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Amanda Laird | Nutrition by Amandalaird, Nutrition – Amanda Lai.. - 2M ago

Jessica Dixon, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, joins me to share what the hell adaptogens are and how we can use them to support our hormonal health. Plus Jessica shares a recipe for energy bites for happy hormones.

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What we discussed: 
  • What is an adaptogen and how do they work?
  • The difference between adaptogens and adaptogenic herbs
  • How adaptogens promote hormonal health by supporting the HPA-axis
  • Why adaptogens are supportive and not a silver bullet for health and wellness
  • Adaptogens for happy hormones: maca, ashwagandha, reishi, holy basil/tulsi, shatavari, he shou wu + shizandra berry
  • How did get adaptogens into your daily rotation in smoothies, elixirs, bites and more
  • Where to buy good quality adaptogens and how to store them
Connect with Jessica: 

Website
Instagram

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Sun Potion
Foursigmatic
Moon Juice 
Health Hut
Harmonic Arts 
Selected studies: ashwagandha, adaptogens + stress, ashwagandha + anxiety, maca, schisandra + rhodiola, adaptogens + the nervous system 

ENERGY BITE FOR HAPPY HORMONES

Recipe by Jessica Dixon, RHN

INGREDIENTS:

¾ cup raw cashews
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbs raw cacao powder
1 Tbs goji berry
½ cup dates, soaked
1 tsp Ashwagandha
1 tsp He Shou Wu
1 tsp Maca
2 tsp coconut oil
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

METHOD:

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until mixture sticks together when pinched (about a minute), scraping down sides as needed.

Turn out mixture onto a baking sheet and roll into balls using your hands, makes about 15 inch balls. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to set.

Balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about two weeks or in the freezer for up to a month.

Enjoy one daily for a quick and easy afternoon pick me up. These are a great supportive little snack for happy hormones throughout your cycle.

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Music Credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird

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This week on Question Period, how to use a seed cycling protocol to balance your hormones, relieve PMS, reduce painful periods, regulate or shorten your cycle.

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This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Diva Cup, a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective and eco-friendly menstrual cup.

What we discussed: 
  • What is seed cycling?
  • How does seed cycling work to support hormonal health?
  • How to use seed cycling to relieve PMS or painful periods with a regular cycle
  • Using seed cycling for amenorrhea, irregular or long cycles
  • Tips and tricks for preparing and storing seeds
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Amanda Laird | Nutrition by Amandalaird, Nutrition – Amanda Lai.. - 3M ago

Melissa Ramos, the founder of Sexy Food Therapy, joins me to talk about why digestion is key to hormonal health, nutritional guidelines for healthy hormones and answers the age-old question: what’s the deal with period poops?  

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What we discussed:
  • How Melissa went from her career in advertising to running Sexy Food Therapy
  • Reframing self-care as self-parenting
  • The link between stress and hormonal health
  • What your digestion has to do with your period and hormones
  • The two phases of liver detoxification and why it’s the key to hormonal health
  • Setting and enforcing boundaries
  • The differences between blood, urine and saliva hormone testing
  • A few nutritional guidelines for healthy hormones
  • What causes period poops
  • How to promote progesterone production
Connect with Melissa:

Website
Facebook
Instagram

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Period Repair Manual
Question Period: Should I eat soy?
Question Period: What happened when I got hooked on soy lattes?
Giddy Yo Yo 

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Today on Question Period I’m switching things up. Instead of a listener question, I’m sharing what happened with my own period when I got hooked on decaf vanilla soy lattes.

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Question Period: Should you eat soy? 

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If you’re suffering from endometriosis, are there ways that you can naturally manage your symptoms? Jessica Murnane, founder of Know Your Endo, joins me to talk about the tools that help her manage her endometriosis.

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What we discussed:
  • What is endometriosis and common symptoms
  • How diet and exercise tools help Jessica manage her endo
  • Why stress is a key component of managing endometriosis
  • The benefits of natural period and beauty products
  • Health as an upward spiral
  • Finding the middle ground when it comes to practical tools to apply to real life
Connect with Jessica:

Know Your Endo
Know Your Endo Instagram
Jessica’s Website
Jessica’s Instagram

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Episode 06: Endometriosis + Eating Plants for Self Care with Jessica Murnane
One Part Plant Cookbook

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