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#Repost @drmarkhyman ・・・ ”The first step involves removing the bad stuff. We know that sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stress, and lack of exercise all contribute to worse PMS and all hormonal imbalances – including menopause.⁣ ⁣ Imbalances in your hormones are triggered by bad food. If you eat sugar, you’ll produce more insulin, more estrogen, and more testosterone. Any type of flour and sugar can lead to these imbalances. Dairy and gluten are often triggers for inflammation and hormonal imbalances. Xenobiotics or environmental chemicals like pesticides in our food can act like powerful hormone disruptors and trigger our own hormones to go out of balance. ⁣ ⁣ Dairy is one of the biggest triggers of hormonal imbalances because of all the hormones found naturally in milk and because of the hormones and antibiotics added to milk. Even organic milk can come from pregnant cows, jacking up hormone levels. In fact, dairy has over 60 hormones that can contribute to imbalances. Dairy and gluten are among the most common food sensitivities that you might benefit from eliminating from your diet.⁣ ⁣ After removing the bad stuff, you will want to replace it with good stuff. Eat a whole, real, unprocessed, organic, mostly plant-based diet with organic or sustainably raised animal products. When you focus on this type of diet, you minimize intake of xenoestrogens, hormones, and antibiotics. Taking simple steps like choosing organic food and drinking filtered water can hugely impact hormone balance.⁣”

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#Repost @thewomensdietitian “YOUR CYCLE AFFECTS HOW YOU FEEL 🙀⁣ ⁣ 🎢This rollercoaster is basically our life in a nutshell and then it’s back to square one for another ride, amirite? ⁣ ⁣ Day 1 is the first day of bleeding that commences your menstrual cycle. Throughout Aunt Flow’s visit, you may feel irritable, bloated, crampy, and have some lower back pain. The lack of estrogen steals your sunshine for a little while but fear not— it comes back in full force as your estrogen starts to pick up, TG☀️⁣ ⁣ Days later as the lining of your uterus starts to get all warm and cozy, awaiting an egg to nourish, you are in your fertile window, your estrogen is surging and you👏🏼are 👏🏼at👏🏼the👏🏼top👏🏼of👏🏼yo👏🏼GAME. Your boobs are perkier, your libido is soaring, your skin is clearer and your brain is sharper. ⁣ ⁣ Then BOOM 💥 ovulation! ⁣ ⁣ You descend into what we call the luteal phase when your progesterone is elevated, your body temp is high, and your uterine lining is thick. It usually lasts 10-16 days. ☺️⁣ ⁣ Now you’re at the end of your cycle— and if a baby isn’t in your cards, your progesterone and estrogen take a nosedive. Thanks to plummeting estrogen, your emotions and mood take a down turn. 👎🏼 This leads us back to day 1 and it starts alllllll over again.⁣ ⁣ Despite this cyclical nature of our bodies, why tf does it always feel like a huge surprise when we burst into tears over a Burger King commercial?! 😂⁣ ⁣ 📍NOTE: The standard “28-day cycle” is what textbooks always use, but doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the normal length of a typical cycle— this is used for reference purposes. Usually, a cycle ranging anywhere from 21-35 days is “normal.”⁣ ⁣ So, what emoji are you?! Drop it below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 ⁣” ⁣ #womenshealth #periodproblems #pmsproblems #pms #hormonebalance #menstruationmatters #healthyhormones

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#Repost @thewomensdietitian ・・・ “DO YOU HAVE HEALTHY LEVELS OF ESTROGEN? 💥⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Stress on the body = no bueno for estrogen production. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✔️Whether too low or too high, estrogen has mega impacts on all kinds of aspects of our health we might not have otherwise considered. ⁣And apparently I copied over the wrong chemical structure for estrogen and replaced it with serotonin on my previous post 🤦🏼‍♀️ so here it is with the right one inside! Thanks for the catch, friends!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ✨WEIGHT: Some forms of estrogen are linked to how the body controls weight. Lower levels of estradiol can lead to weight gain. We see this often in menopause.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✨SKIN: Lower estrogen levels are correlated with skin dryness, wrinkling, and thinning. Once skin becomes estrogen deficient it undergoes histological changes responsible for decreasing collagen.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✨LIBIDO: Estrogen helps you feel hot n’ sexay! This is why you’re feeling your BEST when estrogen is surging thru your follicular and ovulation phases.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✨MOOD: Fluctuating estrogen puts women at an increased risk of mood disorders and depression.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✨ENERGY: When your body’s estrogen level is not balanced, you may experience major fatigue. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ✨FERTILITY: Low estrogen may equal no ovulation and without ovulating, there is a 0% chance of falling pregnant naturally. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Have you experienced an estrogen imbalance?! Share below 👇🏼⁣⁣” ⁣ #hormonebalance #estrogenbalance #healthyhormones #happyhormones #womenshealth #hormonehealth

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ・・・ ”NUTRITION is not one size fits all! . We’ve been chatting about why a fertility diet should look different for each person this week. If you’re just tuning in, be sure to scroll back and catch up! . The first step I take with each client is to investigate. This typically requires functional fertility testing, a detailed health history & acquiring past labs as well as listening to current signs and symptoms. Investigating allows me to design a very individualized action plan that will work with your body to improve your egg quality & reproductive environment. . Each action plan includes guidance for nutrition, supplements, stress, sleep and movement. The nutrition piece always starts with the 4 principles above and is then individualized based on gut health, genetics, hormones, nutrient status, food presences and more. . Are you ready to take the guesswork out of eating for fertility?! ” . #ttccommunity #fertilitydietitian #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #ttcsupport #fertilityfood #fertilitydiet #hormonebalance #hormoneimbalance #eggquality #itstartswiththeegg #fertilitycoach #fertilitycounseling #ivfsupport #ttcjourney #infertilityjourney #periodproblems #functionalmedicine #functionalfertility

