Tag: Dr. Anna Garrett


How to Lower Your Cortisol in 4 Minutes
25 Feb 2016

How to Lower Your Cortisol in 4 Minutes

We live in a soundbite, fragmented world. Some days it feels like you’ve been tossed into your Vitamix with no escape route. All of this rushing around leads to high cortisol which creates a LOT of problems you don’t want like insomnia, weight gain, anxiety and that wired but tired feeling most of us know too well. The cure for high cortisol is managing stress....

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What to do When Your Sex Drive Goes Missing
18 Feb 2016

What to do When Your Sex Drive Goes Missing

Tip of the Week Of all the changes perimenopause brings, lack of interest in sex due to hormone imbalance is one of THE most common (and least discussed symptoms). How Perimenopause Creates Hormone Imbalance Thanks to progesterone production, Mother Nature gives us a natural increase in the desire for sex beginning just prior to ovulation. This lasts for several days afterwards to make sure our...

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Be Your Own Valentine (BYOV): 5 Reasons to Write a Love Letter to Yourself
11 Feb 2016

Be Your Own Valentine (BYOV): 5 Reasons to Write a Love Letter to Yourself

Cupid’s back again. The cynics are bitching about jacked-up flower prices. The newly-in-love are going all out with cards and teddy bears and expensive dinners. And if you’re not in a love relationship, well, it’s hard to give Valentine’s Day anything more than an eye-roll. But what if we all looked at it differently this year? Why not write a love letter to yourself? Here’s...

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What Every Woman Should Know About Cardiovascular Disease
04 Feb 2016

What Every Woman Should Know About Cardiovascular Disease

Many women think that heart disease is just for men. Nothing could be further from the truth. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, after age 50, nearly half of all deaths in women are due to some form of cardiovascular disease. Once a woman reaches menopause, her risk for heart disease increases dramatically. And younger women who have undergone early menopause or have had...

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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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The Top 5 Myths of Menopause Debunked
21 Jan 2016

The Top 5 Myths of Menopause Debunked

The changes that women experience during menopause are confusing and Dr. Google doesn’t always point you in the right direction. Let’s take a look at the top 5 myths I commonly hear and set the record straight. Myth #1: Menopause begins at 50 Truth: The average age of menopause is 52…but there’s a huge range of what’s normal. Tweet: Menopause is the day that marks...

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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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3 Sneaky Ways Your Hormones May be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
31 Dec 2015

3 Sneaky Ways Your Hormones May be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Perimenopause brings a truckload of challenges with it, so it hardly seems fair that unrelenting weight gain is one of them. Meno-middle (weight gain in the abdomen) is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women. And most of them have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds is simply a rite of passage at this time of life and they should just accept...

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Why You Can’t Diet and Exercise Past a Hormone Imbalance
23 Dec 2015

Why You Can’t Diet and Exercise Past a Hormone Imbalance

One of the most common complaints I hear from clients (and most women in midlife for that matter) is that they can’t lose weight no matter how much they diet and exercise. This is incredibly frustrating! The thing is, it may not have anything to do with what you’re doing (or not doing). It may be your hormones. Hormone imbalances lead to difficulty losing weight...

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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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