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A Starter Guide to the Ketogenic Diet

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If you know me, you might think it’s odd that I’m posting a blog all about the ketogenic diet. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of a macro-balanced, higher-carb approach when it comes to properly fueling your body. Especially for premenopausal women, and women who train with any level of intensity. But, there’s no denying the fact that...
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5 Health Benefits of Matcha (Backed by Science!)

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Thank you to Pique Tea for sponsoring this post on the health benefits of matcha! Matcha green tea was the secret weapon of Samurai warriors, who drank it before going into battle. Japanese monks drank matcha in Zen Buddhist ceremonies before entering intensive periods of stillness and meditation. And, for the average person trying to keep up with the modern...
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The Best Diet for PCOS: Heal Your Hormones With Food

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What’s the best diet for PCOS? This is a common question from the women I work with and interact with in my online community. And it’s the question I’m going to answer for you in this blog post! The truth is, my diet recommendations for PCOS are probably very different than what you’re expecting. Just doing a quick Google search...
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Is Glyphosate Behind Your Gut Symptoms?

What’s the deal with glyphosate? Does it really affect our gut health as much as everyone’s making it seem, or is it truly a harmless weed killer? You may have heard of glyphosate, also known as Roundup, in the news recently. Recent claims of high levels found in foods ranging from kids cereals to ice cream have put the spotlight...
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The Top 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Now that we’re about four months into the year, we’re hitting that time where many women start to see a big slowdown in their progress towards the weight loss goals they set in January. If you’re staying consistent with your food and fitness choices, there may be some underlying reasons why you might be getting stuck in your weight loss...
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4 Hormone Problems From Using The Birth Control Pill

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Hormonal birth control (or “The Pill”) works by suppressing your natural hormone production. And while this can be effective for preventing pregnancy, it can have negative effects on your own hormone health. There are some situations, like severe endometriosis and dangerously heavy menstrual bleeding, that do benefit from using The Pill. Not all hormonal birth control use is unnecessary. However,...
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Do Eggs Really Cause Heart Disease?

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You may have noticed recently that there was yet another big hoopla about eggs and the health “risks” associated with them. This is all thanks to a correlation-based epidemiological study that was released just in the last couple of weeks. The authors of this study argue that consuming dietary cholesterol or eggs is associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality. They...
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Finding Self Worth Outside Your Physical Body

The emphasis on our physical body has never been more pronounced than it is today. Because of this, many women now root their self worth and value in their physical bodies. We’re constantly bombarded with Instagram influencers, television commercials, and even our next door neighbors telling us how we can lose weight and finally get six-pack abs. Or bragging about...
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Xenoestrogens in Skincare: Why and How To Avoid Them

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Xenoestrogens are everywhere these days. What do these common skincare ingredients mean for your health, and what can you do avoid them? When it comes to safer skincare, the options can be endless and the product labels misleading. Many women avoid making the switch in this area for this very reason. Did you know conventional chemical-laden skincare products may actually be...
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5 Surprising Low Estrogen Symptoms

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Do you suffer from symptoms of low estrogen? The answer to this question might not be as obvious as you may think. If you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, or even 40’s, you might think that there’s no way you could have low estrogen. But low estrogen isn’t just reserved for women going through menopause. Low levels of this critical sex...
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