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Women’s Health

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

Six Foods to Spice Up Your Sex Life

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Celebrate love with these select bites. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and some of you may be feeling a bit underwhelmed in the romance department. Let’s face it, the modern Western lifestyle is not very friendly to the human libido. Poor nutrition, lack of sleep, exercise (too much or too little), off-the-chart stress and around-the-clock responsibilities may put your sex life on the back burner. Illness, stress, relationship Read More

The Power of Friendship

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Why your bond benefits your health. A crucial component of any Fat Flushing journey is acknowledging the mind-body connection. Repressed emotions and self-sabotaging patterns can become embedded in the cells, triggering behavior that can impede your weight-loss progress. I firmly believe that seven out of ten women fail their diets due to a lack of support. Support empowers individuals to cope with the emotional, social, and spiritual issues associated with Read More

A Sneak Preview of the Year Ahead

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Won’t you join me for a lean and serene 2017? It’s THAT time of year… Time to reflect on the year gone by and to think about all those who make life so much brighter and warmer—wonderful people like you. So, I couldn’t let 2016 pass without expressing my profound thanks and gratitude for all the faith and confidence you put in me. Whether it’s a comment on my blog Read More

The Hormone Game Changer

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Rescue your hormones with this simple miracle. Over 75% of all women suffer from hormone havoc directly or indirectly related to progesterone deficiency. With these kind of staggering numbers, I bet now you’re asking yourself if you’re one of them. Do any of the following frustrating symptoms apply to you? • The inability to lose weight • Anxiety • Insomnia • Mood Swings • Lack of libido • Nervousness • Read More

Beware of Fattening Prescriptions

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Four ways to fix estrogen overload from drugs. Weight loss used to be a relatively simple matter of just diet and exercise ten years ago. Not so, now. Today you are in a 24/7 battle against fake estrogens that act as “obesogens” creating stubborn weight gain you can’t control. And it’s not your fault! Environmentally-induced estrogen overload is making your body stockpile more fat and fluid resulting in a metabolic Read More

3 Simple Steps to Protect Your Breasts

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Starve breast cancer today. It’s that time again when everything turns to PINK. After all, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am not a real fan of what PINK conveys, much to the chagrin of my more traditional colleagues. I don’t think breast cancer or any cancer will be wiped out through a new vaccine or drug. But what I do know is that you can definitely take these Read More

The New Thyroid Cure

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The superstar supplement I bet you aren’t taking. The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located just below the larynx—and it plays a profound role in the behind-the-scenes of your health. Ladies should especially take note, as issues with this critical gland impact women eight times more often than men. The health of your thyroid isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Problems have been linked to obesity, depression, brain 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

The Breath Connection to Back Pain

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Breathe your pain away. You might be surprised to learn that the way in which you breathe is actually causing you pain. When it comes to breathing, there are two styles that are the most common—chest breathing and belly breathing. So… which is your default style? If you’re like me, you answered, chest. Why? Because this is what we’re taught from a young age. Most of us can recall (and Read More