Self-Care The Venus Effect Way

Self-Care is a big trending topic and an important concept we want to explore with hormonal vitality in mind.   First, Self-Care is not a synonym for pampering nor does it require investment in everything from candles to special pajamas. Self-Care encompasses the actions taken to promote good health and well-being as well as the prevention of illness. There is no better time than now to incorporate principles of self-care for optimized vitality!

Recipes to Boost Vitality

What we eat has a profound effect on our overall hormonal balance, our mood, and the vitality of our appearance. We can mimic the look-good, feel-good effects of estrogen by looking to the plant world and a fabulous source of vitality called phytoestrogens. These vital molecules are found in the seeds, roots and sometimes the bark of plants, and are concentrated in foods we can easily incorporate including beans, nuts and legumes.

Should I be taking Collagen Supplements?

The collagen supplement craze has confused many physicians and dieticians as we tend to think of this amazing material as somewhat indigestible. Collagen is a complex molecule essential to maintaining the structure and strength of connective tissues such as bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, blood vessels, and of course the largest organ – our skin.

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9 Surprising Benefits of Phytoestrogens for Skin

One of the most common things I hear in my medical practice is how hormones affect the way my patients look and feel. This is no surprise given that mood, metabolism and physical appearance are all affected daily by a woman’s hormonal status. From the teenage blemish phase to aging skin—the ebb and flow of estrogen, in particular, has a key effect on the way we look.

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