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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…

What Women Need to Know About Hormones

Maintain a healthy balance of progesterone to estrogen. The largest study ever undertaken on diet and health—the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)—has turned up some interesting findings on women’s hormonal balance. For starters, this long-term investigation of 521,000 subjects finds that the female hormone estrogen and male hormones (or androgens) increase breast cancer risk—both before and after menopause. But the female hormone progesterone does not.

Taking Charge of Hormone Havoc: The Progesterone Connection

I couldn’t have made it through perimenopause without natural progesterone. If there was ever such a thing as a single natural remedy for the widest number of conditions, natural progesterone would lead the pack.  It is by far the most deficient hormone found in salivary hormone testing—whether the issue is PMS or postpartum depression—or perimenopause, menopause or beyond. I have always wondered why progesterone levels seem to be so universally low. Read More

Why Perimenopause Can Strike As Early As Your Mid-30s

Balance hormones when signs of the “Change” come too early. Bloating, brain fog, depression, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, loss of libido, menstrual irregularities, migraines, thinning hair, swollen ankles and/or feet, vaginal dryness, water retention, and weight gain are common symptoms among menopausal women. But while they don’t recognize the cause, all too many women start to experience these complaints—signs of perimenopause—starting in their mid-30s. “It’s not unlike a bad case of Read More

The Great Masquerader

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The many faces of B complex deficiency. In today’s crazy world, the B complex family of vitamins has all but been forgotten. Stress, sugar, alcohol, the Pill, medications, a low-carb diet, and coffee rob you of your already dwindling reserves of this critical water-soluble vitamin family—which must be replaced daily. Once a foundational supplement for anybody suffering from hypoglycemia, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, irritability, and even heart disease, it’s high time the B complex made a real comeback. It really concerns me Read More