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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Estrogen versus Androgen – Do you know your body’s secrets?

Today I want to talk about something every woman should know about, because all women have it and many women use it…but few really understand it.
I’m talking about estrogen.
Now if you’ve been reading my last several blogs (check them out if you’ve missed them…they focus on hormones and each blog also contains a simple to understand/quick video…I’ve also posted the videos below), you know that our estrogen hormones fluctuate during our cycles and works with and responds to our other hormones as well.

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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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Transformations, hormones and guacamole!

Just a quick note today as I know we are all scampering around to attend to our holiday “to do’s”.
Please just make sure that one of those “to do’s” continues to be a healthy focus on YOU.
Today I’m talking about all sorts of delicious information: Transformations, hormones and guacamole!
We recently completed an amazing, inspiring and transforming 7 week Magic Menopause program! A huge congratulations and love to all my graduates and their families and friends who have supported them! It’s been a heartwarming time …

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[Men!] I didn’t forget about you!

With all of my emails going out about my new Magic Menopause program and women’s haywire hormones…it occurred to me that I have been neglecting the MEN in my community…
I wouldn’t have even realized it (sorry, I’m so busy getting ready for my program)…
…except several of you wise-guys out there have taken my Menopause Quiz…
LOL, yes very funny…but let me just tell you that you all flunked!!!
You did make me laugh, though…which is always greatly appreciated.
So for all of you …

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Aphrodisiacs? I’ll Have What She Is Having!

If you’ve watched the Katz’s Delicatessen scene in the movie “When Harry Met Sally,” you can’t help but ardently admire Meg Ryan’s acting ability as Sally.
Do women fake orgasms? (or is it something she ate?)
She is sitting at a deli table with ‘Harry’ (Billy Crystal) and proceeds to fake an orgasm right there in the restaurant to prove a point to Harry that women can and do indeed, with great gusto and authenticity, really fake orgasms from time to time.
The middle-aged woman …

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