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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Conquer the Devil’s Pitchfork: inflammation, adrenal dysfunction and hormones!

As someone who wants you to continue to live a healthy and energetic life, I know that the nutrients you take in power so much of what you do.
The right nutrients can help you maintain your best overall health as well as boost your energy and metabolism.  But nutrients need to do more than just spunk you up (I mean, caffeine does that, right?)…
Conquering the Devil’s Pitchfork
My decades as a physician has taught me that the right nutrients can not only add …

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Reduce your risks for breast cancer

Strengthening your immune system and reducing inflammation are your keys to reducing your risks for breast cancer.
Here’s what I will be covering in this article:

WHEN you eat matters – how intermittent fasting may reduce breast cancer risks

WHAT you eat matters –  the importance of an alkaline diet and lifestyle

How Turmeric is the perfect natural inflammation fighter!

Assessing your unique breast cancer risks

How prevention is the best strategy – early detection and self-exams

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Put more Oxytocin into your life for a healthier you

So many lifestyle considerations beyond just diet can impact your health. Sometimes you need to spend a bit of time (and play detective) to figure out what is going on.
Hormone imbalance and many of the challenges women experience in perimenopause or menopause (including packing on the pounds and having trouble getting rid of belly fat) can often be traced back to too much cortisol.
And did you know that too much cortisol impacts your blood sugar levels? And it is your blood sugar levels …

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Hormone to Gut Connection

I want to share a fabulous discussion that I had recently with Dr. Michael Ruscio about women’s hormones and how gut bacteria can have such a tremendous effect on them!
He is a functional medicine practitioner with an emphasis in gut health. He also specializes in autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders. He is a wealth of knowledge and provided many great insights.
Listen to our discussion on “The Hormone to Gut Connection”
Key points from our interview include:

Pylori – dangerous or protective?

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Alkalinity, pH Balance & Designing the Optimal Keto-Alkaline Diet

“Your blood becomes more acidic when you eat all that meat!” the interviewee said, and I almost pulled off the road in consternation.
I was driving recently, listening to a well-known nutrition expert talk about an alkaline diet’s many benefits. I found myself nodding in agreement until she delved into murky – OK, completely inaccurate – science about an overly acidic diet wrecking your blood pH.
Often well intended, confusion and outright misinformation surround pH-balanced diets. As a medical doctor who often prescribes keto-alkaline …

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Sexual health is about much more than sex

I have been posting a lot of new information on my blog lately relating to women’s “sexual health”.
I had already suspected that many of the men who follow this blog were likely getting tired of hearing about all of this “lady parts” stuff (unless, of course, they were passing it along to the special women in their lives…which I always hope they do)…oh, and guys…I have an upcoming blog just for you so stay tuned…
But I hadn’t expected a particular message from a …

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Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo – “Do you know YOUR blood sugar Sweetspot?”

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On today’s Couch Talk I had a great interview with a very dear friend – and amazing holistic practitioner – Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo.
She is the first functional doctor I ever followed and I have been on her newsletter list ever since I first heard of her. She is so knowledgeable and I learn something from her every time we talk. I also love that we both abide by the mantra that people need to “test…and not guess!” relating to their health.

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Transformations, hormones and guacamole!

Just a quick note today as I know we are all scampering around to attend to our holiday “to do’s”.
Please just make sure that one of those “to do’s” continues to be a healthy focus on YOU.
Today I’m talking about all sorts of delicious information: Transformations, hormones and guacamole!
We recently completed an amazing, inspiring and transforming 7 week Magic Menopause program! A huge congratulations and love to all my graduates and their families and friends who have supported them! It’s been a heartwarming time …

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Bone broth liquid gold…become a natural fat burner!

I had an amazing interview earlier this year with Dr. Bone Broth herself, Dr. KellyAnn Petrucci. 
Did you see it?
In it, I learned all about how this “liquid gold” helped thousands of people lose up to 15 lbs in just 21 days. And also, how it was so healthy for them in many other ways…supporting their hormones and even reducing wrinkles! “I’m In!”
In my Magic Menopause™ program my ladies have loved bone broth. It is so alkalizing and supportive of balanced hormones and …

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