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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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What You Need To Know About Fat If You Have PCOS

Eating "Fat" is a tricky area for most people, but if you have PCOS, it's something you need to pay extra-special attention to, as it can affect other hormonal stuffs. Learn the specifics and how to sort out your fatty foods in this post:

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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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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The Trouble With TSH (Especially When You Have Hashimoto’s)

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 […]

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