Don’t Worry If You’re a Coffee Addict

Jill, a patient of mine, felt a true physiological need for caffeine, similar to how a diabetic needs insulin. She couldn’t imagine life without coffee. The thought of removing it from her daily routine almost caused her to miss out on one of the most important decisions of her life, which was doing The … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: What Gratitude Does to Your Brain

Dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin walk into a bar . . . No, I’m not going to torture you with a bad joke. Instead, I want to discuss about what gratitude does to the brain. Recent research findings are a call to action for a sense of thanksgiving every day, not just the fourth Thursday in … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight and Keep It Off? (Hint: It’s Not Your Fault)

Have you tried every diet imaginable, and still find it hard to lose weight? Or maybe you lose weight, only to gain it back within a few months? Chances are your metabolism is broken. A broken metabolism is intertwined with what I call hormone misfires, which make you store fat no matter what diet you … [Read more...]

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

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...]

10 Surprising Facts about How Hormones Disrupt Your Health and Weight

Do any of these feel familiar?  I’m so tired when I wake up, all I can think about is coffee. I crave sugar, and must eat chocolate every day. My hair is thinning, and my doctor says I’m just getting older. That doesn’t seem right to me. No matter what I try, I can’t lose weight. I’m hungrier … [Read more...]

Anxiety: 5 Ways to Reset from Anxious to Zen

When most people think of anxiety, they envision someone having a full-blown panic attack, but the truth is that anxiety may show up in subtle and sneaky ways. In fact, from a more Eastern perspective, any time you move away from a feeling of peace, you are experiencing a form of anxiety. Consider the … [Read more...]

Three Hormones That Block Your Weight Loss

Can you relate to any of the following? I follow all the rules, but I still can’t lose the weight. I’m just getting old and my metabolism is slow. It’s genetic. There’s nothing I can do about my hormones and weight loss. Don't you have a weight loss pill you can give me? I’ve tried everything … [Read more...]

Food Addiction (Part 2): Your Food Rehab Program

Food addiction is when you eat for a change in your emotional, and keep eating in an obsessive way in the face of harm from it. I’ve written about my own struggle with food addiction in my new book, The Hormone Reset Diet (which you can order right here), and in my last blog on food addiction, I outlined … [Read more...]

What Stress Does to Your Hormones, Plus 3 PROVEN Stress Management Strategies

Nothing wrecks your hormones faster than unmanaged stress. However, stress in and of itself is not a bad thing. A healthy dose of stress can motivate you to high levels of productivity and performance. The key is to manage your stress so that it doesn’t spiral out of control, and cause all sorts of … [Read more...]

America’s #1 Addiction Might Shock You

“I wanted to do it alone,” a client told me. “I didn’t want anyone else around. Minutes after I began, I felt this rush of euphoria and I couldn’t stop. Then came the inevitable crash, where I wanted to curl up in the fetal position watching 'Friends' reruns.” If you’re concerned my client had a drug … [Read more...]