5 Reasons We Prefer Saliva Testing VS Standard Blood Testing (Specifically for Measuring: Estrogen, Progesterone, DHEA, Testosterone & Cortisol)
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 are standard blood tests (because they are covered by insurance), 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 presently experiencing!
7 Tips to Get to the Root of Gut Issues (by Ryan Burch)
Rye here 👋! I've had gut issues for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until my mid 20's that I started experiencing extreme bloating and stabbing stomach aches daily, and I became desperate to get to the root! I saw multiple doctors who told me I had "IBS" (a blanket term for pretty much any gut symptom under the sun) and told me to cut out gluten, dairy and corn. I also saw a gastroenterologist who told me that it's perfectly "normal" to be constipated and bloated (adding that he has a p…
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 balanced hormone supplies for good! During this hormonally challenged time, it’s important to realize that the extent to which we suffer from troublesome…
Understanding Endocrine Disruptors and the Importance of “Clean” Personal Care Products
Did You Know?
Of 10,000+ chemicals used by cosmetic manufacturers in the U.S., only 11 have been banned or restricted in the U.S. by the FDA.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), “no category of consumer products is subject to less government oversight than cosmetics and other personal care products."
Per the FDA’s own website: “Under U.S. law, cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, do not need FDA approval before they go on the market. The FDA does not ha…
How Much Protein Do I REALLY Need and Why?
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 …
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!
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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!…
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!