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ”Earlier this week I posted about there being no such thing as a perfect fertility diet. This doesn’t mean there aren’t nutrients that are essential for egg & sperm quality, supporting reproductive environment and improving your chances of having a healthy baby!! **Check back tomorrow to learn the principles of a quality fertility diet.** It can just look different for everyone for many reasons. One of my number one goals for my clients is to make sure they have a realistic & sustainable long-term plan. This means their fertility nutrition plan includes foods they love & recipes they grew up with in a way that is working with their body to optimize their fertility. Fish & seafood won’t be on the menu if you hate it! We might talk about preparation & trying it in different ways, but if it’s still a no-go, we amp up the nutrients from other foods and supplements when necessary. Depending on where your body needs support in the hormone balance department, amount and type of exercise can look different which can influence the amount & type of foods you are fueling your body with. If exercise & nutrition balance is off it can lead to loss of ovulation, elevated stress hormones and depleted nutrients….no bueno for fertility! Blood sugar balance is important for overall hormone balance and regular ovulation. Some bodies function better with more carbs while others thrive with a little less. This is okay! Finding your sweet spot can make all the difference for regulating your cycle & supporting egg quality. Additionally, health history, diagnosis, family history, current gut health & genetics can all play a role in eating pattern recommendations, foods to focus on & foods to limit. It is a scary & confusing world out there when it comes to nutrition recommendations. Checking the credentials of who you are getting advice from is essential! Remember MD’s and even RE’s DON’T have a background in nutrition unless they have done separate training and even then it likely isn’t the same as years of nutrition focused education, hundreds of hours of training, yearly continued education & staying up on current research daily. I’m here for you!”

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#Repost @theorganicdietitian ・・・ “Do you ever find yourself dealing with symptoms that you just know can’t be normal? Maybe you have even gone to your doctor and they do some blood work or other tests and say everything looks “normal.” Or your doctor has found something wrong and just gives you medication which has helped but you still feel there is more to the story. Maybe you have tried some things on your own or tried other practitioners that have helped your symptoms a bit but you still don’t feel 100% the way you want to feel. 💯💯 .. I have talked to thousands of women and hear stories like this all the time. They tell me things like I have managed to control my symptoms. I feel ok now that I have done x,y,z. If I had to live like this forever I feel like I would survive. I do the best I can to deal with my symptoms and not have it impact my life too much (but they usually still do). I exist the best I can and feel like things could be worse.😣😣 .. While it is understandable to think this way it still makes me sad. Why? Because I don’t want anyone to feel like they are simply managing, surviving, dealing with, existing, or just doing ok. I want women to THRIVE! You don’t have to just live with it but you can address the root causes so you can ELIMINATE your symptoms and feel your best! It isn’t selfish to work on yourself. There are answers out there if you dig deep enough and work on all areas of your body. You are not just destined to have these symptoms. 💁🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️ .. Our health is at the root of your life experiences and when you have suboptimal health and when you don’t make it a priority all other areas of your life tends to falter. Your relationships may not be as good, showing up at work becomes more difficult, you aren’t as present in life. This is not ok by me and it shouldn’t be ok with you!😜😜 .. Do you feel like you are just managing symptoms? Ready to thrive instead? Apply to work with us using the link in my profile!👆🏽👆🏽” . Im doing online sessions worlde 💻🌍 www.hormonhalsan.com www.merciertherapy.se . #womenshealth #hormoneimbalance #periodproblems #adrenalfatigue #hypothyroidism #guthealth

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ”EGG & SPERM QUALITY MATTER NO MATTER HOW YOU ARE TTC. Unfortunately, there aren’t any lab tests that look at the quality of either. HOWEVER, we can still improve your chances of success by starting with nutrition & lifestyle! What if you could cut the number of IVF cycles it takes to get a baby by 50%?! You might think this sounds crazy, but the numbers don’t lie. It takes an average of 3 IVF cycles to take home a baby. With targeted nutrition & lifestyle support the chances of taking home a baby skyrocket with just 1 round of IVF. It is super important to look at a clinics live birth rates, rather than pregnancy rates when considering IVF. Consider this, in the US, 42% of IVF cycles are successful for women under 35 years old, 34% for women 35-37 years old and 24% for women 38-40 years old. Your chances can double with diet & lifestyle intervention for both partners! This means, looking at overall health & digging down to the root cause of any symptoms. It blows my mind that IVF is the answer for a woman that has no period or has always had irregular cycles. Why is there zero consideration as to why she is having these symptoms and how this is influencing her egg quality?! This is not every doctor but it happens too often. Couples do the best we can with the information they are given, unfortunately there is a lack of information throughout the infertility protocol. Considering IVF’s hefty price tag of at least 12k-17k per cycle, investing in your health to focus on egg & sperm quality before dishing out the big bucks can save you thousands of dollars & likely a lot of heartache from failed treatments. And what if you didn’t need IVF despite all of your fertility challenges? Investing in your health has zero consequences and it will certainly improve your chance of getting pregnant no matter how you are trying to conceive. How can targeted nutrition & lifestyle guidance support an IVF cycle? ✨Improves egg & sperm quality ✨Creates a healthy environment for implantation✨Improves chances of full-term pregnancy & healthy baby✨Decreases pregnancy complications ✨Improves postpartum recovery" Areyou readyto get optimized for your👶🏾?

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#Repost @hormonehealingrd ・・・ “Functional Food Highlight: Bone Broth 🍵⁣ ⁣ When I think of medicinal foods I think of bone broth. There's a reason homemade chicken soup is given to people when they are sick. ⁣ ⁣ Many cultures like Chinese, French, Japanese, African, and Italian have different broths that are made to help different ailments like GI issues, join pain, constipation, etc. ⁣ ⁣ The benefits of bone broth are coming from the nutrients found in bones and connective tissue.⁣ ⁣ 🔹Gelatin is the protein in bone broth and is the cooked form of collagen. They contain the same nutrients, but gelatin is a different form that allows you to use it in baked good and different recipes. ⁣ ⁣ 🔹One of the biggest draws for me to bone broth is its amino acid content. ⁣ ⁣ Bone broth contains anti-inflammatory amino acids like alanine, hydroxyproline, proline, and glycine. ⁣ ⁣ 🔹Bone broth also contains a variety of minerals that are essential for thyroid function and hormone health. ⁣ ⁣ 🔹Bone broth also contains vitamins A and K2. Vitamin A is important for skin, heart, immune system, and reproductive health. ⁣ ⁣ Vitamin K2 helps to keep calcium inside the bones and teeth to protect our thyroid and support bone health. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Depending on the ingredients used to make the bone broth, its nutrition content can vary, but I think it's a great food to include regularly. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I love cooking and just drinking bone broth, but I also utilize @paleovalley Bone Broth Protein in coffee and smoothies as a quality protein source. It's also great for travel. It has all of the same benefits in a convenient and unflavored form. ⁣ ⁣ It also makes coffee super frothy and who doesn't love that?!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Tag a friend that needs this info 💖”

