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Achieving Hormonal Harmony

There is something so soothing about balance. A balanced diet. Work-life balance. It’s something we aim for. It’s often not until the balance is disrupted that we realize its importance. The same is true for our hormones – when they’re out of balance, it becomes increasingly evident the impact they can have on us. This […]

MCT Oil 101

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil and coconut oil are fats that have risen in popularity alongside the keto diet and among athletes and bodybuilders. While coconut oil and MCT oil have overlapping characteristics, they each have unique benefits and uses.

The difference is in the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) – these are fats that are primarily used by […]

What to Eat After a Workout

What you eat after can help your body recover from, and prepare for, the next workout. Once you know which nutrients are important and why, it will be easy to make your next post workout meal count.

PROTEIN

Our body converts protein into amino acids to be used to repair and rebuild muscles. All amino acids, however […]

Xenoestrogens: What Are They?

Do you know the term xenoestrogen? These are essentially synthetic estrogens that surround us in our daily lives to cause us to have excessive estrogen in our system. Xenoestrogens are everywhere from our soap, shampoo, cosmetics, cleaning products, pesticides, plastics, and most importantly in HRTs (hormone replacement therapy) and birth control pills.

The result of so […]

There’s Never a Good Time For a UTI

It’s a bacterial infection that primarily affects women and its symptoms are the very definition of discomfort:

Painful and burning urination
Frequent and often urgent need to urinate
Blood in urine
Lower abdominal pain or cramps
Chills
Odorous or cloudy urine
Pain during intercourse

Its name is urinary tract infection (UTI).

Women are more than 10 times […]

Battling Women’s Digestive Problems

Millions of women struggle with digestive issues, and at a higher rate than men. Many have been told to “Suck it up”, “It’s all in your head”, “You’re overreacting” or “Just live with it.” Few doctor visits involve discussing digestive issues, let alone solving them. Women suffer in silence, but that doesn’t make the problem […]

Signs That You May Be Deficient in Zinc

An intake of minerals is essential to all living creatures – plants, animals and humans. Minerals are essential elements found in soil through the erosion of mineral salts. We consume minerals by eating the plants that grow in the soil and foods derived from animals that consume plants. Minerals are utilized in the human body […]

Choosing the Best Probiotic for You

There are lots of good and bad bugs in your body – are the bad ones bugging you? It’s like a blockbuster action movie, the epic battle between good and evil that wages inside your body everyday. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion bugs […]

Honey, Let’s Bee Real

Mānuka honey, made exclusively from mānuka flowers, is a unique tasting honey with strong antibacterial properties. Fierce global demand for mānuka has driven up prices and attracted counterfeit and adulterated products. It has become a hot commodity and it’s estimated that 2/3 of global mānuka products are not the real thing.

In a world where antibiotic-resistant […]

Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

In recent times, the word “stress” has garnered a lot of attention, as society began to experience a gradual rise overall. Certainly, in the past year, with the many changes we have all undergone, we have discovered how much stress we are under. Being in a constant state of high stress is truly harmful to […]