Author: Amanda

Cholesterol is the Backbone of all of our Sex and Stress Hormones

Cholesterol is essential for health hormones. It’s how we make all of our sex and stress hormones. The interesting thing about cholesterol and our hormones is that they can both impact each other. Not only does cholesterol impact our hormone levels, but our hormones impact our cholesterol levels. “​​National Institutes of Health researchers have shown […]
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Nourishing Series Part 2: Gaining Weight While Healing

In Part 1 of this nourishing series, we talked about normalizing eating and nourishment in general. Society is often telling us to eat less food, eat less frequently, and restrict more and more. Our goal with this series is to remind you that eating nourishing foods is required to heal. One topic that often comes […]
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Assessing Thyroid Health Prior To Pregnancy

This topic speaks to me since working on my thyroid health has been my main priority when preparing for pregnancy. When I got off the pill over 10 years ago, the biggest area that took a hit was my thyroid. It’s been something I’ve struggled on and off with over the last ten years. You […]
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How do I Know if My Gut Needs Support

When I asked what this community wanted to learn more about in 2023, a topic that came up again and again was gut health and how to know when your gut might need support. I don’t think it’s ever a bad idea to support your gut, but there are certain populations that will likely require […]
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Nourishing Series Part 1: It’s Normal To Nourish Your Body

A common theme that comes up in my work with clients and the women in this community is being worried about eating too often, too much, or not at the right time. It’s almost like an abundance of food is bad, which I do understand. We live in a society that is obsessed with extremes […]
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Getting to the Root Cause of Low Stomach Acid

One aspect of gut health that I see a lot of women struggle with is stomach acid levels and digestion in general. Having adequate levels of stomach acid is crucial for our gut and overall health for the following reasons: 1. It’s our first line of defense against pathogens in the gut. 2. It ensures […]
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What to Know About Hirsutism

We get so many question from clients and followers alike about hirsutism, aka excessive hair growth in inconvenient places, who want to know why it’s happening to them and what can be done about it. And I get it! I myself struggled with hirsutism for years leading up to and after my PCOS diagnosis, and […]
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Cycle Syncing 101, Pt. 2: How to Support Each Phase

In Cycle Syncing 101, Pt. 1, we started a two-part series on cycle-syncing—in which we covered what it is, how it works, and the basic tenets of each phase of your cycle. To conclude the series, we’ll discuss how you’ll most likely feel during each phase and how best to support them. Again, let’s start […]
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How to use food to support your gut health

In this blog post we are digging into what foods you can use to provide support for your gut health. I divided this up into 5 main categories:1. Digestion2. Detoxification3. Beneficial bacteria4. Gut lining/integrity5. Immune system One important thing to note is that we have to be eating enough in order for us to benefit […]
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How to make chili more nutrient dense

Chili is a nutrient dense meal already with ingredients like tomatoes (great source of potassium), beans (great source of potassium, calcium, and folate), and beef (great source of protein, zinc, iron, and potassium), but there are a few ways you can add even more minerals to this recipe. I like to add cacao powder (for […]
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