Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects many women. While there is no known cure for PCOS, many natural remedies can help alleviate symptoms and promote overall health. One of the most popular natural remedies for PCOS is essential oils. In this blog post, we will discuss the best essential oils for women dealing with PCOS.
Lavender essential oil is a popular choice for women with PCOS. It has calming properties that can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can be beneficial for women with PCOS who often experience hormonal imbalances and mood swings. Lavender oil can also help promote restful sleep, which can be important for overall health.
Peppermint essential oil is another great option for women with PCOS. It can help reduce inflammation and promote healthy digestion, which can be beneficial for women with PCOS who often experience digestive issues. Peppermint oil can also help reduce stress and improve energy levels.
Clary Sage essential oil is known for its hormone-balancing properties, making it a great choice for women with PCOS. It can help regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce the severity of symptoms such as cramps and mood swings. Clary Sage oil can also help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can be beneficial for women with PCOS who often experience inflammation throughout their bodies. It can also help improve immune function and promote relaxation, which can be important for overall health.
Tea Tree essential oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent that can help reduce the severity of symptoms such as acne and dandruff, which are common in women with PCOS. It can also help promote healthy skin and hair.
Geranium essential oil is known for its hormone-balancing properties, making it a great choice for women with PCOS. It can help regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce the severity of symptoms such as mood swings and bloating. Geranium oil can also help promote relaxation and reduce stress.
Bergamot essential oil is a natural antidepressant that can help reduce stress and anxiety, common in women with PCOS. It can also help improve energy levels and promote relaxation.
Lemon essential oil is a natural detoxifier that can help remove toxins from the body and promote healthy digestion, which can be beneficial for women with PCOS who often experience digestive issues. It can also help improve energy levels and promote relaxation.
Rosemary essential oil is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, which can be beneficial for women with PCOS who often experience inflammation. It can also help improve memory and concentration.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is known for its hormone-balancing properties, making it an excellent choice for women with PCOS. It can help regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce the severity of symptoms such as mood swings and anxiety. Ylang Ylang oil can also help promote relaxation and reduce stress.
In conclusion, essential oils can be an excellent way for women with PCOS to manage their symptoms and promote overall health. Lavender, Peppermint, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Geranium, Bergamot, Lemon, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang are all great options for women with PCOS. However, it’s important to note that essential oils should always be used with caution and under the guidance of a qualified healthcare provider.
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When it comes to reversing the signs of aging, many people turn to expensive creams and treatments that promise to erase wrinkles and give them younger-looking skin. However, the truth is that the most effective way to achieve youthful, radiant skin is by eating a healthy diet. The food we eat profoundly impacts our skin’s health, and by choosing the right foods, we can help reverse the effects of aging from the inside out. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is essential for healthy skin. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your skin’s DNA and accelerate aging.
In particular, eating foods high in antioxidants can help reverse the signs of aging. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals and preventing them from damaging your skin. They can also help boost collagen production, essential for keeping your skin firm and supple.
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Another benefit of eating a healthy diet is that it can help reduce inflammation in your body. Inflammation is a significant contributor to the aging process, and it can cause various skin problems, including acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. By eating anti-inflammatory foods like leafy greens, nuts, and fatty fish, you can help reduce inflammation and improve your skin’s health. In addition to eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated is essential. Drinking plenty of water can help flush toxins and keep your skin plump and hydrated. In conclusion, eating your way to better skin is the best way to reverse the signs of aging. Choosing a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-dense foods can help protect your skin from damage, boost collagen production, reduce inflammation, and achieve youthful, radiant skin from the inside out.
Raspberry Ricotta French Toast
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 4
- 4 2-inch slices of gluten-free bread
- 1/2 cup vegan ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries, mashed
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil
- Powdered sugar for topping
- Additional fresh raspberries for topping
Mix the vegan ricotta cheese and mashed raspberries in a small bowl until well combined. Cut a pocket in the middle of each slice of bread. Stuff each pocket with the raspberry ricotta mixture and press the edges together to seal. Whisk together the almond milk, ground flaxseed, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow dish until well combined.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and melt the vegan butter or coconut oil in the pan. Dip each stuffed slice of bread into the almond milk mixture, making sure it’s well coated on both sides. Place the stuffed bread onto the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Serve the French toast hot, topped with powdered sugar and fresh raspberries.
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Serves 4
For the Shrimp:
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, for frying
For the Sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (vegan if needed)
- 2 tbsp hot sauce (use a gluten-free brand if needed)
- 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
- Juice of 1/2 lime
For the Tacos:
- Corn tortillas
- Shredded cabbage
- Diced avocado
- Chopped cilantro
- Lime wedges, for serving
Whisk together the gluten-free flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until golden brown and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Whisk together the mayonnaise, hot sauce, honey, and lime juice in a small bowl until smooth. Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave or on a skillet to assemble the tacos. Add a spoonful of the sauce to each tortilla, followed by a few pieces of shrimp, shredded cabbage, diced avocado, and chopped cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.
Thai Summer Noodle Stir Fry
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 4
- 8 oz gluten-free rice noodles
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 cup carrots, sliced
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup roasted cashews, chopped
For the Sauce:
- 2 tbsp tamari or coconut amino
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water. Heat the vegetable oil over high heat in a large wok or skillet. Add the garlic and onion and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the bell pepper, snow peas, carrots, and broccoli and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until crisp-tender. Add the cooked rice noodles, Thai basil, cilantro, and cashews to the wok and combine.
Whisk together the tamari, maple syrup, lime juice, chili garlic sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Pour the sauce over the noodle, stir fry, and stir to coat evenly. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the sauce is heated and the flavors are well combined. If desired, serve the Thai Summer Noodle Stir Fry hot, garnished with extra Thai basil leaves, cilantro, and chopped cashews.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Serves 4
- 1 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- Salt, to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
Mix the cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, garam masala, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Using a separate bowl, add the chicken pieces and sprinkle the spice mixture on top. Mix well so that the chicken is evenly coated with the spices. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. Add the diced tomatoes to the pan and stir well. Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Pour in the coconut cream and stir to combine. Add salt to taste. Let the chicken tikka masala simmer for another 5-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened to your liking. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.
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Keeping your body free of toxins and free radicals is necessary to maintain a healthy life and mind. You can add tons of foods to your regular diet to help your body with its critical detoxifying processes. If you are looking for a safe and all-natural way to detox your body at home, be sure to check out my Balancing Abundance Program. Because detoxing is so essential and realistically, everyone should be doing it on at least a seasonal basis, I have put together a program to help you do just that. Here’s the thing, I know working with me one-on-one can seem challenging to get into (due to limited space), and I wanted to be able to give everyone an additional solution that has no limits. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and successful at everything you do, so here are some recipes to help set you up for success!
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