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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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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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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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"How I got my Cycle Back" w/ YHB's Holistic Health Coach, Jess Suchan

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Hi, I’m Jess Suchan, YHB’s “in-house” Holistic Health Coach and founder. of Body Bliss By Jess (I also happen to be our founder Candace Burch’s daughter and our co-founder Rye Burch’s older sis)! 

Our mom has been a Hormone Health Educator for almost as long as we’ve been alive, but our interest in the topic didn’t peak (in fact we found it ‘boooring’ as most teens do) until we started experiencing our own symptoms of imbalance! 

LOSING MY PERIOD

From dry skin to stubborn weight gain, extre…

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Product of the Week: Thyme Oil

Did You Know?: One of the benefits of thyme essential oil is its progesterone balancing effects! Progesterone is essential for regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle and optimum levels are needed for fertility and healthy pregnancy. Low levels of progesterone (which we see on many client test reports) may create a long list of side effects including PMS, hair loss, mood swings, depression, painful periods, and infertility.

This is why using thyme essential oil is a great addition to your hormone …

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