Metabolic Enhancers

Metabolic Enhancers to Help Boost Your Metabolism

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If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off for good, simply cutting calories likely won’t be enough to help you maintain a lean, strong, healthy body composition long-term. You also need to stoke your body’s “metabolic fire” in order to become a more efficient fat burner, which makes you less likely to gain body fat and lose muscle …

Can Drinking Spearmint Tea Help Balance Your Hormones?

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Spearmint has garnered attention for its potential to balance androgens and alleviate symptoms associated with conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as well as its ability to support digestive health. Research has found that drinking spearmint tea is an effective way to address hirsutism and other symptoms of high testosterone, as we’ll discuss in this article.  Chances are you’ve consumed …

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Endometriosis Flare-Up Symptoms, Triggers, and Tips for Relief

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If you struggle with endometriosis, you’re probably all too familiar with the debilitating endometriosis flare-ups that can rock your world with excruciating pain and disrupt your daily routine. Certain triggers, such as hormonal fluctuations, stress, increased inflammation, and fatigue, can contribute to the onset of an endometriosis flare-up. Becoming attuned to your personal triggers and having a proactive plan in …

Menopause Weight Loss

Tips to Help With Menopause Weight Loss

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

Are you struggling to lose weight or prevent unwanted pounds during menopause? You’re not alone. During the menopause transition, up to 70% of women experience weight gain. On average, women gain about four to five pounds (or about 2 kilograms) during menopause, often with some of the weight accumulating in their belly area. Menopause weight loss requires a different approach …

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Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna + How it Compares to Traditional Saunas

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Unlike traditional saunas, which use heated rocks or steam to warm the air, infrared saunas utilize infrared light to heat the body directly. This unique mechanism results in a host of benefits—such as potentially helping to fight inflammation and support hormonal balance1 and heart health. In recent years, the popularity of infrared saunas has soared as more people seek innovative …

Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Fertility

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Endocrine disrupting compounds or chemicals (EDCs), may contribute to various reproductive health and fertility issues. As we’ll discuss in this article, EDCs may contribute to endometriosis, worsen symptoms of PCOS, and negatively impact male fertility. Endocrine disruptors are found in various sources — in the plastic bottles you drink from, in your favorite cosmetics, and in the cleaning products that …

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Understanding Magnesium for Menopause: Your Comprehensive Guide

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Herbs & Supplements, Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Menopause is a transformative phase in a woman’s life, marked by hormonal changes that can bring about a myriad of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, fatigue, and night sweats. Using magnesium for menopause symptoms, as well as for support of cardiovascular, bone, and brain health, is one way to help ease the transition.  Magnesium, particularly in the form of highly-absorbable …

19 Ways to Find Endometriosis Relief Naturally

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Endometriosis, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

While conventional treatments for endometriosis, such as hormonal therapy or surgery, aim to manage endometriosis symptoms and remove abnormal tissue, many women with endo still struggle with discomfort and, therefore, seek complementary therapies to get endometriosis relief naturally. Endometriosis is a complex and often very painful condition caused by the growth of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus, typically in the …

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Adrenal PCOS: Holistic Strategies to Manage Stress and PCOS

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As many as 30% of those diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have elevated levels of DHEA-S due to adrenal androgen excess. PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women, with some estimates stating up to 70% of women remain undiagnosed.  Adrenal PCOS Symptoms include: In addition, upwards of 70% of those with PCOS struggle with insulin …