How to Reverse Your PCOS

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She’s always been a little tom-boy. A true daddy’s girl, with a career in a male-dominated field and preferring hockey games over shopping sprees. She loves to lift weights, hang with the guys, and knows how to hold her own. But does that mean she’s got to look like one too?! This one is for the girl who is struggling …

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 your period starts until you ovulate, the “follicular phase”). And then sesame and sunflower seeds during the second …

Women’s Health (no longer dismissed)

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Can we all be fucking real for a second? It’s cool to talk about, and try to understand, our hormones, but the truth is it doesn’t matter HOW MUCH you know about this stuff, your body is going to do WHAT IT WANTS to do in the end. Sure, we can have a dramatic influence on our health by what …

Improve Your Estrogen to Progesterone Ratio

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When we talk about your estrogen to progesterone ratio, we are ultimately talking about the balance between yin and yang energy of your reproductive system. It’s important to know that this ratio is always changing throughout your cycle; however, when one or the other falls too far out of this fluctuating balance, we see some pretty nasty symptoms. For example, …

WTF, Why is My Hair Falling Out?

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Have you been noticing your part getting wider, filling the shower drain with hair, or brushing out clumps of locks? One of the worst things a woman can go through is losing her hair. Hair is an expression of our personality, beauty, and confidence. Which is why, if you notice accelerated hair loss, you’ll want to get it figured out …

Could Sugar be Causing your PMS or PCOS?

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Do you have a sugar problem? No shame here, but slamming a sugar treat in between and after each meal of the day is NOT ok. The average person consumes approximately 22 teaspoons of added sugar on a daily basis. This adds up to an average of 150 pounds of sugar per person per year! Sugar makes us feel better …

12 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get Your Period this Month

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Beside the obvious of being pregnant, what other reasons could your period be late? Missed or late period happen for many reasons. Common causes can range from serious hormonal imbalances and disease to as little as having a stressful season at work. Remember that your period is generally going to be ‘irregular’ during your pubescent years as well as peri-menopause, …

Menstrual Cycles and the Moon

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Today’s guest blog is written by Chrstiane Northrup MD. Click here to read the original article. Enjoy! The menstrual cycle is the most basic, earthy cycle we have.  The waxing and waning, the ebb and flow of the tides, and the changes of the seasons are also reflected in the menstrual cycle of women. The monthly ripening of an egg and subsequent …