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

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

Recipes, Sweet Treats

Lemon Raspberry Swirl Bars (Vegan & GF)

Lemon bars were my favorite. That is until I decided to take it up a notch and add my favorite chia raspberry jam to the equation! These bars are the perfect balance between creamy and tangy, and make for a great afternoon snack or after dinner dessert. Or, you could just eat them for breakfast if … 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

Recipes, Sweet Treats

Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

Berry season is here! That means organic berries are now affordable, and no longer require you to take out a second mortgage! Ha! My favorite sweet treat to make during berry season are my almond thumbprint cookies.  They are seriously so good, y'all-a definite crowd pleaser. This is the jam that I use for the … Continue reading

Health & Wellness, Recipes, Smoothies

Tart Cherry and Avocado Smoothie Bowl

 TART CHERRY AND AVOCADO SMOOTHIE BOWL  Good morning, lovelies! This high-fat, moderate protein smoothie bowl will make your hormones sing and keep your blood sugar stable until your next meal. Nourishing, healthy, yet tasty food- that’s what I’m all about!  RECIPE :  1/2 cup organic tart cherry juice ( one of nature’s best anti- inflammatories) … Continue reading

Health & Wellness

A Holistic Guide to Spring Seasonal Allergies

Originally published on April 7, 2018 by Institute of Integrative Nutrition. The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and nature is blooming. This can only mean one thing: Spring has officially sprung! Many of us have been anxiously waiting to put away those bulky winter coats, dust off our lighter … 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