The Earth Beneath Your Feet (Part 2, The Science): Why Going Barefoot May Boost Your Health and Beauty

The Ground Beneath Your Feet Part 2 The Science Why Going Barefoot May Boost Your Health and Beauty

What are the health and beauty benefits of Grounding or Earthing? How does being barefoot impact oxidation and the science of it? Is grounding ready for prime time? Short version: I’m still waiting to be fully convinced but so far, the evidence is promising. In this article, I want to review the data … [Read more...]

Why Treating Your Body Like a Cell Phone Will Get Your Hormones in Balance

Why Treating Your Body Like a Cell Phone Will Get Your Hormones Right

What’s the difference between a woman who’s frumpy and frazzled and one who’s healthy and energized? The second one clearly has Charlie’s Angels on her side. No, I’m not talking about Sabrina, Jill and Kelly – those butt-kicking babes with the great body suits. I’m talking about the Charlie’s Angels … [Read more...]

Want to Lose Weight? Evaluate Your Hormones

Want to Lessen Your Weight? Check Your Hormones

Last year, the American Medical Association did something that will change the way we look at diet and exercise forever: they classified obesity as a disease. Whatever you call it, the fact remains that our culture is getting fatter and fatter as the years go by. I’m not saying this to be rude or … [Read more...]

Why Mood-Boosting Maca is a Girl’s Best Friend

Why Mood-Boosting Maca is a Girl’s Best Companion

Nodding off at your desk every day? In need of a serious mood makeover? Lagging (or completely lacking) sex drive? Because I hear these things almost daily in my integrative medical practice and from women in my online programs, I can tell you for sure that you’re not alone. When it comes right down … [Read more...]

Too Much of a Good Thing – Why Cortisol Can Make You Crazy (And How To Turn It Around)

Too Much of a Good Thing – Why Cortisol Can Make You Crazy (And How To Turn It Around)

Let’s be honest: It’s entirely possible to have too much of a good thing. Whether it’s dark chocolate, wine, sunshine, or shoe shopping, a little takes the edge off – but a lot can create a big old mess. The same is true when it comes to cortisol – a stress hormone that needs to be in the “just … [Read more...]

How to Be More Effective and Less Stressed in 4 Simple Steps

How to Be More Effective and Less Stressed in 4 Simple Steps

I founded a system of productivity called The Art of Less Doing, but my journey to get there started with a health crisis. About seven years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I had a pretty severe case, and was put on a lot of medication (all of which had nasty side effects). The systemic … [Read more...]

Adaptogen Herbs To Heal Your Thyroid and Boost Metabolism

Adaptogen Herbs To Heal Your Thyroid and Improve Metabolism

If you are looking to restore your energy, look younger, and reverse disease, then aswagandha and rhodiola may be the herbs you’re looking for.   Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine, that has shown incredible results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid … [Read more...]

The Health Lies that Keep You Tired, Fat and Grumpy

The-Health-Technique-Lies-that-Keep-You-Tired-Fat-and-Grumpy

If you’ve turned on the TV lately, you’ve probably seen commercials for them. They’re touted as the answer to all of your problems: They can banish your fatigue, fix your cranky moods, help you sleep at night and quell your anxiety. I’m talking about pills, of course. Prescription drugs are doled … [Read more...]

How to Boost Your Fountain of Youth Hormone in 5 Simple Steps

Natural Strategies to Deep-Dive into Your Fountain-of-Youth Hormone

“It’s like someone stole my joie de vivre,” she began, releasing a sigh of frustration. “I feel like Sisyphus, constantly pushing that damn rock up the hill. I often find myself either anxiety-ridden or sobbing. I understand why my husband doesn’t want to have sex with me anymore: look at my sagging … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Live Longer, Love Better and Laugh Louder

3 Steps to Live Longer, Love Better and Laugh Louder

We all want to live longer, love better, and laugh louder. This may seem easier said than done, but there are each of those goals without injecting more stress into your life. The 3 simple practices I’ve outlined below only take 30 minutes to an hour in total, but their impact on your health and … [Read more...]