Hi, my name is Talida. I’m a new mum living in beautiful Newcastle Australia.
I started my blog in 2016 after transitioning to a whole foods plant-based diet to help me recover from a severe hormone imbalance caused by the Implanon birth control. My inability to ovulate post birth control lead me to develop a sudden severe anxiety disorder that lead to seizures. After trying some pharmaceutical options which made my anxiety worse and exaggerated some underlying disordered eating patterns, I turned to diet and lifestyle changes to help get my health back on track. I was so surprised at the power of food in my healing journey that I started a blog to help inspire others to eat their way to health. I also used my blog as a way to experiment, be creative and keep myself accountable for what I ate.
In 2018 I finally gained closure over my health experience and now, fully recovered, (after 7 long years) I’m using this platform to share my experience and as much information as I can on all things “hormone health.” I left my previous career as a dental hygienist so I could study science and learn more about reproductive endocrinology, hormones and nutrition science. I am a certified Sympto-thermal Fertility Awareness Educator and have completed postgraduate studies in Biomedical Science, majoring in Reproductive Endocrinology and Nutrition Science. I am also a studying herbalism for women.
I’m very passionate about helping women improve body literacy and utilising the menstrual cycle as the 5th vital sign. I am also passionate about teaching women how to use plant-foods to support hormone health which is why I self published my first book “Eating for Hormone Balance: a Plant-Based Guide.” I am excited about ongoing scientific research into women’s hormone health including the link between hormones and mental health, the menstrual cycle, diet and fertility as well as pregnancy and postpartum. I plan to further my education in years to come. On this website, I try to provide as much quality evidence-based information as I can in my articles as well as lots of recipe inspiration for hormone balancing food and healthy desserts.