Women’s health


3 Ways to Decrease Breast Cancer Risk
01 Nov 2017

3 Ways to Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

We’ve just ended Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which happens every October, but there’s one more topic I want to share with you. There’s a lot that women need to know about breast cancer, especially in midlife. The topic that gets the most attention, of course, is hormone replacement therapy, but I believe it’s even more important to understand the ways that YOU can manage your...

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The Truth About Estrogen Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk
18 Oct 2017

The Truth About Estrogen Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk

Few topics evoke more fear and confusion than the role estrogen plays in the development of breast cancer. It’s October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and pink ribbon season is here.  And while I think increasing awareness is important, I personally believe, as a health care provider and advocate for women’s health, that it’s more important to get the truths about topics that evoke...

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The Menopause Cure We Need
06 Sep 2017

The Menopause Cure We Need

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter this sometimes-bewildering transition called perimenopause each day. If you’re in the middle of perimenopause, you might be shaking your head wondering why we need a month for increased awareness. For some women, it seems like the signs never let up. But the truth is, many women (especially those in the 35-40 age...

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The Springboard for The Essential Thyroid Cookbook
23 Aug 2017

The Springboard for The Essential Thyroid Cookbook

*This article originally appeared on HealthfulElements.com. Click here to read the original post.   Last week, Lisa and I shared a bit about our history and how the idea for our Essential Thyroid Cookbook came to be. Today, we’re going deeper to show you how and why Lisa’s delicious, easy-to-prepare, mouthwatering recipes are so thyroid- and immune-supportive. At the onset of this journey, I told her that my biggest fear was someone...

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5 Ways to Kick Sugar Cravings to the Curb
09 Aug 2017

5 Ways to Kick Sugar Cravings to the Curb

Giving up sugar can be a HUGE challenge for many people. Your brain LOVES sugar because of the dopamine hit it gets. But there are many reasons to tough it out and kick sugar to the curb, especially in midlife. Unfortunately, brutal cravings can be part of the detox process. These are a real chemical phenomenon that happens in your brain because sugar is very addictive....

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Changing the Face of 50: Let’s Teach Our Daughters Differently
26 Jul 2017

Changing the Face of 50: Let’s Teach Our Daughters Differently

One of the participants in my Fit, Fabulous and Fierce over 40 class said something a couple of weeks ago that really struck me. She said, “The weight gain thing in menopause isn’t the worst part of it. The worst part is looking in the mirror and seeing how old I look. I hate how I look.” A long-time friend who recently spent time with...

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4 Things Sugar Does to Your Brain (and How to Break Up)
28 Jun 2017

4 Things Sugar Does to Your Brain (and How to Break Up)

If you haven’t paid much attention to how much sugar you’re eating and what it may be doing to your health, now’s the time to give it some thought. There are articles coming out every day about the effects of sugar on weight, hormones, inflammation and a laundry list of chronic conditions. But what you don’t hear a lot about is what it does to...

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5 Smart Reasons to Think Before You Drink
05 Apr 2017

5 Smart Reasons to Think Before You Drink

I’m giving you fair warning. This topic is a total buzz-kill for many of us. That’s because wine is our go-to BFF when we’ve had a bad day or anxiety and overwhelm has gotten out of hand. What’s the harm in having a glass or two…(or three) at the end of the day? On the surface, it’s not a problem. Until it is. Until the...

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Is Your Body Dialing 911?
22 Feb 2017

Is Your Body Dialing 911?

It can start as a whisper. That 20 pounds you’ve gained over the last 5 years. You pass it off as part of aging and go grab a donut, vowing to make better choices starting tomorrow. Or, it could be a not-so-gentle tap on your shoulder….chest pain now and then when you go for a walk. Or, your wakeup call may be the 2 x...

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7 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Supplements
09 Feb 2017

7 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Supplements

For years, researchers have proven that vitamin D plays a key role in the formation of healthy bodies. Adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, and is suggested to provide a protective effect against diseases such as cancer, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. The best way to get Vitamin D (which is actually...

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