Trolls and oxytoxin…a love letter from Dr. Anna

I wanted to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day, but you caught me watching my absolutely favorite movie of the year… Trolls!
Why Trolls?
I will tell you below, but first here is my idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day this year.
Dr. Anna’s Single Mom’s Valentine’s Day Wish!
What I wish for:
Breakfast in bed with a mimosa! 🙂 Poached eggs, smoked salmon with capers and onions, an espresso, and yes a Mighty Maca shot, too! Then…
…hugs and kisses…
and the kiddos get …

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You can choose NOT to live with urinary leakage!

As I discussed in an earlier blog on estrogen , our reproductive hormones naturally decline over the course of a women’s life (and men’s hormones decline too, of course!).
And along with the hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes and other menopause-related symptoms, natural downward shifts in estrogen cause a lot of our issues “down there”.
As we age, along with sometimes painful and embarrassing vaginal issues, such as discharge and dryness, many of us will suffer at some point from incontinence.
Honestly, I have delivered …

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Grab a mirror and let’s find your vulva

Research shows that as our hormones decline we suffer symptoms with our “lady parts” such as dryness, painful sex and incontinence; and that these distressing symptoms are key to our waning sexuality and how we see ourselves.
So we really need to get a handle on these symptoms, ladies!
In medical terminology these symptoms are referred to as vulvar-vaginal atrophy symptoms. Wow…that’s a mouthful, but I’m providing a short video today that will help you understand a bit more about your anatomy when it comes …

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Pelvic Floor 101: Are you “tinkling” or “twinkling”?

If you haven’t been following my blog and my site is new to you…welcome, and please do check out the many blogs prior to this one…because this is actually one post out of a series of educational posts on women’s hormones and sexual health…you might want to “catch up”!
Over the last few posts we’ve discussed a few really important issues in women’s health: Hormone basics, our hormones and our periods, and hormone changes (imbalances!) as we age.
We also learned the differences between estrogens …

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Estrogen versus Androgen – Do you know your body’s secrets?

Today I want to talk about something every woman should know about, because all women have it and many women use it…but few really understand it.
I’m talking about estrogen.
Now if you’ve been reading my last several blogs (check them out if you’ve missed them…they focus on hormones and each blog also contains a simple to understand/quick video…I’ve also posted the videos below), you know that our estrogen hormones fluctuate during our cycles and works with and responds to our other hormones as well.

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