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

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

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: Causes leaky gut syndrome Depletes nutrients (because they can't be absorbed due to leaky gut) Disrupts the microbiome Creates … Continue reading

Blog, Health & Wellness, Uncategorized, Women's Hormonal Health

What Poop Has to Do With Your Hormones + 3 Tips to Relieve Constipation

Let's talk poop and your hormones. Yes, I said poop. I mean, everyone does it. It also happens to be a pretty important subject in regards to health, so I figured we should have this conversation sooner than later. We should all be having at least one to two healthy bowel movements a day, and if we're … Continue reading

Brain Health, Gut Health, Health & Wellness, Weight Loss

10 Reasons Why You Should Add Ghee to Your Diet

Much like coconut oil, ghee is a multi-purpose fat that is healthy in many ways. I religiously start my day off with a cup of matcha (after my warm lemon water of course!), blended with one tablespoon of ghee, and three tablespoons of coconut oil. This keeps my metabolism revving, helps my body maintain a … Continue reading

Blog, Fermentation Station, Recipes

Coconut Kefir- The Easiest Fermented Food You’ll Ever Make

Coconut kefir is probably the most simple fermented food to make. My body just can't digest dairy milk kefir, so I opted for the coconut milk version instead. I have previously tried to make coconut kefir with kefir grains, and failed both times. Miserably. I don't feel too bad because while looking on Meghan Telpner's health … Continue reading

Blog, Health & Wellness, Travel & Health

5 Health Essentials to Bring on Vacation

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” –Saint Augustine Traveling has enriched my life in many ways. I have learned valuable life lessons, experienced new cultures, and I even met my husband while spending a year in Honduras. But traveling isn’t always glamorous; the Instagram shots from … Continue reading

Blog, Fermentation Station, Gut Health, Health & Wellness, Recipes, Smoothies/Drinks

How To Make Kefir

Hey Folks! Fermented foods are my jam. I love them more than most anything, as I know how healthy and vibrant they make my body. The key to good health is maintaining healthy bacteria in our gut- it's pretty much crucial to our physical wellbeing, and as we have learned, our mental wellbeing as well. It's important to get … Continue reading

Fermentation Station, Gut Health, Health & Wellness, Uncategorized

Your Guide to Probiotic Rich Foods for Healthier Digestion

Originally published on April 11, 2016 by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  Image via Shutterstock The human microbiome and gut health have been all the rage this year – and for good reason! Did you know that in the human body microorganisms outnumber human cells by 10 to 1? While these bacteria only make up about … Continue reading

Blog, Fermentation Station, Meals, Recipes

Miso Tahini Soup

  We all know that fermented foods are our best friends, and that we should eat at least two servings of them everyday. Fermented foods provide our gut with beneficial bacteria that help us stay healthy, vibrant, and happy, as good gut health is the key to our overall mental and physical wellness. Check out this fun miso … Continue reading

Blog, Gut Health, Health & Wellness

How To Repair Your Gut During and After Taking Antibiotics

These days antibiotics are prescribed for just about anything. You have a cough? Well take some antibiotics! Your ear hurts, Sally? Oh no problem, just take some antibiotics. Oh no, little Joe has a boo-boo on his finger? Let’s give him a Z-Pak just for good measure! Oh the insanity! While antibiotics are necessary for … Continue reading