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If you have not tried this tip, it just might change your life…  If you are struggling with weight loss, especially as a middle-aged woman, and you feel that you have done everything people have told you to do, and nothing is working, try this tip: STOP COUNTING CALORIES….
Weight gain may seem unavoidable as you reach middle age, but it doesn’t have to be… As estrogen levels begin to fluctuate, you start to experience signs of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood changes, as well as noticing that your pants may be getting a…
6 Tests To Maximize Your Well Woman Exam In Menopause During your well woman exam, your doctor asks how you’ve been feeling, does a brief exam, and usually orders blood work. She might rattle off the names of a couple of lab tests she’s ordering, like a CBC (complete blood…
Is it hot in here - Hot Flash Remedies
Understanding Hot Flashes Hot flashes or flushing and night sweats is a common symptom as you transition into perimenopause and menopause. Hot flashes are a vasomotor symptom (VMS) and will vary in each person. During perimenopause and menopause the shift in estrogen and progesterone create a chain reaction, to…
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Magnesium for Menopause Menopause is full of changes. That is where we come in to help you navigate all the adaptations with menopause. Signs and symptoms vary vastly for each person.  Many of you do not feel or see the signs or symptoms right away or make the connection…
Perimenopause 5.23
Is it perimenopause or something else?  I can help you answer this question. No two women are alike, and everyone experiences perimenopause a little differently. Some women endure severe symptoms for years, while others transition to menopause much more easily. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple test to determine when…
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Life Changing Tips for Increasing Fiber in Your Diet It’s easier than you think. What comes to mind when you think about fiber? If you’re like most people, you probably think about digestive health and having regular bowel movements. It’s true that fiber helps with digestion, but a high-fiber…
Why Does Your Doctor Not Offer Hormone Replacement Therapy? It is time to make a change. No longer should only a small number of menopausal women receive the medical attention they deserve. According to a Yale University study that examined insurance claims from over 500,000 women in various stages…
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I am a big supporter of meal prep. Knowing what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, and then preparing your meals is one of the most important aspects of achieving a healthy, balanced diet. The Galveston Diet focuses on anti-inflammatory nutrition: limiting exposure to preservatives and…
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There isn’t a clever way to say this, so I’m just going to put it out there plain and simple: MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Why is getting enough sleep so important?  Putting sleep first may be an effective method to lower cortisol levels. Cortisol levels have…
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As a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, I need to convey that it is essential to remember that supplements are not meant to take the place of real food. Supplements are necessary when there is a deficiency due to the modern western diet, but they can’t match the nutrition that…

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