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Get to know your hormones: part 1

Sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, androgens Women’s dominant sex hormones serve to lubricate, nourish and build our bodies. While there are many different sex hormones in the body, the most important ones are estrogen & progesterone. If your hormones are not...

Estrogen dominance

Estrogen dominance is something we want to make sure we pay attention to. It is created by: 1) Exogenous estrogen sources (i.e. estrogen we take in through foods or other ways). Sources of these estrogens include milk products, pesticides, plastics, cosmetics,...

Get to know your hormones: part 2

What are stress hormones? Have you ever heard of “fight or flight”? To keep things simple, when you are in a stressful situation, your body will produce cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol is the hormone that leaves you feeling tired but wired, the hormone...

Stress and PMS

Believe it or not, stress does aggravate your PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). When we get stressed, our bodies produce the hormone cortisol often called the “stress hormone.” Cortisol and progesterone compete for common receptors in the cells. Too much...