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Hormone Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving + Recipes

Thanksgiving is in two days! I’m sure many of you are already gearing up for some delicious food + family time.

But, for some of us, this time can actually bring up quite a bit of anxiety. Especially if you have been working hard to keep your hormones in check.

Personal story time…

I have been struggling with quite a bit of period pain, inflammation, and bloating the past few months. If I am being REALLY honest, I have been struggling with lower back, hip, and pelvic pain (plus intense menstrual cramps) since April.

I’ve been to my gynecologist and we can assume it may be endometriosis, although there is no way to confirm unless I choose to get laparoscopic surgery.

My other option from her was to get on a medication called Orilissa, which comes with a host of side effects, and basically puts your body in to early menopause – NO THANK YOU.

So, I’ve been going back to the basics again (even hormone coaches need to re-evaluate and take their own advice!).

I have been following my own gut reboot, working on taking herbs to support any lingering bacteria in the gut (this could cause pain), and I’ve been nurturing my detoxification pathways.

But, with Thanksgiving coming up, I’ve had to be really honest with my family about how I need to take care of my body — food included!

Thankfully they have been totally fantastic and supportive (as always).


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Now, I want to share my favorite tips for keeping your hormones in check this week!

  • Ask your family if they can provide gluten-free and dairy-free options for you. Or, have fun and bring your own! A couple years ago, I wrote this blog, providing some yummy thanksgiving recipes. THIS website also looks to have some amazing options 🙂

  • Bring your own dessert and low-sugar options. I am really loving Taza Chocolate right now. I also like to bring Enjoy Life desserts.

  • Don’t forget your supplements. I’m taking a multi, magnesium, omega-3, and ginger root right now.

  • Consider bringing digestive enzymes if you have tummy troubles.

  • It’s also nice to have some calming digestive tea – look for turmeric and ginger options. Trader Joes has a great one.

Hoping these tips can give you a fantastic head start into this holiday season!

Sending you love always,


P.S – I will have more hormone deep-dive calls available starting Dec 2. You can pre-book here!

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Hi, I’m Nina! I’m a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Hormone Coach, and Reiki Practitioner.

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