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How Much Protein Do I REALLY Need and Why?

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Jess here (YHB' s health coach & founder of @bodyblissbyjess)! 
 
I wanted to pop in to share an important PSA: protein is an essential macronutrient that the MAJORITY of women we work with aren't getting enough of! So WHY is protein important and how do you know if you're consuming the optimal amount? 
 
Let's start with the WHY: 
 
1. Certain hormones are derived from amino acids (aka protein), so this macro plays a MAJOR role in our thyroid and gut health as well as menstrual cycles…

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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 …

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The Hormonal Connect to Mental Health Concerns #MentalHealthAwareness

It's Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re zeroing in on the hormonal connection to mental health concerns, including a look at the specific hormone imbalances related to anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability, emotional hypersensitivity and many other mood-altering symptoms!

Follow along as we dig into the root causes for these imbalances and also share some of our favorite lifestyle adjustments and herbs to support balanced hormones and better moods!

KEY HORMONE IMBALANCES LINKED T…

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15 Tips for Skin Health and Hormone Balance

From the foods we eat, to our stress levels, to the products we use daily, there are many factors that contribute to hormone balance and skin health! The great news is that by getting to the root of skin disturbances and implementing various lifestyle adjustments, you will be able to support holistic healing, and prevent chronic skin issues from continuing to occur. 

But it starts with understanding how hormone imbalances connect to skin disturbances and what can be done naturally to rebalance!…

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Balancing Hormones to Manage your Weight (10 Reasons your Weight may not be Budging!)

You’re working out, dieting, tracking your food- but weight still not budging? 

“I exercise 5 days a week, watch what I eat, and have even tried eliminating dairy and excess carbs and STILL don’t see a change on the scale or in the way my clothes fit. I feel hopeless.”

If this sentiment sounds familiar, rest assured, you are definitely NOT alone. If you’ve struggled to lose or maintain weight or have packed on pounds in areas like the hips, thighs, and middle, you could have a hidden hormonal…

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YHB Recommended Reading: Menopause + Perimenopause

The following books were written by our 'go to' experts and educators in the field of health + hormone balance. You'll also find a list of some of our favorite podcast episodes that will provide "edutainment" and tangible tips & takeaways (download and save for your next walk or commute)! We highly encourage checking out these resources for additional support understanding what to expect in menopause (and perimenopause) and steps you can take to prepare AND find relief, naturally!

RECOMMENDED B…

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The Hormonal Connection to Headaches + Migraines

By Jess Suchan, YHB’s Holistic Health Coach, @bodyblissbyjess



Do you suffer from monthly headaches or migraines that seem to pop up
right before your period? Or maybe you notice them happening during times
of heightened stress or travel? Do they come on 12-24 hours after you eat
certain foods or go too long without water? Bottom line: headaches can
disrupt the quality of your life and migraines can be completely debilitating!
The good news? Getting to the root of your triggers is possible and so i…

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PRODUCT PICK: HAPPY LIGHT

Sunlight is an essential element of a healthy & happy lifestyle, but many of us don't get the amount of daylight we need to reap its benefits. Our recommendation? Consider ‘light therapy’ with a product like the HappyLight by @verilux!

Our brain’s chemistry and body-clock are affected by light which stimulates specific hormones and neurotransmitters that greatly influence our overall feelings of well-being. Bright light exposure early in the day stimulates our body's production of serotonin (…

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BEST FOODS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

Could your mood use a boost?  

What you eat can play a significant role in how you feel emotionally.  Research shows that eating foods with the right nutrients can boost your mood, fight depression, control stress and help ease anxiety. 

 Let’s take a look at some foods that can help boost your mood, and why!

1. Raw nuts & seeds like cashews, almonds, pumpkin, sunflower & sesame rich in protein, fiber & healthy fats AND an excellent source of tryptophan, an amino acid responsible for produc…

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YHB Recommended Reading: Natural Hormone Re-Balancing Guides

The following books were written by our 'go to' experts and educators in the field of health + hormone balance.You'll also find a list of some of our favorite podcast episodes that will provide "edutainment" and tangible tips & takeaways (download and save for your next walk or commute)! We highly encourage checking out these resources for additional support understanding HOW to naturally rebalance your hormones with necessary (and realistic!) steps to make it happen. 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Hormon…

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