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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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