[Mood, energy, health] Chocolate and Maca

From fasting to feasting!
I hope you enjoyed reading about the significant health benefits of intermittent fasting in my last post. There are so many health benefits related to fasting beyond simply losing weight. Lots of great research supporting it as an amazing lifestyle intervention.
You’ll definitely be hearing more about fasting due to the growing body of research showing how it positively impacts so many health conditions.
Now I want to spend just a bit more time on the need to feast as well! Feasting …

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Fasting, mTOR, autophagy…and the importance of the feast!

This article will address:

Why I am an advocate of intermittent fasting
The health benefits of fasting (it’s more than just weight loss)
How fasting has been shown to preserve learning and memory function!
Why fasting is a great idea for menopausal women!
What’s the fuss about mTOR and autophagy, and what’s it have to do with fasting?
How fasting supports your circadian rhythm and a healthy gut microbiome
Why you still need to feast!

I just returned from traveling to Poland, and …

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Mighty Maca Contest Recipes…Creative, Delicious and Healthy!

Spring Forward to Yummy Health!!!
One of my favorite things…
…getting new and creative Mighty Maca® Plus recipes from my community!
Especially this time of year…with spring in the air (maybe? finally?)…thinking green because of the change in season as well as reflecting on a fun – and delicious – St. Patty’s Day just last week…
We had all kinds of interesting recipes submitted for our Mighty Maca Contest***!
Soup anyone? What about a wonderful chicken dish?
Smoothies? We got ’em!
Mighty Maca dressing?
Salmon …

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Cancer: Preventable and Reversible?

All of us have been touched in some way with the sadness, pain and loss related to cancer.
Today on Couch Talk I am talking with a rising star in the prevention and cure of cancer. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.
She is a brilliant physician and also a woman who has dealt with hormone problems and cancer concerns herself – throughout most of her life – due to having been a DES baby. Remember DES? Many women in the 50’s, who had pregnancy issues, were …

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When your goal is more than just weight loss…say NO to diabetes and pain!

I hope you are all enjoying some of the favorite Keto-Alkaline® shakes from my recent Magic Menopause (class 3) participants…yummy…and so healthy for you…
Today I’m going to share a few of the ladies’ favorite recipes for delicious Keto-Alkaline meals as well.
How do these sound?
Sweet Potato Noodles with Cream Spinach in Cashew Sauce…OMG. A gluten-free, easy to make recipe that is absolutely delicious. And what about shrimp and grits! And there are several more… so healthy and creative! See below and we’ll be …

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[Our Fav Yummy Recipes] Time to shake things up!

It’s hard to think yet about Spring…with the gloomy weather that many of us are experiencing…but the change in season will be here before we know it. Spring is my favorite season as it means the rebirth of all the beauty in my garden; the greening of the marsh and spectacular colors that are blossoming. I enjoy the increasing sunlight, earth’s re-awakening…and walking in my yard with grass under my bare feet. 
And I look forward to Holy week and the sense of new beginnings …

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A non-toxic approach to women’s periods and urine leaks

Today I’m talking to a wonderful innovator named JB Owen.
JB talked about her background in the male dominated construction industry and how that shaped her focus on helping other women in business. She has some empowering perspectives for women which I believe will resonate with many of you in my community.
During our Couch Talk interview we also talked about a beautiful product that JB designed for women of ALL ages. I’ll give you a little summary of that conversation but you should really listen …

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[Male Menopause? Say it ain’t so!] Restore youthful levels of health & well-being!

Many people commented on last week’s ezine with my list of libido-boosting foods and my brother’s article on chocolate (at that same link)… and yes, several of you even tried some of his delicious and decadent chocolate recipes.
A few of you scolded me saying “aphrodisiacs” alone won’t bring back one’s youthful playfulness (I totally agree, there are a lot of lifestyle decisions that affect hormone health and thus one’s sexual health and libido).
And others said that a lack of libido in your relationship …

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Libido Boosting Recipes (So healthy, too!)

My good friend Leanne Ely and I have participated in some fun summits and  interviews together.
One favorite in particular was a presentation we did on how to naturally increase one’s libido!
I’ll have what she’s having!

There are so many great foods and nutrients that can really help with enhancing our “sexual appetite“.
Some foods can provide greater energy and vitality. Others can improve blood circulation. Many can help put you in your happy spot and in the mood!
As a …

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Are you getting older before your time?

Today I have a guest blog by Dr. Bonebroth! (Dr. Kellyann Petrucci).
I’ve had Dr. Kellyann on my Couch Talk podcast and my Magic Menopause ladies love her bone broth recipes. So nourishing and alkaline! A perfect fit for my Keto-Alkaline® diet and lifestyle program!
And she has a beautiful message to share with you all today.
I love her thinking…and it is at the core of my key message as well!
Don’t age before your time!
Meet Dr. Kellyann
Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a board-certified …

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