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How Soy Affects Hormones

I’ve never been a huge fan of soy. I don’t like soybean oil because it contains mostly omega 6 fatty acids, which promote inflammation. I don’t like processed soy protein because it impairs nutrient absorption. I don’t like how much pesticide is sprayed on soybeans. Inflammation, impaired nutrient absorption, pesticides. That’s why industrially processed soy is bad for hormones. But […]

What is the Pill Doing to Your Libido?

Doctors, please stop prescribing the Pill willy-nilly to teenage girls. It is only a band-aid solution for symptoms like acne and PCOS, and as I have written before, it does nothing to correct underlying hormone balance. Never mind the hair loss, depression, and weight gain that the Pill causes. There is something else of great importance for young women. […]

Road Map to Progesterone

Precious Hormone for Sleep, Hair, and Happiness. Progesterone is your calming, soothing, happiness hormone. It acts like GABA in your brain to promote serenity and sleep. It boosts thyroid and metabolism. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and makes your hair grow thick and lustrous (like a pregnant woman’s). If you can make enough progesterone each month, […]

The Myth of the 8 Hour Sleep

Eight hours of continuous sleep is a modern and artificial rest pattern. Some people are fortunate to have adapted to it fairly well, but for many of us, our bodies remember a different time. Night used to be longer. Before electric light and Facebook, people went to bed earlier. There was no requirement that sleep […]