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Stressed? The DUTCH Test Reveals If Your Cortisol and Other Hormones Are Behind Your “Unexplained” Infertility

Are you so frustrated by your doctors saying that everything is normal, but you’re still not pregnant, or not able to keep your pregnancy? 

Why (oh why!?) are solutions for your unexplained infertility so dang elusive?

I’m here for you.

 

High cortisol and infertility can be linked. As a registered dietitian with a functional nutrition approach, I can help you to lower your cortisol levels naturally. Getting your cortisol levels lower is one way to support your body’s fertility, naturally.  

What makes functional nutrition different than working with...

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What Is the Fertile Window? Cycle Tracking Fertility for Faster Pregnancy

If we relied on high-school sex-ed for our fertility information, we might think that if women were to even look at a man – then BOOM – she’s pregnant. 

But for many of us, our experience doesn’t match the biology lesson. At all. For us, the journey to parenthood can be much more challenging. 

There are actually a few days each month where it is even possible to conceive. Cycle tracking can help you to accurately identify that time period so that you can conceive, faster. 

So, what is it?

 

Cycle tracking is the process of gathering a bit more...

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Is High Estrogen Causing Your Hypothyroid Symptoms?

 

Hands up if you’ve ever felt hormonal!

If you are or have ever been a cycling woman, the answer is heck yeah! Every day, your reproductive hormones are at different levels. Follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone,  testosterone, and your cycle superstars, estrogen and progesterone, all change levels on a daily basis.

So, girlfriend, you’re allowed to feel hormonal!

 

What About Your Thyroid Hormones?

Do they fluctuate throughout the month like your reproductive hormones?

Not even close!

Your thyroid hormone production is pretty consistent on a...

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8 Nutrients to Improve Your Thyroid Function

Uncategorized Aug 17, 2020

Your thyroid needs nourishment!

It has a big job! You can’t survive without the hormones it produces, so you’ve got to keep your thyroid powered with the right nutrients every day.

If you don’t, EVERY CELL IN YOUR BODY will feel the drain! Every cell in your body has a thyroid hormone receptor. That means that every cell in your body needs thyroid hormone to function, survive, and thrive!

When you don’t produce enough thyroid hormone or if your cells don’t receive the hormones that are available, you will feel the impact on many levels.

You might experience:

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Homemade Remineralizing Tooth Powder

I don’t use toothpaste.

No, it’s not my latest attempt to keep people socially distant. I actually haven’t used toothpaste for a few years.

Yes, I still have friends. Yes, I’m cavity-free. And yes, my mouth is actually cleaner, mintier, and fresher than it’s ever been!

As you do your best to reduce toxins, chemicals, and additives that you put in your body, it's just as important to avoid those hormone-disrupting ingredients that are in products you put on your body.

Toothpaste fits in both of these categories. You put it on your teeth...

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Shortbread Cookies

You are about to experience cookie bliss!

These decadent shortbreads are seriously some of the best cookies ever. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and full of savage deliciousness!

What's their hidden savage secret...Tiger nuts!

 

What are Tiger Nuts?

First of all, they’re not tree nuts. Tiger nuts are tubers, like potatoes and sweet potatoes, though much smaller in size. They're named for their stripe-like look on their exterior.

 

Tiger nuts might be small, but they're mighty!

Tiger nuts are a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, ...

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

cleaning homemade non-toxic Jul 26, 2020

A good all-purpose cleaner is probably one of the most used cleaning items in your cabinet. From cleaning your kitchen to washing your car, they really live up to their all-purpose title.

I usually stick to single-ingredient cleaners like vinegar, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide. They’re simple and effective without any of the toxins that come with their chemical counterparts. Sometimes, though, I need a cleaner with a little more power behind it.

It doesn’t take harsh, chemical cleaners to get the job done. Along with causing major skin irritations, those cleaners can cause...

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Homemade All-Natural Face Powder

Your skin is the largest organ in, I mean ON, your body.

So, what you put ON your body is just as important as what you put IN your body.

Personal care & skin products, even “natural” ones, are made with thousands of chemical ingredients. These fragrances, stabilizers, and harmful additives are:
Known and suspected carcinogens.
Toxic to your reproductive system.
Known to disrupt your endocrine system—your thyroid gland, adrenal glands, HPA axis, and more.

We use at least 9-15 topical products a day—shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash, toothpaste, lotion, shaving...

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How to Choose the Best Prenatal Vitamin

Choosing a prenatal vitamin is confusing! So many milligrams, micrograms & ingredients to pronounce!

Confusing or not, you need to take a prenatal vitamin to best support your health and the health of your baby-to-be before, during, and after pregnancy.

You shouldn’t pick your prenatal based on a cute label, how tasty the gummies are (no gummies please), or even because your doctor gave it to you. The type of prenatal vitamin you choose is important, so let’s talk about why you need it and what should be in your prenantal vitamin.

 

DO YOU REALLY NEED A PRENATAL?

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Is Your Thyroid Problem Really Your Thyroid's Fault?

hypothyroid thyroid Jul 12, 2020

When it comes to optimal thyroid health, it takes a village!

This master gland of yours is powerful by itself, but your thyroid needs support from your whole body to work like it needs to. If your other hormones and body systems aren’t working well, they’ll make your thyroid look bad. And guess who gets the blame?

Yep, your thyroid! Poor guy!

If you’re on a medication to support your thyroid, or think you need one, there isn’t a dose high enough that will help you if you don’t find the root cause…or causes…to what’s actually causing your...

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