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Preventative steps against ovarian cancer

Women over the age of 45 are most at risk of ovarian cancer and more than 7,000 will be diagnosed with the disease in the UK every year.

As I mentioned in my previous article on prostate cancer, March is ovarian and prostate cancer awareness month. The aim is to shine the spotlight on the importance of detecting and treating the disease early.

Here are some of the increased risk factors involved:

  • Endometriosis – when the lining of the womb grows outside the womb
  • When women have been on HRT for seven years of more (1% of ovarian cancer cases are linked to HRT).
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal disruptors: exposed to herbicides, pesticides and drinking out of plastic bottles

From the point of view of a naturopathic nutritionist, I aim to take a preventative approach to ill health. While this is in no way a treatment for ovarian cancer, if there is a family history of the disease, there are things you can do regarding diet and lifestyle to lower the risk.

What protects against ovarian cancers?

  • Drinking tea may lower the risk of ovarian cancer.  This can be green tea, black tea or any herbal teas. Black tea has powerful compounds (flavonoids) with strong disease-fighting properties.
  • Eat a colourful diet such as vegetables and fruit, those have high antioxidants.
  • Stay lean by exercising and maintaining a healthy body weight. Keeping things like high cholesterol and blood pressure at bay.  This may also help the formation of polycystic ovarian cysts, by keeping away the bad fats.
  • Include allium vegetables, containing high levels of flavanols, such as onions, garlic, leeks and chives and organosulphur (sulphur rich foods such as Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage and cauliflower) compounds, which contribute to the anticancer effects.

Overview of other things to consider

  • Environmental and industrial toxicity: air, food and water pollutants
  • Bacteria, fungus, moulds, yeast and parasites
  • Electromagnetic toxins refer to PC’s, Wi-Fi and microwaves.
  • Household chemicals: cleaners, air fresheners, wax and paints.
  • Personal care products: hair dyes, bleaches, hairsprays and lotions.
  • Heavy metal: amalgam fillings, food packaging, lead pipes and antiperspirants.

Preventative and natural approach to support cancer

The body needs an optimum level of nutrients; this mean eating a well-balanced diet, if not organic.  It is important to supplement your body with the nutrients it requires. Therefore, a multivitamin and mineral supplement will support the body with a good level of nutrients.

I believe that the body should have a good balance of essential fatty acids, this means omega 3,6 and 9, which not only acts as an anti-inflammatory but also helps to balance your hormones. Vitamin C is a great bioflavonoid and provides great preventative support for cancer.  Linus Pauling, who was a biochemist and a two-time Nobel Laureate did a series of books, starting with Vitamin C and the Common Cold in 1970, followed by Vitamin C, the Common Cold and the Flu (1976), Vitamin C and Cancer (1979), and How to Feel Better and Live Longer (1986).

Taking a good probiotic will ensure that you are giving your gut health enough friendly bacteria, which will also help prevent and deactivated oestrogen that has been deposited into the gut to be activated again by all those unfriendly bacteria.

Prevention is better than cure and if you want to consider a more natural approach to dealing with your health, I provide a free telephone consultation to see how I can help, or you can email me at

Let #BalanceforBetter inspire a healthier you

Let #BalanceforBetter inspire a healthier you

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme - #BalanceforBetter – is focusing on building a more gender-balanced world.


The question of balance is something that women contend with every day as they juggle their professional and work commitments with looking after their homes and families. And, let’s face it, women are still doing most of the household chores and childcare tasks.

In order to keep pushing the boundaries, break through the glass ceiling and continue to achieve amazing things, women need to stay strong and healthy. In other words, achieving the balance between hard work and looking after number one.

The charity Well-being of Women, reports that, in the UK, 58 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancers and that the incidence of womb cancer has risen by 65% in 40 years. Also 1.5 million women suffer from endometriosis. In some cases, women put their own health on the back-burner as they tackle day-to-day tasks.

Take a step back

So, in honour of International Women’s Day, why not take a step back and look after your health. The naturopathic approach can help to ward off potential illness and I offer the following tips:

  • Take a food state supplement – this will help to keep the bugs at bay and keep your immune system strong.
  • Don’t let the menopause weigh you down – make sure you have plenty of calcium and vitamin D in your diet to offset the loss of bone density. Take supplements if necessary. Post menopause cut down on the carbs to avoid gaining weight.
  • Keep fit – take regular exercise. If the gym is not your thing, do something you enjoy and share activities with friends.
  • Get a good night’s sleep – as we get older, our sleep patterns change so try and avoid caffeine before you go to bed.
  • Endometriosis/polycystic ovaries/infertility – It is possible to minimise these issues through diet and supplements. Fish oil is a good anti-inflammatory, zinc is essential for hormone synthesis and balance and vitamin B complex also supports hormone production. Eat plenty of fibre-rich fruits and vegetables and good proteins, such as fish, eggs and nuts. Try and, restrict carbohydrates and drink plenty of water. Flaxseeds are good for removing excess toxins and cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar.

If you are trying to lose weight, drink two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar 30 minutes before each meal as this helps to break down food more efficiently.

Taking a preventative approach can help you to stay healthier and fitter. And you will feel more energised in striving for that all-important #BalanceforBetter.

Prevention with Biofeedback therapy

Preventative health with biofeedback therapy


Biofeedback is a preventative therapy I’ve used for many years now to help clients achieve good health and wellbeing.

As a naturopath, I used biofeedback myself as a preventative approach and my clients have found it helpful, for:

  • Muscular pain
  • Migraines
  • Skin complaints
  • Gut health issues
  • Parasites

Prevention is better than cure

Prevention is better than cure with the use of biofeedback, as this therapy fits in nicely with my own ethos of prevention.

Here is what some of our clients are saying

“I highly recommend Christina and feel grateful for her high level of knowledge and understanding.”- Margaret

“I am very impressed by Christina’s knowledge and expertise. She has instilled confidence in me that in a couple of months my health is going to be at the top of a steep upward curve. Four years of dead-ends with mainstream medicine and she cracked it in 20 minutes. Good work - and Thank You.” - Glenn

What does biofeedback do

The Biofeedback machine, measures and scans the body organs and tissues for their frequency energy levels to determine the extent of stress damage, and then re balances and harmonises the frequency energy imbalances with externally supplied electromagnetic waves.

How many sessions will one need?

This depends on how long you have been ill, and the complexity of your condition. It is recommended that two session be done a week.


When you are doing a program like biofeedback, or eliminating any toxicity, it can sometimes come out in any of our organs of elimination:

  • Lungs
  • Colon
  • Skin

Any of these organs can feel worse before you start seeing the benefits. Getting rid of toxicity is far better for you than being given a steroid cream which will only control the symptoms of eruption in the skin, as an example.

Part of the healing process with biofeedback is to get rid of any toxicity you may have accumulated over the years.

If you are interested in getting a 10-minute free consultation to find out more, please click here to contact me and leave your details so that I may return the call