Can your plastic water bottle/tupperware be causing you to have a hormone imbalance?

Plastics are “xenoestrogens”, meaning they mimic estrogens in the body and they can bind to estrogen receptor sites, disrupting the body’s natural hormonal balance.  High amounts of xenoestrogens in the body can alter the states of our natural hormones and specifically allow our progesterone and estrogen ratio to become imbalanced – throwing us into “estrogen…

Is soy healthy?

Unfortunately most soy products today are highly processed (almost all processed foods contain some form of soy), genetically modified (which can kill off the good bacteria in your gut) and full of phytoestrogens – which can lead to hormone imbalances.  On the contrast – fermented soy foods like tempeh, natto and miso can be super…

Is sushi healthy?

Unfortunately, most sushi isn’t “healthy” as most of the sushi rice contains high amounts of sugar – but there are definitely better options you can choose that are healthier! I personally like sashimi (just the fish without the rice), but somehow I ended up with the rice with a generous amount of wasabi tucked underneath…

Melatonin for Jet Lag?

Just arrived in Bangkok, and it’s now 2:30am local time. Taking some Melatonin and off to bed – and hopefully I won’t have any jet lag tomorrow because yo girl has some exploring to do. Jet lag occurs when you travel quickly across time zones, resulting in a misalignment of circadian rhythms. I don’t recommend taking…

Should you be doing high-intensity exercise if you have insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes?

Definitely! High-intensity exercise (sprints/burst training/circuits) can work to improve insulin sensitivity, which can help with glucose control and inevitably allow you to utilize carbohydrates better. How? During a HIIT sessions, blood glucose from glycogen breakdown is elevated for fuel (HIIT uses a different energy system compared to LISS – aerobic/anaerobic), which will result in a…