conscious living tv - December 2 2017
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved the months of November and December, when joy seemed to fill every day and every night. As an adult, and when my four children were still small, we hosted wonderful holiday parties at my house (complete with friendly Santa, of course).
mindbodygreen - November 29 2017
Intermittent fasting—or going certain windows of time without food—is all the rage, praised mostly for its anti-inflammatory and gut-healing benefits. In a recent article, Dr. William Cole discussed the potential downsides and benefits of fasting when it comes to hormonal health. And it's true, depriving yourself of food for a certain amount of time does raise concerns, especially when it comes to female hormones and reproductive health. As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and the founder of the highly successful Integrative Medical Group, this is something I've been researching and studying for years. So, let's dive in to what I know to be true about fasting and female hormones:
GreenMedInfo - November 20 2017
The United States has recently fallen victim to a series of natural disasters across the country. The fires in Northern California, and the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean changed many lives forever, but the pollution left in their wake will continue to change lives for many years to come.
conscious living tv - November 10 2017
We are designed and adapted to work, eat, and move during the day, and to sleep, rejuvenate, and repair at night. We function in perfect harmony with the movements of the planet; even our hormone production is coordinated with the rising and setting of the sun, in a complex system that has evolved over millions of years. All of this occurs, quite simply, to increase the chances of our survival. It’s only relatively recently, however, that we’ve really started to understand the relationship between the circadian rhythm and our well being, and that’s why the news that the Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the gene responsible for ensuring for controlling circadian rhythm is hugely significant.
Medium - November 9 2017
Everyone knows that testosterone is the "male" hormone. It plays a role in sex drive, sperm production, fat distribution, red cell production, and maintenance of muscle strength and mass, and it’s associated with overall health and well-being in men. What many people don’t realize is that it’s important for women, too! In fact, men and women are the reverse of each other in terms of their hormone percentages: Men have 10 times as much testosterone as women, and for estrogen, it’s the opposite.
mindbodygreen - October 30 2017
For hundreds of years, scientists have understood that living organisms contain internal clocks. These clocks allow us to anticipate the sun’s rising and setting and control much of our physiology. All life on Earth has evolved to be in alignment with the 24-hour revolution of our planet on its axis, and this alignment has caused us to evolve such that we are actually functioning as though we are two quite different creatures: one by day and a completely separate one by night!
Medium - October 13 2017
STABILITY AND CONSTANCY. Clearly nothing on our planet speaks to those words. In fact, in the wet shadow of the hurricanes which recently devastated Florida, Texas and so much of the Caribbean, and in the aftermath of the tremendously powerful Mexico City earthquake, stability seems quite far-fetched. But in reality, those destructive natural events drive home the unequivocal doctrine of the universe: nothing is still and everything is changing.
mindbodygreen - October 15 2017
For some of us, travel means a fun annual vacation. For others, it's an integral part of our lives and careers. Whatever the reason for your travel, it can definitely wreak havoc with your hormones.
mindbodygreen - September 6 2017
We’re headed to mbgrevitalize this week, and that means flying across the country. Travel can be hectic, stressful, expose you to a host of germs, and leave you sleep-deprived. In other words, it's the perfect storm of factors that could disrupt our health and leave us feeling less-than-optimal—especially when it comes to our hormones. That's why it's important to have a plan to protect hormone balance so that we can have the energy to really enjoy wherever it is we're traveling.
mindbodygreen - September 5 2017
Do you really need those pills you’re taking? So much of Western medicine is based on the idea that if you have a health problem, a pharmaceutical drug is the solution. If we get a headache, we take a pill. If we feel nauseous, we take a pill! And it's been for as long as many of us can remember.
mindbodygreen - August 22 2017
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women, affecting up to one in five of us. And yet there are still many of us who don’t know we have it, don’t know anything about it, and find it difficult to get the information we need.