Tag: Anna Garrett Asheville


How to Banish Meno-Middle with 3 Simple Steps
14 Apr 2016

How to Banish Meno-Middle with 3 Simple Steps

Do you feel like you’re barely eating enough to keep a bird alive? Tired of marathon sessions on the elliptical trainer only to see the numbers on the scale climbing? You wonder what you’re doing wrong. And your meno-middle (AKA muffin top)  keeps growing. The good news is that YOU may be doing nothing “wrong”. The bad news is that your cortisol may have climbed...

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How to Identify Adrenal Imbalance
07 Apr 2016

How to Identify Adrenal Imbalance

Is your stress level putting your health at risk? Every day, your body is subjected to a wide range of physical and psychological situations that it senses as stressful. Typically, we think of work, finances or relationships when it comes to stress. But the list is much bigger and broader than this. Lack of sleep, dieting and winning the lottery are also stressful! Why? Because all...

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Is Perimenopause Stealing YOUR Sleep?
31 Mar 2016

Is Perimenopause Stealing YOUR Sleep?

If you’re over 40 and suddenly find yourself lying awake night after night or waking up WAAAYYYY too early in the morning, chances are good that your hormones are to blame. 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 worse (IMHO) than lying awake staring at the...

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How to Use Essential Oils for Hormone Balance
24 Mar 2016

How to Use Essential Oils for Hormone Balance

As a healthcare practitioner who helps women find natural solutions to balance their hormones, I’m always on the lookout for new options to share with my clients. There are many great herb and vitamin supplements that I recommend to combat the myriad of symptoms that go along with perimenopause and menopause, but one area I haven’t really dived into is the world of essential oils....

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How to Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer
10 Mar 2016

How to Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

It never occurred to me in my 30’s that I would need to start thinking about my colon health. But that’s exactly what happened. When I was 35, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC). This is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by crampy, bloody diarrhea. It comes and goes and for me has been blessedly rare in its appearance. But UC puts you...

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5 Things Men Should Know about Menopause
28 Jan 2016

5 Things Men Should Know about Menopause

“I don’t need him to fix me! I just want him to listen and try to understand that I’m doing the best I can.” This is a sentiment I hear a lot in my Hormone Harmony Club. I recently asked these ladies what they want men to understand about menopause. As you might expect, the responses were plentiful and varied. Women aren’t the only ones...

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What’s Weighing You Down?
14 Jan 2016

What’s Weighing You Down?

I’ve begun noticing something that’s distressing. Many of my hormonal sisters put up with loads of crap in their lives. The chaos of perimenopause should be enough, right? There are many flavors of this junk, but some of the more common ones include: Husbands who are abusive at worst and unhelpful at best. Adult children who suck the life out of moms because there are...

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How to Kick Sugar Cravings
17 Dec 2015

How to Kick Sugar Cravings

Here’s the not-so-sweet truth. We are killings ourselves by consuming truckloads of hidden sugar. Turns out that it’s not fat that’s the bad actor; it’s sugar that’s making us sick and overweight. Sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine. Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It’s a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and...

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Dr. Anna’s 7-Step Healthy Holiday Survival Guide
25 Nov 2015

Dr. Anna’s 7-Step Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

Navigating holiday parties or 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 health goals we’re working on. It doesn’t have to be this way! Tweet: The key to a healthy holiday is making conscious choices instead of defaulting to autopilot mode. If you’re ready to have a different...

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight??? Could it be My Thyroid?
19 Nov 2015

Why Can’t I Lose Weight??? Could it be My Thyroid?

When I talk with women who are experiencing unexplained weight gain, one of the first questions that comes up is, “Could it be my thyroid?” Thyroid hormones play a huge role in regulating metabolism and how the body uses nutrients. And as we age, the thyroid can get sluggish. Hypothyroidism is sneaky and experts say that undiagnosed thyroid disease is an epidemic, especially among women....

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