The question as to whether you are estrogen dominant (ED) or not can be described as being deficient, normal or excess estrogen but with little to no progesterone to balance it out. [Read more…]
6 Steps to Good Digestion:
1. Use your eyes, nose and mouth to start to break down your food before you even put it in your mouth.
2. Use your teeth to actually chew your food before you swallow it – no distractions!
3. Need a little help? Try a tincture such as Canadian Bitters or Hepato DR (St. Francis Herb Farm) – if you need a little extra help choose a plant-based digestive enzyme like Super Enzymes. [Read more…]
Why tea is perfect for anxiety.
I grew up in England, we drink a lot of tea, its become sort of the “in” joke when imitating a British person. I have very fond memories of drinking tea at my Nana’s house with the finest china, cups and saucers and an actual pot with a cozy to keep it warm.
Tea in England is usually a black tea, what we might call an orange pekoe here, taken with milk and sometimes sugar. [Read more…]
Ever wondered what causes hot flashes and night sweats (aka hot flashes while you sleep)? Previously hot flashes were thought to be as a result of low estrogen levels (and many women were given estrogen to combat this) but they are actually as a result of dropping estrogen levels – similar to an addicts drug withdrawal! This does not necessarily mean you have consistently low estrogen, but more likely you have an excess and you experience a significant drop at times. [Read more…]
What is you’re why?
There is one BIG question to ask yourself when you embark on a fitness goal or a weightloss goal and that is WHY.
Why are you doing it? what is the motivating factor?
And why is the why important? [Read more…]
What is the key factor in belly fat? Stress!
You could be a women eating all the right things, organic, grass fed, vegetarian – and still struggle with belly fat – and you don’t have to be overweight for this to happen, you can be thin too!
Now, let me be very clear, it’s not that your consuming too many calories, or eating too many carbs or even because your not exercising – its the stress!
By going along the traditional route of dieting and exercising more, or harder, is exactly the wrong approach to take off this stubborn belly fat. [Read more…]
How your gut health impacts your hormones.
You probably already know that “all disease begins in the gut” this is nothing new and this hypothesis has been around for a very long time.
What if I told you that hormone imbalance starts in the gut? [Read more…]
Can sleep impact my weight?
If you’ve ever been on a “diet” aka a plan that restricts your food intake, only “allows” you to eat certain foods, maybe even tells you to eat at certain times, in the hopes of losing weight then this post is for you.
Within said “diet” did you exercise? likely you did in order to improve your weight loss goals right? [Read more…]
How to detox the brain with sleep.
Fun fact: we spend almost 1/3 of our lives asleep! Not all of us are maximizing sleep the way we should and there is good reason to get more of this “brain cleaner”. [Read more…]
How do I know I’m in perimenopause?
I get asked this question a lot by my clients and on social media. There are some “usual” tell tale signs but let me start by saying that this topic is getting a lot of press lately. Why? because of a few different reasons but mainly because we (women) are living longer and we live more stressful lives. [Read more…]