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Why Stress May Be Preventing You From Getting Pregnant — And What You Can Do About It!

Written by my Spring 2017 apprentice, Caroline Ashurst, this post discusses the natural tools  for stress relief and hormonal regulation so you can get pregnant! I’m sure you’ve heard it before: “Stress can prevent you from getting pregnant.” It can be frustrating to hear that, right? You’re probably feeling a little (or a lot) [...]

2017-11-06T10:32:19+00:00 By |Hormonal Health|0 Comments

Can the copper IUD harm your health & fertility?

I was recently a guest on Wellness Mama’s Healthy Moms Podcast talking all about why hormonal birth control messes with our hormones, and what to do instead. After the episode aired, I got flooded with questions about the pill, the IUD and natural birth control options. I’ve talked pretty extensively about the pill’s side [...]

2017-10-19T12:40:23+00:00 By |Hormonal Health|25 Comments

How your menstrual cycle affects your weight

Key Points to Remember from this post I realize my posts are long, so I want to give you a few key takeaways. If you remember nothing else, just remember these gems. :-) 99% of ALL the research papers ever published don’t fully account for the differences between women and men! There’s an obvious problem [...]

2017-10-12T09:22:54+00:00 By |Hormonal Health|0 Comments

Let’s Face it! Mapping Adult Acne

Written by my Spring 2017 apprentice, Tricia Utley, this post discusses adult acne and how to clear your skin for good! Over the last couple of decades, I have witnessed adult acne rise to the number one skin care concern among women. I suffered from this type of “skinflammation” in my early 20’s, so [...]

2017-10-04T09:37:34+00:00 By |Hormonal Health|2 Comments

Loving Your Hairy Self: My Hirsutism Story

Written by my Spring 2017 apprentice, Katie Dwaileebe, this post discusses PCOS and hirsutism. I remember being hairy since age 11, when I was made fun of for having underarm hair. That was my first introduction to school bullies. Up until that point, I never even thought twice about it. I asked my mom [...]

2017-09-17T16:54:02+00:00 By |Hormonal Health|3 Comments

Does being vegan affect your period?

A few weeks ago I was at home alone, scrolling through movies on Netflix. I’d been hearing all about the latest health-related documentary What the Health, so when I came across it, I decided it was time to see what all the fuss was about. In case you don’t know, the movie’s premise centers [...]

2017-09-13T14:21:31+00:00 By |Hormonal Health|27 Comments

How to Fix Your PMS

A few weeks ago I was at a conference hosted by The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Uh huh, there is indeed a group of people who only research periods and hormones. I happen to think it’s soooo cool. Haha! While there, I checked out a presentation on PMS and PMDD by Sally King [...]

2017-07-13T07:59:37+00:00 By |Hormonal Health|6 Comments