Tag: Dr. Anna Garrett


26 Dec 2013

New Year, New You? Your 5-Step Plan For Amping up Your Resolution Mojo

If you’re a resolution maker, you’ve probably made your list and checked it twice. Your enthusiasm is bubbling over and you’re confident that 2014 is going to be YOUR year! Unfortunately, if you’re like many people, the good intentions get derailed by the end of January! Why? There can be a number of reasons. We set the bar too high. We don’t have a plan....

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19 Dec 2013

To D or not to D: The Link between Vitamin D and Weight Control

Most people are familiar with vitamin D’s role in preventing rickets in children and in helping the body absorb calcium from the diet. Recently, research has shown that vitamin D is important in protecting the body from a much wider range of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D is actually a prohormone and not technically a vitamin: a...

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12 Dec 2013

Do You Suck at Receiving?? 6 Simple Practices to Jumpstart the Flow of Mojo

I have to admit; at one point in my life receiving anything was tough. I routinely brushed off compliments and was generally uncomfortable when someone did something for me. I always felt obligated to repay whatever the “gift” was. An experience I had in a meeting of my Mastermind group a few years ago really changed my thoughts about the importance of receiving well. One...

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Hey, Can a Girl Get a Drink Over Here??
14 Nov 2013

Hey, Can a Girl Get a Drink Over Here??

When your hormone symphony is playing off-key and you’re stressed to the max, the temptation to pop the cork on a bottle of Pinot Grigio can be great. After all, what’s the harm in a couple of glasses of good vino to take the edge off? As it turns out…plenty. So What’s the Big Deal? Women are more affected by alcohol than men due to...

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07 Nov 2013

What to do When Perimenopause Steals Your Sleep

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 clock while your hormones are having a PAR-TAY! What’s a girl to do??? Lack of sleep makes you cranky…that’s bad enough. But long-term insomnia can lead to other problems obesity, diabetes, hyper-tension, heart disease, depression, and impaired...

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31 Oct 2013

9 Common-Sense Tips for Finding Your Perfect Complementary Medicine Practitioner

Choosing a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) provider requires the same amount of thought and effort as choosing a physician.  After all, this person will be taking care of YOU.  There are a many wonderful practitioners out there…and some not-so-wonderful ones.  The status of CAM credentialing varies greatly from state to state and from one profession to another. For example, some CAM professionals are licensed...

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17 Oct 2013

4 Powerful Ways to Stop Self-Sabotage in its Tracks

One of the biggest challenges my clients face in our coaching work is that they set an intention and proceed to get squarely in their own way when they start to move toward what they want. This self-sabotage can show up very dramatically (think Lindsay Lohan), but more often I see it showing up in sneaky, less obvious ways. Like my client, Janet, who spent...

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Could You Pick Your Girls out of a Line-Up?
10 Oct 2013

Could You Pick Your Girls out of a Line-Up?

Breast self-exam (BSE) has been widely promoted as a practice that helps women find breast cancer early—with the idea that finding it early will save lives. There’s just one problem: no study ever has found that BSE reduces breast cancer deaths. That’s why after years of supporting BSE, the American Cancer Society revised its breast cancer screening guidelines in 2003 and now calls BSE “optional”....

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03 Oct 2013

4 Sneaky Ways Your Body may be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Work

As many women enter perimenopause or approach menopause, they find themselves experiencing unexplained weight gain — especially around the waist and hips — despite their best attempts to diet. And suddenly, the usual weight loss tool box in empty. Weight gain in the abdomen is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women. Yet most women have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds...

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26 Sep 2013

What to do When Your Adrenal Glands are ready to Surrender

Every day, a wide range of physical and psychological stressors — a demanding job, raising a family, relationship dynamics, lack of sleep, financial pressures, suboptimal nutrition, dieting, unresolved emotional distress — signal your adrenal glands to produce stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol). This is helpful up to a point (because it helps us get our to-do lists done), but when our adrenal glands are required...

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