Calorie restricting, under eating and over exercising has left women exhausted,
malnourished and depressed. The mixed messages that we are getting from the media about how we should eat, how we should exercise, what we need to look like and how we should be pushing ourselves to do more is destroying our hormone balance. We have created an environment for ourselves where we are stuck in a cycle of sleep deprivation, calorie restriction, sugar cravings, low sex drives and unhealthy body images. It’s time to take back your health and your life.
Let’s start with breakfast, do you tend to grab a bite or two of whatever your kids are eating? Or are you a coffee and no food until lunch kinda gal? Maybe you’re still eating cereal and milk or no brekkie at all?
Breakfast is an important meal especially for blood sugar balancing which is directly connected to hormone balancing. It’s so important to start the day full and satisfied. Well, how do w...
I started taking a hormonal birth control pill at 16 years old. My mom found out that I was sexually active and she demanded that we go to Planned Parenthood. Not knowing any better I went with it, after all mother knows best, right? I stayed on the same pill for 4 years, but with my hectic schedule in college I kept forgetting to take it, so the campus doctor suggested the Nuvaring. I started using it, but kept getting UTIs. So then I was prescribed the patch, but that kept falling off before it was supposed to and I was switched back to the pill again, this time it was Yaz. Within the first month on Yaz, I lost weight (even though I was at a healthy weight to start) and my breasts went up a cup size, which I thought was great being a single 20 year old with an athletic frame. Then the next month my hair started to fall out, and what felt like overnight my personality started to change.
I went from an overall social, happy person to riding an emotional roller coaster, I felt depressed...
I love animals and believe they should be treated with respect, have access to open fields to graze, run around and live long happy lives. I also believe in bio-individuality when it comes to the human diet. Everyone's body knows what is best for them, but we have lost touch with our inner communication and intuition. With that being said, when it comes to health and well-being it's all about experimentation to find out what makes you look and feel your best.
I found out at 25 that dairy wasn't working for me, I worked out daily, ate a well balanced diet but it included protein shakes, yogurt and cheese, I was completely inflamed and after cutting it out I lost 12 pounds! Recently, I was on a low fat, high carbohydrate vegan diet for two years. I thought that this was the best option especially because I agreed with the ethical reasons. I was so hungry all the time, has terrible periods and hormonal acne, I know now this was because my blood sug...
Cold and flu season is here in full effect. What is keeping some people from catching a cold or the flu this season? A strong and boosted immune system. Things like processed sugar, fast food, poor quality dairy and meat as well as alcohol suppress your immune system making it harder to fight off any type of illness. In addition to having a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and organic meats, there are some additional steps to take to make sure that your immune system is a powerhouse during flu season, especially if you plan on traveling.
Start by making sure that you wash your hands often and keep your hands away from your ears, nose and mouth. Staying hydrated is very important also, you can do this by drinking water as soon as you wake up and carrying a reusable water bottle with you all throughout the day. Herbal teas like green tea and Echinacea contain powerful antioxidants that will boost your immune system into over...
Far too often I hear people saying that that eating healthy is too expensive, but what about having a heart attack, diabetes or cancer? All of these diseases are taking a toll on Americans lives and their bank accounts. The biggest problem is that every day we are bombarded with marketing strategies that make us think we want big juicy burgers, fried foods, processed sugar and caffeine. Then when you go the store with the intention to make healthy choices, but everything cheaper and more convenient is over processed, packed with sodium and sugar.
Everything that we eat either fights or fuels disease, EVERYTHING. We have companies that spend billions of dollars on research to find cures and others that spend billions on masking the truth. We need to focus on prevention and this starts with a healthy balanced diet. Anything that has a label is processed, we need to be teaching our kids how to read food labels rather than how to navigate Facebook.
The holidays are here, and for many people this means more parties, more sweets and more indulgence. This can be the hardest time of the year to stay on track with your wellness goals and it can be especially overwhelming and difficult to navigate all the catered dinners, unlimited desserts and alcohol flowing at everyone's party. Don't let all your hard work go out the window, there are many ways that you can enjoy the holidays without completely sabotaging your health goals.
Eat as healthy as you can for the meals that you have complete control over typically breakfast and lunch, a healthy wholesome breakfast like oatmeal with berries or scrambled eggs with avocado and sprouted toast and a lunch filled with vegetables and lean proteins.
Be active for at least 30 minutes a day, you can incorporate exercise into your day at the office, squats, walks during lunch, or chair yoga.
Eat a snack before you go to a holiday party, that way you won't show up starving and over...
Xenoestrogens are foreign estrogens that mimic the processes of our natural estrogen. They create a lot of hormonal havoc in our bodies by causing estrogen dominance which could be the reason you are experiencing PMS and having other hormone related issues. Xenoestrogens come from many household products, pesticides, plastic and make up.
Do you want to start living a more natural life and don’t know where to start?
The first place to makeover is your kitchen, Tupperware is so 1990s. Plastic Tupperware is detrimental to the environment and to your hormones. When it is microwaved this multiples the effects of the xenoestrogens. Plastic has taken over the world, EVERYTHING is plastic and it is hard to avoid. But the first thing you can do is replace all plastic cups and containers with glass or ceramic. Bring your own to go container with you out to dinner for leftovers and purchase reusable bottle and coffee cup to avoid single use products.
Allergies are a very common medical condition for children and adults and they struggle with symptoms like congestion, coughing, eczema, psoriasis and digestive issues. More times than not, this is the result of a weakened immune system, in addition to dietary choices. One of the most common allergies for children is dairy. As all mammals, when cows are pregnant they produce milk for their babies to nourish them until they can eat grass. The hormones in cow’s milk are meant to help a baby calf grow to be over 600 pounds. The composition of cow’s milk is much different than that of human milk. No other mammal on the planet consumes another mammal’s milk, it is not natural. Therefore, when humans consume cow’s milk they tend to produce more mucus and have more inflammation which suppresses the immune system and causes reoccurring allergy flare ups.