15 years on The Pill + PCOS + hypothyroidism + chronic stress + 2 decades of disordered eating = a perfect hormonal storm that turned out to be the second biggest factor affecting my health since adolescence. Below is a list of things that have helped me navigate the complicated journey back to some semblance of balance and sanity without synthetic hormones.Read More
So! You're ready to dig that fork of yours into a big pile of health and wellness and wake up a changed woman, eh? But what the heck actually goes on that fork?
The conversation around nutrition in this country has grown maddeningly confusing. It can seem impossible to get straight answers to questions around whether or not things like red meat, gluten, saturated fats, or even little ol' brown rice are harmful or perfectly healthy. Add increasingly high rates of food allergies, hormonal imbalances, gut issues, and autoimmune diseases and no wonder many of us feel beyond overwhelmed.Read More
As I learn more and more about what it takes to keep my female body and mind well, I’m finding that it doesn’t always have to be as complicated and confusing as it often seems. My personal health journey has taught me that when empowered with sufficient information, informed about all the options and supported by the right caregivers, our health and wellbeing can actually feel attainable and sustainable. But without these things, we are simply are not well equipped enough to navigate the inevitable challenges that come with puberty, menstrual cycles, childbirth, menopause, aging, or mental and physical illnesses unique to our female bodies.Read More
Most of us have pretty nutty eating habits that aren't great for our guts. Any of this sound familiar? Eating on the run, eating while standing up and doing 10 other things, eating in the car while talking on the phone and yelling at your kids, eating in your sleep, eating too much or too little or too often, eating at your desk while stressed to the limits, eating your feelings (that one is my favorite). Good news: there are plenty of things you can do to counteract these habits and give your gut a little more TLC.Read More
Colorful meals aren’t just for pretty pictures. Eating a rainbow of veggies, as cheesy as it sounds, is a great way to ensure you’re getting a variety of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Add macronutrients like healthy fats, clean protein and complex carbs and you have a Buddha bowl that’s fulfilling, delish AND packs a whole lot of hormone balancing punch. Interested in supporting your hormone health beyond this yummy meal? Don’t miss the tips below the recipe.Read More
Recommended reading to help you understand your hormones and body a little better PLUS some big eye-openers from the book!Read More