It’s PMDD & IBS Awareness Month – But What Could These Disorders Have in Common?

Gut health! Okay, that's the short answer... April is both PMDD and IBS Awareness Month. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is largely debilitating, making it extremely difficult or even impossible to get through everyday tasks, affecting work and relationships. It includes acute and intense symptoms in the days to weeks prior to and/or during menstruation: feelings of hopelessness … Continue reading It’s PMDD & IBS Awareness Month – But What Could These Disorders Have in Common?

The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

I love chocolate. If I had to live on one flavour forever, I feel like I'd be perfectly content choosing chocolate. Loving chocolate and craving chocolate are not the same creature. For the first week of World Vegan Month, I've been focusing on plant protein and how to get enough. Now I'm going to take … Continue reading The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

LoveBites: 2 Easy Ways to Slow Down

"Sometimes you need to slow down to eventually go faster." ~Robin Sharma How do you slow down? What does that look like? When was the last time you actually did? If it's been a while, here are a couple of ways you can try to slow down today: Start with the breath. Check in on … Continue reading LoveBites: 2 Easy Ways to Slow Down

LoveBites: Take Care of Yourself!

So often, I get wrapped up in taking care of other people, animals, projects... but not myself. "You can't pour from an empty cup," I say, but my own cup runs low. From time to time it helps to remind myself to refill! Here's how you can refill your cup too: ­čś┤ sleep! Aim for … Continue reading LoveBites: Take Care of Yourself!

LoveBites: Seed Cycling

Seed cycling! Who's doing it? Who wants to know more about it? This is one of many tools in your arsenal for helping rein in estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones involved in balancing your menstrual cycle, like testosterone, FSH, and LH. Seeds typically used for this: flax & pumpkin for days 1-14 or follicular phase; sunflower & … Continue reading LoveBites: Seed Cycling

LoveBites: Meditation

Who's up for some lunchtime meditation?┬áTake a few moments now (bonus if you're just sitting down and haven't started eating yet). Choose one of these mantras to hold in your mind: All situations are temporary. There is no wrong decision. I've survived all of the difficult moments of my past. Be still and know. I … Continue reading LoveBites: Meditation