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Jenna Longoria (HHC, AADP)
Why The Most Important Part of Your Menstrual Cycle Isn't Your Period

Why The Most Important Part of Your Menstrual Cycle Isn't Your Period

Don’t get me wrong, periods are amazing. As a women’s health coach specializing in hormonal health, I’m a huge fan. But sometimes, we get so caught up with our monthly bleed that we forget about the most important aspect of our cycle. Ovulation. We only experience a true menstrual cycle after ovulation, and this is only possible when our endocrine and reproductive systems are working properly. This is why anovulatory cycles (a bleed that occurs without ovulation) are an early warning sign of an underlying health problem.

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Graham Harris
Who Needs An Air Purifier When You Can Have This Plant?

Who Needs An Air Purifier When You Can Have This Plant?

Snakeplants are one of the lowest maintenance houseplants. They thrive by pulling toxins out of the air! Learn more about how plants can contribute to any space.

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Britt Martin
You Need These Nutrients For Healthy Hormones

You Need These Nutrients For Healthy Hormones

This is a guest blog written by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Robyn Johnson, MS, RDN, LD, CLT. Disclaimer: the information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not designed to replace individualized recommendations from a practitioner. Always check with your doctor before adding supplements or making changes to your treatment plan. Have you ever found yourself googling diet tricks to help with your hormones?-- “Which foods heal cramps?” or “Foods that clear hormonal acne?” or even “How to naturally boost libido?” If you’re searching for relief from period problems, low libido, hormonal acne, poor energy, or you just...

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Jenn Kim
Could This Be the Cause of Your PMS Symptoms?

Could This Be the Cause of Your PMS Symptoms?

Functional nutritionists Kim Perez, NTP and Amanda Montalvo, RD, FDN-P write below about a common hormonal imbalance known as estrogen dominance, sharing tips on how to test our hormones and reduce this phenomenon naturally.   We’ve been conditioned to believe that hormonal symptoms are normal- from PMS to menstrual cramps to acne and more. What we aren’t usually told, however, is that such symptoms are often signs of a deeper hormonal imbalance. They are not simply part of being a woman, as we’ve come to believe, and should certainly not just be “dealt with”, or worse, band-aided with medication that...

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