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Product Swap of the Week: Pasture Raised Eggs

Do you know the difference between "pasture raise," "cage free" "free range," "organic" or "conventional eggs?"

Pasture-raised eggs are our top pick for high quality eggs, as they come from hens who are free to roam in healthy pastures with the freedom to forage for local grasses, succulents and wildflowers while enjoying fresh air and sunshine!

Why is it Important to Understand Egg Carton Labels?

If you've noticed all of the different kinds of eggs available at your local grocery store, yo…

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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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Essential Oils for Hormone Balance: Best Kinds + Ways to Use Them!

Did you know: Essential oils can be effective healers & helpers for hormone rebalancing, especially when combined with hormone testing, stress reduction techniques, healthy eating and targeted natural supplementation tailored to your needs.

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential oils (EO) are made up of a complex mixture of natural chemicals that are extracted from the leaves, barks, rinds and herbs of plants. After distillation, the oil is separated from the water and concentrated into a very pur…

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Nontoxic Product Pick: ULiv Skincare (Swapping out 'Hempz Herbal Moisturizer')

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Did you know that claims like “natural,” “nontoxic,” “plant-based” and “free of” have no legal basis in the personal care industry?

With so many different claims on the packages of personal care products, consumers are often misled about what’s really in their products.  Any information found on the back label is what the company is legally obligated to tell you, including nutrition facts and ingredient lists. Pay special attention to the first three ingredients. These are the ingredients that…

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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’re using, 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!

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Understanding the Hormone Connection to PMS + Top Suggestions for Alleviating Symptoms

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) most commonly results from a hormone imbalance where progesterone is low relative to estrogen levels, particularly in the second half (luteal phase) of the menstrual cycle, about 1-2 weeks before the onset of a period. PMS encompasses a cluster of symptoms including bloating, breast pain, migraines, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and irritability.

Dr. Katherine Dalton, a British physician in the 1950s, was the first to discover the condition when she noticed the mon…

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What to Know about: Intermittent Fasting and Your Hormones!

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Q: Is Intermittent fasting beneficial for female hormone balance? 

A: I.F. can help lower insulin levels and reduce inflammation, however the stress response caused by restricting foods for a prolonged period of time can negatively impact adrenal glands that are already compromised or fatigued, causing erratic cortisol levels which can lead to lows of progesterone and relative excesses of estrogen. If interested in trying intermittent fasting, it’s important to understand your unique body first…

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Product Swap of the Week: Magic Spoon Cereal

Did you know?

The average American consumes 160 bowls of cereal a year. Most of which contain processed grains & seed oils and anywhere from 10 grams to 45 grams of sugar! 

That's why we're swapping out Cocoa Puffs for Magic Spoon Cereal for this week's product swap out!


WHY COCOA PUFFS ARE NO GOOD:

This is a cereal many of us grew up loving and if our parents wouldn’t allow it, we’d find a way to sneak it in! But with one scan of the ingredients list it’s apparent what an inflammatory s…

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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 …

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