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Flaxseeds a Powerful Food for PCOS and Hormonal Balance

Improving insulin sensitivity is vital for women with PCOS, and there is one plant I want you to meet that can help optimize androgen levels and restore menstruation!

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Holistic Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Understanding PCOS and getting a clear diagnosis is half the battle. Let’s dive into understanding just how PCOS can impact your hormones and your health. The triad of characteristics of PCOS includes anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. I’m going to breakdown these characteristics for you below.

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Hormonal Health, Fertility and Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a key role in fertility, vitamin D receptors are found in the ovaries, uterus, placenta, and testis 1. Vitamin D and other hormones contribute to seasonal changes in fertility which impacts pregnancy rates and outcomes. Increased pregnancy rates can be seen in summer months while reduced ovulation rates can be seen in winter months2.

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Ten healthy stress hacks

We can think of our capacity to handle stress as we think of water in a bucket. When there is too much stress the bucket starts to overflow. That’s when we get unfavorable reactions or behaviors; we can no longer contain the burden.
Here are ten healthy stress hacks to help lower the heat and soothe tension.

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How to naturally boost progesterone levels?

Progesterone is the hormone we all know and love. Progesterone is a sex hormone that is produced primarily in the ovaries. It helps thicken the uterine lining so a fertilized egg can implant in the uterus. In the first part of the menstrual cycle, the follicular phase, progesterone levels are low. Luteinizing hormone stimulates the release of an egg and after ovulation occurs progesterone levels begin to increase

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20 Tips for Sleep and Women’s health

Sleep disturbances plain are bad for your health and quality of life. Poor quality sleep and insomnia are both causes and are associated with heart disease, hypertension, glucose imbalances, anxiety, and depression. Get Dr. Guan’s 20 sleep tips and learn more about how sleep may be impacting your health.

For women sleep disturbances coincide with menopause, premenstrual disorders, pregnancy and post part depression.

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