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What are hormones? Uncovering the secret task-force within!

Have you ever wondered, “Just what are hormones?” It’s one thing to know that hormones play their role in our bodies, but do you REALLY know what hormones are, what they do, and how they can contribute to some of the major issues women face? “Oh, she’s just being hormonal!” Let’s be honest here, how many times have you heard the words hormones or hormonal used in a sentence with a…
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Natural Solutions to Help Thyroid Dysfunction

The thyroid gland might be a small part of the body, but it’s anything but insignificant. In fact, it’s kind of a big deal. The thyroid, found in the middle of the lower neck, produces hormones that affect every cell in the body. These help the body use energy, regulate the production of protein, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. If the…
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Happy Hormone Holiday Weight loss Tips

With the holidays here, sticking to your weight loss plan, as well as managing all the activities without losing your mind, can be challenging at best. The shopping, the crowds, the back-to-back diet-derailing parties and unavoidable chats with unsavory family members. We understand how easy it is to feel not so merry at this most wonderful time of the year. So, to help keep you on track and…
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An In-depth look at Blood Sugar and your Hormones

Insulin resistance has become a huge problem in our culture and it can lead to myriad of chronic health problems. Since insulin is a hormone, and all hormones communicate with each other, increased insulin levels disrupt every other hormone system in your body. When insulin isn’t doing its job, it’s nearly impossible to reduce the associated symptoms including; weight gain, difficulty losing,…
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Reduce your Breast Cancer Risk Naturally

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer or if you are concerned about the chances of being diagnosed, it can be a scary thing. Although it is often said that there is no way to prevent breast cancer, even the medical community will agree that there are numerous, natural lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk. At BeBalanced, we strongly believe that if you…
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Depression and your Hormones

Feeling down from time to time is a natural and normal part of the human experience. In fact, mood is one of the many ways our bodies can speak to us, letting us know something isn’t right. Sadness and anxiety can come on during a stressful life event such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, or any number of life challenges. But what if your feelings of depression, anxiety, frequent mood…
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Can Natural Hormone Balancing Help my PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about one in 20 women in their childbearing years and one in 10 women as young as 11-years of age are affected by PCOS. That’s an estimated total of 5 million women affected in the United States. Despite being such a common…
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What is Estrogen Dominance and How can it Affect you?

Are you struggling with mood swings, weight gain, or low libido? If so, you could be dealing with a hormone imbalance called estrogen dominance. Estrogen is one of the most important female reproductive hormones and is crucial for day-to-day functioning. It regulates menstruation, improve the thickness and quality of the skin, helps regulate cholesterol production in the liver, contributes to…
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