What is baobab powder? Baobab powder is the powder of the baobab fruit that grows in the baobab tree. Traditionally all parts of the baobab tree and fruit can be
As I started to research the hormone space a few years ago, it became clear to me that many hormone experts, who I love and have learned a lot from,
After ovulation, the ovary begins to secrete progesterone. The luteal phase is a progesterone-dominant phase. During this phase, appetite increases quite noticeably. Studies have shown it is completely normal for
The event of ovulation itself takes only 12- 24 hours. This is the time when pregnancy occurs if an egg is fertilised. The ovulatory phase is only a short phase
To recap, the follicular phase is the first part of the menstrual cycle starting on day one which is the first day of the period and leading up to ovulation.
Although I’ve known my health issues were hormonal right from the beginning, I never gave “eating for my cycle” much thought until recently. I always thought the idea was not
As I dive deeper into the hormone space, I want to write more and more articles around hormone health and balancing, but it is hard to do so when there
This is a follow-up post on my period pain blog post that goes into a lot more detail about some of the root causes of period pain. You can find
Falling pregnant with my baby boy marked the end of my journey with painful periods. I was one of the lucky women whose period pain simply didn’t return after birth.
As you can likely tell by many of the recipes on my blog, I love my soy foods and tofu! But I wasn’t always like this. At the beginning of
but when it comes to raising low estrogen for women in reproductive years (not postmenopausal women) they can only help once the root cause of low estrogen is addressed. In most cases the root cause involves; not eating enough, exercising too much and excessive stress. Addressing these issues is what brings about real change, and only after these problems are rectified is it ok to lean on these foods for extra support.
This article is written for young women of reproductive age, not women in peri menopause. I was in my early 20s when I was struggling with severely low estrogen, the
Progesterone is a very important hormone in women’s health. It is produced by the ovaries (in the corpus luteum) after ovulation ( in the luteal phase) and is responsible for
I had a close friend that was diagnosed with PCOS in her late twenties. She would get only one period a year ever since she was 16. She had been
My experience with the Implanon For those that have followed me on social media you will know that I have had some health issues in the past. My health
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is thought to be the most common hormone imbalance affecting women today. It is not something that I personally struggled with, but since so many hormonal
I was staring at a screen watching music videos the other day when I was getting my nails done and it struck me how over-sexualized our society is. It’s not
How Dieting and Restrictive Eating Can Lead to Hormonal Imbalance in Women Most women diet to lose weight, thinking that weight loss also leads to health. If we are honest
Carbohydrates are essentially energy giving foods. Although the body can convert fats and proteins into energy, carbohydrates (which are broken down into glucose) are our bodies first choice for energy