Conquer the Devil’s Pitchfork: inflammation, adrenal dysfunction and hormones!

As someone who wants you to continue to live a healthy and energetic life, I know that the nutrients you take in power so much of what you do.
The right nutrients can help you maintain your best overall health as well as boost your energy and metabolism.  But nutrients need to do more than just spunk you up (I mean, caffeine does that, right?)…
Conquering the Devil’s Pitchfork
My decades as a physician has taught me that the right nutrients can not only add …

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Cooking for hormone balance with Magdalena Wszelaki

Really enjoyed this podcast with Magdalena Wszelaki, the founder of Hormones Balance.
Magdalena talked about the significant health crisis she went through as a result of a highly stressful career in advertising. A high profile and demanding lifestyle, stressful in every way! Mentally stressful, never in the same time zone, lack of sleep, hotel and fast food on the run. This eventually ended in complete adrenal fatigue, autoimmune conditions, estrogen dominance and even depression.
But she was able to heal herself and go into complete …

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What men need to know about healthy testosterone levels

Finally it’s the men’s turn!
And yes, estrogen will still be an important topic…even for you men…but let’s start with the male hormone that you are most familiar with, Testosterone.
Low T is a common male issue (which is commonly ignored)
Yes, “Low T” is a very prevalent issue. In a stat that I have from 2011, an estimated 13 million men in the US had Low T issues. I’m sure that stat is much larger today.
Yet, only a handful (5-10%) of men typically …

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Hormone to Gut Connection

I want to share a fabulous discussion that I had recently with Dr. Michael Ruscio about women’s hormones and how gut bacteria can have such a tremendous effect on them!
He is a functional medicine practitioner with an emphasis in gut health. He also specializes in autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders. He is a wealth of knowledge and provided many great insights.
Listen to our discussion on “The Hormone to Gut Connection”
Key points from our interview include:

Pylori – dangerous or protective?

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JJ Virgin: The Miracle Mindset (will you become the victim or fight?)

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with my good friend JJ Virgin about her new book, Miracle Mindset. Listen to our interview (and get your free gift from JJ, below, as well)!

JJ and I go back a long way! Our lives have been intertwined for over a decade now, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
Miracle Mindset is about a huge tragedy in JJ’s life, when her 16-year-old son Grant was in a brutal hit-and-run car accident and …

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Female hormone imbalance as we age

There’s a lot of misunderstood ‘hormone-talk’ being thrown around out there…so I want you to have the right information, from a female doctor and women’s sexual health expert who cares!
I hope you had a chance to check out my two earlier introductory blogs on hormones. Each of these contain a short, easy to understand video as well.
The first one provides some info as to, “what the heck is a hormone anyway?” 
The second introductory blog is focused on “how your reproductive hormones change every 30 days“.

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How women’s reproductive hormones change every 30 days

In my last blog on “What is a hormone“, I spoke about the basics of hormones.
This introductory information will make this and other upcoming blogs on women’s hormone changes a whole lot clearer.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the earlier blog (and its 6 minute video), please do so!
In this blog I want to talk about another important women’s hormone topic: What’s happening with our female reproductive hormones every 30 days?
And don’t worry…I will be talking more about what …

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What is a Hormone?

I received an email not too long ago from a fantastic woman named Karen.
Karen wrote and said…
“Dr. Anna, I have a request.  I’ve followed you and a few other doctors for some time now, and whenever they talk about hormones, they always assume I already have a basic knowledge…and guess what?  I don’t!  Most of what they say goes right over my head!  Now, I don’t want to sound uneducated, but I feel like I need to ask the basic questions to really understand what’s going …

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Why DHEA is optimal for vaginal dryness, pain and pelvic health

I recently wrote this very detailed article on why the natural hormone DHEA is a superior treatment option for vaginal atrophy and menopause symptoms in women. I used DHEA when developing my new restorative feminine vulvar cream, Julva, because of its tremendous vaginal health benefits and safety.
I think you will find the article informative…and it may help you immensely.

Please feel free to provide the link to this article to your friends, loved ones and/or patients. Practitioners may link to it in their …

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Neurology Meets Gynecology: Hormones and Menopause

Wow! I am super excited to have been interviewed by one of my favorite mentors…
Dr. David Perlmutter!
He interviewed me on his podcast, “The Empowering Neurologist“… about what might surprise you relating to hormones and menopause!
He is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. I have known Dr. Perlmutter for many years and have read many of his books and listened to his lectures.  I have been a fan and he has mentored me as well.
We’ve been on a scientific …

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