Your PCOS Type?

Your PCOS Type?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a very common endocrine disorder often associated with symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, hair loss, acne, hair growth in places women don't want (upper lip, belly, etc.), and infertility. It can often take a long time to diagnose because some associated symptoms are often chalked up to 'typical' of girls in their teenage years such as acne or irregular cycles. 

MTHFR vs Methylation?

They are not the same thing but they are related. MTHFR is a genetic snp that is responsible for taking all the folate you eat and turning it into methylfolate. Methylfolate is important for the Methionine cycle. The Methionine (Methylation) cycle takes homocysteine, converts it into methionine (using several co-nutrients) which then makes SAM.

3 Foods to Fight PMS

3 Foods to Fight PMS

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is that time of the month just before a woman’s cycle starts where her hormones may feel completely out of balance resulting in mood swings (!), tender breasts, weight gain, acne, and fatigue.  The hormones responsible are primarily a balance between progesterone and estrogen however other hormones such as cortisol (from the adrenals) and serotonin (the brain hormone) can play a role.

Do You Dry Skin Brush?

Do You Dry Skin Brush?

Dry skin brushing works on the lymphatic system. This is the system that connects all of your lymph nodes together (trust me, you have tons of them!) to help your immune system, eliminate toxins, and get rid of fat!  You have lymph nodes in your neck, along your collar bone, in your arm pits, in your belly, down in the inguinal area (where the leg and abdomen meet), and more.

How Toxic is Stress?

How Toxic is Stress?

Between your daily life and the chaos on the news, it is probably safe to say that many people are feeling the effects of stress.  Stress can be due to good reasons in that weddings, new babies, family gatherings, traveling, and such are often fun, festive affairs however they still cause stress and wear the body down.  On the flip side, we find ourselves often eating too much, staying up too late, spending too much, not prioritizing exercise, dealing with drama, while trying to organize and multi-task.