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Preventing Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life

When was the last time you thought about your personal risks for breast cancer?

As October wanes, please don’t let the disappearance of pink ribbons rob us of the greater message of our hard-won awareness: that despite all the money raised and the billions spent, we still have no guaranteed treatment or cure for breast cancer. In the meantime, the continuing war on cancer with the latest designer drugs or procedures is big business. Sometimes it works and we survive to race for the cure. But br…

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Product Swap of the Week: Pasture Raised Eggs

Do you know the difference between "pasture raise," "cage free" "free range," "organic" or "conventional eggs?"

Pasture-raised eggs are our top pick for high quality eggs, as they come from hens who are free to roam in healthy pastures with the freedom to forage for local grasses, succulents and wildflowers while enjoying fresh air and sunshine!

Why is it Important to Understand Egg Carton Labels?

If you've noticed all of the different kinds of eggs available at your local grocery store, yo…

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Product of the Week: Thyme Oil

Did You Know?: One of the benefits of thyme essential oil is its progesterone balancing effects! Progesterone is essential for regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle and optimum levels are needed for fertility and healthy pregnancy. Low levels of progesterone (which we see on many client test reports) may create a long list of side effects including PMS, hair loss, mood swings, depression, painful periods, and infertility.

This is why using thyme essential oil is a great addition to your hormone …

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Essential Oils for Hormone Balance: Best Kinds + Ways to Use Them!

Did you know: Essential oils can be effective healers & helpers for hormone rebalancing, especially when combined with hormone testing, stress reduction techniques, healthy eating and targeted natural supplementation tailored to your needs.

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential oils (EO) are made up of a complex mixture of natural chemicals that are extracted from the leaves, barks, rinds and herbs of plants. After distillation, the oil is separated from the water and concentrated into a very pur…

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Understanding the Hormone Connection to PMS + Top Suggestions for Alleviating Symptoms

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) most commonly results from a hormone imbalance where progesterone is low relative to estrogen levels, particularly in the second half (luteal phase) of the menstrual cycle, about 1-2 weeks before the onset of a period. PMS encompasses a cluster of symptoms including bloating, breast pain, migraines, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and irritability.

Dr. Katherine Dalton, a British physician in the 1950s, was the first to discover the condition when she noticed the mon…

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What to Know about: Intermittent Fasting and Your Hormones!

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Q: Is Intermittent fasting beneficial for female hormone balance? 

A: I.F. can help lower insulin levels and reduce inflammation, however the stress response caused by restricting foods for a prolonged period of time can negatively impact adrenal glands that are already compromised or fatigued, causing erratic cortisol levels which can lead to lows of progesterone and relative excesses of estrogen. If interested in trying intermittent fasting, it’s important to understand your unique body first…

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The Latest on the WTF Podcast: ”I’M SO ANXIOUS AND DEPRESSED. COULD IT BE MY HORMONES?”

Have you had a chance to tune into our founder’s podcast: WTF: Women Talking Frankly?

Click HERE to listen to the most recent episode, "I'm So Anxious Or Depressed. Could It Be My Hormones?"

In their latest episode, Candace and Kyle talk about their frustrations around the lack of information linking mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, to hormone imbalances.  
During this discussion, Candace and Kyle review statistics, and talk about how life's stressors impact women and men…

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NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP OF THE WEEK: SWAPPING KOTEX FOR LOLA ORGANIC TAMPONS

THE PROBLEM WITH STANDARD TAMPONS

Tampon manufacturers are not required to issue a full disclosure of what’s in their products, so just like the beauty industry, it's a bit like the "wild wild west" out there when it comes to knowing what's in the feminine care products you're using. Tampons may contain odor neutralizers, dyes, pesticides, and fragrances which are known xeno "fake" estrogens that can create hormone imbalances and health issues (as well as irritation and rashes in the most uncom…

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WHAT IS THE HORMONE CONNECTION TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION?

CAN YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS?

“I wake up with my heart pounding"

“There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done”

“I’m so tired and wired...I can’t sleep through the night!” 

“I'm constantly worrying about everything-- my health, finances, career, family obligations, the pandemic, civil unrest in the country etc.”

"My mind is always racing and I have a hard time slowing down" 

"As soon as  I wake up, I feel butterflies in the pit of my stomach"

We are living in …

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CAFFEINE SWAP OUT: FOUR SIGMATIC

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CAFFEINE SWAP OUT: BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS

Is your morning coffee ritual one you can’t imagine life without? There is nothing wrong with loving coffee and enjoying a cup or two! But too much caffeine can be a bad thing if you are dealing with symptoms of adrenal fatigue (i.e. an imbalance of our ‘stress’ hormone cortisol), such as feeling low energy, anxious, ‘tired but wired’ at night, experiencing brain fog, skin disturbances, allergies (to name a few). Too much caffeine is also coun…

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