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The Pros and Cons of Hormone Therapy

“Experts are now acknowledging that the benefits of HRT are many and should not be denied to women.” Dr. Marsha Nunley, M.D., San Francisco Millions of women are suffering through menopause with hot flashes, mood swings and foggy brain because they are afraid to use hormone therapy, believed to be the only reliable remedy for managing common symptoms of menopause.Continue Reading

What I’m Reading

Here’s my pick of the three most interesting books, newsletters or newsworthy articles I’ve read in the last week and that I think you’ll find worthwhile too: Eat Fat, Lose Fat: Dr. Mary Enig, a biochemist and well known researcher on healthy fats, thinks that no- and low-fat diets have made us lethargic and overweight. In her book, (first publishedContinue Reading

How To Make Smoothies “Hormone Friendly”

“With the right ingredients, a smoothie can deliver the nutrients you need to achieve two goals: correcting estrogen dominance…and balancing your blood sugar, which is vital for managing your weight and hormone health.” Kristine Miles, author, The Green Smoothie Bible Earlier this week, I posted the first part of my email conversation with Kristine Miles, author of the just published TheContinue Reading

A Conversation with Kristine Miles, Author of The Green Smoothie Bible (Part 1)

“I never drink pure fruit or root vegetable juice, as I believe it’s way too high in concentred sugars. The flood of sugar into the blood, not slowed by the lack of fiber, may result in disorders of blood sugar metabolism such as diabetes, candida overgrowth, and weight gain, particularly around the belly.” Kristine Miles, Author, “The Green Smoothie Bible”Continue Reading

What I’m Reading This Week

Here’s my pick for the three best, noteworthy articles I’ve read this past week. I think you’ll find them interesting too. Is it Crohn’s Disease or Lactose Intolerance? This article, which provides an important comparison between the symptoms of Lactose Intolerance and Crohn’s Disease, can be found on the front page of (where you’ll also find my articleContinue Reading

Eating Chocolate Makes You Thinner? I Knew It Was Too Good To Be True

“Less than 24 hours after publication, there were already 443 ‘chocolate makes you thin’ stories on the newswire to further misinform an already nutritionally confused world.” Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Founder, Bariatric Medical Institute, Ottawa, CA Eat Chocolate and Get Thinner. Chocolate Makes You Fitter. Those were the headlines last week, based on the findings of a study published in theContinue Reading

A GI Doc Talks About Bloat and Why Women Have More Of It Than Men

  “The small intestine is simply not designed to digest large amounts of processed carbohydrates.”  - Dr. Robynne Chutkan, Gastroenterologist and founder of the Digestive Center for Women, Chevy Chase, Md. A common, but uncomfortable symptom of menopause is bloating of the abdomen. It’s so prevalent among women in their 40s and 50s that Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a Gastroenterologist andContinue Reading

What I’m Reading

Here’s my pick of the three most interesting or newsworthy articles I’ve read this week. Rodale’s The Daily Fix Newsletter – Why Women Shouldn’t Eat Factory-Farmed Chicken. Years ago, I felt (and tasted) the difference when I stopped buying Foster Farm-brand chicken and switched to organic, locally raised poultry. Now I know why. As this article points out, tests byContinue Reading

This Doctor Says There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Fiber in Your Diet. Here’s Why.

“Just increasing our intake of soluble fiber by 10 grams a day has been associated with a decrease in risk of all coronary events.” Dr. Robynne Chutkan, Gastroenterologist, Founder and Medical Director of the Digestive Center for Women, Chevy Chase, MD. If there was ever a time when you thought about fiber, and how much of it you consume, itContinue Reading

These Books Can Help You Keep Your Fitness Resolutions Even If You Only Have 15 Minutes for Exercise (And I’m giving them away)

“Compared with persons who watch no television, those that spent a lifetime average of six hours a day watching TV can expect to live five years less” Dr. Mike Evans, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto How are you doing with your new year’s resolutions? I’m betting that one of them included aContinue Reading