Vitamin B5

Battle Stress with Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5, a.k.a pantothenic acid, has also been dubbed the anti-stress vitamin. When you feel pressure, your body responds with the fight-or-flight response, releasing the hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Your … Continue Reading →


Cortisol

6 Ways to Reduce Cortisol

I believe that stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems we have in the western world, particularly for women.   When women joined the workforce, they didn’t give … Continue Reading →


holiday pressure

5 Tips for Beating Holiday Pressure

It’s November 28th!  Only a few days until December and less than a month until Christmas. Is anyone starting to feel the pressure building? I am! I have my first … Continue Reading →


liver

5 Easy Ways to Improve Liver Function

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on digestion. Good digestion really is the foundation to all other bodily functions. I already wrote about practices that lead to … Continue Reading →


Animal Protein

Reduce Animal Protein, Increase Fertility

I attended a webinar last night hosted by a medical doctor who shared some very compelling research on the effects of animal protein on common diseases. He cited numerous studies … Continue Reading →


sugar

Slash Your Sugar Intake, Soothe Your Symptoms

It’s about time we talked about sugar. I’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts as something to avoid if you have perimenopause symptoms or PMS. But we need to talk … Continue Reading →


Perimenopause

Too Young for Perimenopause? Think Again

Are you in your late 30’s or early 40’s? Have you noticed that you feel more anxious, irritable and tired than you used to? Do you have heart palpitations, headaches or find … Continue Reading →


menstrual cycle

5 Nutrients You Need to Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle

Despite what we learned in sex education class, most women do not have a 28 day menstrual cycle. And that’s okay. A 26 or 32 day cycle might be perfectly … Continue Reading →


Organic

Why Switch to Organic When Planning a Family

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about organic food is that it’s expensive. But there’s a very good argument for spending the extra cash, especially if … Continue Reading →


cruciferous

Cruciferous Veggies for Hormonal Balance

In my last post, Is Estrogen Dominance Messing With Your Reproductive System, I mentioned that eating more cruciferous vegetables helps the liver to break down excess estrogen in the body. … Continue Reading →