Looking to Lose Weight and Balance Your Hormones?
If you are looking to Lose Weight, Support Your Thyroid, Balance Your Hormones and STILL Eat Delicious Food, you’ve come to the right place.
In this Fertility TV episode I have the pleasure to talk with my friend Samantha, the founder of Holistic Wellness. She’s been working with clients in the health and wellness field for over 15 years. Through her online training programs, ebooks, and personal one-on-one coaching, she has reached and worked with women in more than 30 countries and counting. (Oh, she also has an amazing podcast, click here to check out my own interview there!) –
In this interview we give you very practical tips you can start implementing today to balance your health, hormones and weight.
Before we get started with the list of tips, let’s be clear on this. Supplements might help you improve your health ONLY when your lifestyle and nutrition are already on track. If you are stressed out, no supplement is going to help you with that if you don’t sit back for a minute to get to the root cause.
In this training video I go over my favorite supplements if you are trying to get pregnant. I also give you lifestyle recommendations to make sure the supplements you take are helping you. Click here to watch The Fantastic 5 Fertility Supplements
Easy Lifestyle Hacks to Balance your Hormones
#1 IMPROVING SLEEP
Resting your body, getting enough quality sleep is key to hormonal health. Having a better sleep starts before you get to bed. Everything you do during the day is impacting the quality of your rest.
A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24 hour cycle in the physiological processes of living beings, including plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria. In a strict sense, circadian rhythms are endogenously generated, although they can be modulated by external cues such as sunlight and temperature. In other words, you need to be aware of daylight and other factors so your body knows what to do when it’s time to rest.
Trick #1 to Improve Sleep – VITAMIN N
Expose yourself to “Vitamin N” (nature!) Going outside, being in the sun *even it it’s not sunny, our body needs to be out in nature, fully aware that’s day time. When was the last time you went outside for a walk, just to soak all the benefits of the sun and Vitamin “N”? I suggest you try doing that today! As soon as you’re done reading this tips to improve your hormones, go out, talk to your skin cells so they are even more aware of the sun and the light!
Trick #2 to Improve Sleep – REDUCE BLUE LIGHT:
As sleep quality is so important to the mind and body, knowing there’s an accessory out there which can help to improve sleep is really exciting for those who suffer with problems sleeping and are looking for ways to improve their sleep naturally. Having poor sleep can have a great impact on your mood, hormones and fertility. And though it’s impossible to remove blue light from your life altogether in this modern world, it is possible to reduce its effects on your health and wellbeing by wearing a simple pair of glasses for as little as one hour a day.
Screens are a massive part of our modern lives, and while we can limit the amount of time we use them in the evening, eradicating them altogether is just not a realistic expectation. Aiming to use your devices more responsibly is fundamental to the overall quality of your sleep and the elimination of the effects that blue light exposure can have on it.
Swannies Glasses have been designed to block out the blue light that’s being emitted from all light-emitting electronic devices and artificial lighting. Wearing the glasses for as little as one hour before you go to bed has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of blue light exposure on sleep (using them for longer periods of time, or all of the time when you are viewing a screen will have a greater effect).
Blocking blue light allows your body to properly prepare for sleep, so you can fall asleep faster, and sleep better, all night long.
Trick #3 to improve sleep – CHECK OUT YOUR BEDROOM
I go over all the things you need to do to improve sleep to get pregnant in my online course My Fertility School. For more details, click here. Simple tips would be to make sure the room is dark enough, to keep it cool and ventilated and to have a comfy bed. –
Trick #4 to improve sleep – MOVE YOUR BODY
Can you see how this comes hand in hand with trick #1? You can do both at the same time! Go move your body while you get some Vitamin “N”. Get sweaty, enjoy the sunlight.. And sleep better at night!
Trick #5 to improve sleep: HAVE A SLEEP SCHEDULE:
Like babies, right? To make sure a baby has a good night sleep, we make sure they have a sleep routine. Going to bed at the same time, starting to calm your body and mind a couple hours before going to bed, having some cool down habits you always do before going to bed.. Sounds simple, right? We do that with our kids and it works! Why not doing it with ourselves? Super tip – set an alarm about 10pm – 11pm reminding you it’s time to go to bed!
