‎5 Genes That Make It Hard to Lose Weight, and What You Can Do To Combat Them

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Do you ever feel like you exercise and eat well, but don’t see positive results? The problem may be with your genes. As scientists look into weight-loss genes, they have found that people with variations of certain genes are more prone to put on weight than others. I know, because I have nearly all of … [Read more...]

How My Great-Grandmother Influenced My Functional Medicine Practice

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My great-grandmother embodied healthy living. She was a whole foodist and yoga practitioner—way before these things were trendy. When she visited us, she came armed not with candies and gum like my friends' grandmothers, but with kale, carob, and wheat-berry cookies. She drank hot water with lemon every … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Health Lessons of the Year: HIIT, Blood Glucose, Divine Unrest and More!

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As I close out this year and look toward next year, I want to continue what was good and improve upon it. I have a vision of myself, fully expressed, beaming love and kindness to my family, friends, and community. But I started the year not in that state. So I took the vision of my future self, and … [Read more...]

Worried About Holiday Weight Gain? Try These 3 Tips

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Women are often on edge about the bathroom scale between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Is there really any way to enjoy the holidays and avoid gaining weight? Hell, yes. This year, I’m going to clue you in on three—yes, just three—ways that you probably don’t know can help you stave off extra weight … [Read more...]

Five Healthy Gifts That Benefit Hormones

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We tend to let the holidays steer us away from healthiness. Yet the holidays are the perfect time to stay on track and share our commitment to health through the gifts we give. Sure, a gift of fiber powder may not say “happy holidays,” but I’ve found five gifts that help reset hormones and will still … [Read more...]

30-Day Challenge: The ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO RESET YOUR HORMONES

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I am often asked: What’s the ONE THING that will fix my hormones as fast as possible? My answer is to drink a green protein shake every day until your hormones are back on track, which usually takes 30 days, or longer depending on severity. Since you’re reading this article, I will assume your hormones … [Read more...]

5 FAQs on Hormones and Weight Loss Resistance

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What happens in the body regarding weight gain and loss when estrogen and progesterone are out of balance? Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. It gives women hips and breasts, buffers mood, and keeps you on task by regulating serotonin. Estrogen is responsible for the first half of your … [Read more...]