25
Feb

Sad To Be Alone – The Power of Friends

Ever since the Garden of Eden when Adam gave up a rib to have a companion, we’ve known that being alone isn’t what we’re designed to be. People do not do well with loneliness and isolation. I see it in my patients all the time. Feeling isolated often leads to sadness and depression. Loneliness raises …

10
Feb

Lower Your Stress With Yoga

When it comes to stress, we have an abundance of it. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that up to 85% of doctor’s visits are stress-related.   But popping a pill is not the only solution for lowering stress.   There’s a very ancient solution…yoga.   Years ago when I was running a medical …

7
Nov

Your Belly Fat a Clue to Metabolic Syndrome

Are you struggling with midlife belly fat? Belly fat can mean much more more than how you look or your jeans or dress size. Your jelly belly may be a clue you’ve got metabolic syndrome. I’m discussing metabolic syndrome in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. In the U.S., 114 million people either have diabetes or …

2
Nov

Diabetes Song in Honor of Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. And diabetes definitely needs more awareness. There are approximately 114 million people in the U.S. affected by diabetes. 30 million have the disease and 84 million more people have prediabetes meaning their blood sugar is elevated but not yet quite to the point that they are diagnosed with diabetes.   …

3
Oct

Breast Cancer Prevention – 5 Essential Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women are marching around the country to bring awareness and to raise money for breast cancer prevention. It’s no wonder. Breast cancer is scary and with good reason. It can be a lethal disease, the treatment can change a woman’s body, and screening is uncomfortable.   But there is …

14
Sep

Hormone Replacement Therapy Gains Support

Ever since a 2002 study called the Women’s Health Initiative or WHI reported that estrogen and hormone replacement therapy caused breast cancer, heart disease and more, millions of women have stopped taking it and millions more never start using it…   And doctors have largely stopped prescribing it.   As a result, estrogen went from …

29
Aug

Moody, Foggy, Forgetful? You Need an Estrogen Fix!

I know that many women are concerned about the effects of estrogen on their breasts. How could they not be? So much has been written and discussed about estrogen, especially since many of the medications for breast cancer have been created to inhibit estrogen production. While understanding estrogen’s role on the breasts is important, estrogen …

22
Aug

Solar Eclipse and Bone Health

Wasn’t the solar eclipse amazing? Once in our lifetime the USA could see the moon came between the earth and the sun… and slowly the sun (or part of it depending on where you stood) disappeared. You might not have known about the solar eclipse if it weren’t for the news. And you learned that …

15
Aug

It’s About Time…For an Estrogen Fix

Are you confused about hormones? Are they right for you? When do you start them? Stop them? Which one? How much? What kind? Are bioidentical hormones safer?   If any of that sounds like you, you’re not alone!   Not many medications affect so many people and are so misunderstood. We need an Estrogen Fix. …

11
Aug

How to Navigate the 7 Cs of Menopause

You’ve probably heard the term “Seven Seas.” It refers to the world’s seven largest bodies of water: the North and South Pacific Oceans, the Southern Pacific or Antarctic Ocean, the North and South Atlantic Oceans, the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. It implied a great journey, challenging navigation and an element of adventure.   …

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