15 Signs and Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

15 Signs and Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

It seems as though nearly every woman has a hormonal imbalance.  I'm surprised how women are still able to get pregnant!  But then again, I personally know several women who needed some type of questionable medical intervention so that they would be able to have a child.

In all honestly, we shouldn't need help.  As women, giving birth is one of the major roles our bodies were created to do!  It shouldn't be this hard.  Thanks to the hectic modern lifestyle, conventional medicine, and food giants, it's easy to fall into hormonal imbalance, sometimes without even realizing it.

How can you tell if your hormones are off?

How to Set Up a Healthy Plate: the Right and Wrong Way to Balance Your Meals

How to Set Up a Healthy Plate: the Right and Wrong Way to Balance Your Meals

I see people doing this all the time when they try to set up a healthy plate -- not eating enough, not eating enough protein, not eating enough healthy fats, avoiding fat altogether, eating too many carbs... and the list goes on.  There is so much debate on how to set up a healthy plate it's hard to pick just one.  But in this post, I'm sharing my personal go-to plate template for my clients and the reasons behind them.

Hot Chocolate [paleo, aip, dairy-free]

Hot Chocolate [paleo, aip, dairy-free]

Picture it: snow falling outside, fire burning, you sitting down on a comfortable chair wrapped up in a blanket drinking healthy hot chocolate.

Mmmm... Delicious!

While I don't happen to live in an area that gets a lot of snow, I still very much enjoy sipping on a nice cup of hot chocolate in the winter.  Something about hot drinks are so comforting and relaxing -- that warm sensation you get with each sip (or even simply holding your mug) makes you feel at peace.

Essential Oils 101: The What, How, and Why of Essential Oils

Essential Oils 101: The What, How, and Why of Essential Oils

So if you're on my email list, then you know a couple weeks ago I mentioned how essential oils was my new healthy obsession...! If you're not, that's totally okay! You can get on it by grabbing one (or both) of my freebies >> Real Food Guide and Quick-Start Guide for Balancing Hormones. I've been using essential oils on and off for a few years now, but never actually learned the details of what they were (beyond the basics) and how they work in the body. If you really dig into them, they are pretty nifty and all-around helpful tools in the healthy living sphere.

Healing All Purpose AIP Spice Mix [paleo, AIP]

Healing All Purpose AIP Spice Mix [paleo, AIP]

A few months ago, I went on a strict AIP diet to see if it would help heal my gut. This meant I had to remove all nightshades... this includes most types of pepper as well as seeds  pretty much ruling out all spice mixes you would make or buy.

Well that sure makes life easy!…

Gut Health: How Poor Digestion is Linked to Autoimmune Disease

Gut Health:  How Poor Digestion is Linked to Autoimmune Disease

70-80% of the entire immune system resides in the gut.  This is the reason so many health issues stem from problems with poor gut health and the digestive system, autoimmunity included.

When there is a digestive issue such as low HCl, leaky gut, or chronic ingestion of allergenic food, the barriers of the immune system begin to weaken. 

Nature's Electrolyte Drink [paleo, AIP)

Nature's Electrolyte Drink [paleo, AIP)

Have you ever actually looked at the ingredient label on an electrolyte drink such as Gatorade or Powerade or another "healthy" sports drinks?  It may surprise you... (I'll give you hint: the second ingredient is something you usually see offered for dessert!)

Whether it contains glucose, corn syrup, sucrose, or dextrose (all ingredients in various types of sports drinks -- even the low calories ones), it's still a form of sugar!

Most people believe these drinks are good for you since they are so popular among the athletes.  But this is far from the truth!

Joint Pain and Arthritis? Why your bones may be weak and how to better support them.

Joint Pain and Arthritis?  Why your bones may be weak and how to better support them.

Do you suffer from joint pain? Or arthritis? Or weak bones in general?

If you're answer is "yes," you are not alone!  SO many people have problems with their bones and joints -- no matter their age!

And each year, it's becoming more and more of a problem.

So you might be asking, "well, why is this?"

It could be a few things, but the most common reason for these issues is a deficiency of necessary nutrients... let me explain: