'Tis the season to invest in your health! This healthy hormone guide will help you create your wish list this holiday season. Treat yourself or share it with others.
The products included in this guide are some of my personal favorites that I use everyday and that I recommend for my patients as we work together to help them balance their hormones. Read more below as to why I recommend each product and if it might be a good option for you or someone you love!
The DUTCH Complete is an at-home urine test that measures your hormones and their metabolites. When compared to testing hormones in your blood, the DUTCH test is superior because of its ability to test free cortisol throughout the day in addition to testing of hormone metabolites (how your body is metabolizing the hormones you are making). This test can help further the individualization of your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle program. The test can provide pertinent details on foods to emphasize or reduce in your diet, necessary vitamins, workout type and timing, and so much more. It is a great test for women dealing with irregular menstrual cycles, PMS, post-birth control, fertility, pre-menopause management, PCOS, amenorrhea and so much more. Special deal of 35% off- use code "blackfriday35DUTCH"
The Daysy fertility tracker is a hormone-free way to manage your cycles. It is considered a birth control and fertility tracking method all in one. Daysy is a small device that works similar to a thermometer. You simply place the device under your tongue first thing in the morning and Daysy tells you when you are fertile based on your basal body temperature. It is a medical device and is validated for accuracy. With the incredible nutrient depletions and hormonal changes that occur when using hormonal birth control methods, Daysy is something that I recommend as a safe alternative. Purchase here.
In this comprehensive 1:1 60 min nutrition consultation, I will review any recent labs in addition to your assessment forms to educate you on specific nutrition and lifestyle changes to optimize your health from the inside, out. You will be educated on how to implement these foods into your diet, along with meal ideas and eating out suggestions. General exercise and personalized supplementation recommendations are also provided. After the consultation you will receive a personalized plan with your goals, specific recommendations, recipes, grocery list, and supplement recommendations. Special deal of 35% off- use code "blackfriday35"
Dr. Sara Gottfried is a leading expert in women’s hormones and anti-aging. She is truly a genius and this book provides you with a great foundation on how hormones work and how to balance yours. If you are looking to learn more about your own hormones, I highly recommend giving this book a read. Purchase here.
Epsom salt is a great source of magnesium that can be absorbed topically to help support your body’s magnesium levels. Magnesium is a critical electrolyte for muscle contraction, central nervous system activity, regular digestion, PMS symptoms, and metabolic health. I love Epsom salt baths as a way to unwind at the end of the day and obtain a dose of magnesium. All you need is 2 cups for 20 minutes a few times per week! I love this brand because it also contains lavender which is great for muscle relaxation and sleep as well. Purchase here.
White noise is a therapeutic sleep aid that can help you get to sleep faster and sleep more soundly. White noise works by drowning out outside sounds and helping reduce the excitability of the brain. It works wonders for light sleepers or those who are easily impacted by noise when trying to fall asleep. When used in combination with the herb holy basil before bedtime, people see incredible improvements in sleep latency. Purchase here.
Journaling is one of my favorite ways to help shut off the mind and journal your progress while following a new nutrition or exercise program. I use journaling with many of my patients to help them enhance sleep quality and improve their relationship with food and their body. It is an incredible tool for processing thoughts, fears, and setting goals. I keep a journal next to my bedside each night to write down these very things in addition to any ideas that come to mind for my business or patients so that I can sleep soundly at night. Purchase here.
My at-your-pace nutrition courses educate you with the tools to optimize your diet using the exact strategies I use when working with patients 1:1. These courses are a great option if you want to take things at your own speed. Once purchased, you will have access to them forever! With any of the courses you have the ability to ask questions along the way through the included discussion board. Special deal of 35% off- use code "blackfriday35"
This inositol powder by Theralogix is one of my favorites because of the blend of two different forms of inositol. Inositol is a B Vitamin that supports women’s hormones, blood sugar and insulin management, cortisol metabolism and fertility. Research has found that supplementing with this powder can help women with PCOS lose weight, decrease androgen symptoms, improve metabolic health, and increase the chances of fertility. Special deal- use PRC code "690710"
Please note that the PRC must be entered in the 1st field located under the PRC Code and not the 2nd field located under the Discount Code.
Dandy blend is an excellent herbal drink alternative to coffee. I love Dandy Blend because it is made from dandelion root which is also a great detoxifier for the liver. The liver is a critical component to balanced hormones and thyroid function. Dandy Blend can also be a great non-stimulant alternative to coffee for those that are working on improving cortisol dysregulation. It can also be used in the afternoon or evening hours as a warm treat! I love mixing it into an almond milk latte or making my pumpkin spice latte recipe where I use it in place of coffee. Purchase here.
Blue light that is emitted from electronics impairs our body’s natural melatonin production. This can have impacts on our circadian rhythm or sleep cycle which can make falling asleep and staying asleep a challenge. I recommend using blue light blocking glasses after 8 pm, when melatonin production begins to be made at the highest amounts. This will help ensure that your body produces enough melatonin to support quality, restful sleep. Purchase here.
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