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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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The Latest on the WTF Podcast: ”I’M SO ANXIOUS AND DEPRESSED. COULD IT BE MY HORMONES?”

Have you had a chance to tune into our founder’s podcast: WTF: Women Talking Frankly?

Click HERE to listen to the most recent episode, "I'm So Anxious Or Depressed. Could It Be My Hormones?"

In their latest episode, Candace and Kyle talk about their frustrations around the lack of information linking mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, to hormone imbalances.  
During this discussion, Candace and Kyle review statistics, and talk about how life's stressors impact women and men…

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NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP OF THE WEEK: SWAPPING KOTEX FOR LOLA ORGANIC TAMPONS

THE PROBLEM WITH STANDARD TAMPONS

Tampon manufacturers are not required to issue a full disclosure of what’s in their products, so just like the beauty industry, it's a bit like the "wild wild west" out there when it comes to knowing what's in the feminine care products you're using. Tampons may contain odor neutralizers, dyes, pesticides, and fragrances which are known xeno "fake" estrogens that can create hormone imbalances and health issues (as well as irritation and rashes in the most uncom…

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WHAT IS THE HORMONE CONNECTION TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION?

CAN YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS?

“I wake up with my heart pounding"

“There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done”

“I’m so tired and wired...I can’t sleep through the night!” 

“I'm constantly worrying about everything-- my health, finances, career, family obligations, the pandemic, civil unrest in the country etc.”

"My mind is always racing and I have a hard time slowing down" 

"As soon as  I wake up, I feel butterflies in the pit of my stomach"

We are living in …

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How to Find Hormone Free Foods: YHB’s Fav Resources!

As a follow up to our last post outlining the key reasons to avoid meat and dairy containing hormones (along with a few our of our fav brands), we wanted to provide more resources to help you find quality, hormone free products no matter where you live!

SUBSCRIPTION / DELIVERY OPTIONS:

For starters, something we strongly encourage is taking advantage of delivery boxes and services that come right to your door, eliminating the trip to the store, and the hassle of finding quality hormone-free…

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Latest episode of the WTF Podcast: The Science Behind Hormone Imbalance w/ Dr Zava, Founder of ZRT Laboratory

Have you had a chance to tune into our founder’s podcast: WTF: Women Talking Frankly?

Click HERE to listen to the most recent episode, "A Conversation With Dr. Zava" 

In our latest episode, Kyle and Candace get the chance to meet with Dr. Zava, an expert on hormones and hormone testing, as well as the founder of ZRT Laboratory: known as one of the foremost hormone testing labs in the United States and globally.

Together they explore the latest science and information that can help women p…

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Why it’s Important to Eat Hormone FREE, Including our Favorite Hormone-Free Milk, Cheese + Meat Picks!

Did you know? 

You can find at least 11 different xeno-hormones in the milk of injected cows alone!

It has been estimated that 10 or more different xeno-estrogens can be found in the milk of cows injected with synthetic growth hormones, who also produce far greater than normal amounts of estrogen and progesterone levels since they are kept artificially pregnant for 10 months of the year!

(xeno = foreign).

We know from environmental medicine that synthetic hormones disturb the delicate horm…

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CAFFEINE SWAP OUT: FOUR SIGMATIC

PRODUCT SWAP

CAFFEINE SWAP OUT: BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS

Is your morning coffee ritual one you can’t imagine life without? There is nothing wrong with loving coffee and enjoying a cup or two! But too much caffeine can be a bad thing if you are dealing with symptoms of adrenal fatigue (i.e. an imbalance of our ‘stress’ hormone cortisol), such as feeling low energy, anxious, ‘tired but wired’ at night, experiencing brain fog, skin disturbances, allergies (to name a few). Too much caffeine is also coun…

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Planning to come off hormonal birth control? (Consider the following tips for a smoother transition)!

Birth Control

Did you know? 100 million women are currently on the pill and roughly 60 percent of them take it for non-contraceptive reasons (such as for heavy painful periods, PMS, acne, endometriosis or PCOS)! 

This is in large part because many women are told by their doctors that the hormonal birth control pill is the only solution for the symptoms they’re struggling with, and rarely given education or resources that would actually get to the root of the problem! Since synthetic birth control uses modif…

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Non Toxic Product Swap of the Week: Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Beautycounter Product One Step Makeup Remover Wipes.

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Did you know: scientific studies suggest that parabens, a common ingredient in personal care products, have been linked to health risks including cancer, endocrine (hormone) disruption, reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation?

That’s why this week we are swapping out Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Beautycounter Product One Step Makeup Remover Wipes.

WHY SWAP OUT OUT GARNIER CLEANSING TOWELETTES:

The Garnier Cleansing Towelettes contain…

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