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Do You Have a Normal and Healthy Period?

Do you consider your period to be “normal”? And do you even know what a healthy period looks like? You’re not alone. It’s incredible how many women are unaware of what’s considered a normal healthy period. And there are thousands of women suffering in silence because they assume their debilitating symptoms are how things are supposed to be for a...
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Women Are Not Small Men (Join Me in LA this Saturday!)

WOMEN ARE NOT SMALL MEN Cali friends, you free this Saturday? Join me and Lara Briden in LA for a pop-up women’s health seminar! We’ll be taking a fresh look at women’s health and a long overdue conversation about the many ways that female hormones affect metabolism, training, and general health. Discussion will include: – alternatives to hormonal birth control...
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10 Things I Believe About Health

This post was originally found on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Lately I’ve been exploring my own personal philosophy about food and nutrition, and the overall role of health in leading happy, productive, meaningful lives. Based on this soul searching, I can tell you 10 things I believe to be true about health. 1. Your health, and your body in...
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Gut Infections: Why You Should Test, Not Guess

With our growing understanding of the microbiome, gut health has taken center stage as a major mediator of health and disease. Disturbances in the microbiome, particularly gut infections, are being linked to many diseases and chronic health issues. Recently there’s been an explosion of internet-based information and websites focusing on treating gut imbalances and pathogens. With websites filled with lengthy...
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How to Eat for Healthy Skin (Nutrition From A to Zinc!)

Our skin is our largest organ. But did you know that what you eat can mean the difference between a dull complexion and radiantly healthy skin?  Skincare is a popular topic, with natural beauty trends and multi-step routines putting plenty of focus on topical care methods. While these can affect the texture and clarity of our skin, what we eat...
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5 Ways Drinking Tea Helps Your Hormones

Last week I discussed how coffee may not be the best option to boost energy levels and keep your hormones happy. This is especially true for slow metabolizers of caffeine and those who suffer from HPA axis dysfunction or “adrenal fatigue”. But, ditching your morning coffee ritual can be hard. Really, really hard. Trust me, I have this debate with...
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Is Coffee Bad For Your Hormones?

If you’re anything like me, you might have a love-hate relationship with coffee. Love it, because it’s delicious and an energizing start to your morning. Hate it, because it overstimulates and ultimately causes energy crashes and hormone dysfunction when drunk in excess. And if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably wondering if coffee is bad for your health, particularly your...
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How Your Diet Helps You Achieve These 3 Popular Fitness Goals

This is a preview of a post that can be found in its entirety at Girls Gone Strong. You may have heard some version of the saying “a fit body is made in the kitchen.” While your training choices play a big role in your ability to accomplish your fitness or body composition goals, your diet is truly more important...
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5 Common Fat Loss Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

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It’s easy to lose motivation on a fat loss goal when you aren’t seeing results. You think you’re doing everything right: dialing in your nutrition, exercising consistently, and maybe even taking supplements to help stay on track. Despite these diet and lifestyle shifts, nothing in your body composition has changed. What gives? If you’ve been feeling frustrated by your fat...
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Do You Need A Probiotic? (Plus 3 Tips To Choose The Best One)

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Probiotics seem to be everywhere you look these days. Just take a trip to your grocery or health food store and you’ll find them lining the shelves. These friendly bacteria can be found in the more well-known sources like yogurt and sauerkraut, to the downright unexpected like chocolate bars and protein powder. All of these probiotics come touting extraordinary health...
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