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#Repost @theorganicdietitian ・・・ “More on endometriosis (if you missed the symptoms then go back to my previous post) for #endometriosisawarenessmonth.👉🏽👉🏽 .. I wanted to talk about some of the things that can contribute to endo. The number one thing you want to consider is your immune system. Current research supports the involvement of immune cells in the contribution of endometriosis. 🦠🦠29316073 .. What does that mean? Immune dysfunction is what prevents the immune system from learning cup endometrial lesions and what can contribute to the growth of those lesions in the first place. Issues with the immune system can also lead to inflammation and inflammation is part of an autoimmune response. Some will even classify as an autoimmune disease.💩💩 .. When it comes to addressing the immune system you want to think about your gut since around 70% of your immune system is in your gut. Looking for infections in the gut, balancing your healthy gut bacteria, addressing leaky gut, decreasing inflammation, supporting your immune system, reducing stress, nutrition, ensuring adequate stomach acid and enzyme production are all important considerations when it comes to healing your gut and therefore your immune system. 🐛🐛🥑🥦🔥🔥26901277 and PMC3204940” . . www.hormonhalsan.com www.merciergherapy.se . . . . #endometriosis #endowarrior #endo #endometriosiswarrior #periodproblems #pms #periodcramps #painfulperiods #periodpain #estrogendominance #womenshealth #autoimmunedisease #inflammation #leakygut #guthealthmatters #guthealth #heavyperiods #rootcause #healfromwithin #hormonehealth #hormoneimbalance #hormonebalance #hormonesupport

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#Repost @nicolemjardim ・・・ ”Is your period missing?⁠ ⁠ A lesser known cause of irregular or absent periods is primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), or premature ovarian failure (an older term for the condition).⁠ ⁠ 🥚WHAT IS IT? ⁠ POI is when your ovaries stop functioning properly well before menopause (under the age of 40). It’s not premature menopause, but a malfunction that results in your ovaries not releasing eggs regularly.⁠ ⁠ Women with POI can and do get pregnant, but it may be difficult because ovulation can be sporadic.⁠ ⁠ 🥚SIGNS + SYMPTOMS⁠ Autoimmune disorders are a risk factor, particularly adrenal autoimmune diseases like Addison’s and autoimmune thyroiditis. (Hold tight for tomorrow's post on the link between thyroid health and irregular periods!)⁠ ⁠ POI is also associated with low levels of estrogen and androgens. Since the body isn’t ovulating regularly, hormone levels are not optimal.⁠ ⁠ One of the early signs of POI can be vaginal dryness, or lowered vaginal fluid levels, since decreases in estrogen typically produce this symptom. Hot flashes, night sweats, or low libido can also be telltale signs that POI is presenting.⁠ ⁠ Keep in mind: If you're on birth control, these symptoms can be masked.⁠ ⁠ 🥚TREATMENT OPTIONS⁠ Some research indicates that decreasing inflammation via the administration of corticosteroids can induce ovulation in women with POI. Scientists have also explored the possibility of using human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) to restore ovulation in mice.⁠ ⁠ 🥦However, what needs to happen as a first step is holistic nutrition and lifestyle intervention.⁠ ⁠ I literally cannot stress this enough.⁠ ⁠ You are at higher risk if you have an autoimmune disease which is very much connected to gut-related issues. And your ovarian tissue is some of the most sensitive tissue in your body—it responds to nutrient deficiencies and environmental toxins—so it is crucial that the contributing factors to POI are addressed immediately.⁠ ⁠ 🖱️Click the link in my bio @nicolemjardim to learn more about the causes of irregular periods and take the quiz 🗒️ on my website to discover the root cause of your period probs! ”

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ・・・ “Did you know that an estimated 33% of infertility is due to male factor? Another 33% is female factor and the remaining is combined male/female factors. . Even if the sperm analysis is “normal”, we can’t dismiss sperm quality during preconception care. . As women, we have many more signs that something might be off. Cycling hormones, CM, BBT, ovulation (or lack of), length of cycle or period flow….and many more lab tests and evaluation procedures. Not to mention the pressure we tend to put on ourselves….which can make it pretty easy to convince ourselves (or even be told by a doc) that we are the reason we are struggling to conceive or carry a baby to term. . What can you do to improve sperm quality? ✨Stop smoking! Both nicotine & marijuana. ✨Get 7-9 hours of quality shut eye every night. ✨Manage stress daily. ✨Load up on antioxidants by including lots of color, nuts, olive oil and fatty fish. . There is zero downside to incorporating nutrition & lifestyle changes that improve sperm quality!! How is your guy participating in preconception care!? 👇🏻👇🏻” . #ttccommunity #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #fertilitydietitian #unexplainedinfertility #fertilitydiet #infertilitysupport #ttcwithpcos #ttcwithendo #spermquality #sperm #malefactorinfertility #infertilitywarrior #ivfsupport #infertilitysisters #fertilitycoach #functionalmedicine #functionalfertility

