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Podclass 6: Plateau Phase Basics

Podclass Show Notes and Links Summary: Episode 6 jumps into the third phase of the cycle, the Plateau Phase. This phase happens from days 15-21 (for a 28 day cycle) and gets its name because hormone levels even out following ovulation. Our actions for this phase mimic...

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Podclass 5: Rise Phase Basics

Podclass Show Notes and Links Summary: Episode 5 gets specific on the second phase of the cycle, the Rise Phase. This is one of our favorite phases! This phase happens from days 8-14 (for a 28 day cycle) and is characterized by a powerful surge in hormone creation....

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Moon cycles and your period

Talking about the moon in a series on common hormonal imbalances probably seems a little weird. But what can we say: we believe in the power of nature and our place as animals in it! We originally brought in moon cycles to our 4 Phase Cycle approach so that women...

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Low ovarian reserve in younger women

This article in our series is from Alex. As a long-time endometriosis sufferer and someone who has had most of her ovaries destroyed by undiagnosed endometriosis (I had diagnosed myself first in medical school and was ignored by my doctors!), I have a soft spot in my...

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Blood sugar regulation during your cycle

Blood sugar regulation is an interesting beast. Lots of people are interested in this topic and for many different reasons! For our purposes, we’re going to stick to the most pertinent blood sugar issues that we see in our ladies...so be aware that this isn’t intended...

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How to really tell if you’re ovulating

We get asked routinely about how to tell if you’re ovulating. This is a fantastic question and is certainly a big component to living in sync with your cycles. Here’s the reality of knowing if you’re ovulating: there’s no easy way to know EXACTLY if you are. But we...

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Testosterone Imbalances

Normally women consider testosterone imbalances to be a problem for men, but the truth is that good testosterone levels are absolutely necessary for good female health. Low sex drive, hair loss, poor energy levels, and anovulatory feminine cycles are all linked to...

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Progesterone deficiency

Like estrogen dominance, progesterone deficiency is an incredibly common hormonal imbalance we see.  This is because just like estrogen dominance, our modern lifestyles and environments continually push us towards this imbalance. Chronic stress from hectic lifestyles,...

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Why we use functional lab work

The best way we’ve ever heard conventional medicine summed up is that Western medicine will help you stay alive but it won’t help you live. We’ve found this to be true, both in our own lives and through countless patient encounters. Functional medicine, at least in...

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Estrogen deficiency

Even though estrogen dominance is a more common hormonal imbalance, estrogen deficiency happens quite often and can have incredibly uncomfortable symptoms associated with it.  Low estrogen levels have traditionally been associated with perimenopause but we’re learning...

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Estrogen dominance

Estrogen dominance is a really common topic on women’s health circles because it’s so prevalent and so important. While we love a lot of what’s been written on the subject, we have our own unique perspective on estrogen dominance in the setting of the feminine cycle....

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Symptoms and Causes of Sucky Periods

Even though many articles on the internet throw around terms like estrogen dominance and make it sound super simple, the reality is that recognizing signs and causes of hormonal disturbances is a tricky thing. Getting Symptoms and Causes Straight That’s because...

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