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cortisol and womens hormone balnce

Cortisol is a hormone made by our adrenal glands. It impacts other hormones like progesterone and thyroid function.  A key hormone that plays a vital role in our stress levels. Read on to learn about Cortisol and Women’s Hormone Balance What is cortisol? The primary stress hormone. It helps the body deal with stressful situations […]

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womens health

Androgens and Women’s Health- so what are they!? Androgens are a class of “male-hormones.” Despite their name, women have androgens too, just in smaller amounts than men. A healthy balance of androgenic hormones is important as a deficiency or excess can result in unwanted symptoms. When androgen levels are out of range, it can lead […]

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Metabolic Adaptations Role in Weight loss

Many of us have experience of going on a diet, seeing progress initially, only to find that weight loss slows or, even worse, plateaus. This leads to frustration, loss of motivation and ultimately the weight piling back on. If this sounds all too familiar, you’re going to want to read on because we’ll be explaining the how and why behind this process, 

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Minerals are naturally occurring elements that play an important role in life on Earth, including in our health and nutrition. There’s a long list of minerals that our bodies need. Five of these are especially important for us women, so we’ve picked these out, circled and highlighted them for you.

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vegetables

‘Eat your greens’ was something our mothers nagged us about when we were growing up. She had our best interests at heart, and science is proving just how right she was to insist we finish our portion at dinner. Read on as we explain how this simple, but important, piece of advice can help balance hormones and reduce risk of chronic disease. Thanks mom!

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We love a good debate, but some discussions can leave us feeling more confused than when we began. A prime example is the debate over soy. Is it good for us or bad? Read on as we untangle the health claims and explain why unprocessed soy products should be part of a well-balanced diet for most people.

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