Hormone balance, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

How to Use The Fertility Awareness Method as Your Form of Birth Control

The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) has a 99.4% efficacy rate, and a 99.6% efficacy rate if you abstain from sex on the 6-8 days (that’s right, as women we are only fertile a 24-48 hours each month, but men are fertile 365 days a year) a month you are in your fertile window. These percentages … Continue reading

Health & Wellness, Recipes, Sweet Treats, Vegan and Vegetarian Health, Women's Hormone Health

Seed Cycling Pudding

Seed cycling is one of the simplest and most effective holistic remedies for balancing hormones. This ancient technique helps restore the balance of  the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone by rotating certain seeds into your diet during the two different phases of your menstrual cycle (follicular and luteal phase). Added bonus is the lignans in … Continue reading

Hormone balance, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

Why Your Period is Not the Most Important Part of Your Menstrual Cycle

Don’t get me wrong, periods are amazing. As a women’s health coach specializing in hormonal health, I’m a huge fan. But sometimes, we get so caught up with our monthly bleed that we forget about the most important aspect of our cycle. Ovulation. We only experience a true menstrual cycle after ovulation, and this is only possible when our … Continue reading

Health & Wellness, Hormone balance, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

Harmful Chemicals are Destroying Your Hormones. Here’s What You Can Do.

What we eat is crucial to building balanced hormones, but what’s equally important are our beauty products, toiletries and household cleansers! Our toiletries and cleansers tend to get overlooked, yet the play a crucial part in causing painful periods and serious hormonal imbalances because of the harmful chemicals they contain called endocrine disrupters. Endocrine disrupters … Continue reading

Hormone balance, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

Natural Remedies for Fibroids

70% of women will experience fibroids in their lives before the age of 50 and they are also 2 to 3 times more likely to form in African American women. Fibroids can be quite painful, while some women don't even feel them at all. Symptoms of fibroids: 💥Pressure in the pelvis resulting in constipation or … Continue reading

Hormone balance, Uncategorized, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

5 Ways Stress is Messing with Your Hormones+ How to Manage It

Guest post by Kayla Cluett, CHN The adrenal glands are amazing. They are small but incredibly mighty and critical for the health of our entire organism. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked when it comes to many of the health conditions we are faced with today. Adrenal hormones are the major response of the body to … Continue reading

Period Health, Women's Hormone Health

3 Diet Tips for Managing PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition of insulin resistance and ovulatory dysfunction. This is why diet is the most crucial component of putting PCOS into remission. Women with PCOS must balance their blood sugar in order to heal, which is why many women find success (at a cost) with diabetic medications such as Metformin. … Continue reading

Health & Wellness, Hormone balance, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

Is the Keto Diet Right for PCOS?

Diet is the most crucial component of putting PCOS into remission. That's right- having PCOS does not mean you’re doomed! PCOS is a metabolic syndrome, so women with PCOS must balance their blood sugar in order to heal, this is why many women find success (at a cost) with diabetic medications such as Metformin. However, … Continue reading

Period Health, Uncategorized, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

Should We Practice Yoga While Menstruating?

Many period advice books out there recommend yoga as a nourishing physical activity to do during menstruation, but this is not always the best advice. As both a women’s health coach specializing in reproductive health and a KPJAYI-authorized Ashtanga teacher, the subject of menstruation and yoga practice is of great interest and importance to me. This is … Continue reading

Hormone balance, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone Health

5 Tips For Balancing Your Blood Sugar (and Why This is Crucial for Women with PCOS)

Let’s talk PCOS and blood sugar. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition of insulin resistance and ovulatory dysfunction. This is why keeping  blood sugar balanced is CRUCIAL for managing PCOS and putting it into remission. For women with PCOS (and everyone else as well!) it’s imperative to design meals with the number one goal … Continue reading