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Do you reach for a cup of coffee in the morning? I struggled myself getting away from the black stuff. Coffee is our go-to when we need to get moving in the morning. We drink it in the car on our way to office, depend on it to power through meetings, and carries us through those long afternoons. Studies have shown that coffee consumption does have benefits, there is a wealth of information about ways that coffee wrecks the balance of our hormones.
Vitamin D plays an important role in the health and fertility for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Despite the importance, research shows that 67-85% of women with PCOS are deficient in vitamin D. Especially if you live in the places like Portland where I'm from. If you live in Portland you know what I'm talking about! Jeez, rain be gone!!!
Estrogen is one of two main sex hormones that women have. The other one is progesterone. Estrogen is primarily responsible for female physical features and reproduction. Men have estrogen, too, but in smaller amounts.
A diet full of healthy food isn’t only good for your heart and your waistline, it’s also great for your mood and your mental health! Vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber and fats are ALL necessary for health. Hormone balance depends on protein, fat and fiber especially. If you struggle with acne, weight imbalance, bloating, painful periods, anxiety, depression and/or mood swings, some simple shifts in your nutrition may make a big difference. What’s even better is that good nutrition can also boost your energy levels and help you sleep better!
Chemicals are everywhere. From clothing and plastics to pesticides and genetically modified foods, it can be a challenge to step out of the chemical soup. To help you make sense out of this mess, I have summed up some substances that are worth ditching. Keep reading to learn what to look for, where these things are, and what you can use instead!