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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Nuances to exercising over 50! Oh the joys!

Debra Atkinson

My Couch Talk guest today is Debra Atkinson, and we will be talking about exercising over 50 and how your bad exercise habits might not be serving you well.
The perfect “after 50” fitness formula!
Debra shares how you can get more energy with less exercise!
I like the sound of that!
And she is such an expert…love her videos on instagram!
If you are struggling with fatigue and reaching for caffeine in mid-afternoon, or if you can’t rev up your metabolism and lose that …

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Cooking for hormone balance with Magdalena Wszelaki

Really enjoyed this podcast with Magdalena Wszelaki, the founder of Hormones Balance.
Magdalena talked about the significant health crisis she went through as a result of a highly stressful career in advertising. A high profile and demanding lifestyle, stressful in every way! Mentally stressful, never in the same time zone, lack of sleep, hotel and fast food on the run. This eventually ended in complete adrenal fatigue, autoimmune conditions, estrogen dominance and even depression.
But she was able to heal herself and go into complete …

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Mentally detoxing! Where will you shine your flashlight today?

We’ve been talking for a while now about how important detox is in order to balance hormones and maintain optimal health, and how my Keto-Alkaline™ Diet provides a great foundation for physical detoxification.
Detox, though, is about much more than removing physical toxins from your body and environment.
Today I want to talk about the importance of removing the emotional toxins in your life.
Negative emotions truly can be toxic, and in fact are acidic!
Just ask the women in my hormone reset programs, who quickly learn they can not …

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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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Combining Alkaline and Ketogenic Diets for Greater Health

I hope you had a chance to read my previous blog on the many health benefits of an alkaline diet and my blog on the benefits (and potential drawbacks) of a keto diet… If you haven’t, I would suggest that you do so prior to reading this blog, as this information builds upon that material.
In this blog I’ll be talking about the benefits of combining a ketogenic diet to your alkaline diet and lifestyle.
First some history.
While research studies overwhelmingly showed benefits to a …

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JJ Virgin: The Miracle Mindset (will you become the victim or fight?)

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with my good friend JJ Virgin about her new book, Miracle Mindset. Listen to our interview (and get your free gift from JJ, below, as well)!

JJ and I go back a long way! Our lives have been intertwined for over a decade now, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
Miracle Mindset is about a huge tragedy in JJ’s life, when her 16-year-old son Grant was in a brutal hit-and-run car accident and …

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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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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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Are you as overwhelmed as I am right now?

Are you as overwhelmed as I am right now?
If so, here’s how NOT to live in DISTRESS!
This article contains 3 sections of information:

An explanation of how chronic, everyday stress creates “adrenal dysfunction” (sometimes referred to as adrenal fatigue) and what that does to your health.
Lifestyle changes and supplements that can reverse the fatigue caused by adrenal dysfunction.
Self-testing that you must do.

There are good stresses and bad stresses and really we need stress just not distress!
Your body routinely …

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