Hormone Balance & Your Liver Function

I talk a lot about the liver in my daily life! A lot of women don’t realize that their livers play an integral role in their hormonal health. Let’s put it this way…if you’re hormones are all whacked out, then it’s most likely that your liver is not feeling so hot. Here’s why: Your liver functions in your body in much the same way a pool filter functions in a pool. Just as a pool filter cleans a pool by catching the dead leaves, dirt and insects, the liver detoxifies our bodies from harmful chemicals and toxins found in food and our environment. This is done in two phases and requires certain vitamins and minerals to do it effectively. Too much booze, drugs (illegal and legal – xanax has to be processed by your liver too), pesticides in foods, chemicals and environmental pollution (your liver doesn’t like smog), and too little nutrients can cause your lovely liver to get really bogged down. It ends up working all day long to remove these excess toxins that we’re exposed to, instead of doing it’s main jobs in the body. […]

By | May 8th, 2013|Hormonal Health|10 Comments

Is Your Shampoo messing with your hormones?

Most likely it is. Do you know that the average bottle of shampoo has 15 different chemicals in it? The image below pretty much sums it up - a woman's typical morning routine exposes her to approximately 515 of these scary chemicals before she's even left the house! Yikes!             [...]

By | April 24th, 2013|Hormonal Health|2 Comments

Why You Need to Green Your Beauty Routine

This week we're talking about greening your beauty routine with the fabulous Rebecca Casciano. If you pay attention to anything I write about (hopefully you do!) you will know that I am a huge advocate of incorporating as many natural personal care products into your daily routine as possible. You can eat all the kale [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|Hormonal Health|6 Comments

The grass is greener (without chemicals!)

As many of you know, I’m a bit of a green freak and have a strong dislike for chemicals, especially those in personal care and household products.  That’s why a particular study that came out last month caught my eye.  It suggested the chemicals in hair relaxers might be causing early on-set puberty and uterine [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|Hormonal Health|0 Comments

Liver Love!

This week Kerri and I are doing a liver cleanse with our fabulous Fix Your Period group.  Today is actually Day #2.  So far so good, no detox symptoms yet. Some of you might be wondering why we’re specifically cleansing the liver. Well my pretties, read on to find out! Your liver functions in your body in much the same way a pool filter functions in a pool. Just as a pool filter cleans a pool by catching the dead leaves, dirt and insects, the liver detoxifies our bodies from harmful chemicals and toxins found in food and our environment. Too much booze, drugs (illegal and legal – xanax has to pass through your liver too), pesticides in foods, chemicals and environmental pollution (your liver doesn’t like smog) can cause your lovely liver to get really bogged down. […]

By | March 7th, 2012|Hormonal Health|8 Comments