What is Estrogen Dominance + What to Do About It

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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 …

Detox Skin Care & Beauty Products in 3 Steps

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At some point in my 20’s I got it in my head that women were supposed to smell like vanilla…and berries and champagne…and whatever the people behind the infamous VS store told me I should smell like. Looking back, in my attempt to smell like the “perfect woman,” I was bathing in lotions and huffing fragrances that were wrecking my …

Why is Hypothyroidism More Common in Women?

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  Nearly 1 in 3 people have thyroid disease, the majority of which are women. Yet more than half of those with a thyroid condition don’t know they have it. Women are 5 to 8 times more likely to have thyroid disease. It can be diagnosed with a simple blood test, but doctors don’t necessarily think to order the testing …

Prescribed the Birth Control Pill for Your PCOS? Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

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A woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is often met with the birth control pill, maybe an androgen blocker and then sent along her merry way. Told there is nothing that can be done. Told she will never conceive naturally. And told that it’s just in her genes. And since she is more likely to experience anxiety or depression at …

9 Ways to Revive Your Libido if You’re Hypothyroid + 7 Libido Boosting Foods

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While low libido is common in hypothyroidism…it should never be considered “normal.” Anyone with Hashimoto’s disease (the major cause of Hypothyroidism), or any autoimmune condition for that matter, knows that inflammation, hormone imbalance, and fatigue are daily physiological reminders of their illness. These symptoms affect the way we work, play, and the way we love. The goal when I work …

Reduce Your Stress Today for Better Hormones

Dr. Jolene Brighten Adrenal, Autoimmune, Hormones, Thyroid Leave a Comment

It seems like every month there is a new study coming out telling us how bad stress is for our health. And there is no denying that it is. Stress can not only weaken your immune system, but it can literally shave years off your life. This is because when stress goes high so does cortisol, a pro-aging hormone. The …