Whether you’re a FLO Living veteran (thank you! we love you!) or brand new to our group of empowered and hormonally savvy women (welcome! we love you!), we hope you’ve had a wonderful, happy, and hormone healthy 2018. We’re so grateful to have been part of your journey, wherever you are on the path, and we plan to bring you SO MUCH MORE in 2019. We have a lot of wonderful new content in store. We’ll be covering topics that will help you speed up your hormonal recovery and feel better, faster.
Meanwhile, we’ve gathered together our most-read articles of 2018. These are the posts that women found most valuable over the course of the year and that they returned to again and again. We hope you’ll take advantage of this list as a go-to resource that you can refer to whenever you need support.
And if FLO Living has made a difference in your life this year, or ever, please spread the love and share this post with anyone you feel might benefit from our blog and programs! And please, please, PLEASE leave a comment below (or over on Instagram) to tell me what kinds of hormonal health topics you’d like me to cover in 2018.
Our Top 10 Must-Read Articles of 2018
When summer hits, it seems like every magazine, blog, and social media post is trying to sell you a fad diet or new fitness craze to get you ready for swimsuit season. But buying into deprivation diets or crazy workout plans that ignore the importance of cycle syncing your exercise will only hurt your chances of true hormonal healing and the benefits that come with it: clearer skin, less bloating, and steady, sustainable weight loss. Looking and feeling your best is all about biohacking.
Have you ever launched enthusiastically into a high-intensity regimen only to find yourself feeling drained, depleted, and somehow up a pant size? What gives? The key to making exercise work for you instead of against you is to understand your hormones and tailor the intensity and the timing of your workouts to your shifting hormonal needs each week.
- The Connection Between Women’s Hormones and Intermittent Fasting (October 23, 2018)
Intermittent fasting is all the rage. But fasting isn’t the same for men and women. If women try fasting but don’t do it properly, it can cause more harm than good. At the same time, when you know how to use intermittent fasting in a way that is safe for your unique female biochemistry—that is, when you know how to biohack intermittent fasting to improve hormone health instead of harm it—you can reap some amazing benefits.
- Five Acne Cures That Actually Make Your Skin Worse (July 23, 2018)
I suffered from severe cystic acne for many years and I went to my doctor desperate for answers. Not only did their “solutions” not work, they made my acne — and my other symptoms — even worse. Don’t make the mistakes I made: address the real root cause of your acne and get the clear skin you deserve.
- The Real Reason Behind Your Period Problems (April 5, 2018)
Have you ever wondered about the cause of your hormonal problems? The underlying issue affecting your weight, skin, fertility, health, and happiness? What if I told you that no matter what kind of hormonal dysfunction you’re dealing with — be it endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, or something else — you’re almost certainly struggling with one single cause? And that all it takes to overcome your issues once and for all is to understand how to outsmart the problem?
- The 5 Supplements You MUST Have To Boost Your Sex Drive (February 7, 2018)
When it comes to healing hormonal dysfunction, food is always your best ally. But supplements can add critical extra support. Think of them as tools that will fasttrack your healing so you feel motivated, empowered, and in the mood.
- Suffering From Adult Acne? The 5 Secret Fixes You Need (April 25, 2018)
Hormonal acne can accompany natural shifts in the menstrual cycle—for example, when you’re moving from your ovulation phase into your pre-menstruation phase. It can also be triggered by high levels of androgens (male hormones), chronically high insulin levels, and stress. But there are powerful lifestyle strategies you can use to address these root causes and heal your skin.
- The 5 Ways Stress Affects Your Period (March 3, 2018)
Stress wreaks havoc on hormonal health. Here’s what’s happening to your hormones when you’re chronically stressed, and how you can take steps to address it.
- Three Secret Reasons Women Shouldn’t Drink Coffee (March 28, 2018)
If you have PMS, are trying to conceive, or have a diagnosed menstrual issue, you shouldn’t be drinking coffee or caffeine in general. Here’s the inside scoop on coffee’s corrosive effect on female reproductive hormones.
- The 5 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Sabotaging Your Hormones (April 11, 2018)
Before I made it my mission to fix my hormones and help other women do the same, I had no idea that some of the foods I believed to be “healthy” were actually making my problems worse. Now I see how shocked my clients are when I tell them that some of the hyped-up health foods in their grocery carts might be hindering their progress in reversing symptoms.
Please leave me a note below and tell me what hormonal health topics you’d like me to cover in 2018. What would you like to know more? What symptoms are you experiencing?
Always remember, that once you have the right information about how your body really works, you can start making health choices that finally start to work for you! You can do this – the science of your body is on your side!
Is Your Period Healthy?
How do you know if your hormones are healthy? The answer is in your 5th vital sign – your period.
The color of your flow, frequency of your period, and symptoms you have each month can tell you a lot about your health. There are 5 different V-SIGN TYPES, and knowing which one you have will help you get healthy now and prevent disease in the future.