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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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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5 Common Root Causes of Hormonal Imbalance

Being a woman it is easy to blame any of our hormonal symptoms on the main hormones in our menstrual cycle namely estrogen and progesterone, and rightfully so as both

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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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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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Understanding Estrogen Dominance

Of all the hormone-related topics that I have tried to understand, estrogen dominance has been one of the most confusing.  The misconception for me was that if you have “estrogen

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Turmeric for period pain, endometriosis and estrogen dominance plus White Chocolate Turmeric Latte with DHOW

Turmeric has gained very wide popularity in recent years and for good reason. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been shown to be similarly effective with some painkillers in

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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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Baobab Fruit Powder for Natural PMS Relief with Vegan Peanut Butter Raspberry Boabab Cheesecake Slice

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

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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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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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