How the Gut Microbiome affects Hormone Balance

The field of gut health is relatively new in science and recently microbiome research has exploded, however, there is still much that is unknown. My aim for this article is

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How effective is FAM in comparison to other birth control methods?

One of the biggest reservations people face when deciding to use fertility awareness as a method of birth control is effectiveness. Thanks to the misinformation around fertility awareness and the

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Is Fertility Awareness Method the same as Period Tracking?

Is FAM the same as period tracking? Sympto-thermal FAM methods are NOT the same as period tracking. Period tracking is the modern version of what was previously called the rhythm

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What is Fertility Awareness Method and what is it used for?

What is Fertility Awareness Method? Fertility awareness methods or Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) is a form of natural family planning that involves monitoring signs of fertility to identify fertile

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The Benefits of Dark Chocolate for Women’s Hormones

It is hard to find a woman that does not enjoy chocolate. Some women fear their chocolate cravings each month due to the added sugars but dark chocolate (at least

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The Benefits of Flaxseeds for Hormone Balance

Flaxseeds or linseeds (they are pretty much the same thing) are one of the most well-known foods for promoting hormone balance, especially estrogen balance. Flaxseeds contain an impressive array of

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How Caffeine and Coffee Affects Women’s Hormones

Coffee and caffeine have both positive and negative health effects. Outside of the known effects of increased energy and mental clarity coffee can be a rich source of antioxidants and

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What is Cycle Syncing?

The main difference between women of reproductive age and men is that women are cyclical beings. While it can be tempting to want to force the female body to perform

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The Benefits of Resistant Starch for Women’s Hormones and Vegan Green Banana Flour Chocolate Cake

I first discovered green banana flour many years ago when I visited a banana farm in North Queensland. The banana farmers there had made a fortune by turning their wasted

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How Protein Affects Women’s Hormones

Benefits of protein for women’s hormones Protein is a macronutrient and is essential for health. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are 20 amino acids, 9 of

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Benefits of Chai Spices for Womens Hormones and Vegan Chai Oatmeal or Overnight Oats (caffeine free)

I remember many years ago when chai lattes became all the rage. I loved the idea of chai because of all the beautiful spices but have always stayed away from

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Adrenal Cocktail Benefits and Recipe

I first introduced a small adrenal cocktail into my diet a few months ago. I had heard about them for a while but didn’t get around to trying one myself

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Cinnamon Tea for Insulin Resistance and PCOS

As progress along in my health journey, I have come to love and appreciate herbs more and more. Although diet and lifestyle will always be the absolute foundation of true

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Are PUFA’s Bad For Hormones and Metabolism?

Polyunsaturated fats of PUFA’s are essential fats (meaning we need to consume them and our body can not make them on their own) are usually found in nuts, seeds, vegetable

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Dairy and Women’s Hormones

As a follow up from my article on gluten and women hormones (you can find the article here), I thought I would also address dairy for women hormones. The general

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What is Seed Cycling? and does it work to balance hormones?

I wouldn’t be a hormone health food blogger if I didn’t write an article on seed cycling. Seed cycling is very popular in the hormone space, but there are still

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Gluten and Women’s Hormones

For a while, it seemed like nearly every naturopath, nutritionist and health practitioner was recommending avoiding gluten for hormone balance. Both gluten and dairy have become demonised and greatly feared

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Intermittent Fasting for Women of Reproductive Age

Benefits of Intermittent fasting Intermittent fasting has grown in popularity over recent years and for good reason. Intermittent fasting boasts some pretty impressive health benefits. These aren’t just claims by

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5 Common Root Causes of Hormonal Imbalance

When it comes to hormone imbalance, estrogen and progesterone are the first hormones that come to mind. Both these hormones are very closely linked with the nervous system and are

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The Best Plant-Based Foods for Estrogen Dominance and Estrogen Clearance

As a follow up from my article about the causes of estrogen dominance (find it here) this article addresses some of the best foods to help the body in processing

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