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How Much Protein Do I REALLY Need and Why?

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Jess here (YHB' s health coach & founder of @bodyblissbyjess)! 
 
I wanted to pop in to share an important PSA: protein is an essential macronutrient that the MAJORITY of women we work with aren't getting enough of! So WHY is protein important and how do you know if you're consuming the optimal amount? 
 
Let's start with the WHY: 
 
1. Certain hormones are derived from amino acids (aka protein), so this macro plays a MAJOR role in our thyroid and gut health as well as menstrual cycles…

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Optimal Exercise for Hormone Balance

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Ryan here 👋 CEO/Co-Founder of Your Hormone Balance.

I recently opened up on Instagram (HERE) about my experience doing too much vigorous exercise and high intensity interval training (HIIT)  in my late 20s. I was working out harder than ever before (taking 4-5 boot camp / circuit style classes per week), but was gaining belly fat, feeling completely exhausted and LESS toned than before. Considering I dreaded these workouts AND the classes were expensive, it was depressing to experience little…

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How To Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance

What is insulin?

Insulin is the hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) mainly from carbs in the food that you eat for fuel or to store glucose for future use. 

It goes like this...digested food is broken down and enters your bloodstream as sugar, or blood glucose. Insulin’s role is to move that glucose out of the bloodstream, where an excess is dangerous, into the cells of the body where energy is generated. When this process is well balanced, your brain and …

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Overcoming Hormonal Mood Swings and Uncovering Hidden Imbalances in my 40s!

NOTE: The following blog was written by our founder, Hormone Health Educator, Candace Burch, and was originally shared in a newsletter with YHB’s subscribers only. Sign up HERE to join our newsletter list and receive regular hormone health tips, stories, advice and helpful resources (like this!).

 

 

Candace here! Hormone Health Educator and Founder of Your Hormone Balance.

You may have seen my daughters, Jess and Rye, sharing more about rebalancing their hormones in their late 20s/30s (on…

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How I Overcame a Hellish Health Year to Come "Home" to My Body (5 Strategies)

NOTE: The following article was written by our co-founder, Ryan Burch, and was originally shared in a newsletter with YHB’s subscribers only. Sign up HERE to join our newsletter list and receive regular hormone health tips, stories, advice and helpful resources (like this!)

Do you ever feel at war with your body? 

I distinctly remember feeling this way a few years ago when I was dealing with horrible gut issues (I had SIBO but didn't realize it) and was misdiagnosed with a rare autoimmune dise…

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Planning to come off hormonal birth control? (Consider the following tips for a smoother transition)!

Birth Control

Did you know: 100 million women are currently on the pill and roughly 60 percent of them take it for non-contraceptive reasons (including heavy/ painful periods, PMS, acne, endometriosis and/or PCOS)?

This is in large part because many women are told by their doctors that hormonal birth control is the only solution for the symptoms they’re struggling with, and rarely given education or resources that would actually get to the root of the problem and relieve symptoms naturally. Since the synthet…

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The Hormonal Connect to Mental Health Concerns #MentalHealthAwareness

It's Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re zeroing in on the hormonal connection to mental health concerns, including a look at the specific hormone imbalances related to anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability, emotional hypersensitivity and many other mood-altering symptoms!

Follow along as we dig into the root causes for these imbalances and also share some of our favorite lifestyle adjustments and herbs to support balanced hormones and better moods!

KEY HORMONE IMBALANCES LINKED T…

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Check Out Candace Burch & Jess Suchan on The Love Fix Podcast


Catch our founder, Candace Burch, and our "in-house" Holistic Health Coach, Jess Suchan, on this week's episode of The Love Fix. The hosts, Carla and Sherry, kick off this week talking about birth control and then take a Love Fix Question on how to fall in love with reality instead of just the fantasy when you are struggling with co-dependency. Candace and Jess then talk about hormone health, testing your hormones, and why it’s important to know and track your cycle. We also discuss how our re…

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Catch this Episode of Candace Burch on the "Wholesome Fertility Podcast" w/Michelle Oravitz

Our founder, Candace Burch, is also a founding member of Women in Balance, one of the first nonprofits in the country to advocate for women’s hormone health. Her goal is to help people naturally rebalance their hormones to relieve symptoms and restore balance in their lives. Candace has spent the last 30 years as a health educator, journalist, and women’s health advocate raising public awareness about natural hormone health, including lobbying senators on Capitol Hill for safe access to bio-id…

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Check Out This Episode of the WTF Podcast "The Androgens: Testosterone & DHEA - Not Only For Men" w/Natalie Gustafson, R.PH & Co-Host Kyle McAvoy

Tune into this episode of “WTF: Women Talking Frankly,” hosted by our founder Candace Burch, MA + Kyle McAvoy, NP. In this episode they interview Natalie Gustafson, R.PH, all about the androgen hormones: DHEA + Testosterone.

This episode includes a detailed breakdown of the “workhorse” androgen hormones that build and maintain the bone + muscle mass that our strength and stamina depend on, while also supplying the biochemical messengers that drive sexual energy, competitive drive, metabolism, m…

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