Your sleep and rest have a big impact on your hormonal health. When you close your eyes and get your zzzzzz’s your body starts the process of recovery. We don’t think much about what happens when we sleep but this could be the most powerful thing our body does. It’s during this restful time that your blood pressure drops and your muscles & tissues repair themselves. But when it comes to your hormones this rest is crucial for your adrenal function to reset and recover. This recovery helps you restore your energy. This is also when your body secretes human growth hormone. These functions are important to maintain proper hormone balance and keep your fertility healthy.
If you have been following my Instagram posts you already know how my patients are able to regulate their cycles when they increase their sleep. If you don’t follow me on Instagram then make sure you start because I share tips about my day to day life over there.
ARE YOU ON BIRTH CONTROL?
Did you know that when you are on the pill you’re NOT having a real period? You have what’s called a “pill bleed”. Your ovaries and reproductive system is shut down. No ovulation, no estrogen, no progesterone… can you see why this is not good? Not producing those hormones impacts all the other systems, you are deficient in a lot of nutrients, have digestive issues, … just to start naming a few issues. If you went off birth control and still haven’t gotten a regular cycle, it’s time to talk.
Also, did you know that many women develop PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) once they get off the pill? A condition they did not have before but was caused by numbing their ovaries for X amount of time with the pill. Let’s put it this way:
If you are NOT getting your period, we need to dive deeper on WHY that’s happening. Taking the pill to get a fake bleed is not going to solve the problem.
If you have bad PMS, cramping, mood changes, we need to see what’s up with your hormones. Taking the pill is only going to mask the issue, not solve it.
If you don’t know your body and understand how you feel during every part of your cycle, how are you going to use the gifts you have and the different strengths for your advantage during the different parts of your cycle?
Having healthy, regulated sleep is such an important step to balancing your mind with your body, and is one of the 12 key areas that affect your fertility.
Getting sufficient sleep, reducing stress levels, eating a balanced and nourishing diet, and making changes to bad lifestyle choices can significantly improve your fertility. Your reproductive health relies on you having a good overall physical and mental health – of which, sleep is just one component.
If you want to learn more about the areas of your life which are affecting your fertility, we have a free fertility exercise called the Fertility Balance Wheel that can help you to work through any blocks, and highlight the areas in your life where you need more support and love.
By working on improving all areas of your life you can empower your health, life and fertility: naturally. For a more personalized plan to help you get pregnant, you can talk to Fertility Expert, Dr. Marc Sklar, by signing up for his H.O.P.E Coaching Consultation.
Who is Samantha Gladish? She is a Toronto-based Women’s Holistic Health Coach, public speaker, podcast host, writer, award-winning blogger, and the founder of HolisticWellness.ca. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and a weight loss expert, Samantha specializes in helping women lose weight & balance their hormones with delicious food. Samantha’s been working with clients in the health and wellness field for over 12 years. Through online training programs, her podcast, ebooks, blogging and personal one-on-one coaching, Samantha has reached and worked with women in more than 20 countries and counting.
As a passionate and multi-faceted entrepreneur, Samantha has also developed a successful holistic dental care line, which ships world-wide. As a self-proclaimed foodie, hormone-fixer upper, and weight loss specialist with a contagious laugh, Samantha is able to engage a crowd, which has garnered her a world-wide following and extensive media attention. Samantha hosts her own podcast The Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast, which has reached over 30k down- loads within 3 months of launching, and a 5-star rating. Samantha has also been a featured guest on various health Podcasts such as; Underground Wellness, Ultimate Health Podcast, and Paleo Hacks.
With her keen writing skills, Samantha was awarded a top spot as a health coach blogger on FeedSpot’s Top 100 Health Coach Blogs list, as of 2017.
On a more formal note, Samantha’s credentials include: Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Orthomolecular Holistic Practitioner, Hormone Cure Certified Coach, Metabolic Balance Weight Loss Coach, Fitness Fanatic, and Qualitiarian Pioneer.
Where you can find Samantha:
Samantha’s Podcast, Samantha’s Facebook, Samantha’s Instagram, Samantha’s Website, Samantha’s Twitter, Holistic Wellness Private Community on Facebook
Relevant Podcasts + Blogs
- Podcast Episode: 8 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever
- Podcast Episode: Detoxing + Cleansing
- For recipes, detox support + podcast updates, visit the blog: https://
How you can work with Samantha:
- 6 Week Healthy Hormones for Women Intensive – Use the coupon code podcast at checkout to save 60%.
- Holistic Wellness Coaching
- How to Ditch Hormonal Birth Control eGuide
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