Confused about bio-identical hormones during menopause?

Couch Talk hormones graphic

Controversy and clinical insights into the health effects and breast cancer
Today on Couch Talk I am talking with Dr. Edwin Lee. He is a past Couch Talk guest and one of the best physicians I know.
And we’re talking about one of my favorite topics, the use of bio-identical hormones in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women.

Dr. Lee believes that the best way to treat hormonal imbalance is by natural bio-identical hormone therapy. Natural hormones are the exact and identical …

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[Young at age 71] Intimate and in love

I had the great pleasure of talking with one of my community members recently, a woman named Kathy Weibel. I love when I get these opportunities, and meeting Kathy did not disappoint! She is a rockstar in my eyes… so vibrant at the young age of 71… and what a wonderful attitude and perspective.
I wanted to share some of that conversation with you today.
Doesn’t Kathy look terrific? And wait until you hear how she FEELS as well…
She remarried at the age of …

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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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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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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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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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Kick-Start a New Keto-Alkaline You!

My Keto-Alkaline™ Diet, also referred to by me as my “K-A lifestyle” (Kick-Ass!)…really makes me feel fabulous…and I want that for you, too.
First, you can download my brand new FREE ebook on, “The Secret Science of Staying Slim, Sane and Sexy After 40“! Do that now!

This ebook will help you understand and implement an amazing Keto-Alkaline diet and lifestyle transformation!
Here I will also answer a couple of common questions regarding getting started on a Keto-Alkaline Diet. These are questions I routinely …

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