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#Repost @nicolemjardim ・・・ ”IRREGULAR PERIODS & STRESS 🙈⁠ ⁠ Have you ever gone through a stressful time—whether it be a rough break-up, college mid-terms, the start of a demanding job, OR a worldwide pandemic (too soon?)—and noticed some weird stuff happening to your period?⁠ ⁠ Def not a coincidence!⁠ ⁠ WHAT WE KNOW: Ongoing stress can lead to HPA axis dysfunction, disrupted cortisol secretion, and irregular or absent periods.⁠ ⁠ BUT HOW?⁠ ⁠ It all starts with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, aka our body's stress response coordinator.⁠ ⁠ When we experience stress (e.g., a job interview, a traffic jam, or a fight with our significant other), the 🧠signals our adrenals to secrete hormones like epinephrine and cortisol that help us respond to those stressors.⁠ ⁠ This is a good thing, IF it occurs infrequently.⁠ ⁠ When we’re in a state of chronic stress, however (e.g., workaholic status, poor sleep habits, trauma, or an inflammatory diet), adrenal-hormone dysfunction can ensue. 😵⁠ ⁠ This dysfunction messes with our hormones BIG time. ⁠⏬⁠ ⁠ High cortisol dampens the hypothalamus’s secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), which is responsible for triggering the pituitary to release follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).⁠ ⁠ This is bad news, because FSH and LH are critical for reproduction: FSH stimulates the ovarian follicle, causing an egg to grow, and triggers the production of estrogen in the follicle. The release of LH then causes the 🥚to be released from the ovary (known as ovulation). But that’s not all…⁠ ⁠ Cortisol also directly inhibits the production of FSH and LH in a further attempt to thwart the chance of ovulation and potential 👶.⁠ As a result, over time, the production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone goes a little haywire, thus disrupting the entire menstrual cycle.⁠ 🙅‍♀️⁠ ⁠ Whew! The moral of the story: The best thing you can do for your 🩸is figure out how to CALM your stress response...especially now during trying times. 🏖️⁠ ⁠ The next best thing? Read my latest post on why your period might be all over the place at the link in bio @nicolemjardim!”

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ・・・ ”Are your labs “normal” but you still aren’t getting pregnant? Have you been diagnosed with unexplained infertility? This is actually pretty common and something I see with many of my unexplained infertility clients. So, what can you do? . Well, let’s start with what “normal” labs really mean. In the context of conventional lab data normal means, average or falling within a range that is most common in a given population. . This varies a bit depending on which lab you are looking at but it is important to know that “normal” lab ranges are different than OPTIMAL lab ranges. For instance, normal vitamin D is considered 20-40 ng/mL but an optimal level is 40-80 ng/mL. Quite the difference right!? Especially when adequate vitamin D is necessary for healthy AMH, FSH and progesterone! All of which are pretty important for conceiving and carrying a pregnancy to term. . Your doctors may be telling you “everything is normal, just keep trying” but YOU know your body best, listen to it. Do you feel like something is off but aren’t getting any support from your docs? Don’t shove it under a rug, you aren’t crazy, I promise. . Body systems do not function in isolation!!! If everything looks a-oaky with our reproductive environment, it’s time to consider what else may be influencing fertility IOW, look at the whole body. Think about other symptoms you might be having. Tummy troubles, irregular cycles, lack of CM, strange BBT pattern, trouble sleeping, headaches….anything! These symptoms may be trying to tell you something, especially if they are consistent. . If you have “normal” labs, but haven’t been able to conceive, I would love to help you dig deeper, take the guesswork out of “what to do”, & greatly improve your chances of taking home a healthy babe. . Are you struggling to conceive even though labs are “normal”?” . #ttccommunity #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysucks #unexplainedinfertility #fertilitysupport #ttcsupport #infertilitysupport #fertilitydietitian #fertilitydiet #functionalfertility #fertilitycoach #ivfsupport #ttcwithpcos #ttcwithendo

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#Repost @nicolemjardim ・・・ ”Total mood when your period is late... again. 📆⁠ ⁠ Are you always surprised when your period arrives? Is it unpredictable and on its own schedule, either coming every few weeks or even months?⁠ ⁠ Yeah...not ideal.⁠ ⁠ Worrying about when your next period will make an appearance—on a first date 💃or during an important meeting 👩‍💼or on vacation 🧖‍♀️is something that no one wants to deal with.⁠ ⁠ And while you may feel like you’re the only one dealing with it, know that between 11 and 13% of women have irregular periods!⁠ ⁠ But what constitutes a NORMAL period? There's a lot of confusion surrounding this topic, so let's get into it. 👇⁠ ⁠ A “normal” period doesn’t necessarily have to start every 28 days. In fact, studies show that a healthy cycle can fall within the range of 21 to 35 days, with an average period length of 3-7 days.⁠ ⁠ However, I'd say we want to shoot for a 25- to 35-day cycle for optimal hormone health and fertility. Women with cycles shorter than 24 days tend to have lower progesterone or excess estrogen + too-short luteal phases, which can impair their ability to get pregnant.⁠ ⁠ While pregnancy might not be your endgame, it is your body’s—and a truly healthy cycle is one that is fertile.⁠ 🌸⁠ ⁠ Although some variation with your period can happen due to food and lifestyle changes, if you have consistently irregular periods, it’s always a good idea to see your OB/GYN. But be forewarned: She might suggest you take the pill to regulate your periods.⁠ ⁠ I'd argue that what you really need to know is WHY they’re irregular in the first place.⁠ ⁠ That’s where my newest blog post comes in! 🖥️⁠ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⁠ Click the link in bio @nicolemjardim to read about common but surprising causes of irregular periods—and what to do about them!⁠ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⁠ Are you currently experiencing a missing or irregular period? Tell me what's up with your cycle in the comments. #periodgirl⁠ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠ 📷: @crystal.ro⁠” .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #fixyourperiodbook #loveyourladyparts #periodpositive #periodtips #periodista #menstruation #properiod #periodproblems #pms #pmdd #menstruationmatters #naturalfertility #fixyourperiod #fixmyperiod #irregularperiods #

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#Repost @fertilitynutritionist ・・・ “I’m sure you are all watching the developments around covid-19 particularly if monitoring cycles in order to go ahead with IVF. I know this is a part of my program currently with many clients. . The European Society of Reproductive Medicine released a statement yesterday. Check my bio for further details. . . ..’ As a precautionary measure - and in line with the position of other scientific societies in reproductive medicine - we advise that all fertility patients considering or planning treatment, even if they do not meet the diagnostic criteria for Covid-19 infection, should avoid becoming pregnant at this time. For those patients already having treatment, we suggest considering deferred pregnancy with oocyte or embryo freezing for later embryo transfer.’.. . . ESHRE further advises that patients who are pregnant or those (men and women) planning or undergoing fertility treatment should avoid travel to known areas of infection and contact with potentially infected individuals. . . This is something I’m sure ESHRE haven’t taken lightly and are watching the data around this unfold. I know in the U.K. we had our first corona virus baby born this week. It’s currently unclear how the baby girl got the virus, as few children and babies seem to be testing positive to it. . . If you are undertaking fertility treatment and ART please contact your clinic for further information, as they may or may not confirm this statement that was released yesterday. We also await the HFEA 🇬🇧 position on this. The 🇺🇸 @americansocietyforreprodmed have yet to make a statement on this too.”

