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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’re using, 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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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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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 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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Non Toxic Product Swap of the Week: Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Beautycounter Product One Step Makeup Remover Wipes.

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Did you know: scientific studies suggest that parabens, a common ingredient in personal care products, have been linked to health risks including cancer, endocrine (hormone) disruption, reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation?

That’s why this week we are swapping out Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Beautycounter Product One Step Makeup Remover Wipes.

WHY SWAP OUT OUT GARNIER CLEANSING TOWELETTES:

The Garnier Cleansing Towelettes contain…

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Better For You Protein Bar: Hormone Balancing Food Swap Of The Week

Product Swap (BAD)

Did you know protein bars can contain as much or sometimes even MORE sugar than a candy bar?!  

Protein bars are the ultimate on-the-go “healthy” snack…the problem? Most of them are glorified candy bars, loaded with added sugar, preservatives and emulsifiers which cause digestive issues and mess with your hormones! Of course there’s the benefit of protein for muscle growth and repair but it’s often from an inflammatory source like soy and whey concentrates. And sure, whole foods are always best…

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