CAN YOU MUSCLE YOUR WAY THROUGH YOUR ADDICTIONS?

I was talking to a colleague and her friend when she suggested her friend make an appointment with me. Immediately her friend said “NO, she will take away my sodas!” Now this lovely woman has major weight issues, digestion/gut imbalances, and pain. I know I can give her relief, however, the hard part is she’s afraid to let go of …

HAPPY HORMONES = HAPPY LIFE: PART 3

Estrogen Dominance. In part 1, I talked about what Estrogen Dominance is and how it develops. In part 2, I talked about symptoms and the importance of saliva testing. Finally, in part 3, I will go over prevention and ways to reduce estrogen dominance. Estrogen Dominance, what do you do? Below are some helpful tips to reduce the estrogen overload: …

HAPPY HORMONES = HAPPY LIFE: PART 2

  In part 1, I discussed what defines Estrogen Dominance along with examples of symptoms. If you missed it go back here and read. Hormone imbalance/estrogen dominance is a very common condition and is the root cause of many undesirable symptoms. It affects us emotionally and physically, playing a role in depression, anxiety, memory issues, metabolism, growth, weight gain, digestion, …

FLIP THE FOOD PYRAMID

Years ago I took my daughter to a hospital Dietitian before she left for college. She was worried about gaining the “Freshman 15” and I just wanted to be her mom, not her nutritionist. After watching the nice woman show us plastic foods, fake boxes of factory foods, (grains and sugars), and a picture of the food pyramid, my daughter …

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY IMMEDIATELY AFTER DRINKING CAFFEINATED SUGARY DRINKS?

        We’ve been told over and over that sodas are bad for us, but how bad? Many of us don’t even drink sodas. What about other sugary drinks such as our fancy coffee drinks, Red Bull®, Monster drinks® and other Energy drinks? We are experiencing energy crashes in our workplace, schools, and home. I see kids walking …

HORMONES, EXERCISE, WEIGHT LOSS and MY PET PEEVE

For the past few months, I’ve been observing a woman close to my age (postmenopausal), exercising at the YMCA with a young male personal trainer as her coach. The exercises he has her doing are long, high intensity and completely running her ragged. I want to say, “Stop this madness”! These types of workouts may be effective for a 20-something …