Sherry has a great story. She has been diabetic for years and she has made some massive changes!
"I have been on a lifestyle change. It has been a year following a ketogenic food plan. When I started this journey Read more
Many of you may know Erin-- the fabulous Pharm D that worked in our office a few years back. Erin is a phenomenal gal and we embarked on the journey into natural medicine around the same time. As we both Read more
If you are like me -- you are just starting to realize why it is important to add supplements to your diet. Even if we are eating a clean, healthy and unprocessed diet; the mineral content of the soil Read more
This cold and flu season is still upon us and unfortunately, many patients are still being plagued by these nasty viral symptoms. Here are a few tips to try if you feel like you are coming down with something.
Of Read more
Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp local honey
1/3 cup blackberries
Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt
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This stuff is a must -- If you read labels these days you will be hard pressed to find a mayonnaise or salad dressing that doesn't contain some type of vegetable oil. Even the commercial mayos that advertise to Read more
So I got a little wicked crazy this weekend and decided to splurge on some pizza. We do gluten-free carry out around here sometimes, but my future son-in-law inspired me to make my own cauliflower pizza crust. He made Read more
Here's a throwback post that is certainly appropriate for this October weekend. This smoothie matches the season and will be a great way to start the lovely fall day.
Thanks to Smoothie Queen Amy for this great recipe
I can't wait Read more
It happened again! Another Ah Ha moment –How many of those are we supposed to get in a lifetime? I thought I was on track until I opened Dr. Sara Gottfried’s new book “The Hormone Cure”. Whammy-I read her words describing a 40 yo woman thinking she was going crazy. The pitiful gal was forgetting things, craving sugar, gaining weight, and generally anxious/overwhelmed by the most trivial of tasks. Yep my friends–Welcome to peri-menopause! How refreshing it was to have a straightforward answer to why I can’t have fun and chill anymore. I thought it was because I am a full-time working mother of 4 who was finally starting to crack. Thankfully, I’ve learned that I am completely normal with common hormone imbalances for my (Yes-This is 40!) age. The best news it that there is an easy fix! I would highly recommend reading this book as it outlines the exact hormonal imbalances from which most of us are suffering. I certainly have cortisol excess (caused by chronic stress) and progesterone deficiency (the body’s natural Valium) due to peri-menopause. Dr. Sara implements a distinct program targeted to each exact hormone imbalance . She gives the reader a concise plan on how to eat, move, think ,and supplement to literally cure the symptoms. It’s a great read and I strongly suggest it for any woman pre/post/ or peri-menopausal. Finally, someone (a MD-no doubt) spells it out in terms we can understand and scenarios with which we can relate. Get her Free Hormone Tool Kit— HERE
Check out his Sexy Back Summit HERE It features answers from top experts on all of your most intimate sex and hormone questions! I’ve had the opportunity to listen to some of his speakers and they are down and dirty with the nitty-gritty details!
My personal favorite is Dr. Anna Cabeca’s advice to men from JJ Virgin’s 7days 7 docs series.
Here’s a sneak preview:
Men—-How do you get your woman to initiate sex more?
It’s a simple answer—-cuddle and hold her for approximately 2 minutes after climax. Why? Because a woman’s oxytocin hormones raise leaving her feeling satisfied, loved, and yearning for more!!! I’m sorry MEN, but, we don’t ask for much. Throw us a bone now and then! (no pun intended)
Apparently it works every time!!! Good stuff I tell you-:
We are all in this together! Life is a journey and we are constantly changing, learning, growing and hopefully sharing our experience! And for your viewing pleasure–Here is Justin (my top 5 celebrity crush)
Starting tomorrow JJ Virgin is offering a great opportunity to listen to 7 of the top doctors in nutrition including:
Dr. Sara Gottfried – author of “The Hormone Cure”
Dr. William Davis- author of “Wheat Belly”
Free downloads by:
Dr. Daniel Amen- author of “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body”
Dr. Mark Hyman- author of “The Blood Sugar Solution”
and more—-you can register today to listen to the program that starts tomorrow –there should be some invaluable information shared and there are also free downloads and coupons available.
If you haven’t heard of JJ Virgin she is the author of “The Virgin Diet” A New York Times Best Seller
Check out this opportunity–
Sara Gottfried, M.D. teaches women how to balance their hormones naturally so they can rock their mission. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker and author of The Hormone Cure (Simon & Schuster, 2013). She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is regularly featured in magazines such as Cosmopolitan,Glamour, Redbook, O Magazine, and Yoga Journal, and TV including The Ricki Lake Show and 20/20. Known for quoting Top 40 lyrics and effortlessly blending the seriousness of women’s health with playfulness and humor, Dr. Sara’s mission is to help women feel sexy and vital from their cells to their soul.
Alan Christianson is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in endocrinology and hormone replacement with a focus on thyroid disorders. He founded Integrative Health, a group of physicians that focus on optimal wellness rather than disease. Accolades include Top Doc recipient in Phoenix magazine. Dr. Christianson’s publications include The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, Healing Hashimotos and the Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism Chapter of the 9th Edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine. His numerous media appearances include The Today Show, The Doctors, CNN and Shape Magazine.
Dr. Anna Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding women’s health issues. She is an Emory University trained and board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s sexual health. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause, age management medicine, and sexual and reproductive health. She is the co creator of SexyYoungerYou.com, and creator of WomensRestorativeHealth.com and SexualCPR.com. A mother of 5 and multi-lingual she brings an integrative world view to a reforming modern medical model.
Founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, Dr. Frank Lipman is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional medicine. For over 20 years his personal brand of healing has helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality and recover their zest for life. In 2010 he created Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a line of cutting-edge, science-based nutritional supplements and health solutions. He is the author of two books, Total Renewal and Revive.
Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Cass helps individuals withdraw safely and comfortably from addictive substances (including medication), and enhance mind, mood and energy with the aid of natural supplements. She appears often as a guest on national radio and television, including The Dr. Oz Show and is the author of numerous articles and several popular books including: The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free,Natural Highs, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition.
After 20 years practicing western medicine, most notably as Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief of Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital, Dr. Finkelstein pursued a more holistic approach to his work by founding a renowned wellness center, SunRaven in Bedford, NY. A nationally recognized radio show host, sought after expert contributor and soon-to-be published author of 77 Questions for Skillful Living, Dr. Finkelstein tirelessly promotes his concept of “Skillful Living,” the practice of treating the business of living healthy as a skill that must be developed with mindful, dedicated attention.
William Davis, MD, asked the question: Why are so many people, who seem to do everything right, still overweight and unhealthy? Asking that question led him down the path of questioning whether the “eat more healthy whole grain” message was true. When he asked patients to remove all foods made of wheat, he witnessed profound and unexpected turnarounds in health: unprecedented amounts of weight loss and reversal of a long list of health conditions from acid reflux, to joint pain, to binge eating. This was the motivation to write Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health and the Wheat Belly Cookbook: 150 Recipes to Help You Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health. Wheat Belly is now an international phenomenon, published in 17 languages and featured on the Dr. Oz Show, Live! With Kelly, CBS News, and other national media. Dr. Davis practices preventive cardiology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.