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Ultimate Guide To Natural Menstrual Cramp Relief

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Though painful menstrual cramping is common,

it isn’t normal!

 

Most likely, you intuitively know that cramping is a symptom; a sign that something’s going on internally. And it needs to be addressed.

If you experience painful cramping every month, even if you’ve tried ‘everything’ and nothing has worked, read on… Natural menstrual cramp relief is possible!

In this article we take a look at the cause of cramping and provide a road map to cramp elimination. Read More

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How to Hack Easy Weeknight Dinners for Adrenal Fatigue

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 Wow, it’s time to make dinner… again??

 

If you’ve had adrenal fatigue, you can relate to the weight of this simple question. In stage 3 adrenal fatigue, there’s only a handful of hours a day that you’re able to push through.  Meal planning has you feeling defeated before before you even begin. 

Of course, you need to eat. Regular meals help stabilize your blood sugar, which keeps the adrenal glands balanced.

So what are we supposed to do?

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9 Detox Tips to Use When Coming Off The Pill

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It’s easy to understand why many women choose to stop taking the birth control pill.

 

A straightforward reason to come off the pill is because you want to get ready to have a baby.

Similarly, you may choose to stop hormonal birth control in order to live a more natural, healthy lifestyle.

However, many women are not aware of the effect that hormonal birth control has on the body. As a result, the way your body reacts to the drastic change in hormones when you come off the pill can be unexpected and annoying. Read More

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Autumn Crunch Salad to Balance Female Hormones

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Are you eating enough salad to balance your female hormones?

 

Salads are often thought of as a healthy ‘diet’ meal that is a lower calorie alternative to other entrees. However, in order to achieve a healthy hormone balance between, say, estrogen and progesterone, you need to eat the correct amount of the correct foods.

If you choose a salad as an entree, it’s got to be packed with nutrition. You need to feed your body the building blocks to make progesterone.

This includes cholesterol, vitamin-A and thyroid hormone. Read More

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The Benefits of Hiring a Health Coach… Because You Need Results!

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Many women know what to do,

but they don’t always do it.

 

With loads of information right at our fingertips it’s easy to formulate a plan and schedule it in. However, it’s typical that information doesn’t change our habitual way of behaving. Take smoking for example; there’s lots of information about the dangers of cigarettes, however their addictive properties make it a difficult habit to break.

It’s so easy to let life get in the way of our ‘wise plans’, AKA the commitments we make to ourselves. Wise plans are formed in the epic strategy sessions we have where we plan to reach our goals. The issue isn’t misinformation or lack of preparation.

The real problem is lack of accountability.

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5 Concerning Facts About The Pill Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About

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So many young teenagers are put on the birth control pill once they hit puberty and only stop when they decide to have a baby. For most women, the desire to become pregnant and start their own family happens in their early to mid 30’s.

However, if they’ve been on the pill their whole life and don’t go off of it till their mid-late 30s they can sometimes have trouble conceiving because the pill was masking some underlying hormone issues. I see this a lot in my practice and it really breaks my heart

For 20+ years, the body hasn’t been able to adapt to natural hormonal levels. The ovaries haven’t ovulated since they became physically able to… If you stop to think about possible birth control side effects, you can see that the pill can pose a problem.

Here are 5 concerning birth control facts that you need to know about:

1. It affects who you’re attracted too. Changes in hormones affect your pheromones. While on the pill or other hormonal birth control, you may be attracted to men that you wouldn’t naturally be attracted to.

The science behind pheromones really goes to show we are attracted to someone because that person is genetically compatible and will create genetically healthier offspring Read More

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Overwhelmed by Adrenal Fatigue? Ask a Friend to Make this Casserole

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How long have you been feeling overwhelmed?

Living with a feeling of overwhelm, insufficient or poor quality sleep, eating a poor diet, worrying (about anything), unhappiness, or living with pain all have a negative impact on your adrenal health.  These situations create a state of stress within the cells of your body that may take time to go away. Read More

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How To Know What Stage Of Adrenal Fatigue You’re In To Get Your Energy Back

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Stop and read this article before you spend any more money on adrenal fatigue treatments and supplements.

If you suspect you have adrenal fatigue and are currently seeking treatment it is imperative that you know what stage of adrenal fatigue you are in and customize your protocol to your level of adrenal fatigue.

If you take the wrong supplements or herbs it can set you back in your healing process and sometimes make you’re symptoms worse.

In this article, you will learn about the general symptoms of adrenal fatigue, how the stage of adrenal fatigue progress and how to tell what stage you are personally in so you can get on a protocol that works for you.

Adrenal fatigue is the result of long or short term of continuous stress and elevated cortisol levels (your stress hormone).

Prolonged or acute stress causes cortisol production to continuously increase and become dysregulated. This dysregulation is how the body copes with ongoing stress in order to meet the demands you set for it.

The result is symptoms such as:

o   low energy, don’t feel well-rested

o   feeling ‘wired but tired’

o   cravings, coffee and sugar addictions (especially the late-afternoon pick-me-up) Read More

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Adrenal Healing Snacks for Food Cravings

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Many people struggling with adrenal fatigue report an increased amount of food cravings; sugar and salt especially!

 

Low energy induces food cravings for instant forms of energy to keep you going in the absence of correct cortisol levels.

In stage 3 adrenal fatigue (low cortisol all day) or stage 2 (low cortisol in the morning) you crave more salt. Your blood pressure may be low due to the cortisol levels being low and you’ll find yourself hunting around  for salty snacks.

If you’re stressed you may be desperate for crunchy food. You crave the crunch to relieve tension in your body. Crunchy foods have a soothing effect on a body that’s stressed.

When you crave creamy taste or texture, it usually means your body needs fat. Food cravings are also hugely psychological, and creamy (and chocolaty) cravings may give you a comforting feeling of childhood that is soothing.

We’ve put together a list of our 3 favorite snacks to help satisfy these common food cravings that accompany adrenal fatigue. The ingredients satisfy the crave factor and provide the right nutrients to help your body heal.

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The Ultimate Guide: Increase Sperm Count and Optimize Male Fertility

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 A current review article states that, on the whole, sperm count for men in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand has declined by more than 50 percent since 1970.

This quote from a CBC article really sums up the facts:


‘… researchers from Israel, the U.S., Denmark, Spain and Brazil performed a comprehensive review of more than 7,500 studies on human sperm count, eliminating those that didn’t meet stringent criteria to ensure data consistency. With the 185 studies left, they did a meta-regression analysis — a method of making sense of multiple studies by accounting for variables to maximize the accuracy of the results.

In the end, their conclusions were based on sperm samples collected from 42,935 men around the world between 1973 and 2011. They found that over those 38 years, sperm concentration declined by 52 per cent, while total sperm count decreased by almost 60 per cent among men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.’

Nicole Ireland, CBC News


 

The exact cause of low sperm count is unknown, however, seeing that there has been no decrease in sperm count in Africa, Asia or South America it is speculated that it has to do with the way we live in the West.

 

male fertility

 

It is possible to naturally increase sperm count

 

Personally, I notice a disproportionate focus on women when it comes to fertility concerns. Of course it is important for women to prioritize health and hormone balance in the name of conception, however it is just as important for the future fathers to focus on optimal health.

All men who are trying to conceive need to work to naturally increase sperm count. This will increase chances of conception and make sure your ‘swimmers’ are in good health; effectively passing on optimal genetics and health to your baby.

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