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#Repost @theorganicdietitian ・・・ “If you missed my last 2 posts on missing periods be sure to go back so you can catch up. There are many possible reasons your period goes bye bye (see last post). Today I want to talk about the thyroid connection because this is an often overlooked issue. If practitioners are even checking the thyroid (which they don’t always) they often aren’t testing a full thyroid panel and then they aren’t interpreting the labs properly. This leads to little answers.😣😣 .. Thyroid function is regulated by the brain. The hypothalamus-pituitary axis to be exact. This axis controls some of the most important hormones related to fertility including signaling the ovaries to produce hormones. Thyroid dysfunction can impact the brain signaling and therefore how much of these hormones are released. 💁🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️ .. You need adequate thyroid hormone to make pregnenolone (your “mother” hormone) from cholesterol and then to make progesterone. But having low progesterone also raises thyroid requirements, making the thyroid gland work harder.💪🏽💪🏽 .. Thyroid issues can worsen insulin resistance and disrupt your stress response which can increase your risk of PCOS, irregular periods, and yes hypothalamic amenorrhea (or a missing period).❤️❤️ .. Every cell in your body needs thyroid hormone, including your brain and your ovaries. Thyroid hormones support follicle developments which is a necessary step in ovulation. So no matter if you are dealing with hypo or hyperthyroidism it can affect menstruation. But getting a proper thyroid test performed and having it interpreted from a functional perspective is key! I have a IGTV video about thyroid labs you can watch via my highlights.👆🏽👆🏽” . . . . . . #hypothyroidism #thyroidproblems #thyroidhealing #thyroid #hashimotosdisease #gravesdisease #hyperthyroidism #womenshealth #periods #periodproblems #amenorrhea #hypothalamicamenorrhea #pcos #pcoswarrior #rootcause #healfromwithin #guthealthmatters #tiredmom #fatigued #adrenalfatigue #hormonehealth #hormoneimbalance #hormonebalance

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ・・・ ”SUPPORTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM is important all of the time, but it is natural to find yourself scrambling for “what to do” in the midst of a new virus. There is not a magic supplement or herb that will help us prevent COVID-19, however we can support our bodies natural defense system! . NOTE: TP will NOT help protect you……if you are planning on staying in, stock up on nutritious FOOD, otherwise you won’t need any of that TP anyways. . Food items to have on hand: ✨Protein: canned tuna, canned salmon, eggs, frozen chicken thighs, beans & legumes ✨Produce: Fresh fruit & veggies (eat these first!), frozen veggies, frozen berries ✨Fat: Nut butter, nuts, seeds, avocado oil, olive oil ✨Grains/Starch: potatoes, rice, quinoa . Filling your pantry and freezer with foods that are full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, vitamin C & zinc will help support your immune system so it can better fight any infection that comes it’s way. Continue taking your prenatal vitamins or good quality multivitamins to fill in the gaps. . Moving your body is SO important for your immune system! You don’t have to go to the gym, pop on a youtube exercise or go get some fresh air. . Additionally, don’t skimp on sleep! Sleep will help your body prepare to fight any foreign invaders. If you are feeling under the weather, listen to your body and rest!! It will help you recover quicker. . Lastly, don’t panic!! Stress weakens our immune system & can make us more likely to be infected by foreign invaders. . What are your questions? 👇🏻” . #ttccommunity #immunesupport #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #ttcsupport #fertilitycoach #ivfsupport #functionalmedicine #functionalfertility #ttcsupport #ttcwithpcos #ttcwithendo

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#Repost @drdemeri ・・・ “💭Did you know that most of your thyroid hormone is converted to the active form your body uses for metabolism in your liver?⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 🌿One of the best ways to support your thyroid is to cleanse and support your liver daily. A great way to do this is with Dandelion Greens⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 🌿I encourage you to try dandelion juicing. I combine my dandelion juice with apples and a tiny pinch of cayenne.⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 🌿Dandelion Juicing is part of my #PreconceptionDetox for my mamma's who want to optimize their hormones, thyroid and liver function prior to conceiving. This ensures that they are nutritionally making super eggs!⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 🌿Here are some interesting Dandelion Facts:⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ * Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant rich⠀⠀ * Vitamin K (Bone health)⠀⠀ * Blood builder and purifier⠀⠀ * Rich in Vitamin C and super rich in Vitamin A⠀⠀ * Rich in Folate which is crucial as a prenatal in its natural form⠀⠀ * Iron, Potassium,Mangenese, Calcium, Magnesium⠀⠀ * Detoxifies the Liver and makes you go⠀⠀ * Helps digest food if taken before a meal⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ 💭Do you need more ENERGY?⠀⠀ 💭Do you have a SLUGGISH liver (who doesn't)?⠀⠀ 💭Suffer from PMS or feel like a different person the week before your period?⠀⠀ 💭Do you want to have a baby in the future?⠀⠀ 💭Have been told you have a FATTY LIVER, are ANEMIC, PALE and cold, diagnosed with LEUKEMIA, ENDOMETRIOSIS, PCOS or HASHIMOTO'S?⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Speak to your Naturopathic or Functional Medicine Doctor about the amazing medicinal properties of Dandelion root and leaves.⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Tag a friend that would love this information and tell me about your experiences with Dandelion juicing in the comments box below.⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ (IG posts are for Education only. Always seek professional Medical Advice from your own Doctor)⠀⠀⠀ Schedule a consultation with Dr.Demeri⠀⠀⠀ 🖥 http://www.aimforwomen.com/bookings⠀⠀⠀ Direct link in IG Profile @drdemeri”

