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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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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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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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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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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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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Vegan Pumpkin Arancini Balls

I was visiting a friend’s house a while ago who randomly told me that you can make arancini balls with leftover risotto. Its something that I had never considered 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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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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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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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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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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5 Steps to Improving Insulin Resistance PCOS with Plant Based Diet

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

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Top 6 Reasons for Low Libido in Women

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

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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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