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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

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

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

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

Maca Root, The Peruvian Superfood

Help! September is so, so hectic—I need an extra boost to get through my busy day. For additional oomph, try adding 1 Tbs. of maca root powder to your morning smoothie, oatmeal or yogurt daily. This Peruvian superfood is what homeopathic health experts call an adaptogen—a metabolic regulator that boosts the body’s ability to resist, respond to, and recover from stress. It works by optimizing the body’s output of key 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…

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