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Sex After Pregnancy: How To Not Get A Good Night's Sleep

  There is no doubt that pregnancy takes its toll on a woman’s body, and the physical effects can last long after delivery. If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, you may have questions about what happens to your body after you have given birth, especially relating to sex. Fortunately, with just a little information (and patience), you can and will enjoy sex after pregnancy. Keep reading to...

How a Healthy Diet Helps Your Hormones

    Let’s face it: the phrase “doing all the things” was probably coined about our hormones. These superstar chemical messengers are responsible for so much of our bodies’ functions, including mood, libido, reproduction, growth, weight, energy, appetite, stress, and digestion. With all of that at stake, it is clear that maintaining balanced hormones is of the utmost importance for well-being. But did you know that a healthy diet can...

Oh, Baby: Prepping Your Body for Pregnancy

  As a woman, taking care of yourself is important all the time, but especially when you are ready to get pregnant. Before you get busy with babymaking and plunge into parenthood, prepare your body to be as healthy as possible for you and your future child by following our insightful tips that help your body be set up for success for this exciting time in your life. The Basics...

Getting Your Groove Back: Sex and Menopause

Sex during or after menopause can be a pain point for women, often literally. On the one hand, menopausal or post-menopausal women worry less about becoming pregnant or dealing with menstruation, making it easier to relax and enjoy sex for recreation rather than procreation with their partners. On the other hand, menopause symptoms can challenge a woman’s libido and make her unable to physically or mentally enjoy sexual activity.  Fortunately,...

COVID-19: Immunity Boosters You May Not Know About

  It is no surprise that many of us are now thinking about our immune system and its effectiveness more than perhaps ever before. While the COVID-19 pandemic still looms large in the US and vaccines are not yet fully available for mass distribution, we are largely united by the knowledge that we need to continue to protect ourselves as best we can. As a result, you may be wondering...

5 Ways Not to Gain Weight This Holiday Season

When entering into the hap-happiest season of all, it can feel anything but enjoyable if you spend the holidays worrying about putting on unwanted weight. This time of year is full of the temptation to eat unhealthy foods, indulge in sedentary habits, and not allow yourself opportunities for sufficient exercise. You may think you can just work the extra weight off in January as part of your New Year’s resolution,...

How the Holidays Wreak Hormonal Havoc for Women

While joyful, the holiday season can bring overwhelming pressure, especially for women who shoulder substantial burdens that include hosting family gatherings, shopping for gifts, and remembering their family’s event calendar. Unfortunately, this time of year’s busyness often equates to increased stress and the adoption of unhealthier habits. And, as women rush to get more tasks completed, their hormones pay the price through imbalances and the onset of uncomfortable symptoms. Understanding...

Why You Should Fear an Unhealthy Gut

If your body gave itself awards, your gut would likely win in the category,  “Most Valuable Organs.” Your gut drives so many of your body’s functions, from your immunity to your body’s ability to produce serotonin and digest nutrients. When your gut is misaligned and not performing at its best, your body finds ways to tell you. The symptoms of an unhealthy gut make you miserable. If this sounds familiar,...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Synthetic Hormonal Birth Control

  If your doctor prescribes you synthetic hormonal birth control, you may only be aware of its benefits - preventing pregnancy, combating irregular periods, and addressing other conditions. But, these birth control methods can also lead to negative effects that have significant implications for your overall health. Therefore, it’s vital to be informed about synthetic hormonal birth control pros and cons when beginning or ending a regimen. It’s helpful first...

The Skin You’re In: How Hormones Affect Our Largest Organ

  Hormones are the chemical signals that play a role in our mood, reproductive function, sexual energy, metabolism, and the health and beauty of our skin. Our hormone levels slowly rise throughout childhood and peak during our teenage years. Once we enter into our 30s, they begin to drop and continue to decrease as we get older, causing hormonal imbalances that impact everything from our sleep and stress levels to...
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