Category: Hormones

Optimizing Circadian Rhythm For Hormone Health

A circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats each day on a 24 hour cycle. It is most impacted by the light and dark cycles in our environment. Why Does Our Circadian Rhythm Matter For Our Hormones? Our circadian rhythm (CR) regulates our digestion, hormone production, metabolism, and […]
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How sex hormones impact the gallbladder

We need a healthy gallbladder in order to have healthy hormones, but our hormones can also impact that function of our gallbladder. In fact, on this week’s Are You Menstrual? Podcast episode with @gallbladder.nutritionist, we learned that many gallbladder issues are the result of a hormone imbalance. One of the most common hormone imbalances that […]
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Alcohol & Your Hormones

How does alcohol impact our hormones and overall health? We know that alcohol increases estrogen levels, which often leads to unwanted symptoms for many women (PMS, period pain, mood changes, acne, sluggish thyroid, fibroids, etc.), but it impacts many other areas of our health that can trickly down and impact hormones. How Alcohol Impacts The […]
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How to Assess Hormone Health at Home

While I think lab tests can be extremely valuable, I also think it’s important to have daily and monthly markers that you can use to assess your hormone health at home. There are three main areas you can use to do this:1. Tracking your cycles2. Establishing a baseline basal body temperature (BBT)3. Evaluating sleep, appetite, […]
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Possible Root Causes of Histamine Intolerance

In the Histamine intolerance 101 episode on the Are You Menstrual? Podcast we go through the 4 major root causes of histamine intolerance:-nutrient deficiencies-hormone imbalances-poor gut health-certain medications Let’s zoom in on nutrient deficiencies! Low levels of certain nutrients like copper, Vitamins A, B6, and C can lead to histamine build up along with excess […]
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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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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 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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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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Is “Clean Eating” Hurting Your Hormones?

One of the most common descriptors I hear women use when explaining their day-to-day food intake is “I eat clean.” This brings up many feelings for me. The strongest one is confusion because how I view eating clean could be completely different from what someone is referring to. Also, what does it mean to eat […]
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