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Why Angelina Jolie’s Ovaries Are None of Our Business
31 Mar 2015

Why Angelina Jolie’s Ovaries Are None of Our Business

Angelina Jolie is no stranger to controversy. Two years ago, she had a double mastectomy because she carries the BRCA-1 gene that dramatically increases her risk of developing breast cancer. And now she’s making headlines again for having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed for the same reason. As expected, the rush to judge her decision is on. Personally, I think this is none of...

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Is Perimenopause Stealing YOUR Zzzzs?
11 Mar 2015

Is Perimenopause Stealing YOUR Zzzzs?

Lying awake night after night staring at the ceiling? Walking through your days with a nagging headache and brain fog? Wishing you could get a solid 8 hours of sleep so you’d feel like yourself for just ONE day?? I hear you…and feel your pain. Chronic insomnia is one of the most debilitating symptoms of perimenopause for a lot of women (myself included). There’s nothing...

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14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!
25 Feb 2015

14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!

In case you missed it, PBS recently interviewed the lead researcher about her study of women and the duration of hot flashes and night sweats. And the news wasn’t good. Her team studied nearly 1500 women (aged 42–52 at baseline) who reported frequent vasomotor symptoms (6 days or more over a 2-week period) at least once during roughly 13 years’ follow-up. Vasomotor symptoms include hot...

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What To Do When Hormone Imbalance Torpedoes Your Sex Drive
11 Feb 2015

What To Do When Hormone Imbalance Torpedoes Your Sex Drive

Of all the changes perimenopause brings, lack of interest in sex due to hormone imbalance is one of THE most common (and least discussed symptoms). How Perimenopause Creates Hormone Imbalance Thanks to progesterone production, Mother Nature gives us a natural increase in the desire for sex beginning just prior to ovulation. This lasts for several days afterwards to make sure our bodies take full advantage...

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Dr. Anna’s Quickstart Guide to Cardiovascular Disease in Women
28 Jan 2015

Dr. Anna’s Quickstart Guide to Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Did you know that heart disease is THE #1 killer of post-menopausal women? Did you know that more women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer? In women, it’s easy to miss heart attack symptoms in the early stages because symptoms show up differently than in men. Quick action can mean life or death,...

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Is Perimenopause Sneaking up on You??
13 Jan 2015

Is Perimenopause Sneaking up on You??

My client, Sarah, is ready to kill her teenage children. Her nerves are shot and her patience left the building long ago. On the days she’s not in a murderous mood, she can barely drag herself out of bed. And she is wondering what the hell is going on. If you feel like your once-pleasant personality and your mojo have skipped town together, you’re not...

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Life is Short: What Will You Stop Tolerating in 2015?
31 Dec 2014

Life is Short: What Will You Stop Tolerating in 2015?

There’s a lot in life we tolerate. Some of it we have little control over (taxes, bad weather, traffic). But there’s a good chunk we suck up even when we don’t have to. We ignore the check engine light, give the stink eye to the socks our partners toss on the floor, put up with the critical friend, and mindlessly accept the annoyances that drain...

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The Number 1 Way to Have THE Best New Year
16 Dec 2014

The Number 1 Way to Have THE Best New Year

Ever feel like your life is a great-big ping-pong match (and you’re the ball)? You know what I’m talking about…living in reactive mode 24/7 just trying to keep all the plates in the air. It’s exhausting! I get it. Believe me. Maybe it’s time for a different approach in 2015. If you’d rather spend more time creating your life instead of reacting, you need to...

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8 Ways to Banish the Mindless Munchies
02 Dec 2014

8 Ways to Banish the Mindless Munchies

Have you ever finished a candy bar and wished you had just one more bite? Are you surprised when your hand hits the bottom of the popcorn bucket at the movies? Do you ever feel completely stuffed and miserable after you eat (hello Thanksgiving)? These are all symptoms of mindless or unconscious eating. In the land of “holiday crazy-busy”, we’re grabbing meals while we’re shopping,...

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Cookies and Candy and Pie, Oh My! Dr. Anna’s 9-Step Healthy Holiday Survival Guide
19 Nov 2014

Cookies and Candy and Pie, Oh My! Dr. Anna’s 9-Step Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

Navigating holiday parties and the Christmas cookie dumping ground in the office break room can feel like walking through a minefield for those of us who have some serious wellness goals we’re working on. It doesn’t have to be this way! The key to success lies in being conscious of your decisions at every moment and asking yourself if your choices align with whatever you...

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