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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.

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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.

 

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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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Sperm-Boosting Smoothie for Ultimate Male Fertility

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If your man has low sperm motility, prepare a smoothie full of herbs and superfoods scientifically proven to increase testosterone and increase sperm count and quality.

Three measurable variables to determine strong, healthy sperm are count/concentration, sperm motility and morphology. Sperm motility indicates how well the sperm are moving… of course this has a huge impact on chances of conception.

There are many aspects of male fertility that are under your personal control

 

In fact, maintaining a healthy body weight, managing stress, exercising regularly and eating an appropriate diet with the right nutrients will support overall male health and vitality.

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How food can reduce your hot flashes, despite what doctors say

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Menopause is a condition dreaded by all women. It can make you uncomfortable in your own skin, affects your sleep, your moods and your sex drive.


 

In the morning, the woman in you see the mirror with wrinkles and extra belly fat leaves you feeling frumpy and unattractive. Getting yourself out the door, you have difficulty concentrating… your plans for the day seem just out of your grasp.

Throughout the day, you find yourself dabbing your face with a napkin, feeling like you sweat so much you need a change of clothes. At this stressful crossroads in your life, you may feel weighed down and frustrated as you struggle to cope with your symptoms.

 


 

It is possible for you to avoid hot flashes and other symptoms, ultimately regaining your health during your menopausal years. Though the origin of your hot flashes seem like a mystery, you do have control over them.

In this article, we demystify hot flashes and show you how utilizing nutrition, lifestyle, supplementation and even bio identical hormones to treat hot flashes can fill you with a sense of mastery over the experience of your body.

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Summertime Beet Soup For Estrogen Detox

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Why do some women bypass terrible PMS, period cramps or menopausal symptoms?

Answer: Estrogen detox.

 

If you are Eating For Your Cycle, super-tasty beets can provide an estrogen detox.

Detox is very necessary during the ovulatory phase, when your body creates high levels of estrogen. Estrogen detox is important to reduce signs of estrogen dominance later in your cycle such as PMS, bloating, mood swings, endometriosis and heavy periods.

 

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Menopause Libido Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie To Increase Libido & Sexual Fluids During Menopause

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This is a delicious smoothie recipe that is full of superfoods and nutrient-dense ingredients to support sex drive, quality of orgasms and decrease vaginal dryness.

With the onset of your menopausal years, you may be working less and have more time for yourself. Paradoxically, your hormones are sabotaging you: reducing your sex drive, energy levels and other mental and physical aspects you need to enjoy yourself.

Though many women will opt to take estrogen therapy or use an estrogen cream, botanicals and foods can also be an effective way to achieve the same results as bio identical hormones.

Feed yourself meals that increase menopause libido such as the smoothie recipe below.

 

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