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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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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One woman’s secret to Healthy Aging

The Secret to Healthy Aging – Meet Rachel
Today I am talking to a client of mine who I have worked with on and off for a number of years.
Her name is Rachel Moore, and she is a healthy vibrant 61 year old woman. She’s also a successful business leader in the manufacturing arena, typically more of a man’s world, and has had to face numerous obstacles along the way.
One thing she wanted to do several years ago was to take control of …

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Nourishing your gut for a healthier you

As we consider our health priorities, an important topic for all of us is our “gut” health. More and more research is supporting that gut health is intertwined in everything…and if our gut isn’t healthy it can make our bodies turn on us and can make us miserable and unhealthy in so many ways…
Some 2,500 years ago Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”
He definitely knew what he was talking about and I agree that the single most important thing you can do …

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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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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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Fertility and progesterone, a lovely success story

I recently interviewed a 36 year old woman and wanted to share her beautiful story.
It is a story of self-discovery and self-education. It is also the story of the heart-wrenching loss of a newborn, but also, a story of future hope for more children.
Nikki has a 4 year old daughter and a 15 month old son, and they are hoping for another in the future. In between the two she had been pregnant with a baby girl and went into preterm labor …

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The health benefit of seeing sunrises and sunsets! SLEEP better

Do you get 7-9 hours of sleep each night?
Or do you experience the dread of insomnia…tossing and turning, or falling to sleep only to wake up in the middle of the night…and then staring at the clock until the morning! Total misery, and not only can it make you cranky, but it can impact your overall health.
I hope you caught the recent guest blog here on my website on “the ultimate cure for insomnia”. My friends at Mind Valley Academy wrote the article …

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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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