Since writing my book, The Hormone Fix, I have met and talked to thousands of women who tell me how appreciative they are to discover how to optimize and balance their hormones. Once they address their sexual hormone imbalances, and their stress hormone (cortisol) and blood sugar fluctuations, they feel better. Most have been able to get off medications, get to a healthier weight, and feel energized and whole again. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.
The giving holidays are just around the corner and I’d like to share some of my favorite products that will help you and your loved ones live with joy and energy, and that will make you look and feel beautiful!
Don’t forget that you can also give aDr. Anna gift cardto your favorite people! The gift of health is always appreciated! Do they love Mighty Maca? Or Julva? Or the Keto-Green Protein Shake? Do you have some dear friends and you just don’t knowwhatto give them this year? Give the gift offeeling greatand they will thank you for the rest of the year!
I enjoy “gratitude journaling” in the morning because it starts my day off by highlighting what I am grateful for and allows me to set positive intentions for the rest of the day. I sip my Keto Coffee with breakfast, which is often a green smoothie. I might also take a short walk to feel my body being present with the earth’s natural energy.
Just prior to Thanksgiving, I wrote in my journal about why I’m so thankful for Keto-Green. Wow, it was a long list! Allow me to share my entries with you, with the hope that they inspire you and touch your heart.
You may be looking forward to Thanksgiving because of fun memories, the blessings of spending time with family and friends, and the pleasure of enjoying special food. Roast turkey, cornbread dressing, and mashed potatoes tend to be staples of most Thanksgiving menus!
However, if you’re trying to stay healthy, that means eating healthy meals; that can be challenging when the family recipes call for a lot of butter and starch! But I have some great tips to help you eat well this holiday season!
In this season of giving thanks, it’s hard to think of a more deserving group than family caregivers. By one account, there are nearly 44 million adults in the United States who provide unpaid care to an adult or a child each year. Many caregivers work full-time, still have children at home, and use a considerable amount of their financial resources to care for their loved ones, most likely their elderly moms or dads.
Caregivers are, without a doubt, the unsung heroes and saints of our time. If you are a caregiver, I know that you go about your care with deep love, while sometimes struggling with fear, stress, and fatigue. You often have to readjust your work schedule, and many caregivers have the added stress of worrying about how to cover the bills. That is a lot of caregiving stress!
How do I know this? Because, in addition to being a mom and a doctor, I was a caregiver to both my parents when they were alive.
I love soup and could probably enjoy it every day and never get bored – which explains why I have so many wonderful soup recipes for you in my books.
Soup is the ultimate in healthy Keto-Green eating. (Try my Keto-Green Shake as part of your Keto-Green nutrition plan!) Keto-green soup can be made with pureed veggies blended with alkalizing bone broth. It’s naturally low in carbohydrates and calories. Its high-water content keeps you full and hydrated too. It actually stops the cells in your stomach from producing the hunger hormone ghrelin, which means it helps turn off your appetite...
I recently had the opportunity to join Dr. Kathleen O’Neil-Smith and Dr. Angeli Maun Akey on their FB show,FIRRIMupDoctors. We discussed a huge study, called the Women’s Health Initiative, that was funded mostly by the government to help us understand the relationship between hormone replacement therapy and outcomes of those who use HRT.
If you’ve followed me at all over the years you know that “Test, don’t guess!” is one of my favorite mantras. You can’t fix something if you don’t measure it. Once you have a number you can work with, you can make big or small changes that influence the outcome.
For instance, stepping on the scale gives you some indication about how much you weigh compared to a goal. Testing your eyesight helps you know which glasses you need in order to achieve 20/20 vision.
If you want to know how healthy you are, one way to measure it is to determine how alkaline or acidic your urine is. In general it’s healthier to be at least a little alkaline…
Raise your hand if you sometimes experience irritability, hot flashes, sleep problems, fatigue and/or vaginal dryness. Don’t worry; no one’s watching you!
Is your hand raised? (And not just to cool off after that most recent hot flash)! Hey, don’t be shy - I’ve been there too, that’s why I’m The Girlfriend Doctor. You can ask and tell me anything. No shame or judgement here. I want you to live your best life! So many of my clients start feeling better within 2 weeks. I want that for you too.
Regardless of your age, these very common symptoms – which can dramatically affect your quality of life - are all signs of hormonal imbalances associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), perimenopause, menopause, the effects of a heavy daily/many toxins, or simply a less-than-healthy lifestyle.
As the second most frequently diagnosed cancer* among women worldwide, breast cancer affects everyone. (*Second only to non-melanoma skin cancer.) If you haven’t had it yourself, it’s extremely likely that you know someone who has. The more women you know who have breast cancer, the more you begin to see that you may be at risk as well.
As an Ob/Gyn I have seen many patients who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and came to me for help. I always ask a patient with a new diagnosis, “Why or how did you get breast cancer?”
It nearly always turns out that the underlying issue was never addressed.
And let me tell you, when we tease out the underlying issues that caused my patient’s breast cancer, it changes everything...
When was the last time you had a conversation with someone, not just about sex, but about yoursexual health?
Maybe you find it’s easy to talk about it, but in my practice I’ve found that many women are a bit embarrassed to go into too much detail! And women who aren’t in a relationship aren’t even sure there’s anything to talk about!
Well sexual health doesn’t only refer to the times in your life when you have a partner. Just like your mental, physical, and emotional health, it’s with you for your entire life! And all four different types of health are interrelated with each other, so your sexual health affects the other three, and they also affect your sexual health. Together they make upyou, as a whole person. That’s why it’sso important to talk about it.
Just when you think you have life figured out… you have to transition into another phase! These transitions are sometimes psychological, sometimes emotional, and sometimes physical. And most often are all three!
When it comes to physical transitions you may feel like your body is betraying you. As hormone levels change many women deal with hot flashes, inexplicable weight gain (even though you haven’t changed anything about how you eat or move), night sweats, “brain fog”, and maybe even a short temper! ...