Tag: hormone balance


Foundational Supplements For Healthy Perimenopause Hormone Balance
20 Mar 2019

Foundational Supplements For Healthy Perimenopause Hormone Balance

In my last 2 posts, I’ve shared the first two steps of Writing Your Own Prescription for Hormone Harmony. You can read those posts here and here. Step 3 is to support your body with vitamins, herbs and minerals that may be lacking. There are a number of potentially helpful supplements in perimenopause, but for today, I’ll cover my foundational favorites. Vitamin C Vitamin C...

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How To Create Happy Hormones Through Healthy Habit Changes
13 Mar 2019

How To Create Happy Hormones Through Healthy Habit Changes

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of having a healthy mindset around the entire menopause transition. It’s really easy to get caught up in the muck of negative thinking and find yourself with a severe case of health anxiety. That’s why I believe that managing your mindset is THE first step in creating your Hormone Harmony Action Plan. Step 2 in your...

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7 Hidden Sources of Stress that May Sabotage Hormone Balance
15 Jan 2019

7 Hidden Sources of Stress that May Sabotage Hormone Balance

We’re all familiar with the usual suspects that cause us stress. Work, money, and family relationships usually top the list. Stress is a huge problem for women whose hormones are out of balance because the cortisol that is released in a stressful situation worsens all of the imbalances. Your body requires cortisol to live so it preferentially uses hormone precursors like pregnenolone to make it;...

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The Power of Progesterone from A to Z
28 Nov 2018

The Power of Progesterone from A to Z

Progesterone is a sex hormone that is typically thought of when it comes to maintaining pregnancy or for protection against uterine cancer when supplemental estrogen is used for hormone replacement.  At least that’s how most conventional physicians file it in their mental database. But here’s the truth of it. What you may not realize is that it has benefits FAR beyond uterine protection and pregnancy...

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Are You a Savvy Sister when it Comes to Perimenopause?
06 Sep 2018

Are You a Savvy Sister when it Comes to Perimenopause?

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter this sometimes-bewildering transition every day. About 20% of us will skate through this time with hardly a hot flash. But the other 80%? You may be shaking your heads wondering why we need a month for increased awareness when it seems like the signs never let up! There is an overwhelming amount...

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How to Handle Sun Care When Your Hormones Are Out of Balance
12 Jul 2018

How to Handle Sun Care When Your Hormones Are Out of Balance

A few years ago, I got a big wake-up call. It all started very innocently as a routine “get-to-know you” visit with a new dermatologist. I’d just moved to Asheville and since I’m at very high risk for skin cancer, I wanted get established with someone. I grew up in the era of iodine and baby oil, but God bypassed me when it came to tanning genes. So,...

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How to Use Essential Oils for Hormone Balance
24 Mar 2016

How to Use Essential Oils for Hormone Balance

As a healthcare practitioner who helps women find natural solutions to balance their hormones, I’m always on the lookout for new options to share with my clients. There are many great herb and vitamin supplements that I recommend to combat the myriad of symptoms that go along with perimenopause and menopause, but one area I haven’t really dived into is the world of essential oils....

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Does Progesterone Cause Cancer?
07 Jul 2015

Does Progesterone Cause Cancer?

Many people, including regulatory agencies and members of the medical community, make the mistake of thinking that progesterone and synthetic progestins have the same potential for adverse effects. This erroneous thinking is the root of women’s concerns that progesterone causes cancer. It’s also why some states require labeling on progesterone that suggests that natural progesterone products may increase the risk of cancer. What Does Progesterone...

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06 Mar 2014

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

Imagine this scenario: Your energy level just hasn’t been what it should be. One of your pals tells you about a supplement she’s started taking that sounds too good to be true. So you hop in the car and head to Whole Foods. You’re standing in the aisle and there’s a whole smorgasbord of supplements staring back at you. You decide to create your own...

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