I’m a toned size 12, and at 5’ 9,” I’m at my happy weight, just under 140. But every now and then, parts of my body – namely my tummy, fingers, and ankles – mysteriously swell up. My slacks or skirts or skirts feel tight, and it’s hard to remove my rings.
We don’t usually associate the two, but they are very interrelated. The hormones most associated with exercise and muscle are insulin, cortisol, and oxytocin (the three master hormones), plus glucagon, growth hormone, estrogen, and testosterone.
One gynecological topic that I get a lot of questions about is relating to hysterectomies. More specifically, how does having a hysterectomy impact a woman’s hormones and what can women do to reduce side effects and lingering symptoms after having a hysterectomy procedure; but also, should a woman even have a hysterectomy in the first place?
The weather has warmed up, the sun is shining and it’s time for outdoor fun. With hot summer rays and UV Safety Month upon us, I want to debunk a few myths about sunlight and sun protection, and set the record straight with the facts.
Take a peek inside my medicine cabinet, and you’ll see very few expensive skin lotions and potions. Over the past several years, I’ve become very aware that our day-to-day skincare products are laced with potent chemicals that are linked to skin irritations, hormone problems, and cancer.
Happy Mother’s Day, beautiful! This day was established over 100 years ago to honor mothers everywhere. And that’s exactly what my four daughters did for me last Mother’s Day! They surprised me with an Arabian Nights-themed party, complete with a tent set up on the beach, beautiful pillows on the sand, Mediterranean finger food, lemonade, and champagne. I was so touched, and it was a special day I will hold in my heart for a lifetime.
If you’ve been struggling with weight gain, fatigue, and unwholesome cravings, may I suggest a strategy of drinking more? Sounds like fun, right? But I should make it clear that it’s water, not alcohol, that I have in mind!
Fall is in the air! I love it. But, it’s also that time of year when we see ads for flu shots, and everyone seems to be worried about getting sick. I’m sure you’re wondering, “Why do I get sick when the weather changes?”