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Decode Your Period, Balance Your Hormones & Get A Normal Menstrual Cycle

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You period is a sign of your overall health.

 

Do you wish you had a monthly report card that could tell you what you need to know about your body? You have it already, and it’s your period!

In fact, within the Chinese Medical school of thought (TCM) there exists the notion of the perfect period.

You can read this blog post to learn more about what a normal menstrual cycle looks like. Read More

Squash Recipes For Easy Hormone Balance From The Kitchen

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Do you have adrenal fatigue, or are you in your ovulatory phase?

 

If so, don’t look at other squash recipes… this is the one for you.

We know you’re trying to stick with a healthy eating plan. To do this, you need dishes that are indulgently tasty.

However, your food needs to be super easy to prepare so you can be honest with your present mental state and to balance your hormones.

Stuffed squash recipes are the way to go. We’ve shown you a couple other one-pan meals like our breakfast casserole and simple supper. In addition to these, squash is essential to add to your quick meal repertoire. Read More

8 Fertility Foods That Work Best With Your Cycle

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We know; there are countless ‘best of’ fertility foods lists… but ours is different.

 

The secret to increasing the effects of fertility foods is to use them in tandem with your menstrual cycle. Coordinating food with your menstrual cycle (Eating For Your Cycle) gives you better, faster results!

Menstrual Phase


This is your personal winter time: energy is drawn inward and it’s time to rest. To help reduce cramps and promote relaxation, rely solely on a diet of warming foods like soups, steamed or pan fried vegetables, and slow cooked meats.

1. Ginger Root

Warming spices gently stimulate the uterus to properly eliminate blood. You want to make sure blood doesn’t stagnate. This allows for new, oxygen-rich blood to create a healthy home for a potential baby.

Note that you don’t want to over-do it with ginger if you have potentially conceived but it is totally fine to have during menstruation.

2. Grass-fed Beef Liver

Build up those iron stores! You need iron, especially if you conceive. You’re body needs a lot of nutrition for conception. That’s why you may experience hair loss or cavities during pregnancy.

When you’re pregnant, your body is sucking nutrients, diverting them to your growing baby. Grass fed liver is one of the more nutrient-dense fertility foods out there. You can access our recipe for delicious liver with caramelized onions here.

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Follicular Phase


In the follicular (pre-ovulatory) phase, estrogen and energy increases as your body prepares to ovulate. You crave lighter, fresher fertility foods, so try and prepare more smoothies, salads or incorporate raw or lightly steamed vegetable elements in your meals. 

 

3. Acai Berry

Antioxidant-rich foods like acai and other berries will support good quality ovulation and protect the follicle as it develops.

4. Lentils

1 cup of these beans has 90 % of your daily dose of folate, which is important for conception and preventing birth defects. In addition to getting folate from delicious foods, I recommend a good whole food prenatal supplement.

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Ovulatory Phase


For 3-4 days, you experience peak sex drive and peak energy. You require about 200-300 less calories a day, and a raw food diet may seem particularly enticing… a good time to go for the ultimate fertility food: wild salmon sushi! In addition, try these other fertility-boosters:

5. Avocados

Avocado is high in folate, B6, and healthy fats. Research shows that avocados increase chances of conception during IVF.

 

6. Beets

Nutrients in beets help the liver liver ‘methylate’ and detox the naturally high estrogen levels that occur during ovulation. The estrogen needs to be properly eliminates so it doesn’t interfere with the progesterone, the essential hormone required to maintain a pregnancy in the luteal phase.

Try out our ultimate fertility smoothie protocol, it has everything you need to nutritionally to optimize your chances of conception!

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Luteal Phase


After ovulation, progesterone rises and your body continues to ripen your uterine lining, lasting around 12-16 days. 

Our goal with fertility foods is to support progesterone production. Once ovulation and conception occur, your body will rely on the progesterone your body creates vs hormones released by the placenta. At this time, the placenta isn’t quite ready to provide you with what you need. Low progesterone is often a reason for miscarriage.

7. Egg Yolks

Add yolks to smoothies or make yourself soft boiled eggs. Eggs have cholesterol which is one of the building blocks of progesterone and other hormones.

8. Yams

Yams and sweet potatoes have vitamin-A which supports the corpus luteum (your body’s main progesterone producer) and provides minute amounts of natural progesterone. Yams also contain B6 which helps to build your progesterone.

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When you know how to get the most out of your fertility foods, you harness the power of nutrition to help you conceive! 

We’ve specially formulated our ultimate fertility smoothie protocol to provide to optimize your ovulatory phase. Get our recipe now!

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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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