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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!…

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Balancing Hormones to Boost Fertility (Testing + Lifestyle + Diet Suggestions)

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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…

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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…

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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…

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5 Reasons We Prefer Saliva Testing VS Standard Blood Testing (Specifically for Measuring: Estrogen, Progesterone, DHEA, Testosterone & Cortisol)

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One of the most common questions we get from our clients is: "How is saliva testing different from the standard blood test I received from my doctor?" 

Typically, the main type of hormone tests provided by traditional doctors (because they are covered by insurance) are standard blood tests, which unfortunately do not measure free, 'bioavailable' I.e. active hormone levels, and therefore do not shed nearly as much light on the key imbalances behind the symptoms we are actively experiencing!

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Quick Tips for Better Sleep (+ YHB’s preferred sleep supplement)

We all know that sleep is important, but unfortunately, many of us struggle to make it a priority and get in the amounts we need to thrive! There are many factors that contribute to sleep disturbances, including stress, excessive blue light (from phones, laptops, etc), hormone disruptive chemicals in home & beauty products, and poor nutrition. The question is, do we know the real cost of consistently not getting enough quality sleep? 

Some symptoms that can arise from poor sleep include:

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Hormone Balance Product Pick: Calm Magnesium

Did you know magnesium is involved in hundreds of actions and reactions within the body? Yet roughly 50% of Americans do not get their recommended daily intake and are deficient in this important mineral!

Magnesium is known as our ‘relaxing, calming’ mineral that is involved in: gene maintenance, nervous system regulation, bone health, cardiovascular health, and preventing things like diabetes, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and even Alzheimer’s disease

And when it comes to symptoms, magnesium…

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Help for Tired Adrenal Glands (Tips for Managing Cortisol 'Stress' Hormones)

Could You Have an Adrenal Imbalance?

Considering the fast-paced, high pressure society we live in, many of us are going about our daily routines with adrenal imbalances...and not even realizing it! We have normalized feeling anxious and/or exhausted as part of what we’ve defined as a busy and “successful” life. 

Do these symptoms of adrenal imbalance sound familiar?:

- Feeling “tired but wired” (you’re exhausted when you hit your bed but then your brain comes alive and you can’t seem to shut…

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Understanding Menopause: Key Imbalances, Symptoms and Natural Tips for Rebalancing

No one likes being out of balance, especially when the hot flashes, foggy thinking, and mood swings of menopause leave us feeling like a rundown, unsexy and unsatisfied version of our former selves. 

Menopause is officially defined as 12 months in a row without a period, typically in the early 50’s when cycles cease and the ovaries stop making hormones for good! During this hormonally challenged time, it’s important to realize that the extent to which we suffer from troublesome symptoms has muc…

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Preventing Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life

When was the last time you thought about your personal risks for breast cancer?

As October wanes, please don’t let the disappearance of pink ribbons rob us of the greater message of our hard-won awareness: that despite all the money raised and the billions spent, we still have no guaranteed treatment or cure for breast cancer. In the meantime, the continuing war on cancer with the latest designer drugs or procedures is big business. Sometimes it works and we survive to race for the cure. But br…

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