MOOD & HORMONES

Feeling out of sorts, anxious and wired, stressed and tired, or low and irritable are all not ways to thrive in your body. Whether you are on medication and looking for complementary therapy or you are looking to wean off or never start, nutritional supplementation and a quality focused diet can have a significant role on balancing neurotransmitters and ultimately mood.

When the stress response of the body, the sympathetic fight or flight reactive mode is in overdrive, often the body’s parasympathetic rest-digest-reproduce regulatory mode is thrown off. Sexual hormone imbalance can be due to excess demand in the body’s hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis from chronic stress or anxiety. The body can show this imbalance with infertility, amenorrhea, heavy periods and cramping, and erectile dysfunction. Beyond the stress-hormone connection, conditions such as PCOS, estrogen dominance, and acne can be resolved with food-as-medicine, the ketogenic diet, and quality nutritional supplementation.

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The Anti-Anxiety Diet

The Anti-Anxiety Diet is a comprehensive book providing a thorough explanation of 6 areas of focus that can be throwing off your body’s stress response.

I developed this as a resource after 10 years of clinical experience and seeing that regardless of what I was treating; leaky gut, insomnia, weight gain, autoimmune disease, etc. if the body was in chronic fight or flight mode it truly was just symptom jumping and would not sustainably heal. In my deep research in development of this book I connect the dots of how stress can impact digestion, hormones, and ultimately whole body health. This book has detailed quizzes to determine additional functional medicine needs and 40+ recipes to support you with food-as-medicine.

Virtual Ketosis

Ketones stabilize mood, reduce oxidative stress, and provide a grounding satiety, with a real food approach you can also support hormone rebalance!

When you adjust your diet to low carb, high fat, your body produces ketones. These ketones have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier thus reducing excitatory stress chemical response and increasing your GABA influence in the brain and body for a mellow relaxed state. This is where many people describe a “keto high” where they experience bliss and feel clear headed. Also, when applying a balanced whole food keto approach, fasting insulin goes down, FSH/LH hormone ratios improve, and DHEA levels if in excess decrease as well setting up the body for enhanced fertility and hormonal balance.

Does this sound too good to be true? Well sometimes it is and often when restricting carbs and calories over a period of time the body gets food insecure and the person goes from a “keto high” to a “keto slump” where they experience hair loss, insomnia, hindered metabolism, hormone imbalance, and even anxiety can return! This is where my 12-week ketosis program is unique in that we discuss how and why to consider carb cycling and additional labs and techniques to ensure you are able to hit your keto sweet spot without over-restricting and driving imbalance!

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MultiAvail Mama

$44.00

 

MultiAvail Mama

MultiAvail Mama provides optimal supplementation for pregnant women, lactating women, and women wishing to become pregnant. The earlier supplementation begins the better because women need adequate nutrient stores to meet the greater nutrient demands for a growing baby. This prenatal multivitamin contains a proprietary NatureFolate™ blend of active isomer naturally-occurring folates as a combination of L-5-MTHF and calcium folinate in place of synthetic folic acid.*

The minerals chosen for MultiAvail Mama are true chelates, which provide superior absorption compared to those found in standard prenatal vitamins.* These minerals are dosed at levels to help achieve optimal results, such as:

  • Calcium and magnesium – healthy bone formation*
  • Ferrochel chelated iron – most bioavailable on the market, non-constipating*
  • Significant levels of chelated zinc – to reduce risk of pre-term babies*
  • Iodine – deficiency in infancy can lead to learning disabilities*

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Suggested use: 2 capsules at 2 meals daily (4 per day, with food, yes you can take all at once but best to divide in 2 doses)

Contains 120 capsules which lasts one month with typical use.

Note: this product was reformulated as of January 2020 to be 4 capsules per day instead of 6! All orders from here on out will be of the 4/day bottle! If you have a past product that is 180 count, continue taking it at 6/day as you were prior.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Relax and Regulate

$37.25

NOTE: DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND AND DELAYS WITH COVID-19, THIS PRODUCT IS OUT OF STOCK AND EXPECTED MID MAY. NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Relax and Regulate supports healthy overall nervous system function by featuring inositol, an important naturally occurring component of cell membranes. Inositol plays a major role in cell signaling by functioning as a precursor of an intracellular second messenger system. This system is responsible for regulating a large number of key cellular processes in the body, especially in the brain. Relax and Regulate also supplies magnesium in the form of a fully reacted amino acid chelate called magnesium glycinate for nervous system support, depth of sleep and improved bowel movements. These two complementary ingredients are supplied in powder form for ease of delivery and enhanced dosing flexibility.*

Suggested Use: 1-2 scoops at bed mixed with 3-4 oz water

Contains 30 scoops which lasts two to four weeks with typical use.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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GabaCalm

$41.00

GabaCalm: is naturally-sourced, bioidentical GABA (gamma-ami­nobutyric acid) an amino acid in the brain as a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS). GABA serves as a critical calming agent for the body, helping to combat stress and anxiety. It has an acute response to stress and is best used when needed per stress induced demand such as public speaking, performance review, social engagements and flying. This product is made via a process where the amino acid glutamic acid (glutamate) is fermented using Lactobacillus hilgardii, the beneficial bacteria also used to ferment many foods including vegetables. Its chewable tablet delivery allows for rapid and efficient absorption and assimilation. As a result, benefits are felt very quickly.*

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Suggested Use: 1-2 chews as needed for acute stress, may be taken in evening to aid with sleep

Contains 60 chews which lasts 1-2 months with typical use.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Calm and Clear

$42.50

Calm and Clear is designed to support healthy catecholamine (excitatory neurotransmitter) levels with adaptogenic herbs and nutrients that may help mood and promote calmness and relaxation. This unique formulation addresses adrenal gland health, which may help people handle stress more effectively while reducing excess cortisol output to reduce undesired blood sugar spikes and body fat storage. Also contains a potent dose of the amino acid l-theanine which may be supportive of creative thought process, concentration and focus and healthy stress response.*

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Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules three times daily with or without food.

