Certified Lactation Consultant Andrea Syms-Brown on Why to Do Natural Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding vs Pumping, and More

Certified Lactation Consultant Andrea Syms-Brown on Why to Do Natural Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding vs Pumping, and More

Despite the fact that breastfeeding is a natural process, many women struggle in their efforts to achieve natural breastfeeding. That’s where a certified lactation consultant can be a lifesaver (sometimes literally). Adrienne spoke with Andrea Syms-Brown, an international board-certified lactation consultant, founder of Baby in the Family, and the women who “saved” Adrienne on her own breastfeeding journey. Read on to learn about why natural breastfeeding can be so difficult for women, how to think about breastfeeding vs pumping, the importance of proper positioning, and much more.
How to Detox from Sugar: The Benefits of Cutting Out Sugar & Starting a Sugar Detox Plan

How to Detox from Sugar: The Benefits of Cutting Out Sugar & Starting a Sugar Detox Plan

We’re not going to fudge the truth (see what we did there?): sugar is delicious. There’s a reason desserts are called “treats,” after all. But consuming too much sugar has a ton of serious health repercussions — from inflammation to chronic disease to cancer — and the reality is that most Americans have too much sugar in their diet. Because of this, the idea of a “sugar detox” has gained popularity, but can following a sugar detox plan really improve your health? Read on to learn the benefits of cutting out sugar and how to detox from sugar safely.  
Valencia Porter, MD, MPH on How Exposure to Chemicals Affects Your Health, and What to Do About It

Valencia Porter, MD, MPH on How Exposure to Chemicals Affects Your Health, and What to Do About It

Growing up interested in science and medicine, Dr. Valencia Porter always knew she’d become a doctor. What she didn't know was that, after working for several years working as a conventional physician, she would pivot to a completely new approach. Today, the double-board certified doctor is also a functional medicine practitioner and an author with a masters in public health focusing on environmental health. She has spent years working as the lead physician and educator at The Chopra Center, and much of her work centers around the health impacts of exposure to chemicals. Read on to learn about the risks of environmental toxicity, the different types of toxins, how to remove toxins from the body, and more. 
Hannah Bronfman’s Story of Life-Changing Dental Trauma and Healing Through Natural Dentistry

Hannah Bronfman’s Story of Life-Changing Dental Trauma and Healing Through Natural Dentistry

Hannah Bronfman, content creator, author, and founder of HB Fit, had never had any dental issues growing up or in her adult life. So when she sustained an injury to her mouth, she didn’t think too much about it after she’d healed. But then a few years later, a ton of seemingly unrelated symptoms cropped up — fatigue, gut issues, infertility — and after going to a natural dentistry practice at the recommendation of her doctor, she learned that her dental trauma had actually had a way bigger impact than she’d realized. Read on to learn about how trauma can impact the oral microbiome (and how the oral microbiome can impact overall health), why holistic dental care is the only surefire way to treat the root cause of an issue, and much more.
Natural Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance In Females: Hormonal Belly Fat, Supplements, & More

Natural Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance In Females: Hormonal Belly Fat, Supplements, & More

When people talk about hormones, it’s normally related to a specific kind of experience, like menopause, pregnancy, or a monthly menstrual cycle. Hormones play a big role in all of these, of course, but what people don’t talk about (and many don’t know) is the fact that hormones play a huge role in every aspect of our body’s functioning every single day. That means that if your hormones are out of whack, there are consequences, including some particularly pesky ones like weight gain and belly fat. Read on to learn more about female imbalance and the link between cortisol and belly fat, as well as natural remedies for hormonal imbalance.
The WellBe Health Research & Wellness News Wrap-Up: April 2022

The WellBe Health Research & Wellness News Wrap-Up: April 2022

Welcome to the first health research and wellness news wrap-up of 2022, and the first one since Adrienne got back from maternity leave!  When we began the year, it seemed like Covid was mostly in the rearview mirror, but then Omicron swept through the country and turned everything upside down. So needless to say, there’s some Covid coverage in the mix in this wrap-up — but also tons of other important pieces of health research and articles about wellness.