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Elements of a Hormone Balancing Meal: Sweet Potato Toasts

This “sweet potato” spin on a traditional avocado toast by our health coach @bodyblissbyjess is a fun way to switch things up while keeping blood sugars balanced and your brain sharp and focused for a busy day! It’s also completely customizable so you can add what you love (this would also be delicious with the addition of smoked salmon or some organic turkey slices)!

Some of the key hormone-balancing ingredients include 👇⁠

Your base is sweet potato “toast” which Jess got pre-sliced from @ca…

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Hormone Balancing Star Ingredient: Maca

What to look for when buying Maca 👇 ⁠

This Peruvian root has been around for 2,000 years + used as an important food since the days of the Inca warriors! But did you know there are actually different colors of maca including red, black, and yellow each with slightly different benefits? Raw maca powder gives you the most bang for your buck (over gelatinized or cooked) because the enzymes and nutrients remain at their peak levels - but it's important to choose a form that is high quality by a t…

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Product Swap: Beyond Burger

When suffering from hormone imbalances, finding healthier alternatives for the foods you crave is KEY. While we are all for the move towards a more plant-based diet (providing an abundance of vitamins & minerals our hormones/bodies need), we are seeing a TON of brands popping up with alternatives to classic carnivore diet staples (i.e. burgers, cheeses, chicken nuggets etc). Unfortunately, while there are some amazing brands out there, there are quite a few packaging their product in such a …

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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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