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Love The One You’re With (That’s YOU)

Your genes, cultural beauty standards and your own natural desire to be loved and accepted all play a role in what many of us put our bodies through, trying to fit a one-size-fits-all picture. But can that really hand you a happy and healthy life? These 4 key steps will show you how to be your own best friend and embrace the body you're in.

You have this body. Look down, yup that one. It is yours, forever. It is the one you need to love, right now, as is, perceived flaws and oh-I-wish-it-were-differents and all. I know this is hard for some of us, myself included. There are still those times when I hate this or that, want to […]

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What You Need To Know About Fat If You Have PCOS

Eating "Fat" is a tricky area for most people, but if you have PCOS, it's something you need to pay extra-special attention to, as it can affect other hormonal stuffs. Learn the specifics and how to sort out your fatty foods in this post:

While managing carbs gets most of the attention when it comes to PCOS, fat and protein deserve their fair share of attention too. I promise to dedicate an entire post to protein soon but this one is all about fat: how much, what kind and what weird stuff to look out for. If you’ve got […]

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The Scale: Step On It Or Skip It?

I posted this pic several days ago on  Facebook and Instagram: I saw this silly scale at a rest area in upstate NY. There were several things about it that cracked me up: One, that your weight is your lucky number. Weight is definitely a number, but unfortunately most women don’t feel lucky about the […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Your Weird Sweating

Sweating is an important biological function, finding out about why you sweat too much, don't sweat at all, why it smells and this reflects internal hormone balance and health. These 4 bullet points about sweating will show you what you need to know and more importantly: what to do.

Quick anatomy lesson: you have two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands are found most all over your body while apocrine glands are mostly located under the arms and in the anogenital region (yup, just what you were thinking: the crotch). Apocrine glands respond to hormone changes and start to work during […]

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The Dreaded “Puff”: Most Common Causes of Water Retention

Uh-Oh! There it is..again, puffiness and bloating. In your face, your belly, hands, thighs, the worst.
The first step to healing is knowledge, in this post you will learn some of the most common causes it presents in your body and find a convenient list of what you can do about it.

When I first moved to New York I was the most unhealthy version of myself. Moving here was in some ways the worst thing I could do for my tenacious personality because it truly is the city that never sleeps. There is a buzz that is palpable 24/7 – and living on a busy corner […]

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This is Why You’re Peeing 20 Times A Day and What You Can Do About it

Do you pee too much or too often? News flash: That's your body talking to you.
Find out about what the causes may be in your case and how you can listen to your body in this post.

The first thing I think of when I’m leaving the house is: should I pee again? As a girl that’s battled both PCOS and high stress in the past, my overzealous bladder has created a ton of anxiety for me on road trips, living in Manhattan (seriously, Starbucks is the only place to pee around […]

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Why Your Labs Don’t Tell Your Whole Hashimoto’s Story

On any given day, my inbox is chock full of emails containing a laundry list of symptoms from frustrated women about how they feel exhausted, can’t lose a pound or can’t stop gaining weight, feel their head is stuck in a cloud of fog, think they are may be a little (or a lot) depressed, […]

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A Guide To Gratitude

It’s that time of year for your Facebook feed to fill up with gratitude challenges and our good friend “Thank You” gets some much deserved play. I love gratitude. It may be the first personal development tool that I really took to almost twenty years ago – I’m pretty sure I heard about it from […]

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The Trouble With TSH (Especially When You Have Hashimoto’s)

The "Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone" Levels Test is the most commonly (and most often the only one) used to evaluate thyroid levels. However, there is a lot more to know and take into account. Here's some of the best advice on getting accurate feedback from your body when it comes to your thyroid function:

TSH is often the only test performed when you get the “everything is normal” news – and this is not only incomplete, but this methodology is totally unreliable when you have Hashimoto’s. Not to say it is not an important test, it most definitely is. TSH is a sensitive hormone that will respond to low […]

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The Cheesecake Effect (Why Your Waistline Hates Sugar+Fat)

Does the following scenario sound familiar to you?: Increased sugary and carbs cravings, low willpower and difficulty to burn and loose fat. It does for a lot of us. In this article, learn more about how insulin works and why you need to avoid this particular food combo in order to move forward to a healthier 'you':

The Cheesecake Effect could also be called the French Fry Effect, Doughnut Effect, Guac and Chips Effect or any food that is both high in carbs or sugar as well as fat. What happens when we eat these types of foods is that we get an exaggerated insulin response and the message to our metabolism […]

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