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What You Need To Know Before You Start ANY Type Of Diet

What you eat and how you workout are only part of the picture when it comes to weight loss or getting healthy. Mindset, how you go about these things determine your level of misery, restriction and general angst over health and diet.

I’ve found 5 big misery makers that keep you feeling badly regardless of your health or body weight, repeatedly get you off track and generally steal your sunshine but I’ve also found the antidotes to each one. This is not a post about why some exercises are better than others for fat loss. It is […]

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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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Does It Give You A Bigger, BETTER Life?

Asking this question has helped me make some of the biggest decisions of my life and it’s one I pose to my patients regularly as they try to sort through the pros and cons of a new habit, make big decisions about how to spend their time and where they should put efforts when it […]

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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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3 Reasons You Didn’t Lose Weight Going Paleo

I’ll admit, I’m a fan. I’ve been drinking the Paleo Kool-Aid since before it was cool. I read Dr Loren Cordain’s research more than 15 years ago and was amazed at what the diet did for my PCOS.  Thanks to Mr Robb Wolf, “paleo” is not only a buzzword and a highly searched Instagram hashtag […]

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The Scale: Step On It Or Skip It?

I posted this pic several days ago on  Facebook and Instagram: I saw this silly scale at a rest area in upstate NY. There were several things about it that cracked me up: One, that your weight is your lucky number. Weight is definitely a number, but unfortunately most women don’t feel lucky about the […]

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What’s Causing Your Cold Hands & Feet?

Are your hands perpetually chilly? Do your cold toes want to be inside a pair of Uggs year round? Does your sweetie shiver when you grab their hand with your chilly mitt? Or do they shy away from you in bed when you want to snuggle cuz your ice cold toes make them want 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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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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