Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a set of symptoms accompanying the luteal, or the second phase of a woman’s reproductive cycle. For some women, this inhibits their sleep, social schedule, and productivity for up to half of the days in the month.If you think that hormones have something to do with PMS, you’re right! PMS symptoms are essentially hormone aberrations and the resulting inflammation. From a naturopathic perspective, these symptoms are a sign of a physiological imbalance and can be … [Read more...] about Yes… PMS Symptoms Are Optional!
I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer ~ Woody Allen A healthy sex life has been shown in many studies to be a determinant of mental and physical health for many different reasons. Since disease states, fatigue and mood disorders can affect sexual desires and function, substances that promote optimal nutritional status like Zinc and Vitamin E have been studied for their role in overall sexual function with positive results for many populations. This indicates what we might … [Read more...] about 4 Herbs to Spice Up Your Sex Life
PMS symptoms often arrive with creeping exhaustion, a dull feeling that can progress into painful cramps for 1, 2 or even 5 days. If you’re a woman to suffer from strong menstrual cramps, you know the shocking agony of their onset.For most women menstrual cramps are simply a nuisance, for some they require planning, and for almost all, they are a sign of a hormonal imbalance. Your doctor will call this dysmenorrhea, which literally means ‘difficult menstruation’. The pain might come and go, … [Read more...] about Solve Your Menstrual Cramps in 3 Months
If you’ve ever sought help managing your fertility, you know firsthand how much information is out there, and how much of it is conflicting.Maybe you’ve even tried some herbs, supplements and diets that made you feel better, lowered your PMS symptoms and gave you some more energy.So why do alternative treatments for fertility make you feel a bit hesitant?Let me guess…You don’t mind paying a professional, but exactly who is qualified to give that kind of information?You love the … [Read more...] about 4 Fertility Myths You’ll Learn On The Internet
New Years tends to be a time of transformation for people from all corners of the globe. As the calendar year moves forward yet again, we can’t help but reflect on both our successes and shortcomings from the previous year. We wonder how we might improve, and especially, what the new year may bring. As we work to reinvent ourselves and move toward our ultimate version of ourselves, we may be immediately inspired after the clock strikes midnight.But what happens when our initial inspiration … [Read more...] about 8 Natural Life Hacks To Easily Reach Your Resolutions
There's almost no way to escape the holiday baking, and most of us will probably agree that indulging is part of the season! It can be difficult to resist these sweet treats, especially when they only come around once a year.This is where I like to recommend my, "Good-Better-Best" ideals. This entire category of holiday treats and sweeteners definitely falls into the "good" category. While it's not optimal to eat a ton of sugar, when we do, we want to make sure that we're still getting a tasty … [Read more...] about Healthy Sweeteners for the Holidays and Avoiding Overindulgence
With all the talk about women’s hormones, you’d think that men are immune to any hormonal problems. Not so! Balanced hormones are an important part of everyone’s health. One of the most important hormones for men is testosterone. Unfortunately, the effects of low testosterone are often overlooked.Balanced and strong testosterone levels play an important role in a man’s life and in their identity. If you feel like you’ve lost your zest for life or your winning edge, then it’s possible … [Read more...] about Perfect Your Manhood! Raise Your Testosterone Levels Without Drugs
“Anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.” ― Jodi Picoult Imagine you are walking along a woodland path and suddenly find yourself between a hungry mama bear and her cubs...what do you do? Before you know it, your body has provided a response – your heart is racing, breathing is rapid and shallow, and adrenaline sends you running the other way.This is anxiety, the innate hormonal and neurological response to a real threat. It saves us from … [Read more...] about Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety