How Much Exercise is Needed to Maintain Weight Loss?

Feb 16, 2017 No Comments by

I have some bad news and some good news. But, as always, the bad news comes first. If you have lost a significant amount of weight, it will undoubtedly be harder for you to maintain your new weight than it is for someone of the exact same weight and body composition who was never overweight. […]

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Risks of Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy

Feb 02, 2017 No Comments by

This is data from rats but shows that periodic, as opposed to continuous, treatment with estradiol, is protective for the brain from ischemic damage. This article urges research be done in human females to investigate a more physiological approach to estrogen therapy than what is currently being done. This is what I absolutely believe – […]

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What’s for Dinner?

Jan 19, 2017 No Comments by

When you sit down at the table to eat, what do you think makes for a great meal? My first rule of thumb is quite simple – all food must taste good and be good for you! Those rules simply cannot be broken. Next, once it meets those qualifications, it is really important that it […]

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PCOS and Inflammation

Jan 05, 2017 No Comments by

There is a common thread which ties all women with PCOS together, whether they are over- or underweight, young or old. That link is INFLAMMATION – the driving force behind the ills afflicting all PCOS women. Let me explain a bit about inflammation, how it develops, and how it can create havoc for women with […]

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How PCOS affects Depression and Anxiety

Dec 15, 2016 No Comments by

January is a month when many feel the effects of the holiday season coming to a sudden end. The decorations must all be put away; there is often a big mess of discarded wrappings to deal with, thank you notes calling to be written, and health resolutions to write… and often times to discard quite […]

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What is the condition known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

Dec 15, 2016 No Comments by

PCOS incorporates the word, SYNDROME! When that word is linked with a condition, it basically means that no one really knows why someone would develop it, and, as well, it has a great variety of ways it can manifest itself.  PCOS is therefore, a highly individualized condition, resulting from each woman’s unique genetic make-up, along […]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of PCOS in Young Girls

Nov 03, 2016 No Comments by

Most doctors and patients alike believe that PCOS is a condition which appears in the teen years or with young adulthood, following the advent of puberty and the onset of periods. In reality, shocking as it may seem, PCOS begins with birth!! Now how, you may ask, can that happen? Doesn’t puberty herald the onset […]

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PCOS: Resetting Your Circadian Rhythms

May 09, 2016 No Comments by

All living creatures throughout evolution have developed biological clocks to better adapt to the 24 hour day called the Circadian Rhythm. These are called Circadian Clocks and they regulate physiology, metabolism, and behavior. In humans, many aspects of physiology are subject to circadian regulation. These include sleep-wake cycles, cognitive performance, cardiac and renal functions, digestion […]

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Research News: PCOS and Autism Risk

Feb 01, 2016 No Comments by

The very word…AUTISM… Brings deep fear to the hearts of every mother and future mother. We all envision having a beautiful and healthy baby, fully capable of interacting with us on all levels. Having an autistic child is a one of a mother’s greatest fears. When the story hit the news a few months back […]

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Interview: What is the Most Critical Factor of PCOS

Oct 28, 2015 No Comments by

“The most critical factor in all of the issues facing women with PCOS is systematic inflammation and its origin which is probably in the gut,” explains Dr. Felice Gersh in our most recent interview.  Dr. Gersh is a doctor of integrated medicine and a renowned expert on PCOS.  Our conversation was wide ranging as she […]

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