Category Archives: Restoration

Period Pain with bowel spasm, is it my diet or ‘hidden’ endo?

Period Pain with bowel spasm

“Period pain with bowel spasm – This post is sponsored by Khapregesic® a new natural pain reliever. Combining plant-based anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, with probiotics for a calmer gut and a more balanced microbiome.” What causes Period and Endometriosis Pain? This is a huge subject, but very simply. During a period, the uterus contracts to help […]

Why do I crave chocolate, before my period pain arrives?

written by team@bioactivenaturalhealth.com.au Chocolate induces release of happy hormones endorphins and serotonin. You feel more relaxed and cheerful with chocolate right?  As you get used to feeling good from chocolate, you start craving it. The cravings get stronger during a period because of excessive blood loss, nutrient drain and the hormonal imbalance. Amy Stavnezer, Professor […]

Menstrual Pain Relief | Self Love Tips to Ease Period Pain

written by Rhovie Hulleza, with contributions from Naturopath Caroline Robertson ND* (* If your symptoms are severe please see your GP without delay) Menstrual pain relief just got easier. Periods. Ugh, just the word is enough to dredge up horror stories of painful menstrual cramps, foul moods and strange eating habits. Some of us go […]

Melatonin the sleepy hormone – why TAKE it when you can MAKE it?

Our gut, thanks to good gut bacteria, produces over 90% of the body’s most versatile hormone, Serotonin. Among its many duties this hormone regulates our sleep patterns as the precursor for natural Melatonin production. (Don’t shoot the messenger, our founder Rick loves this chemical diagram… I know right!) Natural Melatonin production is why it’s so […]

Eat & Drink yourself to a good night’s sleep…

Dr Robert Thompson, PhD and his team at the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently discovered that “dietary pre-biotics can improve the restorative non-REM sleep as well as REM sleep after a stressful event”* While pro-biotics refer to good gut bacteria, pre-biotics are foods that feed our good gut bacteria. […]