The Benefits of Flaxseeds for Hormone Balance

Flaxseeds or linseeds (they are pretty much the same thing) are one of the most well-known foods for promoting hormone balance, especially estrogen balance. Flaxseeds contain an impressive array of

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What is Cycle Syncing?

The main difference between women of reproductive age and men is that women are cyclical beings. While it can be tempting to want to force the female body to perform

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How Protein Affects Women’s Hormones

Benefits of protein for women’s hormones Protein is a macronutrient and is essential for health. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are 20 amino acids, 9 of

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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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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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Blood Sugar Balancing Hazelnut Chocolate Latte with Bambara Nuts

As women, blood sugar balance is often the root of many hormonal problems. High blood sugar and insulin resistance can lead to an increase in testosterone levels in women leading

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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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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 whose period pain simply didn’t return after birth.

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How Soy Phytoestrogens Affect Women’s Hormones

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

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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

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

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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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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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