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Menopause

Do You Have a Sexy Brain?

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How intimacy and balanced hormones protect your health. My friend and colleague, Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson, celebrated the release of her new book Sexy Brain this week—and I’m a big fan. I was lucky enough to receive an early galley copy of this fantastic read and even with my hectic schedule, poured through it in a matter of days. For peri- and menopausal women, this is a terrific adjunct for Read More

The Iron Elephant in the Room

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Supplementation—should you or shouldn’t you? Iron is a double edged sword. On the one hand, it is said to make red blood cells and functions as the oxygen transport system of the body. Once iron is absorbed into the bloodstream, it’s ultimately stored in the ferritin molecule. But, on the other hand, it fuels bacteria, virus, and parasites. Unless iron is eliminated through blood loss, as in the case of Read More

Calm Hormonal Havoc

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Natural remedies you need to try. Haywire hormones can cause even the most cool, calm, and collected woman to feel like she’s going crazy. If you feel trapped in the throes of perimenopause, menopause or beyond, read on for remedies that will take the edge off and restore hormone harmony. Do keep in mind that while these solutions have been proven remarkably effective for many, they are not a one Read More

The Age Reversing Hormone

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The hormone that turns back the clock. I recently received the results of my latest Salivary Hormone Test and was not surprised to learn that once again my levels of DHEA were lower than I’d like. DHEA is a hormone secreted by the adrenals and is considered the “mother” of many other hormones. The salivary hormone test often serves as a friendly reminder that I need to take action to Read More

6 Surprising Risk Factors for Heart Attack

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Don’t let these catch you off guard and unprotected. You don’t smoke, you eat a healthy diet and watch your weight, and you’ve done your research to find out if your family’s genetics raise your likelihood to have a heart attack. You think you’re doing everything right to keep your risk low, and while you by no means should pump the brakes on these wonderfully effective strategies, you may be Read More

I’m Too Young For This!

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Symptoms & Solutions: When Perimenopause Strikes As Early As Your 30s…And Beyond. “Perimenopause can catch you off guard,” writes Sara Gottfried, MD, author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet, “but remember that it’s just another stage of life.  With awareness and a few simple adjustments you can navigate it with grace and joy.” Weight gain, difficulty losing weight, bloating, brain fog, depression, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, loss of Read More

7 Sexy Hormone Tune-Ups For Lasting Weight Loss

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Fast Fixes For Hormone Repair “I can’t lose weight because my hormones are out of whack.” I hear this day in and out from nearly all of my female clients.  Women suffering from fatty liver, prediabetes, high cholesterol, gallbladder problems, and depression feel powerless in their struggle to lose weight and feel healthy. Hormonal imbalance has long been to blame for unexplained weight gain.  As we age, many factors can Read More

The Hidden Hormone Hazard

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Unraveling the Mystery of Hormone Imposters Many years ago I read a book called Our Stolen Future which sounded the alarm on hormone disruptors in the modern day environment. This pioneering publication identified how synthetic chemicals, like the 70+ pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, could mimic natural hormones. These chemicals, along with the 700,000 tons of pollution released into the air daily, cause birth defects, sexual abnormalities and reproductive failure Read More

Reversing Perimenopause Misery

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The Natural Hormone Solution One little comment can really make your day! And that was certainly the case this weekend. I was introduced to a new friend who suddenly looked at me with a started look and proclaimed, “Oh my gosh! You’re the same Ann Louise that wrote Before the Change—it changed my life!” We then went on to discuss the trials and tribulations of a “misdiagnosed menopause” and how one of the Peri-Zappers I discussed turned her Read More

Hormone Problems Solved

Note: We’ve had overwhelming requests to update and reprint this blog originally from March 2012. So here it is!     The one natural remedy that almost nobody knows about.   If you are experiencing hormone-related weight gain, anxiety, fatigue, or even arthritis and osteoporosis, there is one simple hormonal solution that you should know about. It’s called pregnenolone, and the testimonials keep pouring in…