Health/Wellness

  • Health/Wellness

    The Impact of Minerals

    Our bodies are unable to make their own minerals, we must consume them through our diet. Having sufficient mineral levels is imperative for overall good health. Many of our minerals work together or impact one another, so having them in balance with one another is also very important! Today I’m doing a quick review of our four most important/most impactful minerals: Calcium (Ca) We consume calcium largely from dairy sources: milk, cheese, & yogurtOther high calcium foods: oranges, almonds, broccoli, spinach, okra, salmon, chia seeds Too high–slow thyroid, restless leg, constipation, kidney stones Too low-blood sugar fluctuations/drops, anxiety, histamine problems Magnesium (Mg) Magnesium rich foods: avocado, spinach, almonds, bananas, cashews,…

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    Thyroid Testing

    If you’ve ever expressed to your provider that you have concerns about your thyroid function, you’ve most likely had some lab work performed. And when it came back, you were probably told the results were normal despite the laundry list of symptoms you are experiencing that led you to the visit with your provider in the first place. (Like: weight gain, feeling cold all the time, anxiety, depression, decreased heart rate, fatigue, memory loss, thinning hair, constipation, irregular periods) So let’s dive into those thyroid labs and uncover what they can tell us. TSH is how your brain talks to your thyroid. AKA it tells it how much thyroid hormone…

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    Loving our Liver for Detox

    For optimal hormone balance it’s essential for our body to be able to detox and excrete the excess hormones we don’t need. Our liver is responsible for gathering up excess estrogen & getting it ready for excretion through our bowel movements. So how can we support this process? *Lessen the burden on the liver—aka help it not have to work so hard. -limit sugar intake, especially added sugarsyou’ll want to check your food labels for this one; sugar is hidden in a lot of products we wouldn’t suspect like salsa, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, etc. -cut out alcoholwhen we consume alcohol our liver’s job is to focus on clearing out the…

  • Balanced Meals,  Health/Wellness

    Protein Mug Cake

    I have a sweet tooth….a big one! One of my biggest downfalls is thinking I need something sweet after dinner each night. And although I don’t believe in restricting myself from foods I really want, I do like to find ways to make them healthier. I originally found a very similar recipe from Kale Kouture, I’ll link it here. Her recipe is made using pumpkin, which I really like, but around here that can be hard to find outside of Fall. So I went to work to find an alternative. What you need: Any cake mix Unflavored collagen (I like Perfect Supplements brand best, you can use code AUBREYFAM at…

  • Balanced Meals,  Health/Wellness

    Sausage & Veggies Sheet Pan

    While reviewing feedback from my HBA (Hormone Balance Academy) students I heard loud and clear that they would like more assistance with putting together balanced meals. I love to cook, but I also like to keep things simple—quick meals with no complicated ingredients & that’s what I’ll be sharing with you all here! So what makes up a balanced meal? Ensuring that you have all major macros represented: protein, fat, fiber, & carbs. The Breakdown Protein For this meal I used 2 smoked sausages like this from walmart Fat The potatoes, zucchini, and squash were all tossed in Avocado oil which serves as the health fat here. Fiber Zucchini, Squash,…

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    Get to know Aunt Flo

    During the month of October I am giving away free access to my Get to know Aunt Flo class! In this class I cover: -the phases of the menstrual cycle -how to properly track your cycles -review a cycle tracking case study to identify ovulation -additional tips & tricks for tracking -recommendation for apps to make tracking even easier Sign up by entering your e-mail address in the pop up. If you missed the pop up, just refresh your screen 🙂

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    Sixty Days of Just Thrive Probiotics

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I have struggled with poor gut health for the past 10+ years since having my gallbladder removed at age 19. Over the years this has looked like lots of stomach cramps, diarrhea, and periods of constipation. All of which left me constantly feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and anxious about eating when I was away from home (& away from a bathroom). I was originally told that since my gallbladder had been removed, it was likely higher fat containing foods that was triggering…

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    Help…I Can’t Lose Weight

    Losing weight can be a frustrating task; you think you’re doing all the right things, but the scale just won’t budge. Why? Using the wrong approach Eating like a bird all day will do you NO favors. Consistently eating in a calorie deficit causes your body to go into protector mode. Your body doesn’t understand the difference in ‘there’s not enough food for us to eat’ and ‘I’m not eating as much because I want to lost weight’. Your body thinks you are literally starving to death, therefor it will SLOW DOWN your metabolism and hang on tight to stored fat as an attempt to save your life. Doing the…

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    Women’s health #podcastpick

    From The Balanced Bites Podcast Episode 31 Women’s Wellness Part 1 & Episode 32 Women’s Wellness Part 2. You can listen here. These two episodes were a Q&A with the hosts, below were my key takeaways: Bone broth– use any way you like to get benefits. Drink it alone, cook with it, use it in soups/stews. PoopDo you struggle with irregular bowel movements and want to know what to do? Engage your parasympathetic nervous system before meals: take 3 deep breaths when you sit down for your meal. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, breathe out for 8 seconds. Take deep breaths randomly throughout the day. Get…

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    Adrenal Fatigue

    Today’s #podcastpick is from The Balanced Bites Podcast, Episode #15 Adrenal Fatigue, Part 1. You can listen here. Your adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys, they are responsible for producing & releasing cortisol (the stress hormone). Prolonged elevated cortisol levels (high stress levels) can lead to adrenal fatigue. Symptoms Fatigue, headache, weakened immune system, afternoon slump, feeling full/bloated, blurred vision, dizziness, hemorrhoids or varicose veins. Hitting the snooze button several times or feel like you can’t get out of bed. Feeling like you need to drink coffee/caffeine all day long because can’t stay awake. Not feeling recovered 20-30mins after a workout. Causes/Effects Unstable blood sugar levels: if…