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Better Everyday #59 How To Make Your Family Healthier When They Don’t Want To Be, Problems With High Testosterone & PCOS and How To Choose Supplements

First, thank you all so much for your support after last week’s tell all episode – we love you guys! In this episode we’re answering your questions which are always so good! We tackled a very big problem: what to do when you want to eat healthier and you want your family to eat healthier […]

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The 2 Types of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, What Type Do You Have?

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, […]

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How To Resolve Ovulation & PMS Cramping

I recently saw an article prescribing a square of dark chocolate a day to ward off menstrual cramps….. The idea being that research has shown magnesium can help with cramps and chocolate as far as food goes is considered high in magnesium. Yum right? For sure. But in my experience, this isn’t nearly enough to […]

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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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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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5 Reasons For Low Libido In Women

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 […]

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How To Avoid The Serial Whole30

It’s no secret, I’m a big fan of Whole30. With such a high percentage of my patients having Hashimoto’s and PCOS, it’s a great template to women started on a very immune-friendly-hormone-helping diet. It’s very straightforward (eat these things, don’t eat those things) so it quickly becomes easy to look at any menu or grocery […]

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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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