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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What men need to know about healthy testosterone levels

Finally it’s the men’s turn!
And yes, estrogen will still be an important topic…even for you men…but let’s start with the male hormone that you are most familiar with, Testosterone.
Low T is a common male issue (which is commonly ignored)
Yes, “Low T” is a very prevalent issue. In a stat that I have from 2011, an estimated 13 million men in the US had Low T issues. I’m sure that stat is much larger today.
Yet, only a handful (5-10%) of men typically …

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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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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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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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Energy To Connect, Love and Intimacy or Redbull and a divorce attorney?

Sexual health is vitally important within our marriages as an aspect of our ability to connect and communicate.
We have a physical nature to us that is designed to inspire intimacy and connection, keeping us bonded together, a family. A good relationship is ultimately the “spice of life”. A happy and healthy marriage is key to longevity, healthy aging, fulfillment, and a general sense of peace and satisfaction with our lives.
But stress can build from outside and inside our relationships, causing DIS-CONNECT.
We have become a country …

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Cortisol in Control? Oxytocin to the Rescue for a More Loving, Healthier Life!

Do you feel stressed and tired pretty much every day?
Are you lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself? Have you intentionally not interacted with people or your favorite activities just because you didn’t have the energy to care and engage?
I was like this for many years. 
And do you know that I finally figured out the cause was hormone imbalance due to chronic stress and PTSD that I suffered as a result of losing my young son in a tragic …

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Why do I feel disconnected? The Cortisol-Oxytocin Connection

Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself?
Do you prefer to stay home rather than socialize?
Have you walked by people you know and didn’t say hi, not because they annoy you but because you didn’t want to interact?
Are you missing the warmth of love and connection?
Do you just not have the ENERGY TO CONNECT?
If you or anybody else you know has ever felt this way and are struggling with what to do …

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Are you a corti-holic?

Alcohol has a bad rap due to the abuse of what can be a beneficial substance when used in moderation. Yes, a little red wine can be healthy, but alas, too many people abuse it!.
So now the term “alcoholic” has given rise to another whole class of excesses termed “workaholic,” “choco-holic,” “sex-aholic,” etc.
So the ending of the word “alco-holic” has been conveniently tacked on the end of just about anything! Things that, although beneficial, if present in excess, soon cease to be beneficial!  …

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