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Hormone Balance Basics: The Symptoms & Causes Of Low Progesterone

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Low Levels of Progesterone

 

If you struggle with low levels of progesterone, you may experience some of the following symptoms:

 

  • Skin issues
  • Mood swings
  • PMS
  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids
  • Brain Fog
  • Miscarriages

And more…

 

Your body naturally wants to keep your hormones balanced, so how could progesterone levels deplete in the first place?

 

It’s important to find the cause of your low levels of progesterone. Once you address the root cause, it’s much more simple to find a course of treatment that’s right for you.

 

Read on to learn about the hormone and how your levels can become depleted. Read More

Make This Adrenal Tonic To Recover From Burn Out Fast

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Today I’m going to teach you how to make a herbal adrenal tonic that you can use to recover from burnout… fast!

Too Much for Too Long

 

Are you burning the candle at both ends? Maybe you’ve put everything you’ve got into your work; lots of overtime hours and dealing with demanding colleagues and clients both.

 

Moreover, you may be providing care to a sick relative. Although you were able to manage the increased demand on your time and energy for a period of time, now you’ve crashed.

 

Your energy is always low. You never feel well rested. And you’ve been gaining weight… especially around the middle. You don’t feel comfortable in your own skin.

 

At this point, you only have enough energy to maintain your career but that’s all. At the end of the day all you can do is lay out on the couch and your weekends are spent preparing for another week of the same.

 

If you’re ready to stop this cycle, recover your energy and feel better, one simple thing you can do is replace your morning coffee with an adrenal tonic. Read More

The Benefits of Schizandra: Glowing Skin, Balanced Hormones & Increased Energy

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I first read about the benefits of schizandra in Ron Teaguarden’s book The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs.

 

He writes,

‘Schizandra is “the herb that does it all.” It develops and protects the primary energies of life. Schizandra, known as the “quintessence of Chinese tonic herbs,” supports vitality and beauty when used regularly for some time. It is said to promote beautiful skin. Schizandra is said to help purify the blood, support the mind, help maintain a strong memory, and help maintain sexual energy and sexual functions in both men and women.’

The Benefits of Schizandra

 

Schizandra has some of the following benefits:

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Turmeric Lemonade For Glowing Skin & Pain Free Periods

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Looking for turmeric recipes to get this superfood into your diet?

 

This turmeric lemonade is a perfect summertime tonic for glowing skin and balancing hormones. Make a large batch to store in the fridge. When you see the jars filled with a beautiful sunny orange hue, it’s easy to consume it daily.  

 

Here’s why turmeric is so good for you:

 

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Curcumin is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level. Consuming anti-inflammatory nutrients that contain antioxidants support the overall health of the skin when taken daily. If you have redness, curcumin can help soothe and calm your skin down.
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Shatavari for Fertility- Harness the Ancient Ayurvedic Powder

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 She Who Has 100 Husbands

 

Shatavari is an ayurvedic herb in the asparagus family. In this traditional medicinal system, it is regarded as a prime women’s health tonic. The word shatavari translates as she who has 100 husbands. This gives you an idea of the properties this fertility herb can impart!

 

In this article I’ll talk about why shatavari is so good for fertility. However, you should know that shatavari can be utilized in all stages of life: when you’re lactating, during teenage years, menopause, and when balancing your menstrual cycle. Check in with your doctor; you may be able to take shatavari during pregnancy.

 

If you want a full run-down of the best herbs for female fertility, check out my free Master Class here.  Read More

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Self-Pleasure Your Way To Hormone Balance

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This is a guest post by a colleague of ours, Courtney Davis. Learn more about Courney’s work here.


 

Its no secret that stress and cortisol directly impact your hormone balance and overall well being. When you prioritize your pleasure, you improve your health and beauty.

In addition, the orgasms and sexual pleasure you experience on a regular basis affects you in areas that no one really talks about – your self-confidence, your motivation, and how satisfied you feel with your life.

 

For many women, self-pleasure is not often a priority– and when they do self-pleasure, it usually centers around using a vibrator or their hand to briefly stimulate the clitoris to achieve one (or multiple) peak orgasms.

It’s true that this is fun and enjoyable! However, self-pleasuring in this way rarely enhances your life in a long-lasting, meaningful way.

 

self pleasure

 

When I coach women to self-pleasure with intention, I help them to use their sexual energy to fuel their life, unleash their gifts and purpose into the world, and of course, experience deeply fulfilling intimacy.

 

When you self-pleasure with the intention of exploring and deepening your connection with yourself, you will begin to know and appreciate your body on a more intimate level.

You’ll release shame, limiting beliefs, and experience immense self-love! In addition, intentional self-pleasure opens the doorway to sexual freedom and pleasure beyond what you’ve ever imagined.

 

So, how do you self-pleasure for personal transformation?

 

  1. Set an intention for your self-pleasure. Before you begin touching yourself, take some deep breaths, place a hand on your heart, and set an intention such as self-acceptance, self-love, or gentleness. Decide to nourish yourself and be completely present during this time. In addition, remove the goal of orgasm! By approaching self-pleasure with the intention to connect with and explore yourself, you will create space to experience new pathways of pleasure and orgasm.

