15 Tips for Skin Health and Hormone Balance
From the foods we eat, to our stress levels, to the products we use daily, there are many factors that contribute to hormone balance and skin health! The great news is that by getting to the root of skin disturbances and implementing various lifestyle adjustments, you will be able to support holistic healing, and prevent chronic skin issues from continuing to occur.
But it starts with understanding how hormone imbalances connect to skin disturbances and what can be done naturally to rebalance!…
Balancing Hormones to Boost Fertility (Testing + Lifestyle + Diet Suggestions)
Infertility is one of the top concerns among women we work with, and current stats by the CDC report that approximately 22.3% of married women have problems getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term. In Dr. Aviva Romm’s new book, Hormone Intelligence, she points out that over 40% of infertility causes are attributable to women and many are due to “unknown reasons” (i.e. hidden causes that conventional medicine doesn’t recognize or address).
To better understand the specific hormonal component…
Balancing Hormones to Manage your Weight (10 Reasons your Weight may not be Budging!)
You’re working out, dieting, tracking your food- but weight still not budging?
“I exercise 5 days a week, watch what I eat, and have even tried eliminating dairy and excess carbs and STILL don’t see a change on the scale or in the way my clothes fit. I feel hopeless.”
If this sentiment sounds familiar, rest assured, you are definitely NOT alone. If you’ve struggled to lose or maintain weight or have packed on pounds in areas like the hips, thighs, and middle, you could have a hidden hormonal…
YHB Recommended Reading: Menopause + Perimenopause
The following books were written by our 'go to' experts and educators in the field of health + hormone balance. You'll also find a list of some of our favorite podcast episodes that will provide "edutainment" and tangible tips & takeaways (download and save for your next walk or commute)! We highly encourage checking out these resources for additional support understanding what to expect in menopause (and perimenopause) and steps you can take to prepare AND find relief, naturally!
The Hormonal Connection to Headaches + Migraines
By Jess Suchan, YHB’s Holistic Health Coach, @bodyblissbyjess
Do you suffer from monthly headaches or migraines that seem to pop up
right before your period? Or maybe you notice them happening during times
of heightened stress or travel? Do they come on 12-24 hours after you eat
certain foods or go too long without water? Bottom line: headaches can
disrupt the quality of your life and migraines can be completely debilitating!
The good news? Getting to the root of your triggers is possible and so i…
PRODUCT PICK: HAPPY LIGHT
Sunlight is an essential element of a healthy & happy lifestyle, but many of us don't get the amount of daylight we need to reap its benefits. Our recommendation? Consider ‘light therapy’ with a product like the HappyLight by @verilux!
Our brain’s chemistry and body-clock are affected by light which stimulates specific hormones and neurotransmitters that greatly influence our overall feelings of well-being. Bright light exposure early in the day stimulates our body's production of serotonin (…
BEST FOODS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD
Could your mood use a boost?
What you eat can play a significant role in how you feel emotionally. Research shows that eating foods with the right nutrients can boost your mood, fight depression, control stress and help ease anxiety.
Let’s take a look at some foods that can help boost your mood, and why!
1. Raw nuts & seeds like cashews, almonds, pumpkin, sunflower & sesame rich in protein, fiber & healthy fats AND an excellent source of tryptophan, an amino acid responsible for produc…
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D
If you struggle with seasonal depression or just feel “down” and unmotivated, Vitamin D could play a role (there’s a reason it’s called the sunshine vitamin!). If you find yourself getting every seasonal flu/illness, increasing D could make a major difference! A Vitamin D deficiency can also correlate to higher body fat (particularly in the belly) and increased risks for obesity, MS and cancer! SO...how do we know if we need more Vitamin D? And how do we get enough Vitamin D if we can’t get 15…
NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP: FACE WASH
NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP: FACE WASH
DID YOU KNOW THAT SPECIFIC FRAGRANCES (WHICH CAN INCLUDE HUNDREDS OF POTENTIALLY HARMFUL, UNNATURAL INGREDIENTS) ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON PACKAGING OR COMPANY WEBSITES?
Federal labeling law requires that ingredients added to provide a pleasant scent, or to mask a bad one, need only be listed under the generic term “fragrance” or “parfum.” This so-called “fragrance loophole” allows companies to hide ingredients under the protection of trade secr…
NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP: LAUNDRY DETERGENT
DON'T LET PRODUCT PACKAGING FOOL YOU!
Some companies label their products in a way that convinces people they are more environmentally friendly, healthy, natural, free of harmful chemicals and recyclable. These messages directly influence the consumers’ expectations and choices.
Let’s take Green Works laundry detergent by Clorox, for example. They’ve already grabbed our attention with an eye-catching green bottle. Green is the color of nature and suggests that the product contains healthy,…