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German braised cabbage

Traditional German Braised Cabbage Gets A Hormone Boost

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When it gets cold outside, cooked vegetables are my go-to.


This is a classic family recipe that my family makes every year during the holidays. It’s one of my favorites and I wanted to share with you! German braised cabbage is perfect to have as a side for roast beef or turkey.

I asked Sarah Steffens from Savour & Fancy do a Natural Hormone Healing ‘twist’ on this traditional European dish! I’m really happy with the results… don’t the pictures look delicious?

This tasty side has one of our favorite hormone balancing super foods: Red cabbage Read More

natural progesterone

3 Ways With Sweet Potato: Get A Natural Progesterone Boost!

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Are you looking for a natural progesterone source?


I love sweet potatoes because they contain a full spectrum of hormone balancing nutrients that help build natural progesterone.

The hormone progesterone is naturally dominant in the luteal phase of your cycle. Optimal levels are essential for fertility, balanced moods and minimal PMS symptoms, as well as a balanced period.


Progesterone & Your Period

Do you experience heavy menstrual flow? Flooding may be a symptom of not enough progesterone. Estrogen builds the endometrial lining and progesterone halts its growth, helping to ‘ripen’ the lining and prepare for potential pregnancy.

If you’re Eating For Your Cycle, focus on natural progesterone building foods like sweet potato in the luteal phase. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids. Read More

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Are Your Mood Swings Getting The Better Of Your Relationship?

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Are your hormones sabotaging your relationship?


So many women and men are needlessly suffering in their relationships because of fluctuating hormones causing mood swings.

Sometimes your patience wears thin for no reason. You blow up over something that typically wouldn’t ruffle you at all. Now you’re fighting with your partner and you are feeling super irritable, which makes you want to push all of his buttons like a kid in an elevator… just because you can.

After the smoke clears, you think back with regret and confusion; what’s with the strong reaction? Why did I want to lash out? You feel bad… what you said during your argument just isn’t reflective of the true you.

You realize that when you’re PMSing internal negative self talk about yourself or your partner increases. Is this normal? Does it have to be like this each and every month?

It’s not me, it’s my hormones.


Of course it’s important to take accountability for our own actions. However, we can understand the hormonal origins of our moods and learn ways to return to balance. This reduces feelings of guilt and empowers us to take action to fix it. 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

health coach

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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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

stages of adrenal fatigue

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

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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Hormone Balancing Chicken Veggie Bowl

Summer Spiralized Veggie Bowl with Shredded Chicken

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This light hormone balancing recipe is perfect for summer


This is a great recipe for balancing hormones, fertility, preconception, controlling hot flashes in menopause and recharging your adrenal glands. If you’re eating for your cycle, prepare this meal during the ovulatory phase. As a result, your body can thrive on less carbs and needs the fiber from the veggies to detox excess estrogen.

In addition, the ingredients in this recipe pack this bowl with key vitamins and provide blood sugar balance in a crunchy, tasty way. We recommend you purchase a spiralizer to make this recipe ASAP!

hormone balancing recipe veggie bowl

Here’s why we love this recipe hormone balancing recipe


Blood Sugar Balance– this recipe has a great combination of protein from chicken, fat from the dressing, and fiber from the veggies. A balanced amount of carbs is supplied by the sweet potato. Ultimately if you consume too much sugar or not enough protein, the adrenal glands become stressed and insulin increases. This impairs the functions of other hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol.

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