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The Integrative Fertility Summit Is Coming!

Do you remember last year I took my sad, sorry butt over to the San Diego on a whirl wind trip to attend the Mindshare Summit. I say sad and sorry because I was a right hot mess of emotion before I left.  Turns out, it was life changing.  I met some incredible and talented practitioners who I’ve been so keen to connect you with.  And here is the first of many of those introductions – a team of leading fertility experts at your ready!

The Integrative Fertility Masterclass kicks off on the 11th of February and is your one stop for all things health and fertility.  We’re talking about how you can gear your fertility in the direction you wish to see it go.

This event is run across one ‘jam pack choc-full of all the goods’ day and is FREE to join!  Talk about no brainer.  I am thrilled to be joining event hosts, Dr. Marc Sklar and Aimee Raupp, as a featured speaker in this life-changing event. With session topics ranging from PCOS and endometriosis to miscarriage and the emotional component of fertility, this one-day master class addresses many of the challenges that couples face when trying to conceive. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own fertility questions during a live Q&A with the experts!  I’m actually so excited about this, I literally did a happy dance in my office when I was asked to join this amazing panel of incredible experts.

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The Period Party Podcast – Episode 61

Now listen up PCOS sufferers!!  This is one episode you definitely do not what to miss.  Dr. Fiona McCulloch, N.D., the founder and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 16 years of her practice. She is committed to health education, sharing the most current information on health topics, nutrition and natural medicine and she joins us in this episode of The Period Party!

Oh AND we’ve discovered something super odd.  iTunes ratings only show PER COUNTRY…. so if you like this episode, please (oh pretty pretty please) could you rate this for us (just click on the rate and review tab in iTunes)!  We’ll be ever grateful and if you leave the comment ‘rated’ in the comment section below, I’ll send you a copy of Well & Good via email to say THANK YOU!

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The Healthy Hormone Series – DHEA and why it may help your acne & tame your anxiety

I’m so into helping you understand yourself better – I’m running a special series on Hormones.  Each week we will specifically talk about one of your main hormones, what it does and why you need it to be happy.  It’s all in attempt to gear you towards finding clues and improving your own health.  Today we’re digging into DHEA, aka dehydroepiandrosterone (definitely don’t attempt to say that after more than two glasses of wine!).

DHEA is a member of the androgen family.  

It’s mostly made in the outer layer of the adrenals (the glands that secrete your stress hormones, mainly cortisol & adrenaline, which you will learn more about too in this series) and is considered one of the most plentiful circulating steroid hormones in the body.  DHEA is a prohormone that basically helps to balance cortisol, much like how progesterone helps balance oestrogen.  We are all living at a time where stress is high and so often can become the norm.  When this happens we can find our cortisol out of control.  DHEA is there to lend a helping hand and balance the negative effects of your out of control and overbearing cortisol (consider cortisol like the mother in law in the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond, bossy!).

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Foodie Friday :: Sesame Tuna Spring Rolls

 

S U M M E R continues to roll on and all the fresh, beautiful food that comes with it has me in a spin at times – mostly because I can’t decide what I want to eat first!  I stumbled across this DELICIOUS recipe over on the IQS website.  What you might not know that I’m one of the experts on the panel of the 8 week IQS program.  The next round of this oh-so successful program (you know 1.2 million people have participated, right?) kicks off in a few short weeks. For details or to register, be sure to check it out.

Hands down, one of the best (and sometimes only) way to rebalance hormones is to LEAVE SUGAR at the DOOR.  If you want more on that, you might like to check out this post on sugar, PCOS, Endo & Thyroid peeps.  Even if it’s just for a short while, it can pave the way towards happier, healthier hormones.  The program has meal plans, sorts you out with weekly shopping lists and has a support forum, meaning your hand is held the whole time! (personally, they had me at meal plan and shopping list!)  Here’s a teaser of the taste bud loving eats you’ll be salivating over as part of the IQS program!  Do check it out.

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The big symptom cover up – why you’re being fooled.

I’ve a new found love for gardening and I’m fist pumping the air when I tell you, I’m actually winning at life with my green thumb skills (not to be mistaken for ‘green hand’ as I told my mum… seems we only need a thumb and not a full hand of fingers ….).  Anyway, just a few mornings ago, I was watering my precious strawberry and mint pot and I noticed somebody had gone to town on the leaves.  Closer inspection revealed the culprit – teeny tiny little green caterpillars, munching away at my hard earned foliage.  My initial reaction was to pull off all the leaves because my plants no longer looked like they were healthy or thriving.  They looked sad and full of teeth marks and damaged and no where near as beautiful as the day before.