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#Repost @drdemeri ・・・ “🥚It takes approximately 3 months for an immature egg to develop into a mature egg ready for ovulation, and this is the crucial window of time for preserving egg quality⠀⠀ 🥚Most naturally conceived embryos are lost before a woman even knows she is pregnant. Only about a third of fertilized embryos survive to become a baby. This is due to chromosomal abnormalities mostly.⠀⠀ 🥚In women over 40, more than half of eggs maybe chromosomally abnormal⠀⠀ 🥚Egg production is a very long & error-prone process. The development of each egg begins before a woman is even born. A girl is born with all the eggs she will ever have, and each egg exists in a state of suspended animation.⠀⠀ 🥚The energy producing structures inside eggs change significantly with age and in response to nutrients and other external factors. These structures, called mitochondria, act as mini-power plants to transform various fuel sources into energy that the cell can use, in the form of ATP- the energy of life. Without enough energy, egg and embryo development may go awry or stop altogether. You can help recharge your mitochondria and thereby boost your egg’s energy supply with proper nutrition and vitamins⠀ 🔹Folate (not folic acid which is synthetic)- A type of B vitamin, used for hundreds of different biological processes, helps prevent serious birth defects and helps in healthy egg development, egg quality, and IVF success rates⠀ 🔹Vitamin B12, Zinc and B6 are also instrumental in embryo quality⠀ 🔹CoQ10 or Ubiquinol - 100-200mg can be very helpful and can help oxygenate the cells of the entire body as well and support Mitochondrial function⠀⠀ 🔹NAC - This is an antioxidant and if you know me, when it comes to prenatal health, antioxidants are crucial to increase to negate the oxidative damage aging and the environment have on our bodies. This has been shown to help prevent the damage to the telomeres & makes Glutathione⠀ 🔹DHEA - this is our 'Youth hormone' that the adrenal gland makes and peaks around age 21 and then starts to decline.Not everyone needs this and the dosages used in research are pretty high and can increase testosterone and make you lose hair and have acne"

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#Repost @fertilitynutritionist ・・・ ”Causes of Endometriosis . . As there isn’t a huge amount of research dedicated to this ( currently only just over 1000 research papers in the last few years )which looking at other diseases is a very small amount! . . It’s most likely a combination of many factors and having oestrogen dominance in the family and an inability to detox oestrogen well From liver to bowel. This seems to start at puberty and maybe a huge factor that radiates outwards and starts a cascade of other things. . . There are some theories around stagnation and back flow menstral blood which goes back through fallopian tubes and deposits and starts to grow in uterus. This however doesn’t explain how the tissue got to the bowel and other areas. It may relate to lymphatic and circulatory system more though as this serves the whole body. . . Immune dysfunction is also one theory and that women with endo seem to have an inability to manage the hormones during the cycle and this results in an immune response and lesions in the body. These women also seem to have other immune issues. . . Genetics also plays a factor in a few studies and there are some genes that appear in women with endo and Adenomyosis . . Environmental causes seems to play heavily and this again may go back to the woman’s inability to detox well where chemicals build up , particularly dioxins. A study in rats given huge doses of dioxins developed Endometriosis. . . Another theory is metaplasia a process in the body where one cell can morph into a different one. This normally happens in response to inflammation and allows the cell to adapt, so the body can survive. Researchers believe this can happen when a baby girl is developing in the womb when her own womb is growing!”

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ・・・ ”DID YOU KNOW that conception rates increase during the summer months? The sunshine vitamin likely has something to do with this! We also know that AMH (hormone measured to help determine ovarian reserve) is suppressed when there is a vitamin D deficiency…… . Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in the northern countries, with over 3 million people diagnosed each year! We know that vitamin D is important for both sperm quality and egg quality….kinda important for conception, right!? . Vitamin D acts more like a hormone in our body than a vitamin and actually talks directly to our reproductive organs, making it essential for ovulation and fertilization to occur. . It is challenging to get recommended amounts of Vitamin D from our food, but here are a few sources: ✨Salmon ✨Eggs ✨Fortified dairy . We make vitamin D from the sun as long as we get at least 10 minutes/day with bare arms (or equivalent skin exposure). Unfortunately, this can be challenging to do year round, in the northern countries anyways. . I recommend having your level checked and supplementing appropriately! . Have you had your vitamin D levels checked? 👇🏻” . #ttcsupport #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #fertilitydietitian #fertilityfood #ivfsupport #hormonebalance #infertilitywarrior #fertilitycoach #functionalmedicine #functionalfertility #ttcwithpcos #ttcwithendo #ttcjourney #infertilitysisters

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#Repost @theorganicdietitian ・・・ ”Did you know you have an OAT axis? Ovarian, adrenal, and thyroid axis. The fact that the relationship between these systems is so often overlooked by conventional medicine helps to explain why therapies that seem well indicated often do not work as they should. These three glands are very dependent on each other for optimal function. 🚺 .. Adrenals-Thyroid: Cortisol decreases TSH which then lowers thyroid hormone production. Cortisol also inhibits the conversion of T4 or active T3 and increase the conversion of T4 to reverse T3. If one gland or the other is not working efficiently, they will eventually both burn out if not corrected.📉 .. Adrenals- Ovaries: stress activates the HPA axis and can increase cortisol and DHEA which can increase estrogen. Additionally, making reproductive hormones like progesterone isn’t a priority when the body is under stress.🤦🏽‍♀️ .. Ovaries-Thyroid: when there is excess estrogen (occurs frequently due to xenoestrogen exposure and from being under chronic stress), it blocks the uptake of thyroid hormones, and causes low thyroid hormone output. Progesterone enhances thyroid hormone function and thyroid hormone makes progesterone receptors more sensitive. So having low progesterone can increase thyroid hormone requirements, making the thyroid glad work harder.💪🏽 .. Spot treating symptoms never addresses the cause which is why it is important to address the body as a whole because IT’S ALL CONNECTED!👩🏽‍🏫 .” . . www.hormonhalsan.com www.merciertherapy.se . . . #adrenalfatigue #cortisol #stressedout #stressball #estrogendominance #estrogen #progesterone #fertility #thyroidhealing #thyroidproblems #thyroid #autoimmunedisease #hashimotosdisease #hormones #dietitian #itsallconnected #rootcause #healfromwithin #healfromtheinsideout #symptoms #hairloss #tiredofbeingtired #fatigue #inflammation #hormoneimbalance #pcos #periodproblems

