7 Tips to Get to the Root of Gut Issues (by Ryan Burch)
Rye here 👋! I've had gut issues for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until my mid 20's that I started experiencing extreme bloating and stabbing stomach aches daily, and I became desperate to get to the root! I saw multiple doctors who told me I had "IBS" (a blanket term for pretty much any gut symptom under the sun) and told me to cut out gluten, dairy and corn. I also saw a gastroenterologist who told me that it's perfectly "normal" to be constipated and bloated (adding that he has a p…
Understanding Menopause: Key Imbalances, Symptoms and Natural Tips for Rebalancing
No one likes being out of balance, especially when the hot flashes, foggy thinking, and mood swings of menopause leave us feeling like a rundown, unsexy and unsatisfied version of our former selves.
Menopause is officially defined as 12 months in a row without a period, typically in the early 50’s when cycles cease and the ovaries stop making balanced hormone supplies for good! During this hormonally challenged time, it’s important to realize that the extent to which we suffer from troublesome…
Understanding the "Fertility Awareness Method"
Whether you’re looking for a non-hormonal birth control option OR trying to conceive, the fertility awareness method (FAM), is an amazing and highly effective technique to consider (up to 99.6% with perfect use and 98-99% with typical use). See the Frank Herman pub med study to back it up HERE. 👏 👏
The Sympto Thermal Method (symptoms + temperature), requires you to track your menstrual cycle, basal body temperature and cervical fluid/mucus to determine fertile and non fertile days 👇 Keep in mind…
5 Common Hormonal Fluctuations in Pre-Menopausal Women
If you're a pre-menopausal woman (i.e. NOT yet in menopause), seeking relief from symptoms, it’s imperative that you learn about the key times in your cycle when hormones fluctuate, and begin tracking those symptoms diligently! The more you make this a practice, the more you should start to notice patterns regarding the timing and severity of your symptoms!
For example, you may notice that you get headaches right before your period (when estrogen levels drop), or that you experience anxiety …
Why Is My Anxiety High Before My Period?
Do you notice your anxiety soar the week before your period? You’re certainly not alone!
This phase of the menstrual cycle, known as the late luteal (referred to as the "PMS" week) is when we often hear women complain about anxiety (obsessive thoughts, worried about small things, overthinking, racing brain etc.) and it can have A LOT to do with the hormonal fluctuations that are happening.
➡️ It is only upon ovulation that we produce progesterone (the “calming hormone”) and when it rises, this s…
Understanding Endocrine Disruptors and the Importance of “Clean” Personal Care Products
Did You Know?
Of 10,000+ chemicals used by cosmetic manufacturers in the U.S., only 11 have been banned or restricted in the U.S. by the FDA.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), “no category of consumer products is subject to less government oversight than cosmetics and other personal care products."
Per the FDA’s own website: “Under U.S. law, cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, do not need FDA approval before they go on the market. The FDA does not ha…
How Much Protein Do I REALLY Need and Why?
Optimal Exercise for Hormone Balance
Ryan here 👋 CEO/Co-Founder of Your Hormone Balance.
I recently opened up on Instagram (HERE) about my experience doing too much vigorous exercise and high intensity interval training (HIIT) in my late 20s. I was working out harder than ever before (taking 4-5 boot camp / circuit style classes per week), but was gaining belly fat, feeling completely exhausted and LESS toned than before. Considering I dreaded these workouts AND the classes were expensive, it was depressing to experience little…
How To Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance
What is insulin?
Insulin is the hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) mainly from carbs in the food that you eat for fuel or to store glucose for future use.
It goes like this...digested food is broken down and enters your bloodstream as sugar, or blood glucose. Insulin’s role is to move that glucose out of the bloodstream, where an excess is dangerous, into the cells of the body where energy is generated. When this process is well balanced, your brain and …
Overcoming Hormonal Mood Swings and Uncovering Hidden Imbalances in my 40s!
NOTE: The following blog was written by our founder, Hormone Health Educator, Candace Burch, and was originally shared in a newsletter with YHB’s subscribers only. Sign up HERE to join our newsletter list and receive regular hormone health tips, stories, advice and helpful resources (like this!).
Candace here! Hormone Health Educator and Founder of Your Hormone Balance.
You may have seen my daughters, Jess and Rye, sharing more about rebalancing their hormones in their late 20s/30s (on…