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Transforming Hormone Hell into Hormone Heaven

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“First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman shares her secrets for sailing through life’s hormonal transitions—whether you’re 18 years old or 80. Written By: Valerie Burke, MSN “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” –Stanislaw Jerzy Lec I sat down with New York Times bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, to talk about her latest book, Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause. In this interview, 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

Shedding Toxins Sheds the Fat

Detox for a slim figure that lasts. It’s a toxic world out there. Every day, our bodies are assaulted by pathogens and poisons—which are making us fat! One theory about why chemicals induce weight gain has to do with the way many of them mimic the effects of estrogen in our bodies. That’s why this group of toxins has come to be known as “environmental estrogens” or xenoestrogens. Some of these Read More

Balance Your Hormones, Safely!

So…wouldn’t you know that the most dramatic decrease in breast cancer incidence came between 2002 and 2003. It simply plummeted by a stunning 15% in women over the age of 50. So, what was it that created such an impressive statistical decline? Could it have been Tamoxifen? A new drug, perhaps? Maybe new guidelines from the National Cancer Insititute? Flaxseeds in every Long Life Cocktail 🙂 Well…the truth is that Read More