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...
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.