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Problems & Perks Of Protein Shakes (Especially If You Have Hashimoto’s)

  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 […]

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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 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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5 Reasons For Low Libido In Women

Testosterone is the hormone comes to mind when we think about a lack luster sex drive and low libido - and it is certainly a player – especially for women in perimenopause and post-menopause.  

    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 comes to mind when we think about a lack luster sex drive, and […]

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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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Are You Ready To Lose Weight?

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. […]

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The F Word

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 […]

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Why Don’t I Look Like Her? How To Stop Comparing

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, […]

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“I’ll Have What She’s Having” Is Not A Great Fat Loss Plan

You’ve done it, I’ve done it. We look at someone that has the body we want and we think, “I’ll just do what they’re doing.” We fantasize that if we follow her exact diet and workout regimen that our body will eventually look just like hers. And it’s no wonder we’ve adopted this nonsense approach, […]

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