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Top Healthy Fats for Hormone Health

Fats carried such a bad rap for so long that it’s easy to find yourself still thinking they should be limited or completely avoided. But not all fats will make you fat or lead to clogged arteries, heart issues, or weight gain. On the contrary, healthy fats are vital for your body to function at its best. They keep you energized, help you think clearly, enable you to digest and absorb necessary vitamins, and maintain your cell membranes. And, yes! They help to keep those hormones balanced!

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Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

There are still a few weeks left in Winter, and while I may be experiencing a warmer-than-normal winter in sunny San Diego, many areas in the country are experiencing some of the coldest times all winter. This recipe from my Low G.I. Slow Cooker cookbook will help to warm you from the inside out, and is a piece of cake to throw in the slow cooker.

Among the easiest dishes to prepare in the slow cooker, soups can be made in large batches for a party that lasts throughout the week or freeze for future use. Here’s one of my meaty soups to suit your cravings, packed with whole foods full of nutrients and flavor. This soup recipe is perfect for starting in the slow cooker right before you run errands or leave for work.

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Sassy Summer Sides & Desserts with Essential Oils

As the heat fires up outside, it’s time to stock your fridge and pantry with healthy, refreshing pick-me-ups after time spent in the sun leaves you feeling depleted. Since fruits and veggies are now on sale and available fresh at our local farmer’s markets and stores, now is the time to get out those sassy recipes you’ve been saving all year. These recipes are sure to be new tastes for your palate that please all ages, whether you’re taking a break indoors or partying picnic style out in the elements! Don’t fall into the easy summer trap of pre-packaged foods and snacks when you can whip up these morsels to supplement your healthy lifestyle and leave you feeling energized!

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What to Eat to Balance Your Hormones

It is not uncommon for women, younger and older, to experience hormone imbalance. Whether pre-menopausal, peri-menopausal, or menopausal, women have differing hormonal needs and can easily be thrown off, particularly because today’s food sources are often filled with substances that can wreak havoc on our delicately balanced endocrine systems, including meats and grains.

Do You Have Hormonal Imbalance?

Signs of hormonal imbalance can vary among women and depending on the particular hormones that are out of sync. However, some signs and symptoms include irregular periods, unexplained weight gain or weight loss, depression, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, appetite changes, digestive problems, low libido, and hair loss. Problems with infertility and endometriosis, and even symptoms of diabetes can be exacerbated by hormones that have gone awry.

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Dirty Dozen List of Organic Must-Haves

We all want to be as healthy as we can be and we believe in eating natural, organic foods that are free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals. But we also have family preferences and budgets to consider as we do our grocery shopping. For most of us, it isn’t realistic to think that we will pick up every single item in our shopping cart from the Organic Foods section as we aim to get our 3-5 servings per day of fruits and vegetables. Some produce is riskier than others in relation to pesticides. Fruits and vegetables with the most porous of skin are likely to absorb more unnatural chemicals which cannot always be washed off. In fact, the USDA has found over 145 different pesticides on fruits and vegetables, many of which still remain even when the produce is washed—and sometimes even when peeled!

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