 

  1. Whole-body massage. Give attention to your entire body– especially your breasts, hips, and inner thighs. Really spend time warming yourself up and visualize infusing love into your body with your hands. Breathe slow and deep while you do this.

 

  1. Go inside. After massaging your body, give attention to your vulva and pubic area. You can stimulate your clitoris but avoid making this the end-goal of your self-pleasure. If and when your vagina is ready (meaning she is wet, open, and feels ready for penetration), explore the inside. Using your hand or a non-vibrating wand, massage all throughout the inside of your yoni.

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The simple act of touching yourself internally may bring up emotion for you.

 

Be gentle and patient with yourself– take note of what you feel. It’s normal to feel numbness, pain, tension, and/or pleasure inside your vagina. Simply explore her and express love to her.

 

The more time and attention you devote in your self-pleasure practice to exploring inside your yoni, the more you will awaken profound depths of pleasure and self-discovery. The inside of the yoni holds deep layers of emotion and wisdom– so when you explore and unlock this, you awaken powerful intuition and potential!

 


Some keys to remember while you self-pleasure:

breathe deeply, maintain a loving intention, remove the goal of orgasm, and simply enjoy exploring your body!


 

If you’ve never self-pleasured in this way before, it is likely that you will experience immediate, profound shifts in your relationship with yourself and how you show up in the world. Your sexual relationship with yourself can and should be an ongoing journey of discovery and self-actualization.

CourtneyDavis

Courtney Davis is a sexual empowerment coach and founder of The Empowered Woman. She is dedicated to the sexual & personal empowerment of women through E-Courses, her Conscious Online Pleasure Shop, and Coaching.

Her mission is to help you experience life-changing pleasure, erotic power, and deep fulfillment. One way she does this is by helping women deeply reconnect to their vagina to experience self-love, fulfilling sexual intimacy, and personal transformation.

To learn more about awakening your sexual potential and pleasure, visit TheEmpoweredWoman.ca

You can also check out her signature course for women who desire sexual freedom and confidence, life-changing pleasure and orgasms, and profound self connection.

Learn more about Viva la Vagina here. 

 

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Your Cold Brew Hibiscus Tea for Summer Hormone Balance

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Hibiscus tea, also known as ‘nature’s Botox’, is irresistible when iced! Right now I have a mason jar on hand in my fridge, it’s a summertime staple.

 

So how does hibiscus tea achieve effects similar to Botox? The flower is naturally high in both antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Both compounds help to improve the youthful appearance of the skin.

 

The hibiscus flower’s astringent nature also helps tighten the skin. You can get the benefits from using it in skincare products and also consuming it internally.

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Easy No-Bake Avocado Key Lime Pie Recipe for a Summer Treat

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This easy key lime pie recipe is a perfect summer dessert.

 

The entire pie has 2 tablespoons of honey and 10 dates, which works out to be 1/3 of a teaspoon of honey and one-sixth of a date per square. For a sweet treat, that’s not much sugar! For this reason, this key lime pie recipe is perfect for satiating you while keeping your blood sugar balanced.

 

It also has hormone balancing benefits…

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Chocolate Mint Fat Bomb Recipe for Balanced Blood Sugar

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Our fat bomb recipe helps with hormone balance.

 

Do you experience afternoon sugar cravings? You’re not alone; it’s totally normal to be hungry for a snack at 3pm. 

 

However, if you refuel with a sugar-filled snack or grab a coffee, you’re thwarting your efforts to attain hormone balance and stable energy levels.

 

Indeed, it’s important to avoid sugar if you’re struggling to balance your hormones. It’s a vicious cycle: a hormone imbalance can cause your body to become resistant to insulin (which is a hormone). Your pancreas then has to produce more insulin to keep your blood sugar within a normal range.

 

In addition, your body will store the excess sugar in fat cells, which releases the excess glucose and affects your blood sugar levels even when you haven’t eaten for a while.

 


Why Should You Avoid Sugar If You’re Craving Hormone Balance

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What I Eat In A Day During My Period

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What Should You Eat On Your Period?

 

Our modern world ensures that every woman out there is aware of the thousands of different diets you could utilize to reach your health goals. However, not many diets take a woman’s menstrual cycle into account. In fact, as we go through our menstrual cycle our nutrient requirements and calorie needs shift quite a bit. In this way, you can use nutrition to care for your body and optimize your hormones to increase fertility, reduce PMS, lose stubborn weight and more! This is the definition of my Eating For Your Cycle method.

 

Have you ever noticed that you crave chocolate on your period? There’s a reason why: your body is letting you know it requires more magnesium. In addition, it’s normal to crave more sugar before your period starts. In fact, our hormones naturally make us more insulin resistant. This means it’s easier to throw off your blood sugar, which makes you ‘hangry’ and crave all the sweets!

 


When you Eat For Your Cycle, you modify your nutrition for the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle to have a positive impact on your health and hormone balance.

It’s easy to prevent or remedy the instances mentioned above with knowledge of proper nutrition for the female body.


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