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.

 

 

Nurturing You Naturally …

… is a blog with care at it’s core.

You’ll find food and lifestyle tips, hormone health hacks, fertility-fuelling hints, natural self and home-care help, healthy recipes, recommendations …

…something for every woman on a journey to feel fabulous and look lovely.

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Footsteps to Fertility for Fertility Support

Without making this blog about ME (it ISN'T), I wanted to tell you a bit about who my biz serves. You see, most - not all - of my clients are 30s, 40s and early 50s women and they're all suffering hormone disharmony.  I call that hormone-y. It's not an insult. I'm...

Natural Sun Protection – Stay Sunkissed Safely

*sings* The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray! Have you? Got your hat on, that is? I know *rolls eyes* ...there's all that stuff about slapping on sunscreen and wearing a hat to avoid skin cancers.  You've heard it ALL before.  Or have you? Just HOW savvy are...

What To Do When You Have Heavy Periods

You know the drill, sister? You daren't cough, sneeze or stand up suddenly, because you know there'll be a flood of Biblical proportions? You go to the loo and have to sit there for ages ...not because you need a tinkle or even to poop. People have been known to knock...

Help! I’m In My 40s And Have Skin Breakouts.

Hi gorgeous girl. Are you in your 40s and think that teenage skin breakouts are SO over? Yet they're back. With a vengeance. Pah. You're probably really hacked off.  Especially if you never even had spots in your teens.  But now you have ... as a fab 40s female.  Pah!...

How Can I Tell If I’m Ovulating?

  If you're ovulating, it's the result of a complex chain of hormones sending messages from the brain to the reproductive system. Ovulation.  It's the release of a mature egg from the ovaries. The egg moves down the fallopian tube.  That egg is good for about 24...

The Hormone Harmers Lurking in Your Fridge

  Guess what just popped into my inbox? No.  Not info on my favourite shoe shop's sale! Delivery date for the parcel I'm waiting for? No.  Sadly. Not even the promise of a lot of money from a total stranger in Ghana.   It's this years guide Shoppers Guide to...

Preconception Care – Get Healthy To Get Pregnant

or "Your Children Are What You Ate...and Did" You remember that woman on the tellybox, a few years back? She poked people's poop and gave them new health plans? Yes, Gillian McKeith. She told us "You Are What You Eat". You don't need to prod poop to know that's true,...

Act NOW For Hormone Harmony

  If I had a Pound/Euro/Dollar for every time I heard a woman say... "I'm far too young to worry about THAT" or "I've got A-G-E-S yet" ... I'd be a very wealthy woman.   Actually, I'd be buried alive under a massive mountain of mixed currency and no use to...

5 Natural Ways To Beat Bloating

  Do you sometimes look like you're hiding an inflatable up your jumper?   Forget the phrase "muffin top" - yours looks like a 3 tier wedding cake! Suffer bloating? That uncomfortable and embarrassing problem where your tummy swells to a MASSIVE size? It can be...

Self-Care For Period Pain

Period pain.  No laughing matter.  And painful periods can happen in puberty, pre-menopause and ANY other time. Most women who get pain have it just before and as the flow starts. Others can be crippled with pain throughout the whole period. Really, no laughing...

4 Things That Make for A Nourished Life

In a recent blog I talked about creating the life you want, by getting all aspects in balance - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.  And how the food on your plate IS nourishment, but it doesn't feed your soul. So what do you need for a nourished life?   Here's my...

Nourishment – It’s More Than The Food On Your Plate

Nourishment. What Nourishes You? No, I don’t just mean tofu with a side of steamed kale. It’s not only the food on your plate that nourishes you. I guess I'm looking wider at the words "nourish" and nourishment. Sure, it's......

Why Should You Give A Hoot About Hormones?

  Utter the word "hormones" and someone will giggle. Or roll their eyes. Maybe make bad a joke about "women's troubles".  Or think we must be talking about sex. Wah! There's so much more to it than that. We ALL have them- women and men. They influence everything...

Kapow Chilli Chocolate Smoothie

This chilli, espresso and chocolate smoothie is a real pick-me-up in the morning.  It smacks you round the chops.  That's why I called it "kapow". It does contain espresso so maybe not suitable for everyone. I enjoy a little coffee every now and again. The recipe...

I Hate Exercise And I’m a Health Coach.

Regular readers will know I hate the "E" word. I hate EXERCISE. EXERCISE sounds like such a boring chore.  Snoresville.   Hard work.  It's like that word "medicine" ...straight away I don't want to take any.   Well, I don't want to take exercise either. There I...

5 Popular Misconceptions About Weight Loss

... OR 5 Fibs About Fighting A Muffin Top   Is there a little more of you to love these days? It's hugging tightly to your tummy? And it's STUCK there - your chuffin' muffin top. Have you tried e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g? In my clinic, I see many gorgeous 30s to 50s...

10 Signs Of Adrenal Fatigue And What To Do About It

Hey lady, I recognise YOU. Yes, YOU. You're the partner/mother/friend/worker/helper/student/carer/cook/cleaner/taxi driver/party-animal/hostess-with-the-mostess/*pile on MORE here*. You're busy. Super efficient. Zipping here and popping there. Always giving. Hardly...

Help – I Need A Sex Drive Boost

Are you like Boy George, who once said he'd rather have a cup of tea, than sex? Is it causing issues in your relationship? Or holding you back from looking for a partner? Lady, you're not alone.  It CAN happen to anyone.  And it's not about always about being "a...

My Kitchen BFF

  *whispers* I have a confession to make.  I have a BFF. Shhhh, don't tell all my other friends. I don't know how I functioned before she came into my life over 2 years ago. She's been such a faithful companion.  Third in line behind Mr P and the dynamic doodle...

Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

  Watch this YouTube Vlog to learn the secrets of this simple, gluten free, daily free recipe for Buckwheat Pancakes. Buckwheat Pancakes A perfect healthier alternative to normal pancakes with lemon and *boo hiss* sugar for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day. They also...

What is A Hormone Friendly Lifestyle?

I'm like a stuck record I know. Everywhere I write, speak or post, I'm banging on about a "Hormone Friendly Lifestyle" for women. So what IS it? Why should you give two hoots, anyway? How can you get one? Pronto. WHAT IS A HORMONE FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE? You can't do much...

Help! I’m Too Young For Menopause

I get it. You're Flirty 30s or Naughty 40s. You ARE young. Heck, you haven't reached your prime. You are F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S. Maybe you're still planning kids or to add to your family. The word "menopause" is for MUCH more mature women.  You have YEARS to go until you...

What I Love and Don’t Love About Juicing

Shhhhhlurp. That's me enjoying a juice, that is. I LURVE juicing.  I lurve juices. Not the ones that come in a plastic carton or a bottle in a store, but real, freshly squeezed or juiced, fruits and veggies.  Nothing added.  Nothing taken away. The ones in cartons are...

PMS – 10 Tips For Relieving Symptoms Naturally

Cramps, cravings, crankiness? Sore boobs, spots and poor sleep? When these signs happen before your period is due, you could be suffering PMS.  Pre Menstrual Syndrome. PMS affects about 40% of menstruating women. Yikes.  That's A LOT. That goes up to 70% if you factor...

Should I be doing a January Detox?

It’s January and detox is a hot topic.  Both with supporters and critics. I even saw a local bar promoting drinking gin to RETOX this January.  And follow Tryanuary  (trying a new drink) instead of Dry January.  *face palm* Detox. A small word that can provoke BIG...

Ten Top Tips For Changing Habits & Meeting Goals

Many of us are full of good intentions. Intentions to improve ourselves, our lives, our health, our relationships, our careers, our impact on the world. Intentions to start changing habits. Some make New Year's Resolutions to start doing some things and stop doing...

Christmas Spice Milk Shake

  You know it's getting near Christmas when your kitchen - okay MY kitchen - smells like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. NO, I'm not mulling wine. Honest. It's breakfast time here! I've been experimenting with a little Christmas spice breakfast treat.   I've...

Mulled Apple Juice

"Christmas time, mistletoe and wine" NO Sir Cliff, it doesn't have to be about the wine. Or any alcohol. If you're reducing or avoiding alcohol this holidays, read on. Maybe you'd like to make a winter warming drink that's just a teensy bit special, so deffo try this....

Liver Love and Helping Your Hormones

Why should I give my liver love, some of you might ask? Your liver is this amazing system that filters all the stuff we put into our bodies. Stuff that we eat, drink, breathe in or absorb through our skin. Yep everything we take in gets into our blood, is processed by...

Menopause Myths Busted – What Every Woman Should Know

What IS Menopause? Before we get down to busting menopause myths, let's get on the same page, ladies. Let's be clear on what natural menopause IS.  Here's some basic definitions:- PREMENOPAUSE is the time from your first period to your last. PERIMENOPAUSE is the time...

Immunity – Your Cold Could Be Linked To Hormones

  Totally fed up with being a Phlegm Wad? Thinking of buying shares in Kleenex tissues or - worse still - toilet roll? So you catch every cough, cold, bug and lurgy going, eh? Low immune system? You're blaming everything from your off-the-scale stress levels. Or...

Breakfast for Health and Happy Hormones

I was looking at my Facebook page recently and noticed some photos of the cracking breakfasts I've served up this year.  Even if I do say so myself. I'm such a breakfast fan, I did  little week long campaign called #camPayneforbetterbreakfast * groans at own pun*.  ...

What is a Fertility Friendly Diet?

  Fertility Friendly Diet - Not Just for Baby-Making. I could write a book on preparing to try for a baby and eating for fertility and hormone health (one day!).  And when I'm talking about a fertility friendly diet, don't switch off if you're NOT baby-making at...

Totally HOT in Bed? 6 Tips To Reduce Night Sweats

Totally Hot in Bed? Well ARE you? I don't mean are you a Sexy Siren or Saucy Seductress. NO.  That's so not what I mean. I mean, do you feel really hot at night?  Do you get all icky and sticky? Throw off the covers or shove your feet out of the bed? Your sleep is...

Hot & heaving? Or “Dealing with night sweats.’

Hot and Heaving... ' She tore back the bed sheets, soaked from hot beads of sweat trickling over her, her body heaving and heart beating out of her ample bosom.  She was spent. Her head was swimming from another night without sleep ... another restless night,...

Hormone Balance – Why Ladies Should Love Beans

Beans For Hormone Balance? Beans. The subject of many a schoolboy (and girl) joke... and rhyme. "Beans, beans good for your heart, the more you eat the more you ... " ... well, you catch my drift! Did you know beans and other legumes ARE good for your heart? AND they...

Hot Flushes – 5 things to give up to reduce them

Hot Flushes? You've probably seen that cartoon on Social Media?  The one that says " I'm still hot, only now it comes in flushes!"?  Ha bloomin' ha. If you're a sufferer, you know hot flushes are no laughing matter. They can be uncomfortable, incovenient and...

Insomnia – are your hormones to blame, ladies?

  Can't sleep? What would you do for a good night's sleep? Counted millions of sheep and still can't nod off?  Wakeful and weary?  The alarm goes off and you want to hurl it through the window to hide under the duvet? You've blamed sleepless nights on the stress...