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Health/Wellness

  • Health/Wellness

    Why it’s important to address burnout before hormonal imbalances.

    88.89% of my clients over the last year had burnout show up on their HTMA testing  If you’ve been part of this community for a while you may have noticed over the last 4-5 months, I’ve shifted to talking a lot more about burnout specifically, and less about hormonal imbalances in general. Why? Two reasons:  #1 Because I was noticing a trend in my clients……nearly every one of them had burnout. 88.89% of them to be exact.  #2 When I polled this entire community, the #1 thing you said you’re struggling with is feeling like you don’t have enough energy.  Why does this matter?  Low energy, inconsistent energy, or consistently…

  • Health/Wellness

    Setting up your Week

    One of the things I see my clients and community members struggle with the most is feeling like they’ve failed. They start the week feeling very motivated, they tell themselves (or maybe others) that they’re going to eat healthy all week and workout every day. Then Wednesday hits and that motivation is starting to crumble, so they skip their workout for the day. Thursday comes and their kid gets sick, changing all their plans for that day. By Friday they’ve abandoned ship, are eating chips straight from the bag over the kitchen sink because they’re starving, and eat a whole sleeve of oreo cookies (with milk, cause duh) after dinner…

  • Health/Wellness

    I Hate Meal Prepping.

    I know some people LOVE to meal prep and are very passionate about it, but it’s just not my jam. I don’t know what I’m going to feel like eating on Thursday for lunch on Sunday afternoon. AND the thought of having to eat the same thing every day for lunch all week long makes me want to barf. However, I do agree that being prepared for the week is key for success, so I “meal prep” in my own way. Since my biggest gripe with traditional meal prepping is the lack of options & variety, I prep/keep on things that I can easily mix and match: -hard boil eggs…

  • Health/Wellness,  Mom life

    My health & why it’s Important

    I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately on why I’m choosing to really prioritize my health this year. Is it a selfish reason like wanting to look good?Is it that I want to weigh a certain amount?Is it that I want to get back into those pre(ever)pregnancy jeans? All of those wants are valid reasons for making healthier choices. But, it’s not about those particular things for me. I went into this year with two personal goals in mind. #1 to feel good #2 to gain strength & feel strong in my body. Why? Because I want to be able to show up as my best self for my…

  • 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,…

  • Health/Wellness

    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…

  • Health/Wellness

    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,…

  • Health/Wellness

    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…