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Am I in Perimenopause? Or is it PMS?
20 Sep 2017

Am I in Perimenopause? Or is it PMS?

As we come to the end of Menopause Awareness Month, I want to talk about a question that comes up often. “Am I in perimenopause or is it just PMS?” Perimenopause can be sneaky. Signs of perimenopause can start as early as your mid-late 30’s. While you’re in the thick of raising kids (or considering having more), your ovaries may be looking toward retirement. Maybe...

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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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10 Reasons Your Supplements Aren’t Working
12 Jul 2017

10 Reasons Your Supplements Aren’t Working

If you’re taking vitamin or herbal supplements and you’re not getting the results you’d like, it may be time to take a deeper look at what’s going on. There are two common misconceptions about natural remedies. First, there is no ONE dietary change, supplement, treatment, or protocol, that will “fix” a chronic health challenge. Second, natural remedies are what I call “root problem” remedies for...

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Hormone Wars! When Menopause Meets Middle School
14 Jun 2017

Hormone Wars! When Menopause Meets Middle School

Gina’s about to lose her mind. She’s just entering the throes of perimenopause with sleepless nights, hideous mood swings, crying jags at odd times and crushing fatigue that are making her life hell. And the cherry on top of this sundae of crazy hormones is her once-darling 8th-grade daughter, Melissa. Living with Melissa these days is no picnic. She’s prone to go off about anything...

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Is the Scale Weighing Down Your Sex Life?
03 May 2017

Is the Scale Weighing Down Your Sex Life?

I’m finishing up my work with my first Fit, Fabulous and Fierce over 40 group soon. These ladies have done some heroic work around their weight and letting go of things and thoughts that no longer serve them. One of the participants, Kim, and her husband have been married for 25 years. She’s gained about 20 lbs over the last few years and hasn’t been able...

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Are You Afraid of Hormone Therapy?
19 Apr 2017

Are You Afraid of Hormone Therapy?

There’s good news on the horizon for the millions of women who are suffering with hormonal symptoms but afraid to take HRT. It’s been a long time coming…but the recommendations about what to use and how to use it (relative to estrogen therapy) are about to change. The North American Menopause Society is updating the guidelines for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that were last published...

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Dr. Anna’s Quickstart Guide to Progesterone and Progestins
08 Mar 2017

Dr. Anna’s Quickstart Guide to Progesterone and Progestins

A recent post about progesterone in the Hormone Harmony Club on Facebook sparked a lot of conversation among our members. Here’s the post: My doctor told me to stop my progesterone cream and prescribed Prometrium pills (1 at bed) and an estrogen gel pump (2 pumps at bed). I am SO worried about taking these and don’t know what to do. I’ve always been afraid...

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