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#Repost @functionalfertility ・・・ “Endometriosis, autoimmunity, and infertility are woven together so tightly it is almost impossible to tease apart the pieces. I’ll begin spinning this complicated tale with a little research… . Autoimmunity could be a driver of endometriosis in some people. In animal studies, immune dysfunction is associated with more severe endometrial lesions. Further, women with endometriosis can have higher levels of circulating white blood cells – this may cause an immune reaction to either the endometrium or sperm, contributing to infertility. Many women with endometriosis also have a concurrent autoimmune disorder, including hypothyroidism or rheumatoid arthritis. . There is also research to show that women with infertility may experience un-ruptured follicles (egg sacs), meaning the egg did not burst from the egg sac as expected during ovulation. Remember that progesterone comes from a ruptured egg sac, so no ovulation means no progesterone. Since progesterone normally counter-balances the effects of estrogen, a lack of progesterone can allow estrogen dependent endometrial lesions to thrive. . Can you see how the puzzle of infertility, endometriosis and immune function can be jumbled? I point this out to underscore the importance of a comprehensive approach to women with endometriosis. Immune function is an area to explore to ensure you are addressing the real drivers of this complicated condition! . . . . PMID: 10461004, 23303565, 7789554, 26247027, 11076096, 12351553” . . #functionalmedicine #fxmed #integrativemedicine #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathicdoctor #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #fertilityjourney #fertility #endowarrior

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#Repost @drdemeri ・・・ ”Let’s talk about the ovaries!⠀ ⠀ 👩Most woman are born with two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus.⠀ This is the home of all your eggs starting before you were born until you reach menopause.⠀ ⠀ The ovaries are connected with the uterus through the fallopian tubes. Each month an egg that has been released from the ovarian follicle travels through the fallopian tube in hoping to meet a sperm and begin the conception of an embryo.⠀ ⠀ 💫It is absolutely normal for an ovary to be more active than the other, but also it’s normal for ovulation to happen in month on one ovary and the next month on the other.⠀ ⠀ Another role that ovaries carry is to produce sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. ⠀ ⠀ 🧠They are in constant communication with the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland in your brain which tell the ovaries what to produce and in what amount.⠀ ⠀ Like I was saying, you are born with all your eggs but each month from menarche to menopause your ovaries are stimulated to mature as many as 1,000 eggs.⠀ ⠀ 👆However, even though hundreds of eggs are stimulated, only 1 will become dominant and reach its fully mature state, capable of ovulation and fertilization. The remaining eggs and follicles will wither and die.⠀ ⠀ Once the egg has been released, the empty follicle that is left becomes the corpus luteum. This acts as an endocrine gland and starts producing progesterone and some estrogen. These hormones prepare the lining of the uterus for potential pregnancy.⠀ ⠀ 🗓The corpus luteum lives for 11-14 days so if there is no fertilization and implantation, it begins to break down and produce less hormones so menstruation begins.⠀ ⠀ Since hundreds of follicles are stimulated each cycle it is normal for several of them to increase in size but towards ovulation only one follicle should be considerably larger than the others.⠀ ⠀ What is not normal is for several follicles to have an enlarged size without bursting. This is caused by hormonal imbalances and is common in women with PCOS.⠀ ⠀ Optimize Your Eggs and Ovaries through the Trimester Zero Course - Link in bio @drdemeri”

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#Repost @the.fertility.dietitian ・・・ ”OVULATION. Yesterday I posted a few tips to support ovulation, which is the main event of our cycle. I mentioned that nutrition & lifestyle impact the quality of the egg that is ovulated….let’s dig into that! . Egg quality is important for conception, reduced risk of miscarriage & a healthy baby. Egg quality is influenced over our life, BUT we can make significant changes to egg quality during the 3-4 months before ovulation, but the egg must be protected around the time of ovulation too. . Did you know that the egg is very susceptible to damage around ovulation!? By damage I mean, genetic errors (chromosomal abnormalities) that can prevent conception & increase miscarriage. These errors occur from oxidation which can result from; nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, compromised immune system, internal or external stress etc. . During ovulation, the egg is very susceptible to damage. Remember those little centers that power cells called mitochondria?! Our eggs have 10x as many mitochondria. These mitochondria fire up their engines around ovulation because it requires a lot of energy to arrange chromosomes in preparation to meet sperm. If oxidative damage starts to happen, the mitochondria become damaged & they can’t provide the necessary energy for egg development or embryo survival. In other words, our eggs require a lot of protection so they can support the mitochondria & produce a shit ton of energy. . Happy mitochondria = better egg quality & embryo development!! . How can we protect our mitochondria?! Antioxidant & inflammation management! 👉🏻Antioxidant rich diet. Think COLOR! 👉🏻Support natural detox pathways: nutrient rich diet, hydration, BM daily, sweating, sleep quality 👉🏻Supplementing powerhouse antioxidants specific to your body/needs . Targeted testing helps up work with your body, provide appropriate support for your antioxidant system & optimize your fertility. What are you waiting for?! Follow the link in my bio to schedule a free fertility strategy session!.” . #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #unexplainedinfertility

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#Repost @vitalhealthendometriosis ・・・ “A common (and incorrect) sentence we often hear is “A hysterectomy cures Endo, and if you have pain after a hysterectomy, you don’t have Endometriosis.”⁣ ⁣ This is F-A-L-S-E. A hysterectomy does not cure Endo.⁣ ⁣ 1. Hysterectomy alone, with or without removal of the ovaries, is not an appropriate treatment for Endometriosis. ⁣ ⁣ 2. The Endometriosis tissue grows under the ovaries, on the ovaries, on the bowel or bladder, next to the uterus, but rarely right on the uterus itself. ⁣ ⁣ 3. Removing the uterus will leave the disease behind.⁣ ⁣ 4. Some people believe that if the ovaries are removed, too, that will cure the Endo, since the ovaries are where the estrogen is coming from. But, as we have seen, Endometriosis can produce its own estrogen. Removal of the ovaries can result in osteoperosis and a dramatic drop in woman’s sex drive, because the ovaries produce testosterone as well as estrogen.⁣ ⁣ 5. Endometrial implants create their own estrogen, so they can continue to grow even after a hysterectomy. ⁣ ⁣ What happens too often with hysterectomies is that the physician takes the uterus out and leaves the disease, believing that any remaining Endo will “melt away.” It will not just melt away...It must be cut out and removed from the body. ⁣ ⁣ In some patients, especially if they have severe pelvic congestion — Adenomyosis — which is Endometriosis that has invaded the muscle wall of the uterus; it may be appropriate to perform a hysterectomy to remove all the Endometriosis. ⁣” ⁣ #VitalHealth #VitalHealthEndometriosisCenters #Endometriosis #Adenomyosis #Hysterectomy #WomensHealth #PelvicPain #endo #endometrios

