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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

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Hormone Balancing Recipe: Seed Cycling Balls

Interested in seed cycling as a tool for regulating cycles, clearing up skin & improving PMS symptoms? Our health coach @bodyblissbyjess created this anti-inflammatory turmeric energy ball recipe that’s quick to make and the PERFECT addition to a busy routine! Even if you’re not seed cycling, it’s great for people trying to reduce inflammation and/or looking for a hormone balancing treat + it’s nut free for those with sensitivities/allergies. 

Ingredients:

- 14 tbsp ground flax seeds (for me…

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Product Review: Cycle Tracking Apps

Do you track your menstrual cycle? This is one of the most important ways that women of reproductive age can get in-tuned with their bodies and understand the signs of ovulation & their fertile window + learn how to sync with the 4 phases of their menstrual cycle for a healthier, happier period, reduced PMS and a stronger sense of self!

We recommend using both the My Flo App, created by @alisa.vitti and the @naturalcycles app as an amazing non-hormonal duo for tracking your cycle and fami…

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Hormone Balancing Star Ingredient: Collagen

 

Chances are you've heard of collagen but do you know why it's SO powerful for hormone support? First off, it's literally the glue that binds us together, making up 30% of the body's protein and 70% of the skin's protein! But as soon as we hit our 20's, our levels start to decline (about 1% each year) which is why it's one of the top causes of aging...think fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin AND also the reason that it's increasingly popular in supplements & skincare products! ⁠

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Product Swap: Fertility Edition

When thinking about planning a family, one of the most important steps as a woman is to fuel yourself with specific nutrients to prep & prime the body for a healthy pregnancy! Using a combo of pregnancy happy vitamins & minerals with intentional nutrition AND a quality prenatal is key when it comes to getting pregnant and bringing a healthy baby into the world!

Unfortunately, in the US, the FDA doesn’t review prenatal vitamins for safety and efficacy before they get placed on the shelves & …

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Check Out Candace Burch talking PCOS on the "Cyster + Her Mister" Podcast

Check this podcast out with our Founder, Candace Burch, on the “Cyster + Her Mister” podcast - a podcast focused on ways to holistically manage PCOS (including treatment + prevention). In this episode, Candace explains the key hormone imbalances related to PCOS and common symptoms women struggle with such as debilitating PMS, acne, irregular periods, fertility struggles, anxiety, weight gain, and more! They also discuss the birth control pill, the most effective ways to manage stress, suppleme…

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Hormone Balancing Recipe: Paleo Pancakes

 

Make this delicious, simple 4 ingredient paleo pancake recipe by our talented friend, holistic chef, @livhungry! These pancakes include protein (eggs), fat (almond flour) & fiber (banana) which makes it a hormone balancing recipe that’s also easy to whip up on the days you’re craving something a little more decadent... like during your luteal phase (premenstrual week) OR in the middle of a stressful week! ⁠

Want a whole guide full of lower sugar suggestions + recipes for all your cravings? P…

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Hormone Balancing Star Ingredient: Royal Jelly

 

Did you know that the Queen Bee lays up to 2,000 eggs per day?! She is in optimal health and one of the most fertile creatures on the planet! Unlike regular worker bees who get normal honey, the Queen Bee is exclusively fed royal jelly for the rest of her life which has all the essential nutrition she needs. She also lives between 4 and 7 years while traditional bee’s only live about 6 weeks!⁠

Royal Jelly is super nutrient-dense with a complex blend of proteins, vitamins, calcium, fatty acid…

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Product Swap: Laundry Detergent

Don’t let product packaging fool you! Some companies label their products in a way that convinces people they are more environmentally friendly, healthy, natural, free of harmful chemicals, and recyclable. For example, Green Works by Clorox uses words like “naturally derived” to trick the consumer into thinking they are buying a product that has natural ingredients, but the label tells us a different story. Switch to safer and check out one of our preferred products: @betterlifecleanhappens! ⁠…

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