FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 4

June 22, 2017

FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 4

Happy FF!!!! I am currently typing this from Stratton, VT with one of my best Female Friends at Wanderlust. I’ll keep this intro short and jump right into the inspiring and empowering stories of Fellow Females. I also want to take a moment to share my experience with my Paragard (the copper IUD – non-hormonal), as I mentioned it on stories this week but didn’t quite explain further. Happy Friday!!!

Natural Remedies for a Cold

June 21, 2017

Natural Remedies for a Cold

Getting sick in the summer really just sucks. Rather than rely on comfort foods with minimal nutrients (read: toast and tea), I really try my hardest to increase my vitamin, mineral, and nutrient intake to attenuate the duration and intensity of my plague. Admittedly I am still a bit sick right now so this post will be a work in process, but this is what I typically do.

Brazil Nut Garlic Salmon

June 19, 2017

Brazil Nut Garlic Salmon

I talked in my post about skincare this week that there are certain vitamins and minerals that are linked to decreases in acne. Low levels of blood selenium, for example, have been documented in acne patients. So this meal is packed with selenium from both salmon and brazil nuts, as well as skin enhancing omega-3s, vitamin D, zinc, and copper. Read the whole post here. And tonight is the last night to get 40% off Franklin and Whitman products!

Sleep Habits + Brentwood Home Mattress

June 15, 2017

Sleep Habits + Brentwood Home Mattress

I have a complicated relationship with sleep. It’s sometimes aloof, evasive, standoffish, unmotivated, and plays hard to get. Sounds like I’m describing a bad ex-boyfriend, honestly. I’d be lying if I said I had the whole thing figured out and that I went from sleeping 1 hour a night to the golden 7-8, but I do have some tricks that have most certainly helped. Along with some dietary recommendations, supplements, and A MATTRESS. Read more below!

Aloha Superfood Gut Healing Smoothie

June 13, 2017

Aloha Superfood Gut Healing Smoothie

Gut stuff is important, but that’s nothing new. The little neighborhood friendly bacteria posting up in your intestines are responsible for a lot of things, like protecting against pathogens and GI disorders, processing nutrients, reducing of serum cholesterol, reinforcing intestinal epithelial cell-tight junctions, and even controlling mood and immune response ( 2 ). I try to pay attention to my gut at each and every meal by reaching for whole foods, fibers, and superfoods. This particular smoothie is

FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 3

June 9, 2017

FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 3

This week on FEMpowerment Friday, I want to highlight a new career I had previously not heard of: a pelvic health physical therapist. A few women had mentioned just how helpful working with this kind of PT was, and I had the absolute pleasure of connecting with Lacey Welch, PHPT and also the wonderwoman behind @underthewomanhood on Instagram.

Roasted Rosemary Thyme Chicken + Meal Prep tips

June 6, 2017

Roasted Rosemary Thyme Chicken + Meal Prep tips

I strive to have the same personality characteristics as my meal preps: versatile, flexible, full of flavor and personality, and easy going. I’m also all about getting the most out of my ingredients. Very flexible meal preps, meaning they can stretch far and they’re incredibly easy going / work for multiple dishes. This usually takes the form of making a bone broth or vegetable broth to either sip on or soup on during the week, in addition to some

FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 2

June 2, 2017

FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 2

This is a space where women can share their own journeys and struggles on topics within the realm of women’s health. Each Friday, 5 stories (but this week is 6). The idea is to bring light, breath, and voice to things people generally don’t want to talk about. Or things that are commonly misdiagnosed. And they’re not all success stories! Sometimes having words in front of you detailing someone else’s struggles makes it that much easier to cope

Supplementing for Stress + Setria® Glutathione

May 27, 2017

Supplementing for Stress + Setria® Glutathione

Thank you so much to Kyowa Hakko for sponsoring this post. I wouldn’t be able to spend such mindful time and energy on researching topics I love without the support of brands I love. A few weeks back, I was suddenly consumed with a fit of sneezes and sniffles. I first assumed I had contracted the dreaded spring / summer cold, but this attack directly paralleled when the grass was just cut. The stirring of the lawn and

FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 1

May 26, 2017

FEMpowerment Fridays, episode 1

This is a new series. It’s about bringing the voices and the stories back to things that may be kind of uncomfortable or awkward to talk about under the umbrella category of women’s health. Its origin rose from an Instagram story I did about losing my period in college and my experience with the gynecologist there after. The answers and responses that rose from that afternoon quickly flooded 10 pages worth of Word document. As someone entering the medical
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