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Menstrual Health

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How To Rock Your Menstrual Super Powers

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Your menstrual cycle gives you super powers!

 

When you learn to work with the phases of your cycle, you’ll get more done, deepen your relationship with your body and balance your hormones.

Let me explain…

 

Everything in the universe goes through cycles.

The earth gets close to the sun then farther away, creating the four seasons. A fruit tree flowers, then fruits, bears its seed, and flowers again.  The moon waxes, becomes full, then wanes into darkness.

As women, this cyclical ebb and flow happens each month in the form of the menstrual cycle. It’s our personal fertility cycle where we have the power to create new life each month. The menstrual cycle is fueled by the creative energy of life, the same energy that dictates all of the other cycles in the universe. Read More

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

natural menstrual cramp relief

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

detox from the pill

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

salad to balance female hormones

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

birth control side effects

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

beet soup for estrogen detox

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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Turmeric Smoothie for Endometriosis Diet

Turmeric, Carrot & Mango Smoothie Bowl For Healing Endometriosis

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10 percent of women of reproductive age have endometriosis.

This condition is challenging because symptoms such as bloating, immense pain and fertility fears affect your daily life. However, you may be surprised to know it’s possible to reduce the symptoms with an endometriosis diet! Many women struggle with the symptoms of endometriosis but don’t know that they have this condition. Regrettably, only advanced stages of endometriosis show up on medical tests.

Below is part of the approach I use to help my clients control their endometriosis and, if they are working on fertility, to help them conceive.

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Schizandra Rose Beauty Latte

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This creamy, rose infused tonic is delicious and is full of beautifying herbs and superfoods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pearl powder (yes, actually crushed up pearls) has been used in the chinese orient for thousands of years as a beauty tonic. It contains the powerful anti-aging antioxidant, SOD that will help to smooth wrinkles and heal blemishes.

Schizandra berry, known as the five flavour fruit,  is used in chinese tonic herbalism to bring moisture and a glow to the skin, a brightness to the eyes,  a sharper mind, and energized body.  It is believed that consuming schizandra for 100 days straight will change your life.

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