That Time of the Month

That Time of the Month

Many women spend three weeks out of the month dreading that one week.  Your regular doctor tells you to get on the pill. Some women are lucky and have no problems with their periods.  These ladies are definitely the exception. The...

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The Optimal Thyroid

The Optimal Thyroid

Many of my patients come in thinking they have a problem with their thyroid when they are having issues losing weight.  Though it is not the only hormone pathway that is important for weight loss, it is one of them.   In mainstream...

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Is alcohol consumption safe for women?

Is alcohol consumption safe for women?

A research study by the World Health Organization states that no amount of alcohol is safe for cancer prevention. In some analyses of previous studies, it is linked to breast, cervical, and mouth cancers.  As a woman that enjoys wine and...

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Why Do I Have Heartburn?

Why Do I Have Heartburn?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), also known as heartburn or acid reflux, is a chronic digestive condition that has increasingly become a problem for people over the last decade.  According to a 2014 review in Healthline, up to 30% of the...

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Carbohydrates: The Breakdown

Carbohydrates: The Breakdown

There’s a great deal of confusion these days about carbohydrates, also known as “carbs.”  Should we eat them? Do they contribute to obesity and weight gain? Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients, and are the main source of energy for...

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Clear Eczema Naturally

Clear Eczema Naturally

Eczema is an inflammatory skin disorder characterized by itchy rashes that typically appear in the creases of the elbows and knees, and on the face, hands, and feet. It is more common in children, but affects a significant number of adults as...

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How To Overcome Binge Eating

How To Overcome Binge Eating

Food not only nourishes the body, but can also give us comfort and satisfaction–which is why our relationship with food is often complex. Binge eating disorder (or BED) is considered the most common eating disorder in the U.S. It involves...

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The Benefits of Saturated Fat

The Benefits of Saturated Fat

Due to its association with elevated LDL cholesterol and heart disease, saturated fat has obtained a bad reputation. While it is true that we should not eat TOO much saturated fat, such as the 35 grams of saturated fat in one serving of a bacon...

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Optimize Your Thyroid

Optimize Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located within the neck, just below the adam’s apple. Its main function is to generate and release thyroid hormones, which regulate the body’s metabolism. The thyroid plays a role in controlling...

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Breeze Through Menopause

Breeze Through Menopause

Menopause can be a challenging transition for many women, as hormonal fluctuations can lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, heavy bleeding, and variable menstrual cycles. Fortunately...

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