The Best and Worst Oils for Hormone Health

Recently oils and fats, particularly polyunsaturated fats (PUFA’s) are getting a bad reputation. Some health professionals are advocating for the complete removal of all high PUFA foods while others focus

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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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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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Banana Ginger Bread Loaf and The Benefits of Ginger for Women’s Health and Fertility With DHOW

Ginger is a wonderfully aromatic and all-around mostly safe herb/root that has been used for many years. Although I generally eat my ginger fresh in juices, teas or grated in

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The Best and Worst Fats for Women’s Hormone Health

The inspiration for writing this post has come from my post-grad nutrition and metabolism subject last semester at university, even though I complained quite a lot about the general structure

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How Healthy is Tofu?

How Healthy Is Tofu? We all know that going plant-based is healthy, but how healthy is one of the most popular vegan proteins: tofu. When unpacking the health benefits of

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Phytoplankton: The New Vegan Wholefood Alternative to Pre-natal Vitamins Plus Raw Vegan Choc Mint Cakes

Before I discuss the many benefits of phytoplankton for plant-based pregnancy it is important to know the concerns regarding plant-based diets for pregnant women. Although well-planned vegan and vegetarian diets

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How I Raised My Low Iron Without Supplements on a Plant-based Diet

If you have been following me for a while, particularly on Instagram, you will know that I have been on a mission to raise my low iron post-baby. This has

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Vegan Moringa Peppermint Chocolate Mousse and Benefits of Moringa for Women

As many of you know, I have been working hard at raising my iron levels post-baby. I am unable to tolerate synthetic supplements due to the way my gut reacted

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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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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 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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How My Gut Reacted to Antidepressants

Coming off antidepressants was one of the most intense experiences of my life. I remember going to a naturopath shortly after the worst part of my withdrawal symptoms had ended

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How Weight Loss Diets Affect Women’s Hormones

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

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How Carbohydrates Affect  Women’s Hormones

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

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