corner and the lack of time to prepare meals there has become an influx in pre prepared meals, take- aways and highly processed, sugar laden foods. All these foods disrupt our body systems as opposed to supporting them. It is also one of the key causes of conditions like PCOS and fibroids.
    • High sugar foods – when you are feeling low in energy and the easiest thing to grab is a sugary food or drink it is often the first we reach for. This goes on to disrupt our insulin levels which in turn creates disruption within our sex hormones. From coffee frappes to pasta sauces and yoghurts, so much of what is available on our shelves has sugar of an extremely high quantity creating disruptions within our bodies.
    • Food intolerances – Food intolerances can cause a number of conditions including menstrual symptoms. By assessing the inflammatory response within the body we can manage symptoms like cramping and headaches.
    • Toxic products – increased use of cheap chemical based skin and cleaning products has meant that our bodies are not able to filter the toxins as effectively creating increased absorption of Xemoestrogen chemicals. These disrupt the body and again can cause a number of symptoms affecting womens health.
    • Sleep – often for busy individuals the first thing to go is sleep. Recent research has highlighted the importance of sleep in maintaining our overall health. This is also often a cause of a number of female health conditions.

    Treatment - So what can you do?

    First it is important to assess your health and understand what maybe the causative factors in your case creating your symptoms. This can be achieved from taking a detailed health history and analysing any lab data that you may have. The pulse, nail and tongue diagnosis also provide further insight into the root cause of your condition. Once your health history has been reviewed you can begin to support your health with a nourishing diet and supportive lifestyle advice. Some useful tests when assessing women’s health include assessing fasting insulin levels, cortisol levels and the most comprehensive is the DUTCH complete hormone which looks at a range of different sex hormones, cortisol and also the detoxification pathway of the hormones. It may also be necessary to assess nutrient levels like zinc, magnesium, iron and vitamin D. Your personalised program will include

    • Dietary advice to support female health systems including nutrients that are required specifically for you. Introduction of foods that will support these nutrients are explained.
    • Recommendations on nutrients to support hormone synthesis and detoxification
    • Lifestyle changes to support female health
    • Support with your mental and emotional health if required using meditation and yoga
    • Herbs to help support women during the different phases of life and to nourish their reproductive organs. Also to help balance hormone disruptions.
    • Dietary supplements where necessary.
    The programs are designed with you and your needs at the forefront so that it is sustainable and works for your personal life situation. Thereby increasing compliance as well as positive results. A key aspect to the way Anuja works is to work closely with your personal needs and requirements. Tailor making each step of the process to suit you.

    HORMONAL

    Some common conditions

    • Hypothyroidism
    • Hyperthroidism
    •  Pre -Diabetes/Diabetes
    • Infertility/Miscarriages
    •  PCOS
    • Stress
    • Insomnia

    Why is a healthy hormonal system important?

    Hormones are chemical messengers that travel within our bodies, communicating with each other and different systems to ensure a number of vital processes run smoothly. Some of the well known hormones which you may have heard of include:-

    • Thyroid
    • Insulin
    • Cortisol
    • Progesterone
    • Estrogen
    • Testosterone
    • Adrenaline
    An imbalance in any one of these hormonal systems can create a knock on imbalance within another, leading to a whole host of problems and symptoms. Our super-intelligent body systems are continually trying to keep us alive and thriving in our environments it is therefore common for one hormone to attempt to re-balance levels of another. Some of the vital functions of hormones include:
    • Regulating metabolism
    • Maintaining body temperature
    • Body weight
    • Energy levels
    • Texture of our hair and skin
    • Appetite
    • Fertility
    • Muscle mass
    • Bone health
    • Mood and stress levels
    • Mental health including depression, migraine
    • Sleep
    • Memory
    • Digestive function

    How can I tell if my hormonal system is not functioning optimally?

    As the hormone system affects many body systems there are a number of symptoms that may suggest hormonal imbalance a few of these include

    • Unstable weight – weight loss/gain
    • Cravings
    • dizziness
    • headaches
    • acne
    • hair in unwanted places
    • hair loss
    • poor memory
    • insomnia
    • water retention
    • stubborn abdominal fat
    • tiredness
    • afternoon energy slump
    • inability to get out of bed
    • Difficulty falling and staying asleep

    Causes

    There are a number of factors that can lead to a disrupted hormonal system some of these include

    • Poor diet – sugar laden, processed foods create havoc on our hormonal system as the body continually pumps out insulin to manage the blood sugar peaks.
    • Dairy – a lot the dairy we consume is full of artificial hormones which pass into the dairy product creating an imbalance in our own hormones system
    • Chemical products – this is one of the number one factors in creating hormonal imbalances, from the skin products we apply to the cleaning products, candles, perfumes that we use. The majority of them are full of chemicals which once absorbed into our bodies mimic hormones creating a confused state within our bodies
    • Nutritional deficiencies – if our bodies do not have the correcting building blocks then it can prevent the synthesis of hormones as well as the ability for receptors to process the hormones this can lead an increase or decrease in the production of the hormone
    • Poor detoxification pathways – as our bodies synthesises and uses hormones within our bodies it also excretes unwanted hormones. If our detoxification pathways are not working optimally this can lead to a build up of hormones in the body creating a dominance.
    • Stress/Mental Health – our thoughts in themselves continually create secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters within our bodies. If we are experiencing trauma or have excessive stress this can also create an imbalance in the hormonal synthesis creating a hormonal disturbance.

    Treatment - So what can you do?

    Whether you are experiencing mild initial symptoms or have been diagnosed with the gut disorder the key to restoring your health is to identify what is CAUSING this pathology within YOUR body system. By assessing your health during a health history consultation Anuja will begin to piece together your puzzle and identify the key areas of support that your unique body physiology requires. No 2 individuals with the same illness have the same treatment program as each of us are unique beings with a unique story that led us to our current health state. Only by understanding that unique pathology can we truly address the root cause of your condition. In clinic we often suggest further laboratory work to provide us with data to help pin point the key areas of work. Depending on which hormones are presenting with imbalanced symptoms you may be advised further lab tests, where possible NHS lab work will be used first. Unfortunately with regards to a number of hormone conditions the lab work taken at the GP Clinic is not extensive enough to provide a complete picture of your hormonal health. For example Thyroid hormone is often only tested for TSH and T4 levels when it should in fact also include FT3, FT4 in some cases rT3 and Thyroid antibodies. For blood sugar testing we do not concentrate on solely fasting blood sugar levels as this can give an inaccurate picture of the body dynamics, instead we opt for fasting insulin levels. Simple tests can also be done to measure cortisol levels. For more extensive sex hormone testing DUTCH complete hormone is an excellent option. Once we have results from the relevant laboratory we can then devise a program to suit your personal needs.

    • Personalised dietary changes to support hormonal balance
    • Recommendations on nutrients to support hormone synthesis and detoxification
    • Lifestyle changes to support optimal hormonal health
    • Support with your mental and emotional health if required using meditation and yoga
    • Herbs to help rebalance hormones
    • Dietary supplements
    The programs are designed with you and your needs at the forefront so that it is sustainable and works for your personal life situation. Thereby increasing compliance as well as positive results. A key aspect to the way Anuja works is to work closely with your personal needs and requirements. Tailor making each step of the process to suit you.

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