7 Adaptogenic Herbs to Heal Adrenals Naturally  

“Every little stressor feels like the end for me! I’m screaming at my kids, my husband, and gritting my teeth with co-workers for at least the last 6 months,” Alice shared in her first visit. She was 10 months postpartum with her first baby and holding down a fulltime job on top of a household! To say she had some …

What is Estrogen Dominance + What to Do About It

Estrogen dominance is one of the most common hormone imbalances we see at Rubus Health. It is a common condition because both stress and environment have a big impact on your hormone levels. Estrogen dominance can develop from excess body fat, environmental estrogens, poor digestion, stress, adrenal issues, and even autoimmune conditions. Often, it isn’t frank estrogen dominance, but rather a …

What to Eat for Thyroid Health + One Day Thyroid Meal Plan

This guest post is from my newest Functional Nutritionist to join the team — Erica Favela! Erica is sharing the top ‘thyroid foods,’ the foods she recommends for people in need of a little thyroid love and answering the question, “What foods are good for my thyroid?” You may not know this, but us ladies have a higher risk of …

Why is Hypothyroidism More Common in Women?

Why is hypothyroidism more common in women? Just how common is hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems in women? Nearly 1 in 3 people have thyroid disease, the majority of which are women. Yet more than half of those with a thyroid gland condition don’t know they have it. Women are 5 to 8 times more likely to have thyroid disease. …

Why Orgasms Are Good For Women + How to Improve Your Libido

Sure, orgasms are fun, but did you know they are good for your health too? There are a number of benefits of orgasm for women’s health. That’s what we are talking about today! If you’ve been following my work, then you know I’m a big fan of women having orgasms because of the amazing health benefits they provide. Yup, orgasms …

How to Do a Holistic Detox to Balance Hormones

Anyone looking to balance hormones has tried a diet (or maybe 5) to help them get their hormones back on track. However, balancing your hormones with diet alone might not be getting you the results you really need. That’s where a holistic detox comes in! I recommend women in my medical practice detox if they are experiencing acne, hormonal headaches, …

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are a wonderful time to share the gift of health…. but finding that great gift can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. In hopes of reducing your stress this holiday season, I’ve made a list of my favorite healthy, useful and tasty gift ideas. This is a great way to share your healthy lifestyle with your friends …

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Impacts More Than Just Energy

  Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient for energy, brain health, hormone function and pregnancy. Which is why a vitamin B12 deficiency impacts more than just energy. Here are some of the other equally serious vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms. Deficiency is Common Depending on which study you look at, anywhere from 20-40% of the U.S. population has suboptimal levels of …

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Lab Tests—Could Your Doctor Be Missing Something?

Have you ever received a letter or a note from your doctor about your lab test results that simply says, “Everything is normal?” Unfortunately, for many people, their doctor will tell them everything looks normal, although they feel utterly terrible. Getting regular lab testing done is an important part of every person’s health journey.  It gives your physician valuable insight into …