Women’s Health

Signs and Symptoms of Insulin Resistance and Strategies to Reverse It

This is a sequel to my previous post talking about stubborn peri-menopausal and menopausal bulge, where I outline how the bulge can be attributed to hormones-not only sex hormones but insulin as well. Click here to view that post.   In this post we’ll take a deeper dive into how to identify insulin resistance and …

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The Infamous Peri-menopause and Menopausal Bulge

So what’s up with the peri-menopausal and menopausal bulge? It seems to appear overnight and is SUPER hard to get rid of.  Read on to find out the scoop on this unwelcome guest. There’s a strong hormonal component to abdominal weight gain. And in most people, that hormone is insulin which is a FAT storing …

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Is Eating Organic Worth It?

So what’s the big deal about eating organic? When I was in elementary school, the kids that had asthma, or allergies, eczema, learning disabilities, a hard time handling their moods or behavior, or on the autistic spectrum were rare. Not anymore. Diseases like cancer, colitis, Crohn’s, were seen in adults, not children. Food allergies were …

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Hidden Causes of High Blood Sugar-#5 Hidden Infections

I’ve worn a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) four different times over the past seven months so I have a pretty good idea of my average glucose baseline. I eat well, exercise consistently and get adequate sleep. I don’t have the physical signs nor lab values to indicate I have blood sugar issues. Yet, I found I was …

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Sign of Insulin Resistance

Physical signs and Lab Markers We’re continuing to talk about the first Sign Post of Aging—Grains and Sugars, and how they contribute to disease and accelerated aging.Insulin resistance is the underlying driver of heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. It accelerates aging and makes any chronic condition, including cancer and hormone imbalances, worse. Grains and Sugars …

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Anti-aging Elixir from South America

Really! Not kidding! Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Home to thousands of plant species. I had the incredible opportunity to visit this wonderland in April. The traditional Ecuadorian soup you see below, Loco De Papa, ended up being our favorite. It’s a traditional potato soup, creamy, full of flavor …

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