Seed Cycling: A Critical Review

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Seed cycling has been touted as a tool to help women regulate and improve the symptoms of their periods. Seed cycling involves taking a combination of flax and pumpkin seeds (1-2 tablespoons each) during the first half of the cycle (from when period starts until ovulation, the “follicular phase”). Then take sesame and sunflower seeds during the second half (after …

Ready to Try an Elimination Diet?

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we are not a fan of being overly restricted with the foods we eat. In fact, much of our work focuses on ‘undoing’ years of chronic dieting mentality. So to post an article about restriction has me a little uneasy. Nonetheless, there are some situations in which a short term food restriction can help problem solve what foods may be …

Intuitive Eating During the Holidays

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If you asked me what ‘diet’ I was on or how many ‘macros’ I was eating, I’d probably shrug my shoulders and say “I dunno, I just kind of intuitively eat?” “Intuitive eating” seems to be everyone’s dream come. It doesn’t involve macro and micromanaging every bit of food eaten. PLUS we get to keep the body comp we worked …

Turmeric Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Here is a cozy drink recipe from the Well-Fed Women Podcast! To welcome in the winter months, why not curl up on the couch with a warm cup of Turmeric Hot Chocolate? This drink has the perfect blend of warming spices and rich cocoa, and can be made from scratch in minutes. Not only is it creamy and delicious,the addition of the …

Acne Root Cause #2: Gut Dysbiosis

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Our skin microbiome is an extension to our gut microbiome and maintaining the proper balance is crucial for its function and appearance. Even if you don’t have a lick of digestive woes (like bloating, intolerances, constipation, etc), you likely have an imbalance of gut bacteria if you are chronically dealing with skin problems such as acne or eczema. This was …

How to ‘Cut’ for Vacation

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How to ‘cut’ for vacation => DON’T # Just one of the many mistakes I see people make in their nutrition and body composition goals: try to lose weight and cut for a specific event that involves minimal working out, rich food, and excessive alcohol over a long period of time.. # Our metabolism is extremely adaptable, so if we …