hormones Archives - Calee Shea
What is Mittelschmerz (aka Ovulation Cramps)?

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What is Mittelschmerz (aka Ovulation Cramps)? Do you experience cramps around ovulation? This is actually known as mittelschmerz and it is an abdominal pain associated with ovulation and a not-so-fun fact is: We don’t know why this happens! As we approach ovulation, we have follicles that are developing into eggs. Each follicle is held in […]

a few of my favorite acne fighting foods

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Many foods have powerful benefits for our bodies that can help support skin health! BUT, unless your skin issues are a direct reaction to a specific food (such as an allergy), nutrition is only one part of a healthy skin plan 📝 When I was dealing with hormonal acne, I focused really hard on food […]

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So, you are wanting to improve your gut health, fire up digestion, address bloating and period problems, but you’re not sure where to start. I’ve put together a list of my go-to habits that anyone in their hormone healing journey can begin implementing today! Healthy Gut + Digestion Starter Pack 🫖 Ginger tea I drink […]

PCOS FRIENDLY FIBER + PROTEIN PACKED WINTER SOUP

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This hearty soup is sooo nourishing for hormones AND gut health, PCOS friendly, a solid source of protein and fiber, and a grounding meal that’s perfect for the menstrual phase 🩸 She might not be pretty, but you’ll find me eating this hormone supportive soup all winter long (is it a soup? a chili? what’s […]

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Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum. There’s no question that blue light exposure can impact our fertility

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TLDR: The sweet spot of protein consumption based on the latest research is 1.6g of protein per kg of current weight (for maintenance) or ideal weight (for weight gain or weight loss goals) (PMID: 28698222). Now, our protein intake may shift depending on needs and goals… Differing goals that would impact how and what you’re eating could look like: All of those (and […]

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Goodbye period cramps ✌️ If you struggle with cramps/ primary dysmenorrhea, I’ve got you covered – I’m giving 11 tips to help you relieve period cramps! But first, let’s chat about what period cramps are… Normal Period Cramps Normal period cramps (primary dysmenorrhea) are caused by prostaglandins and can feel like a throbbing or cramping […]

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Experiencing hair loss after hormonal birth control (HBC)? Unfortunately hair loss is a symptom that can happen after getting off of hormonal birth control. However, hair loss doesn’t usually show up for ~3 months after we ditch hormonal birth control. Why does it take 3 months to see hair loss after ditching HBC? Well, our […]

the abortion pill + how to take care of yourself after

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Note: This is meant to be a resource for you, a friend, a parent, a partner, a sibling – whoever needs it 💛 I am and always will be pro-choice – if you have any unkind or unsupportive things to say about abortions and/ or access to them, that will result in a quick block […]

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Have you ever asked yourself, “do I need to change how I work out for my cycle?” Then read this post!

getting off hbc

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you have probably heard all of the horror stories about getting off of hormonal birth control OR maybe you have even tried it before and you were met with terrible symptoms, you want to come off but are terrified of those symptoms coming back.

I personally love 3 supplements for hormone health: probiotics, magnesium and vitamin D

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I personally love 3 supplements for hormone health: probiotics, magnesium and vitamin D

Can I Balance My Hormones While On Hormonal Birth control (HBC)

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Can I Balance My Hormones While On Hormonal Birth control (HBC)

What Is A Normal Period? Get Cliterate Episode 23

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So many people feel overwhelmed by the science of our cycles so Calee Shea, INHC, HHP, is going to break this down the essential education you didn’t get in your sex ed class.

The basics of your cycle

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Calee Shea, INHC, HHP, is here to break down the basics of your cycle! This is the essential education you didn’t get in your sex-ed class…

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I’m a period health coach and I don’t use or recommend Natural Cycles as a method of birth control (or as a conception tool).

hormone happy eats

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my foundational nutrition program, designed for women like you.