Seed Cycling For Hormone Balancing

🌱 Seed cycling utilizes the nutrient-rich properties of seeds to support your menstrual cycle. Here’s how it works 👇🏼 Seeds contain compounds that act as natural hormone modulators. 🌔 During the follicular phase (Days 1-14) 👉🏼 Incorporate 1-2 tablespoons each of ground flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds into your daily diet Flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds contain […]

Types of Birth Contol

Here are a few birth control options: Hormonal Birth Control: Combo pill which contains synthetic estrogen and progesterone.  These pills can be monophasic (same amount of hormones throughout the cycle), biphasic (hormones change in the 2nd half of the cycle) or triphasic (hormones change 3 times during the cycle) Mini pill which contains synthetic progesterone called […]

Common PMS Symptoms

Here are some common PMS symptoms and when they are deemed abnormal:   PMS Symptom #1: CRAMPS (aka dysmenorrhea if you want to be fancy!)   Cramps are caused by prostaglandins. Having more estrogen and less progesterone influences period pain and the amount of prostaglandins. What in the heck is a prostaglandin? For cycle purposes, […]

Should You Cut Back On Caffeine For Your Hormones?

Should You Cut Back On Caffeine To Help Your Hormones? “Should I cut back on caffeine?” I get this question A LOT. Caffeine has been made into a villain, but it isn’t always a bad thing in moderation. First off – common sense. Too much caffeine (more than 200 mg per day) is not good for anyone. […]

Progesterone vs. Progestin

What’s the difference between progesterone and progestin?   Yes, there’s a HUGE difference. I’m not a fan of progestin and here’s why: It’s synthetic (aka fake) It’s been linked to increasing anxiety and depression. It has been linked to increasing risk of cancer.   Now, progesterone my friends is the QUEEN. Here’s why: She’s au […]

5 Hormones Affected By Poor Sleep

Five Hormones Affected by Poor Sleep: Sleep is crucial for your survival, and your mental, and physical health. If you cut down on sleep to fit more in your day, you will wreak havoc on your hormones, and if you are trying to lose weight, it will affect your weight loss goals in the process. […]

Yoga Poses For Period Pain

Yoga Poses for Period Pain   Got cramps? Instead of taking some Ibuprofen, try these yoga poses instead! Seated forward bend (Paschimottanasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and lower back, which can help relieve cramps and lower back pain. Child’s Pose (Balasana): This pose helps to relieve lower back pain and tension in […]

What’s The Difference Between PMS and PMDD?

What’s the difference between PMS and PMDD? PMDD: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe, sometimes disabling version of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Although PMS and PMDD both have physical and emotional symptoms, PMDD is extreme and can disrupt daily life and damage relationships. Symptoms can start a few days to two weeks […]

3 Reasons To Track Your Menstrual Cycle

3 Reasons Why You Should Track Your Cycle 👇 You will notice any irregularities. By tracking you will understand how long your cycle is and be in better tune with your body so that when something is off, you are more likely to be aware. You will be able to know when you ovulate (or […]

Types of Birth Control

Here are some common types of birth control: Hormonal Birth Control: Combo pill which contains synthetic estrogen and progesterone.  These pills can be monophasic (same amount of hormones throughout the cycle), biphasic (hormones change in the 2nd half of the cycle) or triphasic (hormones change 3 times during the cycle) Mini pill which contains synthetic progesterone […]