• Blog,  Healthy Hormones,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Is Your Period Controlling You?

    The week before your period, it’s not unusual for many women to experience an unwanted transformation from Doctor Jekyll to Ms. Hyde. As our hormones shift, some of us will fall apart into sensitive sleep-deprived puddles. Other simmering souls will find themselves raging without warning. Then there are the mopey bloated hermits who will choose to wrap themselves in a blanket and binge-watch Netflix until Aunt Flow takes a hike. Whoever your PMS alter-ego might be, it’s hard not to…

  • Healthy Hormones,  Nutrition,  Stress Management,  Thyroid Health,  Weight Loss,  Women's Health

    Infertility: An Integrative Approach

    Fertility. It’s something we often take for granted when we’re planning our lives. In fact, many women spend a lot of money and effort in preventing pregnancy until the timing is right for conception. However, even when the timing is right, our bodies don’t always cooperate. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in infertility. One study found infertility rates increased from 5.4 percent in 1984  to 15.7 percent in 2011, a substantial increase in a short period of time.…

  • Blog,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Improve Your Sex Life At Any Age

    Let’s talk about sex. Is your sex life not what you thought it would be? Does the thought alone make you tired? Many people find their interest in lovemaking naturally drops with age. And the stress of daily life is enough to put anyone in a rut in the bedroom at times. Changing bodies can mean self-confidence takes a knock, not to mention that for women, those changes can sometimes make sex painful. Yikes! Who wants to willingly do something…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  Weight Loss,  Women's Health

    Are You Eating Healthy But Still Can’t Lose Weight?

    You do everything “right.” Somehow, however, those stubborn extra pounds won’t leave. And worse, they seem to have shifted to your midsection. What happened to your shape? You can be eating healthy and still struggle with weight. For women, it’s easy to blame slowing weight loss on the hormonal shifts that come with age, but these changes are not necessarily due to menopause. Instead, insulin resistance could be the cause. How Does Insulin Affect Your Weight? Let’s start by looking…

  • Blog,  gut health,  Stress Management,  sugar,  Thyroid Health,  Weight Loss

    Thyroid Disorders: How to Reduce Your Risk

    Your thyroid is your body’s powerhouse. Your energy levels, metabolism, and heart rate are all controlled by this small, butterfly-shaped gland. Without enough thyroid hormone, your mitochondria aren’t able to produce the energy that your cells need for optimum performance. At the other end of the spectrum, your body can go into “overdrive” if it produces too much thyroid hormone. Thyroid Issues are More Common Than you Think With so much at stake with regards to your overall health, maintaining…