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Our Missionrye, jess, candace3

Since founding YHB, we’ve observed that many women are still in the dark about the fundamental aspects of their reproductive lives and hormonal health. Few have been taught about the essential female hormones, what they do, how they work, or that they are forever linked with menstrual cycles, fertility, and major internal functions like energy, mood, weight, strength, libido, sleep and our immune system.

Hormones RULE our physical, mental, and emotional health and yet many women are unaware that hidden imbalances are behind many of the symptoms they have been suffering with for weeks, months, or even years! We women often become so habituated to our symptoms that we can’t remember the last time we truly felt great, energized or had a ZEST for living!

Our clients often tell us that they just don’t feel like themselves anymore and haven’t for some time. They are bewildered when periods go haywire, hot flashes keep them awake at night and belly fat won’t budge. They worry about the mood swings that are scaring their kids and a disinterest in sex that’s hurting their relationship. They wonder why they were never prepared for this sea change in their lives, and ask: “why didn’t we learn about this in school!?”

How many of us feel guilty for not having a better understanding of our own body, when in fact we didn’t get this stuff in sex-ed and received little to no insight into the basics of being a woman (the very hormones that make us female)!  The problem is, when go to our doctors (who also don’t learn about hormones in the traditional medical curriculum), we are told that we are stressed, depressed, it’s in our heads, why don’t we go back on the pill or take an antidepressant...often without any testing or investigation into possible *root* causes!

Which brings us back to why we're here! Our mission is to guide and teach, to educate and empower you to learn about your unique body and all the tools available to you to rebalance your hormones and relieve symptoms safely, and naturally within your daily life, without necessarily* needing prescriptions and endless doctors’ visits...(*exceptions apply, especially for those with medical conditions).

This is YOUR path, your life, your health, Your Hormone Balance. We are here to help you learn and develop preventative strategies to keep hormonal symptoms at bay and support your health and longevity at every age and stage of life!

With love from our family to yours,

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Founder: Candace Burch, m.a

Candace Burch is a Hormone Health Educator with a Masters in Health Education and 25+ years of experience in the field. In 2017, she founded Your Hormone Balance as a one-on-one consulting practice, and is now joined by her two daughters, Ryan and Jess, who have expanded YHB's reach to women around the world (scroll to the end of this page for the full story behind this family biz!). 

Candace’s background includes working as a health editor, writer and investigative journalist in London, leading educational patient and provider initiatives for ZRT Hormone Laboratory (as their Director of Education for 12+ years), as well as spearheading a hormone testing and rebalancing weight management program for a nationwide metabolic weight loss company.

Candace continues to raise awareness about hormonal health and disease prevention through her work as a writer, speaker and podcaster (Listen to Candace and her cohost, Kyle McAvoy, NP, on the Women Talking Frankly Podcast).

Today, she splits her time between McMinnville, Oregon and Oxford, England where she makes the most of life with her husband and son/schnoodle, Riley. Outside of hormone health, her passions include sketching and watercolor painting, reading, history, travel, dancing, long walks, swimming, quality time with loved ones, and making sure that every day is filled with purpose, love and zest for living! 

CEO/Co-Founder: 

Ryan Burch

Ryan graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism/P.R. and a minor in Business. (FUN FACT: she worked as a weight management consultant in college - which included helping women balance their hormones with saliva hormone testing!). After moving to Los Angeles, she worked in Experiential Marketing for large brands before transitioning into business development.

In 2017, after struggling with hormonal symptoms (post birth control) and getting her mom's help rebalancing, Ryan decided to jump in and help Candace turn her passion project (helping women rebalance) into a fully fledged business...expanding their reach to women around the world!

Today Ryan is the brains behind the business and keeps the ship running smoothly! She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her fiancé, Thomas and loves sunset walks, singing, dancing, traveling, and journaling! Ryan is the co-host of the Solo 2.0 Podcast, which offers health and hormone health based content (alongside her sister, Jess!).

mother/daughter founders: Rye & Candace Burch

CEO/Co-Founder: Ryan Burch

 mother/daughter founders: Rye & Candace 

Ryan graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism/P.R. and a minor in Business. (FUN FACT: she worked as a weight management consultant and helped women balance their hormones as part of the program). After moving to Los Angeles, she worked in Experiential Marketing before transitioning into business development.

In 2017, after struggling with hormonal symptoms post birth control and getting her mom's help rebalancing, Ryan decided to join forces with Candace to turn her passion (helping women rebalance) into a fully fledged business!

Today Ryan is the brains behind the business and keeps the ship running smoothly! She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband, and loves sunset walks, singing, dancing, traveling, and journaling! Ryan is the co-host of the Solo 2.0 Podcast, which offers health and hormone health based content (along with her sister, Jess!).

In House Holistic Health Coach:

Jessica Suchan


Jess Suchan is a board certified Holistic Health Coach who coaches her clients towards finding a life of bliss, free from fad diets, overexercising, and burnout. She believes that in order to change our habits we must address the “holistic picture” and compassionately investigate how all areas of our lives are interconnected. 

Jess spent over a decade yo-yo dieting, exercising for punishment and ignoring the messages her body was sending her. This lifestyle coupled with a slew of stressful jobs, led her to develop hormone imbalances that severely impacted her quality of life. After getting to the root via saliva testing and natural rebalancing practices, she discovered the power of food and lifestyle as medicine and decided to become a health coach via the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, dedicating her time to helping others step into the "2.0 version of themselves!" Today, she coaches clients privately via her 1:1 coaching program and works in partnership with Your Hormone Balance (she also completed a Hormone Health Extension course through I.I.N.).

