5 Steps to Manage Menopause Naturally 

2021-04-13T00:07:29+00:00Health|

Menopausal hormones  First, let’s talk about what actually happens to women during menopause, because this is an often misunderstood time in women’s lives. As women approach midlife, sex hormone production slowly begins to decline over the course of 10-15 years, aka menopause!  During this process, ovaries hand over the job of making sex hormones progesterone, estrogen and testosterone to your adrenal glands. If you are like most women I know, your adrenals might already be taxed with everyday stress, family, work obligations, etc. When the added work of making hormones is given to adrenals, it often leads to a sudden onset of unpleasant symptoms—low energy, weight gain, hot flashes, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and depression.  The decline in estrogen

Can fasting help you with hot flashes?

2021-04-06T16:13:54+00:00Health|

After the age of 40, women’s estrogen begins to decline. Unfortunately this doesn’t usually happen in a steady, calm way, but often what feels more like a wild roller coaster ride! First let's talk about why we have hot flashes. The decline in estrogen triggers the hypothalamus in the brain, which believes it needs to heat the body up, raising your body temperature and creating what feels like a “hot flash”. The good news is there are many ways to manage hot flashes naturally. Three types of Estrogen 3 Types of estrogen Women have 3 types of estrogen, two are helpful estrogens and one is a harmful, cancer causing estrogen. So women approaching or going through menopause will want

Should I fast if I don’t have a cycle?

2021-03-25T19:08:41+00:00Health|

Should you fast if you don’t have a cycle? The short answer is yes! In fact, fasting may be the healing tool that energizes your cycle. Fasting has the ability to bring the body into homeostasis and balance, allowing to naturally regulate sex hormones, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The key is understanding how to use fasting to help your cycle. Women can lose their cycle for a variety of reasons. Women may be on birth control, have had a hysterectomy, are in the perimenopausal, menopausal or postmenopausal stage of life, or have a condition such as PCOS.  However, many women aren't sure why they don’t have a cycle. In these cases, I recommend doing a Dutch Hormone Test. The

What Do Sex, Sleep, And Wine Have In Common? – With Dr. Carrie Jones

2021-03-04T23:33:10+00:00Biohacking, Podcasts, Women's Health|

"Healing Happens At Joy" This episode is all about hormones. Plus, we chat about wine, how to get better sleep, and decoding the DUTCH Hormone Test. Dr. Carrie is a Naturopathic Physician, board-certified in Naturopathic Endocrinology (FABNE) with a Master's in Public Health (MPH). Dr. Carrie has spent 15 years in the field of functional and integrative medicine. As former Adjunct Faculty for the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), Dr. Carrie has taught Gynecology and Advanced Endocrinology courses. She has been the Medical Director for two large integrative clinics in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Carrie is currently the Medical Director for Precision Analytical Inc, creator of the most cutting-edge hormone test on the market, the DUTCH Test.

Raise Testosterone With Fasting

2020-11-12T21:50:50+00:00Fasting for Women, Fasting Techniques|

When I talk about the hormone testosterone, clients often think the topic only applies to men, however testosterone plays an equally important role in women. Common symptoms of low testosterone in women can look like depression and mood swings, low libido, muscle loss or an inability to put on muscle. How does testosterone get made?  This is a good question, because men and women make testosterone in different parts of the body. But the signaling system for both men and women starts in the brain. The brain, specifically the hypothalamus and pituitary gland sends a message down to the ovaries (if you’re a woman) and the testes (if you're a male) to tell those organs to produce testosterone.  However,

How to use fasting to support Progesterone 

2020-10-28T15:39:41+00:00Fasting for Women, Health|

Let’s talk progesterone….my favorite hormone, because progesterone has a calming effect on the body and is the hormone that keeps estrogen in check. Progesterone is mainly produced in a woman’s ovaries and it’s levels naturally fluctuate around a woman's menstrual cycle. So, How to use fasting to support Progesterone? As we approach midlife, progesterone begins to decline. So women over 40 or going through their menopause years will inevitably experience an up and down roller coaster and subsequent decline in progesterone as you go into postmenopausal years. If this might be you, I also recommend grabbing my new book, The Menopause Reset for tips and tricks on how to navigate menopause years with grace and ease.  If not due

Naturally Balance Estrogen

2020-10-17T00:57:16+00:00Fasting for Women, Health|

Let's talk about how to naturally balance estrogen. So many men and women reach out to me with questions regarding how to naturally balance their sex hormones, which is what I have been addressing on my Youtube channel the past couple of weeks.  Part 2 of my new youtube series on balancing hormones came out this week. If you haven’t watched Part 1, you can go back and do that here: How fasting can help balance hormones. Estrogen is one of the important sex hormones for both women and men. For women, estrogen helps control the menstrual cycle, specifically ovulation, but estrogen also has other functions in both men and women, such as regulating cholesterol, protecting bone health, and

Creating A Healing Path to Overcome Cancer – with Dr. Lori Bouchard

2021-03-02T20:03:51+00:00Podcasts, Toxicity|

// R E A D Y • S E T • R E S E T This episode is all about living longer and healthier with cancer. As an expert in cancer health, Dr. Bouchard is on a mission to help patients understand cancer's real root and how gut health, genetics, and environmental factors impact tumor growth. Conventional cancer therapy treatments and standard medical care are ill-equipped to focus on anything beyond the tumor's size. While traditionally trained doctors are great at acute care (like surgeries), they are not trained to upregulate the immune system and rebalance the complex endocrine system. In this podcast, we cover: Why there will never be a magic cure for cancer The

Balancing Hormones With Fasting: 6 Steps

2020-10-01T04:18:00+00:00Health|

Balancing hormones isn’t just important for women, but men too. Hormones secreted by the endocrine system are used by cells for communication between body tissues including the brain, organs, other glands, muscles, etc. When hormone levels are out of balance, our mood, digestion, weight, stress, sexual function, sleep, energy, blood sugar levels, and, for women, ovulation and even fertility are impacted.  In my new video I share 6 things to know when using fasting to balance hormones. They are presented in no particular order, because all six are important.  6 Steps for Balancing Hormones  Hormones work as a team. Addressing one hormone often means looking at all hormones on the team. This is important for balancing hormones. When adrenals

Balancing your Hormones: The Hormonal Hierarchy

2020-09-24T02:48:19+00:00Fasting for Women, Fasting Techniques|

The key to balancing your hormones lies within the concept of the hormonal hierarchy. I know, who knew that hormones had a hierarchy? What I mean by this is that certain hormones have more power over others. So, if you want to influence sex hormones (at the bottom of the hierarchy), you need to work on your oxytocin, cortisol and insulin levels.  So, if you’re struggling with fasting or balancing your hormones (PCOS, mood swings, menopause, etc), there are a few things that you should understand... Let's start by understanding the hormonal hierarchy. Oxytocin Oxytocin is at the top of the hormone hierarchy, thus the most influential hormone. It’s known as the "cuddle hormone" or the "love hormone," because

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