Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss

If you hang around the holistic health and wellness sphere for any amount of time, you are likely to hear about intestinal permeability, also known as “leaky gut”, and how it can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. Funnily enough, you don’t actually need to have any of the classic digestive symptoms … Continue reading Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss

How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin

It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think about, but the “healthiness” of our mouth can have a huge impact on the way our skin performs, both in terms of its appearance and in its function as a barrier defense to incoming pathogens. What? you may be thinking, why on earth would … Continue reading How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin

Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

When I was 15 years old, I had debilitating cramps and heaviness with my period every single month. I remember not being able to do much during my period and having to lay down for a lot of it. I would take some over the counter pain meds like ibuprofen, but that didn’t even touch … Continue reading Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?

In modern society, for those of us living in westernized affluent nations; we don’t need to go hungry ever. We are always surrounded by both an abundance of food and opportunities with which to consume it. We may be so ingrained in daily eating patterns, that we have lost the ability to hear when the … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?

Estrogen Dominance and Xenoestrogens

  PMS, painful periods, weight gain, skin issues, breast tenderness and irregular menstrual cycles can all be symptoms of Estrogen dominance, which, as it sounds; is too much estrogen circulating in the female system leading to an upset in the overall hormonal balance. Estrogen dominance is so commonplace now that a lot of women experience … Continue reading Estrogen Dominance and Xenoestrogens

How I Cut the Duration, Volume and Intensity of my Periods in Half

  I was 13 when I got my first period. It was pretty normal for the first couple of years. It would come every 28 days like clockwork, I would have some nominal cramping, take a couple doses of ibuprofen and be done. Then, at age 15 it got much worse. The pain I experienced … Continue reading How I Cut the Duration, Volume and Intensity of my Periods in Half

What Does Your Poop Say About Your Health?

As the famous children's book states, everyone poops. It may seem a little off-putting to some, but analyzing your own stools can be a very helpful tool in measuring aspects of your overall health. I had always thought that regularity was the most important factor when thinking about bowel behavior but it turns out that … Continue reading What Does Your Poop Say About Your Health?