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

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

Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormonal Health

How to Banish the PMS Blues

As women we are vulnerable to the “PMS Blues”. This is a time when we're prone to mood swings, bloating, swollen breasts, irritability, acne, headaches, and cramps. But this can be avoided! PMS and PMDD happens in our luteal phase (post-ovulation) because our estrogen drops during this time, and it brings serotonin down with it. Serotonin makes … Continue reading

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

5 Foods That DESTROY Your Hormones

I'm a firm believer that with the right diet and lifestyle, any hormonal condition can be put into remission, and I'm living proof! I was born with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), but with the right diet and lifestyle changes its been in remission for 2 years now! Isn't the power of food as medicine incredible?! … Continue reading

Hormonal balance, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health

Your Guide to Hormone Testing Kits

Testing your hormones is a great tool to have under your belt to help you gain invaluable insight into the underlying cause of your hormonal health issues. If you are suffering from painful periods, heavy periods, fibroids, ovarian cysts, or fertility issues, I encourage you to order a test. A good place to start is … Continue reading

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

How to Treat Ovarian Cysts Holistically

If you are a woman, chances are you have had at least one ovarian cyst in your life. Perhaps you weren’t even aware of it, or perhaps it caused you a bit (or a lot!) of discomfort. I’ve had my share of ovarian cysts in the past, and because I didn’t know what I know … Continue reading

Hormonal balance, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health

What the Color of Your Period Blood Means For Your Health

Your period is an invaluable indicator of the overall health of your body. Think of it like a monthly report card providing a brutally honest evaluation of your diet, lifestyle, and environment. If you are suffering from painful periods, horrible mood swings, or perhaps not having periods at all, these are all indicators that something … Continue reading

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

Why Ovulation is More Important Than Your Period

Don’t get me wrong, periods are amazing. I’m a huge fan. But we get so caught up with our monthly bleed that we forget about the most important aspect of our cycle. Ovulation. Ovulation usually happens mid-cycle, except for ladies on the birth control pill, as they do not ovulate nor have a period, instead they … Continue reading

Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormonal Health

Post Birth Control Syndrome + 5 Steps to Balance Your Hormones After the Pill

If you recently quit hormonal birth control, you're probably going through a bit of hell right now. I know it's not fair, but you are going through something called Post Birth Control Syndrome. This withdrawal process from hormonal birth control lasts anywhere from 6-12 months, and it peaks at month 6 (1). It's usually around this time that … Continue reading