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Superwoman Syndrome

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The toll “doing it all” takes on your health. Time and time again I have seen my friends and clients struggle with “superwoman syndrome,” a phenomena publicly decried since at least the 1970s. This term summarizes the societal pressure on a woman to not only perform but excel in all of her careers: her career in the workforce, her career as a mother, her career as a wife, and her Read More

3 Ways to Outsmart Fall Allergies

Shore up your system for a sneeze-free season. The beginning of fall means enjoying cooler temperatures, watching the leaves change, and yes, the return of allergies. According to AccuWeather forecasts, heavy rains this summer prompting more ragweed growth will make for a particularly severe allergy season across parts of the Southeast and Midwest, and “normal” levels in the Mid-Atlantic region. Ragweed and mold—the two most prevalent allergy triggers this time Read More

Why Am I Always So Tired?

The sneaky imbalance affecting 8 out of 10 fatigued women. Is it just me, or do we all seem to be more tired than ever? Overwhelming exhaustion seems to be the most frequent concern among my readers and followers these days – no one seems to be able to get out of bed in the morning! So what’s to blame? I find that as many as 8 out of 10 Read More

Acne Medications Cause Liver Damage

Cut Carbs, Curb Copper Instead. Who hasn’t suffered the heartbreak of acne? The most common skin problem, this inflammatory disorder causes pimples in approximately 80 percent of Americans between 12 and 45 years of age. Acne starts at puberty when the body dramatically increases its production of androgens (male sex hormones). This stimulates the production of sebum, an oily skin lubricant. If sebum is produced faster than it can move Read More

Sluggish Thyroid?

No wonder you’re gaining weight! A small butterfly-shaped gland located just below the larynx, the thyroid plays a behind-the-scenes role in health. Problems with this critical gland impact women eight times more often than men. Starting in their mid-30s, many women feel tired and moody, put on pounds, have trouble sleeping, and often lose interest in sex. Sure, these are common symptoms during perimenopause—but they’re also signs of a slowdown Read More

Sugar, Goblins & Ghosts, Oh My!

As Halloween approaches, I can’t help thinking about….sugar 🙂 Although the media would like you to believe otherwise, preventing the kids from overindulging in sweets is one of the most loving and health promoting things you can do for them. No kidding! Because of the far-reaching health problems associated with excess sugar intake (think obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hyperactivity, adrenal burnout, and skin problems), knowing how to reduce sugar at Read More