Contains 90 capsules which lasts 2-4 weeks with typical use.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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AdaptogenBoost

$34.75

AdaptogenBoost is an herbal formula for stress induced fatigue. It is comprised of adaptogenic herbs designed to build resilience and enhance stamina in individuals who are feeling weak and fatigued due to stress. This formula aids in reducing the impact of stress to the adrenal glands by helping the body respond more directly and providing support for energy. May also support the reduction of stress to the thyroid gland by reducing Reverse T3 as well as belly fat burn and cognitive function.*

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Suggested use: Take 1-2 once or twice daily, consider rise and mid-day for support for stress demands and improved energy and resilience.

Contains 60 capsules which lasts 2-4 weeks with typical use.

If using more based on stress demand and fatigue consider upgrading to the Large Size Adaptogen Boost!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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B Complex

$21.00

B Complex: This powerful B vitamin combination formula supplies B vitamins in their most bioavailable (coenzymated) forms, so the body does not have to convert (phosphorylate) them in order to be used in biochemical reactions. B vitamins are supportive of energy, metabolism, neurotransmitter balance and methylation support. This formula includes a proprietary NatureFolate™ blend of active isomer naturally-occurring folates (5-methyltetrahydrofolate 5-MTHF and 5-formyltetrahydrofolate 5-FTHF). These are safe, natural forms which are quickly and easily utilized by the body. NatureFolate™ provides the proven benefits of optimal folate supplementation without the risks of synthetic folic acid which is not appropriate for individuals with MTHFR genetic mutations. Glycine in the form of TMG and choline are included to support methylation and reduce homocysteine levels.*

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Suggested Use: 1 daily at rise or breakfast

Contains 60 capsules which lasts 2 months with typical use.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL LABS

The Neurohormone Complete and Neurohormone Complete Plus panels provide a comprehensive assessment of steroid hormones as a salivary test including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, as well as adrenal hormones DHEA and cortisol with a 4 point assessment to look at trends throughout your day. Beyond salivary assessment, this lab includes a urinary neurotransmitter test to look at 8 different analytes that play a role with mood, memory, sleep, and muscle tension including serotonin, GABA, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, glutamate, histamine, and glycine.

If you are dealing with fatigue, hair loss, nerve tingling, or random symptom shifts and you have varied demands on your body from lifecycle or lifestyle changes, consider the Micronutrient Test which assesses 35 different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as a comprehensive report card to your nutritional status.

Note: I strongly recommend taking my Multidefense for at least 1 month leading up to the panel to cover nutritional support as a baseline, then the micronutrient test will be additional needs over a high quality multivitamin.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING BLOGS AND PODCASTS

Naturally Nourished Episode 106
Regulating Your Cycle and Natural Birth Control Pt. 1

Are you currently on birth control and wanting to consider other alternatives? Have you been on birth control in the past and wanting to take a natural approach to correct hormonal imbalance? Want to hear our take on all forms of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki tackle this…

Naturally Nourished Episode 80
The Stress Thyroid Connection

Are you doing everything right but just can’t lose weight? Wondering about the impact of stress on your metabolism? Want to know how your thyroid is affected by stress? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss the often-referenced HPA axis in depth and how stress directly impacts thyroid function. From the function of the…

Naturally Nourished Episode 54
Anti Anxiety Diet

Are you dealing with anxiety and want to take the reins on your life? Know there is more to the story in terms of treatment but unsure of where to start? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki tackle the often taboo subject of anxiety from defining the broad range of symptoms to Ali’s 6 Foundational Rs…

Top Anxiety Supplements

TOP ANXIETY SUPPLEMENTS Since putting out the Anti-Anxiety Diet, I have had more people inquiring on how to get started with symptom management of anxiety, resilience to stress, and ultimately rebalancing the HPA-axis. The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA-axis) when in overdrive from chronic stress demand or constant state of worry can keep the body in “reactive”…

Resolving Infertility Naturally

RESOLVING INFERTILITY NATURALLY This year alone, more than 9 million Americans will experience infertility.  Infertility is big business – it’s a 3 Billion dollar a year industry that includes synthetic hormones, harmful interventions, and often extended emotional timeframes for families. The expense and stress of infertility along with side-effects of treatments are driving health trends…

BOOSTING YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD

BOOSTING YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD During times of increased stress, our bodies use higher levels of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine is the “reward seeking” hormone related to addiction and when depleted, can cause cravings for high fat or high sugar food. The combination of sugar and fat causes a temporary spike in…