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Product Pick: LOLA Latex Condoms

If you’re not using hormonal birth control and/or want to protect against STDs, it’s important to keep condoms on hand (especially during ovulation // on your most fertile days, up to 6 days per month)… but not just any condoms - it’s best to opt for those made of safer, non-toxic ingredients. Thankfully, there are a few companies dedicated to transparency that clearly state the ingredients used in their product (not all do) like our featured product, @LOLA, which not only offers non-toxic con…

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Hormone Balancing Foods that Boost Fertility

MORE FOODS THAT FEED YOUR FERTILITY 👇⁠

Dark leafy greens like spinach & Swiss chard are rich in magnesium which is a nutrient crucial for healthy fertility!⁠

Turmeric spice is anti-inflammatory & can help to improve circulation to the uterus and ovaries, important for boosting fertility! ⁠

Healthy Fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) like avocados, nuts, seeds, coconut oil & wild-caught salmon help reduce inflammation keep blood sugar levels balanced, both incredibly important for fer…

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Hormone Balancing Star Ingredient: Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that many women (especially those with PCOS) are deficient in, which is why supplementing can be extremely beneficial as part of your hormone rebalancing tool kit. It's also important to note that hormonal birth control can create zinc deficiency, and because an overwhelming number of women are put on the pill to "treat" their PCOS, this can play a strong role in the deficiency that follows. This is one of the reasons, we recommend safely transitioning off of the p…

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Product Swap: Body Wash

When choosing a body wash or scrub, here’s why switching to a non-toxic brand like @acure matters for your health & hormones:⁠

Most body washes are filled with nasty chemicals & preservatives: things like phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, and sulfates can throw a wrench in the way your body produces hormones. They are xeno-estrogens which are basically fake estrogens that try to get into the cells of the body and can lead to imbalances like estrogen dominance (a catalyst for symptoms such a…

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Elements of a Hormone Balancing Breakfast Bowl

Yogurt bowls are a brilliant breakfast staple and can be slightly modified and enjoyed as a snack or dessert too. Plus, they're kid approved and an easy way to create a BYOB (build-your-own-bowl) breakfast bar on busy mornings which is also a sure way to reduce stress & balance those cortisol levels!

Here are the key players that make this bowl such a staple:

>>Non-dairy yogurt like coconut, cashew or almond: all of these options provide healthy fats, essential for cognitive function, vibr…

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Product Pick: Copper Wings Candle Co.

When choosing candles, here’s why switching to a non-toxic brand like @copperwingscandleco matters for your health & hormones:⁠

Many scented candles contain harmful chemicals and pollutants such as benzene and toluene that can cause damage to the lungs and central nervous system when burned. The good news is, there are options for cleaner burning candles so that you can still enjoy their relaxing ambiance! What you want to avoid is paraffin wax (a carcinogenic petroleum byproduct), dyes, and …

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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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Hormone Balancing Star Ingredient: Vitex Chasteberry

 

If you deal with debilitating PMS, irregular cycles, or sore boobs that make hugging painful, then bookmark this blog on Vitex aka Chaste Tree/Chaste berry! This powerful herb has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years & today in functional medicine to help women balance their hormones, improve PMS & regulate cycles (especially if they are erratic or missing altogether)! ⁠

Were you raised believing that PMS symptoms like agonizing cramps, severe bloating, intense breast sore…

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Product Swap: Peanut Butter Cups

During Halloween (and the rest of the holidays), the consumption of sugar skyrockets, and as a result, so can hormone imbalances! Did you know that studies have shown that kids can consume up to three cups of sugar eating Halloween candy? This equals almost 169 sugar cubes! ⁠

This is one of the many reasons it's important to find healthier alternatives to the traditional sugar-laden candies and treats that hang out on waiting room counters, break rooms, and friends' kitchen counters! If we're…

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Elements of a Hormone Balancing Meal

 

Looking for a simple & customizable snack the whole family will enjoy? With a few tweaks to the traditional crudités, this one is packed with brain-boosting fats, energizing protein & carbs + filling fiber to keep blood sugar levels stable so you can feel productive all day! 🙌⁠

-Veggies for dipping (the more color you add, the more vitamins & minerals). For example, radish is a great source of vitamin c (promotes collagen production & strengthens the immune system) and carrots are filled wit…

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