Tag: Anna Garrett Asheville


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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How to Manage Your Risk for Breast Cancer
22 Oct 2015

How to Manage Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is scary business and unfortunately, much of what increases your risk is completely out of your bucket of control. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are things you can do to minimize the chances that cancer will be a part of your life. Age is the single-most important risk factor for breast cancer. The chances of developing the disease increase...

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The Truth About Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk
15 Oct 2015

The Truth About Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk

Almost 15 years after sensationalized studies were published; hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is still getting a bad rap. In 2002, all hell broke loose when the Women’s Health Initiative Study was published. This very large trial was designed to study the possible health benefits of estrogen. Women were given either estrogen alone if they’d had a hysterectomy or a combination of medroxyprogesterone (Provera®) and synthetic...

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7 Ways to Manage Breast Tenderness in Perimenopause
01 Oct 2015

7 Ways to Manage Breast Tenderness in Perimenopause

For many women, one of the more annoying symptoms that come along with perimenopause is sore, tender, enlarged breasts. This is generally a sign of estrogen dominance. This imbalance of estrogen to progesterone sets up shop as ovulation becomes more and more irregular, resulting in low levels of progesterone. When progesterone isn’t on board to balance out estrogen, breasts can get bigger, swollen and very...

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How to Build the Confidence You Need to Work with Your Healthcare Provider
17 Sep 2015

How to Build the Confidence You Need to Work with Your Healthcare Provider

Having an open and honest dialogue with your healthcare provider can be uncomfortable for many women. Many of us were brought up to believe that doctors know all and that we should follow instructions and not ask questions (if we even know WHAT questions to ask). Fortunately, I believe the tide is turning and women are realizing that menopause and all that goes with it...

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