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But buying into deprivation diets or crazy workout plans that ignore the importance of cycle syncing your exercise will only hurt your chances of true hormonal healing and the benefits that come with it: clearer skin, less bloating, and steady, sustainable weight loss.

For women, feeling confident, sexy, and slim is not simply calories in and calories out. It’s about the way your body uses fuel based on your hormones, food, sleep, stress, toxin exposure, supplements, and unique genetics. Understanding how to manipulate these variables gets you the body and health you want. Looking and feeling your best is all about biohacking .

Bloating has several root causes and one of the most common is a compromised microbiome. When the microbiome—the bacteria that live in your gut—are off balance, your digestive system starts to react to certain foods, stops being able to absorb certain nutrients, and becomes inflamed and—you guessed it—bloated.

But that’s not all. The bacterial colonies that make up the microbiome promote health in an almost endless number of ways, including helping the body process and eliminate excess hormones. Specifically, there’s a colony known as the estrobolome that metabolizes estrogen and helps maintain a healthy balance between estrogen and progesterone. When the estrobolome is off balance, so is the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body—and that can be a recipe for fluid retention .

Stress can also cause bloating . Having too much of the stress hormone cortisol puffs you up due to its antidiuretic function, causing your body to retain sodium. Nutrient deficiencies can contribute to bloating, too—specifically magnesium deficiency. That’s because the human body is like a battery that runs on a special electricity derived from four key electrolytes: calcium, sodium, potassium, and, magnesium. If you’re coming up short — which so many women are — your body might respond with unpleasant symptoms, including bloat. If you’re low on magnesium, you can find magnesium in the FLO Living Balance Supplement Kit . Solution 1: Probiotics

So how do you de-puff in time for summer? The key is to nourish your microbiome. W hen you start to have symptoms like a low libido , acne , trouble losing weight , cramps , heavy bleeding , or bloating , it could mean your microbiome is compromised. Probiotics are the good guys you want in your gut bacteria. The formulation in the Balance Supplement Kit helps balance gut bacteria and offers support for balanced moods and improved digestive function and nutrient absorption. If you suspect stress and magnesium deficiency are also involved in your bloating consider giving up coffee for the summer. You can read more about the dangers of drinking coffee here . Problem 2: Acne

Acne is usually triggered during shifts in your monthly cycle, for example when you’re moving from the ovulation phase to pre-menstruation phase. It can also come when your hormonal patterns change as you age from your 20s to your 30s. The good news is hormonal acne is super responsive to treatment and healing (and then prevention) using natural supplements. The right use of natural supplements can see your acne gone in just a couple of months! Solution 2: Patch up nutrient deficiencies

• Your skin needs B-vitamins to regenerate and renew as they provide the energy all of your cells need for fuel. Taking a good B-complex every day that includes a high level of B6 will target hormonal or premenstrual acne. B6 prevents skin inflammation and overproduction of sebum (the oil your skin produces that can create acne issues).

The hormonal problem I see most often in my practice—the same one that fuels some of the most quality-of-life-diminishing symptoms—is estrogen dominance . It is a main factor in weight gain and heavy periods (both of which can interfere with summer fun) and it occurs when there is too much estrogen in the body relative to progesterone.

Estrogen dominance is the result of a perfect storm of environmental factors, including eating non-organic food, using toxic health and body care products, experiencing unrelenting stress, and being exposed to everyday chemicals, like those found in everything from upholstered furniture to nail polish. Pair these toxic exposures with a sluggish liver (which is the body’s key detoxification organ) and a compromised estrobolome (which means we’re not getting rid of estrogen efficiently) and it’s a recipe for estrogen overload. Solution 3: Do a safe detox

Detox diets are incredibly popular just before summer, but deprivation plans and strict protocols can be seriously bad news. They can do more hormone damage than good. But that doesn’t mean a detox is a bad idea — it just has to be the right kind of detox .

Many health issues – including fatigue, depression, anxiety, brain fog, mood swings, weight gain, and acne can be helped by doing a gentle, hormone-supportive detox. Detoxing your body of excess estrogen has many immediate and long-term benefits.

I designed a special 4-Day Hormone Detox that’s packed full of cleansing foods to support your body’s elimination system, which includes your liver, intestines, and lymphatic system. During the four days of the hormone detox, you’ll eliminate triggers like dairy, soy, caffeine, sugar, and gluten. You’ll also increase the amount of hormone-supportive nutrients in your diet—especially the vital omega-3s and B vitamins. This 4-day reset is a great jumpstart to overcome weight loss resistance, ease severe PMS, and feel healthier overall for summer. Bonus! If you’re particularly prone to acne around your ovulation days or before your period, this detox can work wonders.

To really kick your hormonal healing into high gear, add the Detox formula in the Balance Supplement Kit to the 4-Day Detox: it offers liver support for overall detox function, supports healthy detox of excess estrogen, contains nutrients that combat inflammation-promoting free radicals, and helps support healthy weight loss.