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, Period Health, Women's Hormone Health

Holistic Remedies for Ovarian Cysts

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

Hormone balance, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormone 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 Hormone 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 (HBC) lasts anywhere from 6-12 months, and it peaks at month 6 (1). It's usually around this time … Continue reading

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5 Things Women Who Take the Birth Control Pill Should Be Doing NOW.

TRUTH: If you are currently taking the birth control pill, then you are most likely deficient in crucial vitamins and minerals. What doctors don't often tell their patients before putting them on the pill is that it: Creates an imbalance in gut bacteria and causes leaky gut syndrome Depletes nutrients (because they can't be absorbed … Continue reading

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6 Alternatives to the Birth Control Pill

When I was 23, after having been on the birth control pill since the age of 14 (prescribed for ovarian cysts), I had had enough of the horrible side effects of the pill. So I quit. And guess what? I didn’t have a period for three months, I had terrible acne, and I was experiencing mood … Continue reading