Reasons To Add Fabulous Fermented Foods To Your Food Plan

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Like most people, you may already know that a daily probiotic or the fermented food is a good idea, but do you know why? There’s many options out there when it comes to getting your daily dose of healthy bacteria from food – here’s the “why” and a few recipes to kick your health into higher gear. Get … [Read more...]

5 FAQs about Yoga and Hormones: Yoga Changes Your Adrenaline, Cortisol, and Melatonin

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In what ways can yoga influence hormone balance?  After practicing for four decades, I believe yoga helps with that uncomfortable “rev” in the body. You probably know what I’m talking about – that sense that you don’t like something in the present moment, like your belly or butt or thighs, or the … [Read more...]

Heart Rate Variability: What It Is and Why It’s Important

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When a doctor measures your heart rate, he or she will usually give you a number, typically between 60 and 90 beats per minute. Yet your heart does not beat like an unchanging metronome, i.e., the intervals vary between one heartbeat and the next. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the beat-to-beat … [Read more...]

How to Eat Mindfully at Restaurants (and Keep Your Hormones in Balance)

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Who doesn’t love restaurants? The average American family spends 40 percent of their food budget on foods from restaurants. Typically, eating out adds 134 calories per day to the diet. Someone else serves you, then does the dishes! What’s not to love? Well, there’s a lot. Restaurant food is served in … [Read more...]

Why High-Intensity Burst Exercise May Be Better For Your Brain

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I’m a runner and have always enjoyed the “high” I get from it. I first ran after my freshmen year of college, determined to drop the freshman 15. Then I ran in medical school because it was so efficient and helped me problem solve. Then I ran as a young mother who didn’t have much time to exercise — a … [Read more...]

Dailey Cycle: Spin Class with A+ Alignment

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Spin class may not be the first place you think of when it comes to alignment and strengthening your pelvic floor. Until now. Recently I tried Dailey Cycle, part of the Dailey Method barre class franchise, and was delighted by what I found. If you’ve heard of Tabata, it’s another version of the popular … [Read more...]

Success Story #2: The Secret to Keeping Weight Off (and Losing Even More)

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Calories aren’t the only culprit when it comes to gaining weight. Your hormones actually play a major role in both the numbers on the bathroom scale and everything from energy levels to quality of sleep. But shedding excess pounds is only half the battle. Keeping them off involves keeping your hormones … [Read more...]