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What You Need To Know About Fat If You Have PCOS

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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What’s Up With Your Weird Sweating?

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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Why So Puffy?

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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Why You’re Peeing 20 Times A Day

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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Honey, Not Tonight….5 Reasons For Low Libido In Women

Testosterone is the hormone comes to mind when we think about a lack luster sex drive, and it is certainly a player – especially for women in perimenopause and post menopause.  However, Mr. T far from the only hormonal or metabolic issue that can make us feel less than frisky. It’s also not typically low […]

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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)

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)

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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