Managing Chronic Migraines with Dr. Tanya PaynterAccording to the Migraine Institute, 43% of U.S. women will experience migraines at some point in their life. More than 4 million adults in the U.S. experience chronic migraine pain daily. An ...
Different Types of PCOS PCOS can be really complicated to manage and perhaps one of the biggest reasons why is there are a handful of underlying causes and subsequent "Types of PCOS" PCOS is not one disease but more of a set of symptoms ...
The symptoms and causes of low estrogen When you think hot flashes you think Menopause, right? But did you know that low estrogen (which causes hot flashes) can actually happen to women at any point in their lives? I was shocked when ...
Brain on Fire: Part I - Anxiety, Depression, & Coming off an SSRI This blog is a bit different from others in the past in that it's a mixture of my personal experience in rebalancing my brain AND educational resources for you. Just as ...
Is Mold Illness Behind Your Mysterious Symptoms? 50% of my clients' hormone, gut and anxiety issues stem from MOLD. Yes, 50%. I'm not exaggerating and YES mold is real and it is one of the worst toxins to have to deal with. It’s a sneaky, slow ...
I'm Off Birth Control: Now What?Coming off birth control can be terrifying. For most of us we had the fear of god put into us at a young age about getting pregnant without the use of hormonal contraceptives. I know I did! In addition, because ...
Did you know that histamine may be playing a big role in your hormones? For some of my clients, getting their histamine under control is the biggest game changer when it comes to some of the most advanced PMS symptoms. Keep reading to ...
Migraines are a real problem and they can be debilitating for some menstruators. So let's dig into the why and what you can do about it!
Women's hormones fluctuate throughout their menstrual cycle. Sometimes estrogen is high, leading up to ovulation, and sometimes progesterone is high, like during the luteal phase. But when your estrogen levels are elevated compared to progesterone levels, even with this natural ebbs and flows in mind, it's known as estrogen dominance.
If you are dealing with hormone imbalances chances are you may have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Although there are definitely other common hormone imbalances such as high Testosterone in the case of women with PCOS or Low Estrogen & low Progesterone when the body is suppressed or going through menopause, the MOST common hormone imbalance I currently see in my practice is too much Estrogen to not enough Progesterone.
Natural Solutions to Supporting Your Hashimoto'sA few blogs ago we discussed Thyroid Health 101 - we discussed what is the thyroid, what is hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and the autoimmune diseases that are associated with thyroid issues ...
Did you know there are certain nutrients that can help during different phases of the menstrual cycle? In fact, as cycling women we change dramatically throughout the month. Our brain changes, our nutrient needs changes, our self care ...
THYROID 101: What You Need To Know About Thyroid Symptoms & Root CausesThyroid 101! Let’s get into this dense but important topic ladies! As a Hashimoto's warrior this topic is so near and dear to my heart. When I started my journey to ...
Do you have endometriosis, PCOS, irregular, missing, painful periods, hormonal acne? If you've already addressed your nutrients, sleep and stress, it may be time to look at the products you are using at home and on your body!
Your menstrual cycle is from day 1 of bleeding to the last day before your next bleed. The term "period" is used to describe vaginal bleeding that lasts roughly 3 to 7 days and occurs approximately every 28 days. (but don't worry if you aren't a perfect 28 day cycler, more on that to come!) Our entire menstrual cycle is this gorgeous ebb and flow of hormones through 4 weeks ish that beautifully repeats itself each month.
BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES DON'T JUST APPLY TO DIABETICS... Even woman needs to be aware of their sugar intake! Why? Sugar, or more specifically Insulin, is a Tier 1 hormone disruptor which means that it has a down stream effect on all your other hormones. YEP. Sugar will impact your PMS, Cramps, Mid Cycle pain and MUCH more.
Never knowing when, or if your period will come is beyond a simple annoyance. Let’s dive into the reasons why this may be happening to you, and what steps you can take to get your cycle back on track!
Many women come to me for their period and digestive related issues and recently I've been seeing such a huge uptick in Candida or Yeast Overgrowth. It's not uncommon for me to take someone's health history and discover chronic yeast infections, athlete's foot or years of Dandruff in their story -- all common symptoms of Yeast Overgrowth.
It is heartbreaking and unacceptable that PCOS women aren’t given a comprehensive look at their overall health picture. PCOS women need help in understanding what is causing this cascade of symptoms they experience and they deserve to be given concrete, evidence based protocols to support their health.
Achieving optimal health is NOT an item on your checklist. I think this is one of the many reasons we find it so challenging to work on our health. Straight up - it can be OVERWHELMING. As a recovering perfectionist, I have often found this a challenge being in this industry. Here are my top tips for this I’ve put into practice after years of working on every angle of my health + some tidbits from current global events.
When we learn and understand how to read our cycle and implement strategic changes, we can improve PMS dramatically. PMS is not, I repeat, is NOT something you should have to put up with every month.
Did you know that your most common hormonal imbalances like acne, painful periods, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis and moodiness, and even difficulty to lose weight could all start in your digestive tract?
This is part II of a two-post series about anxiety. Be sure to read part I if you haven’t yet. In today’s blog, we are going to discuss the remaining factors that can often contribute to anxiety. As you may know, my goal is to encourage, inspire and educate you in ways so that you can reclaim your full health and well-being!
I had a big pitch for work in 48 hours and all I could think is “I’m going to fail, I’m going to screw this up, I can’t do this, they’ll see right through me, why can’t I get my anxiety under control”. As my mind spiraled, my face got hot, my feet started to sweat, I started hyperventilating and I couldn't focus or do anything efficiently. Does any of this sound even slightly familiar?
Health, happiness... and hormones. Our hormones play such a vital role in how we feel and often times can go overlooked or can be mis-attributed to another cause. I am so passionate about helping you get to the root of your symptoms so that you can truly feel well, sustainably!
Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal. Some supplements can be harmful if used inappropriately. So, let’s dive into a few of the common digestive enzymes, what they do, and who should NOT take them.
Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby? Well, bloating is common. There are many reasons you might experience these symptoms. Maybe because of a serious condition (disease), or a food allergy or intolerance (what you eat). It can also result from how you eat.
Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think.
Plus 7 practical food tips to lower your risk of heart disease.
Meal prep in 40 minutes for less than $20!
This is my go to for digestive support!
Not sure what to bring to your holiday party this year? Check out this twist on a traditional dish.
A guide to avoid the holiday pitfalls in nutrition in exercise.
Looking for a holiday treat to bring to a party? These will steal the show!
Yum- De-lish! You are just going to LOVE this dish!
If you are looking for a quick lunch idea that you can batch make and have for the week - this one is it. You can dress it up with any sort of toppings or additional proteins.
Do you skip breakfast everyday? Drink coffee on an empty stomach? Find yourself reaching for carbs all day? Then this quick breakfast idea if for you!
These chocolatey guys are gluten, soy and dairy free - my trifecta of foods I can’t eat. They are also made without oils and flours and are high in protein. Zucchini’s are high in calcium and vitamin C - think strong bones and immune supporting foods! I hope you enjoy these delicious treats.
Let’s get practical about how cleaning up your kitchen will clean up your plate.
Are you stuck in a rut with your sleeping routine? Can’t seem to get enough? Are you addicted to coffee or crashing hard right around 3pm?
Are you confused about whether you should do a juice cleanse 4x a year? Should you spend $8 a day on getting a cold pressed juice from a juicery or can you just buy a $6 one at the grocery story? Juicing was all the rave a few years and some people still stand by it while others denounce it. So what is the deal? To juice or not to juice – that is the question. Well, let’s get into it!