The Wellness Blog

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Stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Our evidence-based nutrition and wellness content serves as a tool to help you thrive in your wellness every day.

9 Hormones Every Woman Should Know

9 Hormones Every Woman Should Know

Hormones are chemical messengers that are responsible for making sure your body systems function properly and control many processes. Balanced hormone levels are very crucial for optimal health. There are so many hormones in your body working hard to keep you...

Exercises to Help Relieve Period Cramps

Exercises to Help Relieve Period Cramps

Written by Physical Therapist and Flourish Heights Contributor, Rachel Louissaint, DPT That time of the month isn't always the greatest experience for menstruating folks. For some, period pain is the worst part. It might feel like someone is doing choreography on top...

The Scoop On PCOS + Foods To Add

The Scoop On PCOS + Foods To Add

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, often known as PCOS, is a very common hormonal condition in women. It affects around 1 in 10 women of reproductive age around the world. It happens when a woman's ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. It also...

Reasons To Track Your Cycle

Reasons To Track Your Cycle

Are you a period tracking guru or newbie? Tracking your period by logging your start and end dates, associated symptoms, and many health changes throughout the month, can be very helpful. Not only can it give you an estimate of when your next period will arrive, it...

8 Ways to Stay Nourished & Show Your Body Love When Breastfeeding

8 Ways to Stay Nourished & Show Your Body Love When Breastfeeding

What you eat when you're breastfeeding can affect your body and your growing baby. When you eat wholesome foods, it helps to replace the nutrients that your body loses through breastfeeding. When you're a mom, whether you have a newborn or toddler, it can get busy and...

Hi, I’m Valerie!

I’m a DC metro-based Dietitian, Speaker and Founder of Flourish Heights. Here, I share evidence-based wellness information to help you live your most healthiest life!