Ep. 79: Balancing Your Hormones and Period Through Nutrition with Katie Bressack

Ep. 79: Balancing Your Hormones and Period Through Nutrition with Katie Bressack PIN

Balancing Your Hormones and Period Through Nutrition with Katie Bressack

Katie is an award-winning holistic nutritionist who specializes in women’s hormonal health.

With Katie’s support, the women she counsels prepare their bodies for pregnancy, balance hormones postpartum, increase energy levels, get their periods back and on track, eat healthier and maintain a balanced mood.

She runs a successful 1-on-1 coaching business and has group programs that have helped hundreds of women support their health and hormones. 

She believes every woman can feel healthy and vibrant by making the best nutritional and lifestyle changes that support their body in the best way possible. 

Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jim and their identical twin boys and dog Piper.

The Unspoken Topic

  • Our bowel movements and the color of our blood during periods are the information we need, in order to understand what is happening to ourselves both physically and mentally. 

What We Cover

  • Why it’s important to track your period cycle.
  • What your poop tells you about your health.
  • How to navigate the period conversation with your teen.

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Key Takeaways

  • A drop in estrogen around your period can cause diarrhea or constipation. 
  • The color and texture of your period tells you about your estrogen and progesterone ratio.
  • Brown blood could be a sign of low progesterone. This is important because progesterone is what helps us keep calm.
  • If your period looks more like crushed blueberries, it can be sign of excess estrogen which causes moodiness.
  • Postpartum depression can be a thyroid issue.
  • 99% of diets are developed with the hormonal pallet of a male and do not take into account a woman’s hormonal cycle.
  • The copper IUD is the only birth control that doesn’t have hormones.
  • If you’re thinking of getting your hormones looked at, do so 7 days before your period.

Actionable Solution

 How to Balance Your Hormones Throughout The Day

  • The key is to eat 20g of protein within 45 minutes of waking up.
  • By fueling your body with protein in the morning, you’ll stabilize your blood sugar, balance your cortisol levels, which helps to keep you calm and balanced throughout the day.
  • This will also help you sleep better at night and crave less sugar.
  • 2-3 whole eggs, overnight oats, almond butter, a handful of nuts, a protein shake are all easy ways to get that protein in.
  • If you are craving something sweet after dinner, that’s a sign you need more protein in the morning.





What Are You Most Excited About

  • Living more in the moment that she’s ever done. She’s never been so present. This pandemic has really brought her to the “me” space.




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Mama Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Taking a shower.
  • What is the best parenting advice you’ve ever received: Be flexible.
  • Share your favorite parenting hack: Walk it out. When you get frustrated, go for a walk.
  • Share 1 product your children cannot live without: Pure Haven Shampoo.
  • Share 1 book: The Fourth Trimester.
  • What motherhood means to you: Motherhood means being very present. The sweetest thing is just those beautiful smiles.


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