Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is among the most common and misunderstood hormonal conditions in the Western world. Getting accurate information about your individual condition is crucial. This is how to identify your type of PCOS and take care of yourself:
The problem is that women often have some aspects of the condition but not others, making our current classification, treatment and nutrition recommendations confusing at best and frustrating for many women with PCOS – or those thinking they may have it. Hormonal disruptions including elevated LH (luteinizing hormone), elevated testosterone (or other androgens like androstenedione, […]
Love them? Hate them? Protein shakes are a useful tool at times and they are almost synonymous with working out. There’s no doubt they have huge benefits in certain scenarios but are they really necessary? We’ll get to the perks, but first let’s discuss some of the great big downsides to the protein […]
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 […]
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 […]
Testosterone is the hormone that comes to mind when we think about a lack of luster sex drive and low libido - and it is certainly a player – especially for women in perimenopause and post-menopause. But it's not always the place to start when it comes to low libido in women.
However, Mr. T is far from the only hormonal or metabolic issue that can make us feel less than frisky. It’s also not typically low testosterone causing low libido in younger women or women with PCOS. Testosterone is the hormone that comes to mind when we think about a lack of luster sex drive, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are two perfectly great answers to this question. Answer #1: Yes! Great. From this place you’re ready to rock. You’re motivated – or better yet, you’re inspired. You’ve got your plan or you’re ready to find the person to give you one. You’re fired up and you’re in the right mindset for success. […]
Brace yourself, today’s blog will have some F bombs. But not the ones you think. That word actually seems to be more tolerated that the one I’m dropping today. Fat. Recently I pitched an article to a major blog that talked about my Fattitude program. I’ve contributed to them before and I know they love […]
Yesterday I made the point that we can’t simply look at another woman’s body, dig up what she does in the gym and in the kitchen, follow it and expect to get her results. It simply doesn’t work as we are all so individual. We’ve all done it. We see a woman with the legs, […]