Today we’re talking fireworks, but not the kind you saw on the 4th of July. Earmuffs children, earmuffs.

PG13_featureLadies, this one goes out to you. It’s time to reclaim your sexy. We don’t touch on this subject a whole lot, but it deserves the spotlight, or at least a nightlight (wink, wink). More later on the real down and dirty, but we want you to know that if feel like you’ve lost your groove, all is not lost. We’re bringing sexy back. Here’s the good news: there are some “controllables” that don’t involve therapy with your partner (but hey, we’re not banging on therapy – in fact we will be dedicating a whole blog to it!), better known as your hormones.  They could be just a little (or a lot) off balance. Loss of libido, dry as a desert or just plain old not feeling it in the bedroom… don’t settle ladies, this is not normal. But listen, this doesn’t make you abnormal. It’s quite the opposite, actually. Over 80% of women struggle with hormone imbalance – and this can manifest in many different ways:

  • PMS (not actually supposed to happen!)
  • mood swings
  • fatigue
  • premature aging (damn you, crow’s feet!)
  • stubborn weight around your midsection or weight loss resistance
  • headaches
  • poor sleep quality
  • low libido

None of this contributes to looking or feeling your best, and it certainly won’t help you in the sack. It’s time to get the juices flowing, When Harry Met Sally style, only you won’t be faking it. And more good news: it isn’t nearly as complicated as you might think. Here are just a few tips that make a BIG difference

  • Cut out the processed sugar: Yes this is a lot easier said than done, but try going 100% and give it a few weeks and you will notice some major differences in how you look and feel, and when you look and feel good, well you’re highly likely to feel ready to get frisky, amiright? Sugar is also one of the most powerful contributors to PMS, so try kicking it to the curb and see how you feel. We’ve got some amazing recipes in Prescribe 20 (including one below!) that will satisfy that sweet tooth without wreaking havoc on your hormone health.
  • Avoid endocrine disruptors: This could be a whole blog post in itself, because yikes…these guys are scary! In short, endocrine disruptors are chemicals that mimic a natural hormone and fool your body into over responding or responding at inappropriate times. The consequences are no joke; they are thought to be associated with everything from brain development problems to cancer. Endocrine disruptors can be found many household products including cleaning products and cosmetics. Some of our favorite safe products include: Crunchy Betty’s Kokomo Deodorant, Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Cleansing Oil, and broad spectrum SPF from Beauty Counter. Paying attention to what you put ON your body is elemental to overall health.  Chemicals – you gotsta go.
  • RELAX: begin carving out at least 10-15 minutes a day to meditate or calm your body with deep breathing. Stress will do a real number on your cortisol production levels – and you don’t want to mess around with your cortisol! Cortisol is your stress hormone, but it’s plays a major role in balancing your sex hormones. Practice relaxing (it is a practice!), and watch one of our favorite TED Talks about how to make friends with stress.
  • Make the natural adapotgenic {balancing} plant maca your BFF (recipe below, your welcome): Start small and work your way up to 2 tablespoons in your smoothie…and your energy and libido will thank youJust do it. You will not be disappointed and neither will your sex life. Bow chicka wow wow!
  • Sleep! Ok now I know we’re telling you to get busy in the bedroom, but make sure you’re also getting enough sleep. Why? If you are running on empty it will wreak havoc on your hormones, and well, that will in turn make you tired, grumpy, and just not in the mood.

Ladies, you know where we talk about all of these things? In Prescribe 20 It’s 20 days to dedicate to yourself. It’s more than just food – it’s an education on what’s going on inside your body. EVERYTHING is connected in these wild bodies of ours, so pay attention and treat them kindly. Do iit for you, do it for your partner, do it for your health and happiness. Just do it, and then do it again 😉

5 Spoon Chocolate Raw Truffle


Serves 1-2

Make ahead tip: These store well in the refrigerator for 8-10 days or in the freezer for 1 month, though they’ll never last that long!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon macadamia nuts

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Mold into 2-3 truffles. Simply double, triple or quadruple the recipe if you want to make more! Easy peasy.

Recipe by Body Nourish