Dietary Fat Consumption and Women’s Hormones

As I started to research into the hormone space a few years ago, it became clear to me that many hormone experts, who I love and have learned a lot

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How to Eat Plant-based for the Menstrual Cycle: Luteal Phase

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

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How To Eat Plant-Based for the Menstrual Cycle: Ovulatory Phase

The ovulatory phase is only a short phase lasting about 3 days when hormones are at their highest. During this time, a distinct switch happens. Estrogen reaches its peak before

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How to Eat Plant-Based for your Cycle: Follicular 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.

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What I eat in a day: Menstrual Phase

As a follow up from my previous post about how to eat plant-based for the menstrual phase https://hazelandcacao.com/how-to-eat-plant-based-for-your-cycle-menstrual-phase/ I thought it would be nice to share some of the meals

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How to Eat Plant-Based for your cycle: Menstrual Phase

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

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Understanding the Menstrual Cycle

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

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The Best Plant-based Foods to Help with Period Pain

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

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Getting to the Root Cause of Period Pain

Falling pregnant with my baby boy marked the end of my journey with painful periods. I was one of the lucky women who’s period pain simply didn’t return after birth.

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Vegan DIY Iron Supplement Gummies

It turns out I have a lot to say about iron and consuming iron for women, probably because it comes from personal experience, but for the purpose of this post I will keep my writing about the recipe itself and not delve too much into iron. I am currently experiencing mildly low iron due to previous pregnancy and extended breastfeeding.

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How Phytoestrogens Affect Women’s Hormones

My research into phytoestrogens and how they affect hormones started many many years ago and the very beginning of my health journey over ten years ago. At that stage, I

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What I Eat in a Day in my Follicular Phase. Plant-Based eating for Estrogen

I have been meaning to do a what I eat in a day for my hormones post for a long time. Truth be told I have not spent a lot

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The Best Plant Based Foods for Low Estrogen

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.

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How I Raised my Low Estrogen Levels Naturally

I think you can tell by now that the majority of my hormone health articles have been based around personal problems that I have struggled with, however, It’s only in

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Guest Post: Natural Labour Induction Methods: A peak at the science

Natural Labor Induction Methods: A Peek at the Science Following my article about what every woman should know about inductions “we the parent’s” reached out to me to write a

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The Best Plant-based Foods for Low Progesterone

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

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How I learned to eat enough for my hormones on a plant based diet

When I was 14 years old, a little while after I got my first period I had a blood test that revealed I was mildly low in iron. Looking back

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Why I went plant based for my hormones

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

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What I wish I knew about birth control

What I wish I knew about birth control   I’m not sure if things have changed but when I was growing up birth control pills were being given out like candy. Nearly

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The best plant based foods to beat anxiety and build healthy neurotransmitters

The Best Plant-Based Foods for Anxiety There are a handful of neurotransmitters that are responsible for creating our mood. The main three neurotransmitters that are responsible for anxiety (there are

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