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A Rejuvenating, Relaxing Aphrodisiac! Damiana Does It All

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Damiana, Otherwise Known As Turnera Aphrodisiaca

Damiana is one of the lesser known superstars of women’s health. It’s a shrub native to southern Texas and Mexico, and the leaves are harvested and dried to make herbal tea. From my personal experience, I find it to be very effective. It’s one of those herbs that you feel instantly after taking it. Read on to learn about the many benefits damiana can provide you! Read More

The Ultimate Guide: Practice the Art of Beauty with Schizandra Powder

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An Ancient Beauty Secret

 

Schizandra powder is a herb that was held in high regard by women in the imperial courts of China. These women, known as ‘jade girls’, carefully practiced the art of beauty, and schizandra was an essential part of their ‘beauty diet’ for its many beneficial effects.

In addition to its beautifying benefits, schizandra powder is a vitality herb that promotes abundant energy, a sharp mind and a calmness that’s invaluable in our busy modern world. This is my top recommended herb, both in my classes and to my clients because it promotes balanced hormones.

In this article I go in depth on the benefits of schizandra powder and you’ll learn the best, most beneficial ways to integrate it into your diet. My hope is that you will develop an appreciation and the same reverence that I have for schizandra. Read More

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Focus On Your Foundation: Health Basics You Need To Get Results

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Today, I’m going to share with you the health basics I wish I knew when I got started with nutrition and my own adrenal healing journey.

When I first started out, I loved to learn about superfoods, detox and herbalism. I was a sponge, sucking up all the nutritional inspiration I could get my hands on. At some point, I felt l knew quite a lot about these topics but struggled use the information effectively to get the results I was seeking. Read More

Condiments: The Easiest (And Best!) Way To Eat Hormone Balancing Foods Right Now

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So you want to incorporate more hormone balancing foods into your diet.

… but you’re tired after work and don’t have the energy to cook a healing meal.

Maybe cooking isn’t your thing.

If it’s mid-week already and you haven’t even had a chance to sit down and make a plan, we hear you!

When you have brain fog and you’re energy’s low, the gap between knowing what to do and taking action widens. Luckily, there is an easy way to increase the nutritional quality of your meals without modifying your cooking at all!

The answer: condiments.

Add our top condiments to meals you currently enjoy, or try out our complimentary nutrition guide.

It includes simple guidelines to help you make healing meals with what you have on hand.

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1. Kelp Flakes or Sea Veggie Flakes

Dry seaweeds are crushed up into flakes that are the size of a dried herb like oregano. Sprinkle seaweed flakes onto your savoury food as an alternative (or as an addition) to a salt. If you currently season your dishes with a high quality pink Himalayan rock salt, you may not get enough iodine. Kelp is a whole-food source of iodine which is essential for breast and thyroid health.

Sea vegetables are naturally wild hormone balancing foods. This means they haven’t been hybridized like most vegetables available in the supermarket. Because they propagate themselves and survive in the wild, sea vegetables are extremely nutrient dense and high in minerals. They help support the nervous system, and if you consume them regularly you may find your tolerance to stress increases because of their calming effect.

Seaweed is a good source of vitamin-C, pantothenic acid, zinc and copper and an amazing source of vitamin-K, riboflavin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.

You can purchase the kelp or sea vegetable flakes at many health food stores.


Traditionally, condiments were developed for digestive support first, tasty flavor second.

Today, many condiments are toxic mimics of delicious home-made recipes. For example, relish and pickles used to be full of live ferments. Now these condiments are merely a blend of sugar and vinegar.


 

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2. Fermented Vegetables and Sauerkraut

Pickles come in so many forms: cucumber, beets, carrots, tomatoes, beans, asparagus… you name it! Our ancestors reaped the benefits of fermented hormone balancing foods by consuming them with all their meals. It’s only in the last 50 years that we have abandoned ferments and lost touch with the friendly bacteria.

In general, fermented vegetables are beneficial for our overall health and also provide critical support for our digestion. For example, sauerkraut supports the liver with detoxification and it’s main role of processing hormones. The probiotics inherent in the fermented cabbage help you absorb your food and aid the natural digestion of meats.


One of our friends has the following recommendation:

“Eat equal portions meat and kraut for optimal digestion.”


Ferments are essential if you’re struggling with symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Fermented vegetables provide the body with bioavailable vitamin-C for your adrenal glands, liver support to efficiently process your hormones, while at the same time healing your gut.

In fact, it’s simple to make your own hormone balancing foods, you can check out a great easy recipe for ferments here. If you choose to purchase them, make sure you get unpasturized ferments, which are stored in the fridge section of the market.

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3. Bone Broth

Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones over a period of hours to extract all the beneficial gelatin and nutrients that are stored in bones. It’s a powerful hormone balancing food! Add a cup of bone broth to your meals (use to make rice, quinoa or as a base for soup) or sip a cup of broth on the side.

The gelatin in a good bone broth supports gut health by repairing the gut lining, which can become compromised if you have adrenal fatigue. Poor gut health is a likely reason that you may be developing additional food sensitivities, allergies and increased inflammation. Including a daily cup of bone broth can help fix those aches and pains and give your body essential collagen to rebuild.

Naturally, we love the true, nutrient-dense bone broth recipes from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon of the Weston A Price Foundation. There is a recipe for chicken, beef and fish broths/stocks at the end of this post here. Here’s a recipe for a delicious beef stew that can be made in a slow cooker or InstaPot!

Add these hormone balancing foods to your meal now and then try out our nutrition guide to fix the foundation of your meal.

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Adrenal Fatigue And Weight Gain: 7 Ways To Lose Weight Now

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When you have adrenal fatigue, one of the most frustrating symptoms is the inability to lose weight.

In addition, many woman with adrenal fatigue suddenly gain an extra 10 lbs without changing a thing. Same diet, same exercise routine… same everything. But now they feel like they have to buy new pants. How is that fair?

Then they do what any normal person would do to try to lose weight… exercise more and eat less. And it doesn’t work. In fact, you may even gain some more pounds! Read More

How To Reduce Cortisol Levels Easily And Naturally

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Download The Adrenal Fatigue Quiz Here!

Right now, would you define yourself as a ‘stress ball’?

 

Do you feel like you’re perpetually running behind these days and it’s making you grouchy? Are you tired of having to give yourself a pep talk each morning to face the day? Do you wonder when you’ll be able to shake the stress and get into the clear?

If you’re thinking, ‘oh my gosh, that’s me!’, you may have something called adrenal fatigue.

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Trying To Heal From Adrenal Fatigue? The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care

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Do you feel ‘stuck’ in a stressed state?

 

Adrenal fatigue is caused when your body constantly operating in its sympathetic nervous system. This happens when you are chronically under stress, including stress you might not be aware of.

When we think about what stresses us out, obvious acute stressors come to mind. For example, a tight deadline at work, an unresolved argument with a friend or loved one, or a recent physical injury (stubbing your toe on the bed anyone??). 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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