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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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Hormone Balancing Star Ingredient: Coconut Kefir

Have you tried coconut kefir? It's an incredible food that contains many probiotic compounds and up to 30 strains of good bacteria to help improve digestive & hormonal health, fight infection and ward off bad bacteria! ⁠

The great thing about coconut kefir (which is simply coconut water, fermented with kefir grains) is that it's dairy and lactose-free and is easy to find in health food stores but can also be prepared from home! ⁠

Ways to enjoy on the daily: ⁠

>> Mix into smoothies or pour o…

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Product Swap: PSL

Swap that sugary, high calorie, artificial Pumpkin Spice Latte with this delicious, zero added sugar, hormone balancing STAR product, made by our very own Health Coach, @bodyblissbyjess! Here are our fav ways to prepare it:

✔️ Add 1 heaping TBSP PSL mix to 8oz-10z steamed coconut or almond milk, top with cinnamon & enjoy! Pro tip: use a frother or blender to get nice and foamy! (If you drink coffee, we recommend using one that is organic & fair trade & adding a couple splashes as an alterna…

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Check Out This Episode of the WTF Podcast "The Androgens: Testosterone & DHEA - Not Only For Men" w/Natalie Gustafson, R.PH & Co-Host Kyle McAvoy

Tune into this episode of “WTF: Women Talking Frankly,” hosted by our founder Candace Burch, MA + Kyle McAvoy, NP. In this episode they interview Natalie Gustafson, R.PH, all about the androgen hormones: DHEA + Testosterone.

This episode includes a detailed breakdown of the “workhorse” androgen hormones that build and maintain the bone + muscle mass that our strength and stamina depend on, while also supplying the biochemical messengers that drive sexual energy, competitive drive, metabolism, m…

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Hormone Balancing Recipe: Snack Time!

 

LEARN HOW THESE INGREDIENTS SUPPORT HEALTHY HORMONES (ESPECIALLY DURING ‘PMS WEEK” - LUTEAL PHASE) 👇 ⁠

Crave chocolate right before your period like clockwork? The last 1/2 of the luteal phase (the week before your period), tends to be the time women have intense chocolate and sugar cravings (due to depleted magnesium levels, lower intolerance to pain & inflammation), but rather than go overboard with Hershey's chocolate OR try to restrict your cravings, tune in and find an alternative that …

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Product Pick: Plantworks Nutrition Protein Powder

Protein powders are one of the easiest ways to get nutrition on-the-go BUT the majority on the shelves (and online retailers), are filled with additives, sugars, dairy, gluten, and/or soy which can act as xeno “fake” estrogens in the body & contribute to further hormone imbalances! While protein (essential amino acids) are critical for blood sugar balance, hormone support & healthy ovulation, it’s just as important to make sure it comes from a clean source, free from growth hormones & preserva…

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Hormone Balancing Star Ingredient: Pumpkin Seeds

 

Seeds are one of the most nutrient-rich, supportive foods for hormone balance, healthy fertility & happy periods! Pumpkin seeds in particular often come up in the "aphrodisiac foods lists" because of their impressive levels of zinc which is the sex mineral known for boosting testosterone! Many of the women we work with struggle with low libido often linked back to low T levels so incorporating these powerful little seeds into your daily rituals can be a real turn-on ;) Zinc also helps improve…

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Product Swap: Creamer

When attempting to make healthier lifestyle choices, becoming a "detective" at the grocery store & learning to read labels becomes a real skill! Today we're switching out Silk's non-dairy creamer for our favorite one from @lairdsuperfoods! While we agree that soy can be part of a nutrient rich diet (intentionally and in moderation), we also believe that it must come from an organic source and be enjoyed in whole food form as much as possible (organic tempeh, edamame)!

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Check Out This Episode of the WTF Podcast "High Androgens: The Culprits Behind PCOS" w/Natalie Gustafson, R.PH & Co-host Kyle McAvoy


Tune into this episode of our founder’s podcast “Women Talking Frankly” for a discussion around “high androgens” and PCOS, including:

The factors that contribute to high androgens and what happens when these powerful drivers remain elevated, triggering a raft of symptoms that impact skin, weight, periods, and our peace of mind!

The key role that high Testosterone and DHEA levels play in PCOS, the causative link between diet, insulin resistance and ovarian overproduction of the androgens

How to …

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