Endocrine system 101

1. Endocrine system The endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones that are necessary for normal bodily functions. The glands in the endocrine system use those hormones to communicate with and control the cells and organs in our bodies. They...

Get to know your hormones: part 1

Sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, androgens Women’s dominant sex hormones serve to lubricate, nourish and build our bodies. While there are many different sex hormones in the body, the most important ones are estrogen & progesterone. If your hormones are not...

Estrogen dominance

Estrogen dominance is something we want to make sure we pay attention to. It is created by: 1) Exogenous estrogen sources (i.e. estrogen we take in through foods or other ways). Sources of these estrogens include milk products, pesticides, plastics, cosmetics,...

Café Gratitude: be grateful for your education

There are many little things that make life worthwhile. Appreciating those things will help you develop a grateful heart and increase the joy you are feeling. Do you need some help finding what to be grateful for today? Consider this: EDUCATION. Many people...

Get to know your hormones: part 2

What are stress hormones? Have you ever heard of “fight or flight”? To keep things simple, when you are in a stressful situation, your body will produce cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol is the hormone that leaves you feeling tired but wired, the hormone...