Jess is the creator of the "Sexy Swaps Recipe Guide" and Body Bliss "superfood latte blends" a line of sugar free, organic and low/zero caffeine blends for detoxification & energy (a great hormone balancing swap for black coffee or sugary lattes)! 

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Medical Partner (ND, LAc, IFMCP, NCMP)

Dr Laura Martell

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Dr. Laura Martell is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist with over 20 years in practice. She's a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO), an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP), and a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). Dr Martell sees patients at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon and also offers telehealth functional medicine appts (now available to current/past YHB clients). 

Dr Martell works with patients at all stages of life, experiencing a variety of health concerns and conditions, including cancer, fatigue, acute and chronic pain, depression and anxiety, thyroid conditions, and menopause hormone therapy. She partners with her patients by offering data driven, achievable recommendations and support to move toward balance, vitality and improved quality of life.

After being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Laura developed an understanding of the complexities of chronic illness and the importance of hormone optimization and personalization of care.

Dr Martell believes that perimenopause and menopause do not have to be a time of suffering and that women should be offered a full range of options, including menopausal hormone therapy to help with hot flashes, mood, sleep, pain, and protect against osteoporosis and diabetes. As a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner, she helps patients navigate the risks and benefits of hormonal options and chart a path that is right for them.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Laura is a mother to two amazing teenagers, a wife of nearly 20 years, and a yoga teacher. Sharing her home and heart with her two mini Australian Labradoodles and one super special cat brings immense joy to her life. She wholeheartedly believes in the importance of personal growth and ongoing healing work for mind, body, and spirit.

Medical Partner (MD): Dr Randolph

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Dr. Randolph is triple-board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Age Management Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. He has been a practicing medical doctor for over 30 years and is also a former compounding pharmacist and pioneer in the field of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Over the past two decades, he has treated thousands of women suffering from hormone balance issues such as PMS and menopause and associated symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and low libido. 

Medical Partner (MD)

Dr Randolph

Dr. Randolph is triple-board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Age Management Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. He has been a practicing medical doctor for over 30 years and is also a former compounding pharmacist and pioneer in the field of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Over the past two decades, he has treated thousands of women suffering from hormone balance issues such as PMS and menopause and associated symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and low libido. 

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Laboratory:Zrt 


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ZRT Laboratory is a CLIA-certified commercial and research laboratory founded in 1998 by breast cancer researcher David Zava, Ph.D. (YHB's founder, Candace Burch, worked closely with Dr Zava at ZRT labs as their Director of Education for over a decade).

ZRT Laboratory has pioneered innovative testing methods for hormones, neurotransmitters, heavy metals and more, offering health care professionals convenient testing options in different body fluids including saliva, dried blood spot, dried urine, and serum.

Two Generations of Hormone Balance

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- From the perspective of Candace’s daughters, Ryan and Jess -

Growing up, our mom was a health writer and educator, so we were taught to value nutrition, sleep and “balance” from an early age (not that we always listened…).

Since she had us later in life (at age 37 + 40), we were still really young when she hit perimenopause and began experiencing roller coaster symptoms of imbalance, including hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings (resulting in some pretty memorable meltdowns!).

Thankfully, because of her career in health and her commitment to natural / holistic remedies, she quickly learned how to balance her hormones naturally, through a combination of saliva testing and holistic rebalancing techniques. With this newfound experience, she decided to build upon her Masters degree in Health Education and specialize in hormone health, eventually becoming the "Director of Education and Outreach" at ZRT Hormone Testing Laboratory for over a decade (developing patient + provider education, coordinating event conferences, reviewing thousands of test results and liaising with functional medicine experts specializing in hormone balance).

At work, our mom would primarily interact with scientists, providers, doctors and pharmacists - but in her spare time, we watched her help dozens of friends and family members find relief from frustrating symptoms of hormone imbalance by following her holistic rebalancing suggestions. Although we would roll our eyes and change the subject every time she brought up hormones at the dinner table (we were still too young to understand or care about hormones...), we truly admired her passion and enthusiasm for helping others balance their hormones and we KNEW she was born to do this work.

Flash forward 15 years, and we have now experienced our OWN hormonal ups and downs (including irregular/missing cycles, low libido, anxiety, sleep issues, low energy, mood swings, headaches), and have followed our mom’s exact testing and rebalancing protocol with much success (you can hear our full hormone rebalancing story on our podcast HERE)! After experiencing the profound impact of natural hormone rebalancing in our own lives, we became even STRONGER believers in the work our mom was doing, and began spreading word about it to everyone and anyone who would listen!

After receiving numerous positive testimonials, Candace and Ryan joined forces to launch 'Your Hormone Balance' in 2017, (while Candace continued her full time work at ZRT labs and Ryan worked in business development). At the time, Jess was beginning her career as a health coach (having recently graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and was in the process of launching her own health coaching business, Body Bliss By Jess..

With our combined skills, education and passion for hormone health, business, stress management and nutrition, it was a no brainer for us to turn YHB into a family business, combining forces to spread word about hormone testing and all-natural rebalancing (Jess now works in partnership with YHB as our “In House Holistic Health Coach").

We are so grateful to our mom for teaching us about hormones from a young age, and are FIRED UP to help women of all ages feel informed, educated and supported when it comes to their personal health and hormone journey!

We look forward to working with you,

Rye Burch + Jessica Suchan

Sisters & Hosts of the SOLO 2.0 podcast

The Fam leading a “Hormone Happy Hour” Event Saje Wellness, Venice Beach, 2019

Have questions? Email us at info@yourhormonebalance.com