Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

3 Tips for Balancing Your Hormones

This is a topic I am passionate about! I spent years on a hormone roller coaster and I still actively work at keeping my body balanced. Our hormones play a part in every aspect of our health and they don’t get the credit they deserve. It’s time to give them some love! I’ve covered this topic many times before so rather than getting in too deep I want to offer a few tips to get you moving in the right direction.

Some symptoms of imbalanced hormones are as follows:


Tired and wired

Weight gain

Afternoon slumps

Irregular sleep patterns


Sugar Cravings

So what can you do about it? LOTS. My first recommendation is to ask your health care practitioner to send you for blood work. That way you will know which imbalance you are dealing with. Once you have done that, and pursued proper course of treatment, you should also consider the following  recommendations:

Less is More:

Are you too busy? Do you run from one thing to another from sun up to sun down? Do the kids have after school activities every week day? You might be doing too much. Our bodies are programmed to have times of rest, this isn’t just when we are sleeping. Your body and mind need down time. Its ok to not do everything all the time. Its ok to tell your friends you want to stay in tonight. Its ok to tell your kids that you’re all going to spend more time at home. Taking care of yourself will help you take better care of others! This also applies to exercise. Killing yourself on the treadmill every day might be raising your cortisol levels and stalling your progress! Finding balance with everything in your life will in turn help you find balance in your body.


Sleep is King:

I think I talk about sleep in every second blog post. It is SO IMPORTANT. Invest time into finding out what gives you your best nights sleep. For some this is winding down an hour before bed. Turning off electronics decreases the amount of stimulation your brain is receiving, you can also invest in some blue light filter glasses. There are also some natural supplements that can help promote sleep! Melatonin, camomile and magnesium can all be useful in helping you achieve a good nights sleep. You can read more about that here.

Ditch the Sugar: 

One of the hardest parts of changing your nutrition is ditching sugar. Processed sugar is a huge endocrine disruptor. Keeping our blood sugar level is a big part of keeping our hormones level. Trading sugar for more vegetables, healthy fat and protein will create stability throughout the day. You don’t need to cut it out all at once, take it one meal at a time.

If you’re ready to make a change to better your health, my Nutrition Repo course will be starting again April 2nd. Its a 45 day online program committed to helping you achieve optimal health through nutrition and its only $45! I will guide you every step of the way! You can read more about that here.

Eat Your Veggies!




Paleo Cinnamon Buns

Chef Aryanna is at it again! This time she put her skills to the test and came up with this delicious Paleo Cinnamon Bun recipe!


You will need

1 3/4 cup tapioca Flour or Arrow root flour
1/4 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup coconut Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder                                                                                                                           1/4 cup coconut oil
3 Tbs Almond milk with vanilla
1/3 cup coconut Cream from canned coconut milk.
2 tsp Maple Syrup
3 eggs

50 dates puréed in 1 1/2 cup water
1tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup maple syrup for bottom of pan.


1. Mix Almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.
2. In a separate bowl mix coconut oil, almond milk, coconut cream and maple syrup with a whisk until smooth.
3. Add dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
4. Purée dates with water until smooth with a few chunks. Then add Cinnamon to date and mix in.

5. Roll out: spread plastic wrap on counter top. Sprinkle tapioca Flour on plastic wrap. Sit dough on plastic wrap and sprinkle tapioca Flour on dough to help with it not sticking. Roll out till a 1/4 of an inch thick and spread date puree on top.
6. Roll dough into a log shaped pastry. Cut out 9 – 12 buns. Put parchment in bottom of pan. Pour maple syrup into bottom of pan. Doughs texture will be very soft, it will improve as it bakes.
7. If buns don’t fit the whole pan you can put aluminum foil in the space where there is no bun to help them cook evenly.                                                                                                     8. Bake at 350 for 35minutes



Enjoy your treat!

Aryanna and Charity ❤

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