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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Trolls and oxytoxin…a love letter from Dr. Anna

I wanted to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day, but you caught me watching my absolutely favorite movie of the year… Trolls!
Why Trolls?
I will tell you below, but first here is my idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day this year.
Dr. Anna’s Single Mom’s Valentine’s Day Wish!
What I wish for:
Breakfast in bed with a mimosa! 🙂 Poached eggs, smoked salmon with capers and onions, an espresso, and yes a Mighty Maca shot, too! Then…
…hugs and kisses…
and the kiddos get …

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Grab a mirror and let’s find your vulva

Research shows that as our hormones decline we suffer symptoms with our “lady parts” such as dryness, painful sex and incontinence; and that these distressing symptoms are key to our waning sexuality and how we see ourselves.
So we really need to get a handle on these symptoms, ladies!
In medical terminology these symptoms are referred to as vulvar-vaginal atrophy symptoms. Wow…that’s a mouthful, but I’m providing a short video today that will help you understand a bit more about your anatomy when it comes …

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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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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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Got Hormone Balance?

If… thyroid issues, hormones, Fat-igue, Inflam-aging, menopause, mental-pause, men-on-pause is disrupting your life then you don’t want to miss a free webinar on how to get your hormone balance back!
Millions of women suffer with hormone and menopausal symptoms.
We suffer silently with quality of life impacting symptoms…or just aren’t heard.
We do live in a different era than our parents and grandparents and this is effecting us.

When age 48 hit for me…BOOM! Everything changed.
My body exploded in weight, plus I was …

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Cortisol in Control? Oxytocin to the Rescue for a More Loving, Healthier Life!

Do you feel stressed and tired pretty much every day?
Are you lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself? Have you intentionally not interacted with people or your favorite activities just because you didn’t have the energy to care and engage?
I was like this for many years. 
And do you know that I finally figured out the cause was hormone imbalance due to chronic stress and PTSD that I suffered as a result of losing my young son in a tragic …

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Why do I feel disconnected? The Cortisol-Oxytocin Connection

Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself?
Do you prefer to stay home rather than socialize?
Have you walked by people you know and didn’t say hi, not because they annoy you but because you didn’t want to interact?
Are you missing the warmth of love and connection?
Do you just not have the ENERGY TO CONNECT?
If you or anybody else you know has ever felt this way and are struggling with what to do …

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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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