Category Archives: Nutrition

Menopausal Weight Gain

Effective weight management is more than just eating well and exercising, especially for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s which are usually the perimenopause and menopause years. During the perimenopause and menopause years, a woman’s body undergoes many hormonal changes. Certain hormones are responsible for weight gain, particularly around the midsection, where there […]

Foods for a Healthy Period

Prostaglandins usually cause period pains. These fatty acid compounds are in the cells throughout our body, but the ones in the epithelial layer of the uterus are responsible for causing cramps.  Another factor in painful periods is estrogen. Among other things, estrogen is responsible for thickening the uterine lining so the uterus can support a […]

Women’s Conference

We celebrated our 13th annual conference this year At Gaia’s Essence we’ve created a safe space for all women for over a decade. This year we celebrated our 13th annual conference. Inviting women from across the globe to join in the celebration, conversation and sisterhood. The theme; “Be Relentless”, centering around the important it is […]

Purple Cabbage Salad

Ingredients: 1 small purple cabbage  3 tri colored large carrots 1 large beet Pinch of seasoning  Fresh lemon juice Directions: Farrah La Ronde-HutchisonFarrah was born on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, Dominica. An island, known for its rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, and extensive centenarian population. Dominica instilled in her a respect for nature, the […]

Why Sea Moss?

Though it is centuries old, recently, this superfood has garnered much attention. Sea Moss, a type of algae or seaweed known scientifically as Chondrus Crispus, is a natural source of essential minerals, vitamins, and all-around nutrient dense. Sea moss has anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties and is a preventative measure and treatment for various […]

5 Tips to Eat Healthy while Vacationing

Traveling and vacationing can prove to make healthy eating a real challenge. Suppose you don’t have a place to prepare food on the road, such as a beach house or cabin rental. In that case, you can easily find yourself at the whim of convenience stores and fast food restaurants. But with a bit of […]

Eating for Hormonal Balance

The food we eat impacts our cells, tissues, and hormones. Ultimately, our entire bodies become the result of what we eat. Nutrient-dense foods contain information from vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber transmitted throughout our bodies to keep us healthy.  Hormonal imbalances affect women in different ways and the types of symptoms that they […]

5 Tips for a Healthier, Sexy You!

 The good news is that you don’t need to make a drastic change in your lifestyle to make a profound difference in your health and life. Here are five quick changes you can start today to get yourself feeling good, looking good, and on your way to lasting changes. 1.      If there were […]

Balance Your Hormones & Fall In Love With Your Body

Hormonal imbalance can be nasty to deal with for any woman. The undesirable health effects are numerous – unwanted breakouts, fatigue, depression, hair loss, low sex drive, painful periods or miserable menopause, and many more. While all those symptoms are enough to send you straight to the doctor’s office, there may be a better way […]

Understanding Peri-menopause and Menopause 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It is a time to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health and illness and the importance of early treatment. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common in the United States, with nearly one in five U.S. adults […]