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YHB Recommended Reading: Adrenal Health (Stress, Anxiety)

The following books were written by our 'go to' experts and educators in the field of health + hormone balance. We've also included specific podcast episodes that dive intro adrenal health & tangible ways to manage stress (download & save so you can tune in next time you're on a walk or commuting)! We highly encourage checking out these resources for additional support understanding HOW to improve your adrenal health (the hormone connection to stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression and more) + so…

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YHB's Recommended Reading: Hormones + Weight Loss

The following books were written by our 'go to' experts and educators in the field of health + hormone balance. We've also included a roundup of some of our favorite podcast episodes that are both empowering & educational with tangible tips & tools (download & save for your next walk or commute!). 

We highly encourage checking out these resources for additional support understanding the connection between hormone imbalance and difficulties losing or maintaining weight. Take a look through our r…

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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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NON TOXIC CLEANING BRAND: BRANCH BASICS (PRODUCT SWAP OF THE WEEK!)

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! Not only does this jeopardize our hormone health, but it poses a risk for children and pets who can be especially sensitive. It can also pollute the air in your home, as well as waterways. It only makes sense that harsh chemicals would cause a harsh reaction in our bodies, a…

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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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