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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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“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees With the Summer upon us, we will be experiencing some of the hottest weather of the year. If you are one of the…
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Where is your next trip? West Coast? East Coast? Europe? South America? My husband and I recently returned from a trip with friends in Colorado. I faced some of my biggest fears around heights. Our group scaled the exhilarating Via Ferrata in Telluride, and I highly recommend it.  Best…
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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 in middle-age, and you feel that you have done everything people have told you to do, and nothing is working, try this tip: STOP COUNTING CALORIES. Yes. You…
What is perimenopause you ask? Board-certified OBGYN Dr. Mary Claire Haver breaks it down… What is Perimenopause? The average age for menopause is 51. Menopause is defined by the date in time exactly one year after your last period (due to the natural decline of our reproductive hormones). As…
Dr. Mary Claire Haver’s top tips for fighting chronic inflammation and fatigue in menopause…. Do you feel tired?  Are you experiencing unexpected mood swings and unexplained weight gain?  All of these symptoms can be linked to aging, menopause and chronic inflammation.  The Good News: A few small swaps in…
As summer approaches and restrictions are lifted, your day-to-day stress may also be easing up. Or maybe things seem to be more stressful than ever. Whatever your situation, taking a small amount of time to focus on your mental and physical health is essential to your well-being. Each day…
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Feeling hot hot hot? If you are one of the 75% of women that will experience hot flashes associated with menopause, I have some good news for you.   We understand that hot flashes can happen at any time of the day and can be severely distressing and disruptive.   Hot…
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Menopause Weight Gain? Inflammation May Be The Culprit (And 5 Things You Can Do About It Right Now) It’s apparent that weight loss is much more than just calories in and calories out,1,2 so what are the other variables involved?  Current research is finding that chronic systemic inflammation is a…

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