Category: Liver Health

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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4 steps to improving gallbladder function

If you want to improve gallbladder function and avoid getting your gallbladder removed, there are four key steps that @gallbladder.nutritionist went through when she joined me for an episode on the Are you menstrual? podcast. The biggest takeaway is that if you want to support your gallbladder, you have to support your liver. The first […]
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The Many Benefits of Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil packs have been used since the beginning of time. Traditionally, castor oil packs have been used for skin issues, digestive concerns, and improving blood circulation. We now know castor oil has a significant impact on inflammation in the body and can specifically support the digestive process and even positively impact our gut bacteria. […]
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The Thyroid, Estrogen, and Fibroid Connection

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign uterine tumor.  Approximately 60-65% of women develop fibroids by age 50.  That’s a HUGE part of the population. Unfortunately, there is a lack of great information out there on how to naturally support your body when dealing with fibroids and what can be a contributor to their growth.  […]
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The Liver: Hormone Superhero

Some of the most common questions I get are around premenstrual symptoms (PMS) like acne, bloating, extreme fatigue, weight gain, etc.  While we can try to generalize what possible hormone imbalances are present, I think the most helpful thing to do is zoom out and focus on what could be exacerbating this.  When we think […]
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Why Can’t I Tolerate Carbs?

 I’ve pretty much tried every diet out there, as I’m sure you can relate.  Most diets lead with carb restriction.  When I first found Paleo, and then went on to participate in two research studies at the University of Connecticut as part of my Dietetics program, I became hyper-aware of one macronutrient group in specific, […]
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