Fat, fatigued or forgetful? I know why (and how to fix it)

It's January and the holiday madness is finally finished! Unfortunately, many of us are left with a holiday hangover that lingers into the New Year. Food and alcohol are common culprits but the emotional stress of the holidays is not often highlighted. Of course, we hear about the blanket-term "stress" and it’s effects all the [...]

By | January 9th, 2014|Hormonal Health|0 Comments

Fight or Flight – the stress conundrum

My good friend Alexandra Janelli, a certified hypnotherapist, shares her hypnosis expertise with us this week. She just launched a new site www.athomehypnosis.com so that people can create change easily from the comfort of their own home. She’s offering a FREE hypnotherapy recording (up to a $24.99 value) to the first five people to comment on this post. Just leave a comment below and we will contact you so you can get a free product of your choice. Her products include Menstrual Cramp Bootcamp and Fertility Garden. Pretty applicable to a lot of us ladies around here! 🙂 Fight or Flight? This is the question we face everyday when our stress levels peak and anxiety takes control. Society has dictated that neither is an acceptable response. But what our bodies fail to let us forget is that we are in fact animals, and within us lives a primitive instinct to run or fight in the face of uncomfortable situations. If our animal instincts dominated us completely, we’d either run for the hills or stand and fight.  Alas, we are humans and have buried this primitive behavior – replacing it with depression, anxiety, stress, and feelings of overwhelm. […]

By | February 27th, 2013|Hormonal Health|12 Comments

PCOS Part 1

You may have heard of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) but do you know that it is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. It is estimated to affect 1 out of every 10 women in their childbearing years – that is 10% of us ladies! Despite its prevalence though, there still remains an ongoing debate regarding its cause, and why it appears to be on the rise in Western societies. […]

By | September 19th, 2011|Hormonal Health|1 Comment

Liquid Sunshine

Let’s talk about Green Juice.  I know, I know. If you’re anything like how I used to be you’re probably gagging just thinking about it. You’d rather juice a deli sandwich than drink that shit! I totally get it, I’ve sooo been in your shoes. But ease up, it won’t kill you. In fact, it will save you. As with anything you consume, the more green juice you drink the more you will crave it. I’m a living example 🙂 […]

By | June 23rd, 2011|Hormonal Health|9 Comments

Kill the Cravings

Five to seven days before my period I get the most intense cravings for sugar, chocolate, or whatever the hell kinda carbs I can get my hands on!  Alas, it is THAT time of month again and the craving monster has reared it’s ugly head yet again. I refuse to give in so today I decided to create a Strawberry Short-Rice Cake dessert/snack.  It totally killed the cravings and I’m all good, at least until tomorrow ;). […]

By | March 2nd, 2011|Hormonal Health|1 Comment