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#Repost @functionalfertility ・・・ ”{what is endometriosis?} . The first step in bringing awareness is defining what endometriosis is, so here’s the breakdown: . The innermost layer of the uterus is called the “endometrium.” The lining of the endometrium is the layer that thickens every month in response to estrogen, and is then shed during menses. . In endometriosis, tissue similar to the endometrium can travel from the uterus into the pelvis and implant on other organs (like the ovaries, ovarian tubes, bladder, or rectum). These lesions are called an “endometrioma.” . Some common symptoms of endometriosis include debilitating pelvic pain, extreme bloating, and heavy bleeding. There may be additional issues depending on which organs are affected by the endometrioma lesions (digestive symptoms are a big deal) . Endometriomas still respond to estrogen like cells of a normal endometrium, so people often find they have fluctuations in symptom severity throughout the menstrual cycle. . Endometriosis affects millions of people worldwide and severely impacts their quality of life. The frustrating news is that there is no “cure.” However, there are soooo many ways we can address the underlying mediators of this condition. Keep checking back as I share more info in the spirit of #endometriosisawarenessmonth 💛 . Amazing artwork by @libertyantoniasadler .” . . #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endoawareness #endosisters #endosucks #endowarrior #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissupport #endosupport #functionalmedicine #fxmed #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathicdoctor #endo #endometrios

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#Repost @drdemeri ・・・ “Did you know that you and your body are in constant communication?⠀ ⠀ 🙌YES! The body relies on you to provide it with enough nutrients to keep all the systems functioning at optimal level, to rest and let it recover, to move the muscles, and many more.⠀ ⠀ 👯Think about it like your BFF. You take care of it and the body will take care of you.⠀ And when you begin to do things that go against the great bonding you have, the body will send you messengers to pay attention, to stop, and reassess.⠀ ⠀ And you know how the body sends you these messages? Through symptoms.⠀ ⠀ 💬The first symptoms are always mild. Most of the times are things like headaches, feeling a bit tired, having a longer or heavier period, having some PMS symptoms, going less regular to the restroom, etc.⠀ ⠀ Many of you don’t give any importance, take Tylenol and move on.⠀ ⠀ 😱Unfortunately if the symptoms aren’t taken into consideration and things don’t change, the body will start sending stronger messengers until you do.⠀ ⠀ All chronic conditions never come overnight. The first symptoms usually appear months or even years before getting a diagnosis. ⠀ ⠀ 👩🏽‍⚕️As a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor I’ve been trained to look at the symptoms like the guiding lights on a dark road and not the actual problem.⠀ ⠀ Suppressing the symptoms with medication is just like playing whack-a-mole: you will never fix anything because stronger symptoms will come after.⠀ ⠀ 🔨So next time you experience a symptom, don’t try to “kill” it. Pay attention to what the body is trying to tell you and act to fix the cause.⠀ ⠀ If you want to work with me, click on my Bio and schedule a consultation.”

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#Repost @larabriden ・・・ ”Some basic body literacy: . ⭕ A menstrual cycle is an "ovulatory cycle," in which ovulation is the main event. . ⭕ Most other types of bleeds are either pill-bleeds or anovulatory cycles (breakthrough bleeding). . ⭕ You can confirm ovulation by tracking basal body temperatures. . ⭕ Ovulation comes first and then a period almost exactly two weeks later. . . ⭕ If you're not ovulating, but still having "periods," then you are having anovulatory cycles. . ⭕ If you're not having bleeds, then you have either not ovulated or you're pregnant. . ⭕ When you come off the pill, you can become pregnant without ever seeing a bleed because ovulation comes first and THEN the bleed. That's why you need to take some action to avoid pregnancy - barrier or withdrawal - even when you have amenorrhea (no periods). . ⭕ It's (usually) not possible to ovulate but then not get a period or be pregnant. (The main exception is the hormonal IUD which can let you ovulate but not bleed.) . Have I missed anything? Add it to the comments.” . . . #bodyliteracy #fertilityawareness #fertilityawarenessmethod #chartyourcycle #learntochart #righttoovulate

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#Repost @theorganicdietitian ・・・ “Post 7 in the heavy metal series so if you missed any take a look back.👉🏽👉🏽 .. Copper is actually a beneficial nutrient but only in the right amount. It can actually become toxic when we accumulate it. Many only know of Wilson’s disease which is a genetic disorder where excess copper builds up in the body (this is rare). But what is much more common is copper toxicity by which we build up a stored bio-unavailable copper in the body which can often get stored in the liver and brain. Many things can lead to hidden copper toxicity but one factor is birth control. 👉🏽9805216💁🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️ .. Copper IUDs may not always bring negative side effects but there can be an increased copper release into the body slowly over time. Eventually experiencing things like brain fog, fatigue, or a racing mind. Side effects may begin 2-6 months after insertion or for others it may take years to decades before noticing the impact of the copper. 👉🏽12343060 and 26363430👩🏽‍🔬👩🏽‍🔬 .. The copper problem has increased since the birth control was introduced. I see it all the time in my female clients. You see anything that raises estrogen (like the pill, patch, or ring) increases copper retention. This can contribute to direct psychological effects of copper like depression and anxiety. The estrogenic effect of birth control, combined with the fact that the synthetic progesterone does not have a true progesterone effect, means that minerals like magnesium, zinc, and B6 get depleted while copper can rise and lead to symptoms.☹️☹️ .. Other symptoms can include hypothyroidism, nausea, panic attacks, hair loss, concentration problems, irritability, negative thoughts, OCD, anemia, insomnia, increased PMS, constipation, mood swings, candida/yeast infections, joint pains, ADD/ADHD, headaches, infertility, reduced metabolism, etc.😣😣 .. My goal here to is to help women understand the impact of birth control on your mineral balances and the risk to developing copper toxicity so you can take action as needed and stay informed.💪🏽💪🏽” . . www.hormonhalsan.com www.merciertherapy.se . #birthcontrol #periodproblems #pms #heavymetals #anxiety