Methylation and Your Health: What You Need to Know

Today I have a very exciting guest on Couch Talk, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.
I’ll tell you more about Dr. Kara in a moment, but want you to know that she is absolutely brilliant…and she will be talking with us today about methylation.
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard conversations – and a good deal of buzz – around the topic of methylation… and even more likely, you are probably a bit confused about what it really is and why it matters to you!
It is …

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More Vibrant and Painfree Intimacy – One Woman’s Story

Today I am talking with a 64 year old woman named Lisa R. about her long-term efforts to feel better “down there”!

She had been vibrant and energetic in most all of the areas of her life, feeling much younger than her years – biking, kayaking, active and enjoying her life – except for her discomfort and pain during intimacy.
She wanted to feel as young there as she did elsewhere in her life.
Lisa shared her story of trying hormones and many …

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Prevention is key to reduce your risk of having breast cancer

All of us know someone who has battled with breast cancer, and many of you likely have done so yourself.
My family has been impacted as well and I know the pain of both the fight and the loss.
Any type of cancer is a terrible disease and it is my sincere hope and prayer that our most brilliant scientists and researchers will soon have a 100% cure!
In the meantime our focus needs to continue to be on maintaining our best health, keeping our …

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Your Vibe, Energy and Life

Robyn Openshaw: Your Vibe, Energy and Life
Today, my very special guest on Couch Talk is Robyn Openshaw.
Robyn is an author of 15 books and is known as the “Green Smoothie Girl”… but she is so much more. Our conversation was fantastic and far-ranging…we talked about her reality TV show gig on the program, “Wife Swap”…oh, my goodness…so interesting and hilarious, too.
But more importantly we talked about the stunning revelation that changed her life and her family’s as well… and that went on …

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Obesity, diabetes and urinary incontinence in women

(It’s not a laughing matter) 
How many times have you been sitting with your girlfriends, giggling over a cell phone photo or hilarious “back in the day” story…
…when one of you says, “Please stop making me laugh, I’m about to pee my pants!”
And then inevitably that makes everyone laugh and you are SO glad you wore a panty-liner that day.
This unintentional little squirt of pee when you laugh, cough or exercise is actually a medical condition referred to as stress incontinence.
But …

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Confused about bio-identical hormones during menopause?

Couch Talk hormones graphic

Controversy and clinical insights into the health effects and breast cancer
Today on Couch Talk I am talking with Dr. Edwin Lee. He is a past Couch Talk guest and one of the best physicians I know.
And we’re talking about one of my favorite topics, the use of bio-identical hormones in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women.

Dr. Lee believes that the best way to treat hormonal imbalance is by natural bio-identical hormone therapy. Natural hormones are the exact and identical …

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Taking the heat out of hot flashes!

As a gynecologist and women’s sexual health expert I have heard a lot about how impacting hot flashes can be.
They can embarrass you (if you let them!). They can make you uncomfortable. And they can make you feel a little less than the “Hot Mama” you really are!

But hot flashes are a natural part of menopause, and they are the most frequently reported negative symptom women experience during this time (1).  Hot flashes usually show up in our 40’s and 50’s; when …

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Overcoming trauma: helping others recover from chaos and hopelessness

Cleaning up after the hurricane and subsequent flooding has been difficult for so many.
Initially, after traumas like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, or after loss of a loved one or an accident, the outpouring of love and attention is immediate.
But often, this outpouring of support fades quickly…
And it is important to remember that people need you to reach out to them as time wears on. They may not ask for help. Actually they likely won’t. But you need to help. And you need …

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A parent’s loss, a missing backpack

It’s that time of year again and busy moms and dads, are getting their kids ready for school.
There’s excitement and anticipation.
…But for some of us, there’s something else, too.
I’ve been a single mom now for the past several years. Summer is split so there’s a time of quiet and there’s a time of excited, adventurous chaos without the regular schedule of our school days and after school activities.
Very excited to be getting my daughter off to school, we begin the school …

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Curb your carb cravings!

Do you crave bread? Sugary sweets? Or any number of processed snack foods?
I know I sometimes do, and it will often happen when I haven’t been sleeping well or I am under some kind of stress. You know, when my “me time” has disappeared from my overscheduled calendar!
In particular, cravings hit me when I travel and I’m not on my usual routine and not eating my usual healthy foods! My circadian rhythm may be off when traveling across country.
That’s when I reach …

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