PCOS, Inflammation & Insulin

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What do PCOS, inflammation & insulin have in common? Like many chronic conditions and disease, inflammation and insulin dysregulation are at the root of the issue, with PCOS being no exception. Is there a PCOS insulin resistance connection? In fact, inflammation and insulin resistance can lead to infertility, difficult and painful periods, PCOS, high testosterone, mood disorders, and many other …

Balance Your Hormones in 4 Easy Steps

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Hormones…they can completely rock our world at times. Leaving us feeling like we are at the mercy of their seemingly sporadic bursts, it may seem impossible to ever regain balance of your hormones. But I want to tell you that today, you can begin creating amazing hormone health in 4 easy steps. If you missed my last post on the …

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Are These 3 Things Hating on Your Hormones?

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Hormone troubles can begin as early as adolescence and follow us throughout our lives. Yup, hormone balance doesn’t end when your period does! Hormone health is not just for women who want to get pregnant or have nasty PMS symptoms! If you suffer from skin issues like acne or dry skin, digestive dysfunction, mood imbalance, or fatigue, it’s likely you …

Easy Detox Tool for Happy Hormones

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Your body is a wondrous thing – constantly working to remove toxins and excess hormones, while converting the food you eat into nutrients that fuel every cell in your body. As much as your body helps you it deserves some extra attention! This blog is all about how to do just that, how to help it detox hormones and more. …

Which Hormones Affect Sleep?

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Sleep is so important that the Institute of Functional Medicine’s help an annual conference dedicated to it. I attended in  order to help provide you with the most up to date information on sleep to help your hormones. The conferenece reinforced some basic, but crucial information when it comes to hormone balance and, ultimately, our overall health. You see, there’s …

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How to Increase Progesterone & Boost Fertility – 9 Methods

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You’re probably familiar with the potential symptoms of low progesterone: mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, low sex drive, and sleep disturbances. For some women, PMS hits the week before their period. For others, the symptoms are more erratic, seemingly lasting throughout the month. If this sounds like a normal month for you, we need to talk. There are ways to increase …

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5 Blood Sugar Balancing Strategies for PCOS

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One of the major characteristics of PCOS and other conditions that cause hormone imbalance is blood sugar dysregulation. This results in surges of high blood sugar followed by deep dips in energy and mood. Blood sugar dysregulation can result in symptoms like irritability, shakiness, and fatigue, or even lightheadedness and nausea. The Blood Sugar Dance Metformin is often recommended for …

5 Hormone Superfoods for Women

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When my dear friend, Bridgit Danner, LAc told me she wanted to share with you 5 hormone superfoods she prescribes to patients I was instantly interested. I know this is the type of actionable information you like and these foods are not typically thought of as superfoods, but do have amazing nutritional benefits.  Dr. Jolene Brighten, ND 5 Hormone Lovin’ …

Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

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Hold up! Adrenal fatigue isn’t real? Try telling that to my exhausted body! In this article I’m going to explain why adrenal fatigue isn’t real and what is going on instead. Chances are if you’ve been following my work then you’ve probably already heard me explain what takes place in “adrenal fatigue” and how it isn’t really an issue with …