How to Find Hormone Free Foods: YHB’s Fav Resources!
As a follow up to our last post outlining the key reasons to avoid meat and dairy containing hormones (along with a few our of our fav brands), we wanted to provide more resources to help you find quality, hormone free products no matter where you live!
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For starters, something we strongly encourage is taking advantage of delivery boxes and services that come right to your door, eliminating the trip to the store, and the hassle of finding quality hormone-free…
Why it’s Important to Eat Hormone FREE, Including our Favorite Hormone-Free Milk, Cheese + Meat Picks!
Did you know?
You can find at least 11 different xeno-hormones in the milk of injected cows alone!
It has been estimated that 10 or more different xeno-estrogens can be found in the milk of cows injected with synthetic growth hormones, who also produce far greater than normal amounts of estrogen and progesterone levels since they are kept artificially pregnant for 10 months of the year!
(xeno = foreign).
We know from environmental medicine that synthetic hormones disturb the delicate horm…
CAFFEINE SWAP OUT: FOUR SIGMATIC
CAFFEINE SWAP OUT: BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS
Is your morning coffee ritual one you can’t imagine life without? There is nothing wrong with loving coffee and enjoying a cup or two! But too much caffeine can be a bad thing if you are dealing with symptoms of adrenal fatigue (i.e. an imbalance of our ‘stress’ hormone cortisol), such as feeling low energy, anxious, ‘tired but wired’ at night, experiencing brain fog, skin disturbances, allergies (to name a few). Too much caffeine is also coun…
Non Toxic Product Swap of the Week: Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Beautycounter Product One Step Makeup Remover Wipes.
Did you know: scientific studies suggest that parabens, a common ingredient in personal care products, have been linked to health risks including cancer, endocrine (hormone) disruption, reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation?
That’s why this week we are swapping out Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Beautycounter Product One Step Makeup Remover Wipes.
WHY SWAP OUT OUT GARNIER CLEANSING TOWELETTES:
The Garnier Cleansing Towelettes contain…
Better For You Protein Bar: Hormone Balancing Food Swap Of The Week
Did you know protein bars can contain as much or sometimes even MORE sugar than a candy bar?!
Protein bars are the ultimate on-the-go “healthy” snack…the problem? Most of them are glorified candy bars, loaded with added sugar, preservatives and emulsifiers which cause digestive issues and mess with your hormones! Of course there’s the benefit of protein for muscle growth and repair but it’s often from an inflammatory source like soy and whey concentrates. And sure, whole foods are always best…
Non Toxic Product Swap of the Week: Australian Gold Botanical Natural Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 for Supergoop Glow Stick SPF 50
Did you know the FDA recently reported that only 2 of the 16 commonly used ingredients in over-the-counter sunscreens are considered safe?
This is a HUGE problem, considering these are products we are lathering on ourselves and our family all summer long, seeping into the skin of our children (whose health we should be protecting from a young age)!
That’s why this week we’re swapping out the Australian Gold Botanical Natural Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50 for a safe and effective sunscreen: Supergoo…
Non Toxic Product Swap of the Week: Armani Foundation for Araza Beauty Coconut Cream Foundation
Did you know that many makeup products are filled with harmful toxins that can actually inflame and irritate your skin? That’s why it’s important to do your research and find alternatives with clean ingredients that nourish your skin from the inside out! And if you’re not sure where to start, we will be helping you out with our weekly product swaps!
Hormone Balancing Product Swap Out: Canola Oil for REAL Olive Oil (PLUS: Tips for finding REAL Olive Oil)
Did you know that Canola oil is highly processed and requires synthetic antioxidants to prevent it from going rancid too quickly?
It is also high in Omega 6 (pro-inflammatory) fats, which can throw off the ratio of healthy fats we are consuming and trigger chronic inflammation (leading to cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s).
Instead, we prefer REAL Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is high in antioxidants & anti-inflammatory …
Non Toxic Product Swap of The Week: Olay Moisturizer for 'Beneath Your Mask' Skin Souffle
Did you know that xeno-estrogens (“fake” chemical estrogens that disrupt our hormones) are found in many common personal and household products?
This week, we're swapping out this Olay moisturizer, which contains ingredients known to be endocrine (hormone) disruptors including two kinds of Parabens (artificial preservatives) in addition to a litany of non-organic ingredients. (It’s not a good sign when ingredients are long and hard to pronounce).
Meanwhile our preferred moisturizer 'The Beneat…
Non Toxic Product Swap of The Week: Mr. Clean Cleaning Mist for PUR Home Surface Cleaner
Did you know that xeno-estrogens (“fake” chemical estrogens that disrupt our hormones) are found in thousands of personal care and household products? Think makeup, skincare, perfume, laundry soaps, floor cleaners and more!
This week, we're swapping out this Mr. Clean, Clean Freak Cleaning Mist.
When you see "fragrance" or "parfum" on a product's label, read it as "hidden chemicals." Due to a major loop hole in the FDA's federal law, product manufacturers are allowed to use the term "fragrance…