Why you should consider taking DIM for fibroids & endometriosis

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Have you heard of DIM (a.k.a. Diindolylmethane)? It’s a combination of two naturally occurring molecules found in cruciferous vegetables. These two natural molecules are known as Indole-3-carbinol or “I-3-C’ for short. Both DIM & I-3-C  have been touted as the miracle workers for many excess estrogen concerns in the body such as endometriosis, fibroids, even breast cancer. This is because …

How to get the most benefit from taking turmeric

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Collaboration post with Goodness Me   If you haven’t heard about turmeric you might be one of very few people. This spice has become increasingly popular lately and can now be found in everything from tea to snack foods (even mustard!) and for good reason. But you might be asking yourself the question  “what’s all the hype about, and how …

Fertility myths you need to know about

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Too many women struggle alone with infertility. Even if you haven’t started trying to get pregnant, many women worry that their current health may prevent them from conceiving easily & naturally. It is possible! In order to understand healthy fertility, we first need to understand what myths about infertility exist and put them to rest.   It’s extremely hard to …

Cold weather breakfast bliss: Turmeric Oats

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With the colder weather in full swing I’m finding it harder to keep up with my morning smoothie routine (not to mention, cold foods in cold weather is not ideal according to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles). Instead, I’m craving warmer, spicier foods that nourish my body from the inside-out. Enter oatmeal. Oats might seem boring & plain (not to mention …

Detox supplements: how herbs can help

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[collaboration post] It’s that time of year again– detox season! After a long summer of indulgences our bodies could use a chance to clear out the old & make room for the new. If you’re looking to boost your energy, improve your digestion or lose a few extra pounds, a detox might be exactly what you need. Better yet, why …

Healthy Fat spotlight: MCTs & Omega-3s

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[Collaboration post] Most of us are now familiar with omega-3 fatty acids. Whether from fatty fish like salmon, chia seeds,walnuts or a fish oil supplement, getting enough in our diets can help lower inflammation, sreduce risk of heart attack, as well as improve mood, brain function & memory. However, MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides, seem to be the new kid …

Healing Hashimoto’s: one woman’s journey [guest post]

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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition of reduced thyroid function that affects about 5% of the population, and mainly women between 30-50 years of age. However, since it does not always fit the traditional hypothyroid pattern (constipation, fatigue, weight gain), it can go undiagnosed or untreated for many. As a naturopathic doctor I use natural therapies in combination with advanced …

Foods to Balance Blood Sugar and to Curb Cravings! [guest post]

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Guest post written by: Anar Allidina, MPH, RD, CDE Having steady blood sugar means we don’t experience the highs and lows of blood sugar spikes. Eating foods with a quick energy release can cause feelings of fatigue, hunger, and irritation. Processed foods and foods with refined sugar cause a spike in your blood sugar since they release glucose very fast into the bloodstream. …