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5 steps to help balance your hormones

Nutrition: Hormones are produced using good fats and cholesterol, so lack of these important dietary factors can cause hormone problems simply because the body doesn’t have the building blocks to make them. Make sure you incorporate more omega-3 fatty acid containing foods in your diet. Eliminate white flour and processed foods from your diet. Instead, eat plenty of fiber rich whole grain, fruits and veggies, which are critical for the hormone metabolism process. Cleanse your Liver – The liver is responsible for eliminating excess. In addition, estrogen-mimicking chemicals found in many products and in the environment would also be eliminated by the
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Balancing your hormones through Nutrition

Feeling irritable? Acne? Adrenal fatigue? Suffering from insomnia? Experiencing bloating, headaches or hot flashes? PCOS? Fatigue/tired? Craving salt or sugar? Waking up tired? Brain fog? Experiencing Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)? Have high blood sugar( type 2 Diabetes? If you answered yes to any of these symptoms, there’s a good chance your hormones are out of balance. Hormone imbalances are becoming more and more common these days. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. They control practically every physiological process in the body—from regulation of metabolism to activation of the immune system, sexual function, reproduction and mood. Endocrine glands, which are special
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15 Smart ways to get a Mid-Day boost

Apples and tablespoon almond butter or any other nut butters 1 cup blueberries with ¼ cups almonds 1 brown rice cake with 2 tablespoon almond butter 1-2 boiled eggs with 1 oz nuts Celery with hummus Turkey roll-ups with peppers, cucumber and hummus. 3-4 Flackers (flaxseed crackers) with hummus Avocado with Sunflower Seeds: Halve and pit a ripe avocado and fill the center cavity with roasted sunflower seeds for a quick treat with contrasting textures Egg salad with celery sticks or Flackers ¼ cup mixed nuts and seeds Jicama with hummus. Guacamole Deviled Eggs: Mash hardboiled egg yolks with avocado
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Food Mood Cravings – Health Tips

Kickstart your metabolism and Digestive system: Start your day with a glass of warm water with fresh lemon Breakfast – Have a higher protein breakfast like eggs with some vegetables and fats like avocado- A higher protein and fat breakfast will keep your blood sugars more stable, decrease insulin levels and increase the fat burning hormone glucagon. – Avoid eating a high carb breakfast: like cereal, bread, and bagel. This will add to the midafternoon crash. Eat every 4-5 hours Avoid snacking frequently to prevent high insulin levels. This will also help reduce cravings. Cut back on sugar: Refined sugar
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Here are 5 steps to help balance your hormones

Nutrition: Hormones are produced using good fats and cholesterol, so lack of these important dietary factors can cause hormone problems simply because the body doesn’t have the building blocks to make them. Make sure you incorporate more omega-3 fatty acid containing foods in your diet. Eliminate white flour and processed foods from your diet. Instead, eat plenty of fiber rich whole grain, fruits and veggies, which are critical for the hormone metabolism process. Cleanse your Liver – The liver is responsible for eliminating excess. In addition, estrogen-mimicking chemicals found in many products and in the environment would also be eliminated by the
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Fire Up Your Taste Buds with an Amazing Gluten Free Recipe

This independence day let’s celebrate July 4th with a firework of taste in your mouth by making my Indian curried shrimp with Cool cucumber mint raita. I have used some Asian Indian spices like coriander, cumin, curry powder and bay leaf. All these spices have great health benefits. Cumin seeds have traditionally been noted to be of benefit to the digestive system. Research has shown that cumin may stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, compounds necessary for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation. Cumin seeds may also have anti-carcinogenic properties. In parts of India, it has traditionally been used for its
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The Teal Project

Halloween can be a tricky time – quite literally – for families managing food allergies because many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project is being promoted as a new tradition by Virginia-based nonprofit Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), aims to help raise awareness about food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. Halloween candy does tend to include common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy milk and wheat. FARE says 1 in 13 children have a food allergy, and for some it can be life-threatening. The organization says it hopes its
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The Skinny on Fats

Why Do We Need Fat? Not all fats are bad, you just need to know the difference between fats you need, and fats you don’t need. Here are some of the top reasons why you need fats: Fat is a source of energy Fats help control our appetite Fats help build healthy cells- Fats are a vital part of the membrane that surrounds each cell of the body For Proper functioning of nerves and brain Fat helps your Immune system Fats help in the absorption of Vitamins A, D, E, and K which are are fat-soluble. Fats make hormones Fat
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Tis the season for Giving – 11 Unique Gifts for this Holiday Season

It’s my favorite time of year! This is the time I sit and think of unique gifts to give my family and friends.  I think of health conscious gifts that can promote both health and fun. Here is a holiday gift guide for gifts for you, for your friends, and gifts for your partner in this brimming 2015. I hope you find some inspiration, my loves. Happy holidays! These are a few of my favorite Things ……….. 1. Personalized Yoga Mats You can personalize a colorful custom-made embroidered yoga mat with your family member or friends initial, or name or
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Make Memories Not Pounds! 12 tips to Stay Lean, Joyful, and Grateful These Holidays

Holidays are filled with tons of parties and social events. We may use these events as an excuse to splurge without realizing that we can actually have a food hangover and then it takes the joy out of the holidays. This holiday focus on family, friends and showing gratitude. 1. Get Your ZZZZ’s Rest up the night before a holiday fête by getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can add 300 extra calories to your day and we tend to choose higher-fat, higher-calorie foods. By getting your zzzs, you’ll
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