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

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

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

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How to Manage Hormonal Mood Swings

Healthy hormones are crucial for a healthy, happy you. With hormones, there is no cutting corners, and there is no faking it. Your monthly period is your monthly report card that tells you how you've been doing with your diet and lifestyle. Many times doctors will prescribe the birth control pill to mask a hormonal … Continue reading

Blog, Herbal Remedies/Drinks, Period Health, Recipes, Women's Hormonal Health

A Hormone Balancing Tea For Painful or Irregular Periods

A painful period is your body's way of telling you something is off. If you are missing work or school because of a painful cycle, then something is wrong. Ideally, your period would sneak up on you with ninja stealth. No cramping, no bloating, no breast tenderness, no extreme fatigue. Your cycle would come every 21-35 days, and … Continue reading

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Energy Boosting (and Cramp Fighting!) Hot Cacao

For an alternative to coffee for your energy boost in the morning, check out this creamy and delicious hot cacao. Not only does it provide you with magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants, but it sends your body a steady stream of energy that will not spike and crash like the rush from coffee. As for women, this drink … Continue reading