Conquering Vaginal Yeast Infections

Vaginal yeast infection.
Three dreaded words for women everywhere. Seriously, I cringe at the thought!
Truth is it is estimated that nearly 75% of women in the US will have had at least one yeast infection in their lifetime! (1)

So it is likely that you, too, have suffered from these opportunistic critters (or that you WILL!)!
As an Emory University trained board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, and an expert in women’s health and sexual health, I have treated thousands of women over the …

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My worst “single Mother’s Day” ever!

Being a mom starts with a heap of faith and as it says in the bible, to that add goodness, to that knowledge and then patience and perseverance. And boy, they should’ve said ‘a lot of patience’ and ‘a lot of perseverance’! But this has served me well and now all four of my daughters will be with me this Mother’s Day and all are doing really, really well. I’m so proud of who they have become.
Yup. Despite my flaws and mess ups too!

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How Fasting Can Help You Become Healthier, Thinner and Insulin Sensitive

Fasting for greater health
So first, let’s just talk about what fasting is. It isn’t about what you eat, but when you eat it (although you’ll get better health results if you eat a healthy diet when not fasting!). So all of you who are focused on achieving weight management and better health simply by cutting calories…you need to throw that concept out the window!
Fasting is when we restrict ourselves from the intake of food, not through intentional calorie restriction, but through meal timing …

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[Mood, energy, health] Chocolate and Maca

From fasting to feasting!
I hope you enjoyed reading about the significant health benefits of intermittent fasting in my last post. There are so many health benefits related to fasting beyond simply losing weight. Lots of great research supporting it as an amazing lifestyle intervention.
You’ll definitely be hearing more about fasting due to the growing body of research showing how it positively impacts so many health conditions.
Now I want to spend just a bit more time on the need to feast as well! Feasting …

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Fasting, mTOR, autophagy…and the importance of the feast!

This article will address:

Why I am an advocate of intermittent fasting
The health benefits of fasting (it’s more than just weight loss)
How fasting has been shown to preserve learning and memory function!
Why fasting is a great idea for menopausal women!
What’s the fuss about mTOR and autophagy, and what’s it have to do with fasting?
How fasting supports your circadian rhythm and a healthy gut microbiome
Why you still need to feast!

I just returned from traveling to Poland, and …

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Mighty Maca Contest Recipes…Creative, Delicious and Healthy!

Spring Forward to Yummy Health!!!
One of my favorite things…
…getting new and creative Mighty Maca® Plus recipes from my community!
Especially this time of year…with spring in the air (maybe? finally?)…thinking green because of the change in season as well as reflecting on a fun – and delicious – St. Patty’s Day just last week…
We had all kinds of interesting recipes submitted for our Mighty Maca Contest***!
Soup anyone? What about a wonderful chicken dish?
Smoothies? We got ’em!
Mighty Maca dressing?
Salmon …

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Cancer: Preventable and Reversible?

All of us have been touched in some way with the sadness, pain and loss related to cancer.
Today on Couch Talk I am talking with a rising star in the prevention and cure of cancer. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.
She is a brilliant physician and also a woman who has dealt with hormone problems and cancer concerns herself – throughout most of her life – due to having been a DES baby. Remember DES? Many women in the 50’s, who had pregnancy issues, were …

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When your goal is more than just weight loss…say NO to diabetes and pain!

I hope you are all enjoying some of the favorite Keto-Alkaline® shakes from my recent Magic Menopause (class 3) participants…yummy…and so healthy for you…
Today I’m going to share a few of the ladies’ favorite recipes for delicious Keto-Alkaline meals as well.
How do these sound?
Sweet Potato Noodles with Cream Spinach in Cashew Sauce…OMG. A gluten-free, easy to make recipe that is absolutely delicious. And what about shrimp and grits! And there are several more… so healthy and creative! See below and we’ll be …

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[Our Fav Yummy Recipes] Time to shake things up!

It’s hard to think yet about Spring…with the gloomy weather that many of us are experiencing…but the change in season will be here before we know it. Spring is my favorite season as it means the rebirth of all the beauty in my garden; the greening of the marsh and spectacular colors that are blossoming. I enjoy the increasing sunlight, earth’s re-awakening…and walking in my yard with grass under my bare feet. 
And I look forward to Holy week and the sense of new beginnings …

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A non-toxic approach to women’s periods and urine leaks

Today I’m talking to a wonderful innovator named JB Owen.
JB talked about her background in the male dominated construction industry and how that shaped her focus on helping other women in business. She has some empowering perspectives for women which I believe will resonate with many of you in my community.
During our Couch Talk interview we also talked about a beautiful product that JB designed for women of ALL ages. I’ll give you a little summary of that conversation but you should really listen …

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