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…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
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)!
Ways to use Laird's cr…
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 …
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.
- 14 tbsp ground flax seeds (for me…
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!