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 insensitive…

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Maca to Boost Your Mood (and your sex drive).

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?  I hear these things almost daily from women in my online programs. I am going to explain how you got there and how maca can help. When it comes right down to it, the hormonal…

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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 hormones. Rhodiola Rosea, also known as “golden rod,” is an…

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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 out like candy these…

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Thyroid Questionnaire

I love this questionnaire from Dr. Hotze, another integrative physician. It gets to the heart of whether you should be tested for thyroid dysregulation, even if your conventional doc has dismissed your concerns. I also like to use these questions to build a tracker for how you improve with different therapies, as trial-and-error continues to…

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Notes on an Organic Life, Week 2

I’m 2 weeks into my organic experiment of wearing, eating and schmearing only organic. Frankly it’s been difficult: cold, my options are rather limited and it’s been expensive. Yet I love it. Let’s start with cold. I bought organic wool yarn from a sweet sheep farm in Petaluma last October. I thought I’d pop out…

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Madonna My Thyroid, Please

One comment personal trainers hear daily from overweight, middle-aged women is: “I want Madonna arms.” It makes them want to shoot themselves. Actually, um, I want Madonna arms. While she is controversial, chameleonic and doesn’t always comment wisely on her art, she is arguably looking might fine for her age. In fact, I think she…

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Sake Bombs or Kale? Vacation Review

At the risk of sounding insufferable, I have to share some thoughts on two side-by-side vacations.   Let me preface our discussion with two disclosures:  I have adrenal dysregulation and two young kids. While I’m in adrenal “recovery,” as many of you know who are on this path with me — recovery takes a long,…

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