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Beat Your PCOS Carb Cravings

One of the biggest complaints I hear from my patients with PCOS is their uncontrollable carb cravings! If bread, pasta or chocolate calls your name, you’re not alone. And once you start in on these foods, it may be hard to stop. There are many reasons for these cravings. Insulin, inadequate sleep, altered appetite hormones,…

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15 Diet and Lifestyle Tips to Decrease Inflammation

Inflammation is a hot topic these days – and for good reason! Chronic inflammation is linked to many diseases including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s,  Parkinson’s, cancer, PCOS, inflammatory bowel disease and more.  The typical American diet can cause inflammation. It’s  rich in pro-inflammatory compounds, and low in antioxidants and other nutrients that help to prevent…

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14 Reasons Why Sleep is Important for PCOS

why sleep is important for PCOS

I find that most of my patients with PCOS spend a great deal of energy focusing on their diet and exercise regimen, but tend to neglect one of the most important aspects of health when it comes to PCOS – sleep. What percentage of the time do you wake up feeling totally well-rested? Probably not…

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My Book Review of The PCOS Mood Cure

I’ve been specializing in the area of PCOS for over 15 years. While progress has been made in awareness, treatment, and causes of PCOS, there is a LONG way to go. The known treatment for PCOS is nutrition, exercise, supplements and medication. But the area that has been neglected is emotional and mental health in…

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Heart Health Nutrition Tips for Go Red for Women

  Get your red outfit out! The first Friday of every February is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.  Heart disease kills approximately one woman every 60 seconds. I bet most of you didn’t know that.  We’re too busy juggling work, family and social obligations to think about our…

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Why Diets Fail and What to do About It

How many times have you tried to diet only to give up after a week? Or maybe you were able to stick to the Whole 30 diet for a month, but as soon as the month was up you were back to your old ways?  The stats are pretty depressing …. up to 90% of people…

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13 Nutrition and Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Aging

You can’t turn back the clock when it comes to your age. But why is it that some people age in a healthy manner and others don’t fare as well? Is there a secret to healthy aging? Will taking supplements, eating organic, following a vegan diet or drinking wine help? Or maybe you should take Dr. Oz’s…

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How NOT to Break Your New Year’s Resolution

As I sit here at midnight writing this blog post, I realize that once again, I’ve broken my New Year’s Resolution. If you didn’t already guess, my resolution was to go to bed earlier and get more sleep. I did it for a few days but am back to my old habits. I bet many…

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How My Diet Has Changed in 5 Years

The dietary advice I give my clients has changed over the years so I started to think about how MY diet has changed. In the past 5 years, my diet has evolved. Somehow limiting calories and fat have become less important to me and I’ve focused more on foods that taste good, satiate me and…

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10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Men

This post is for you guys! Has the 6 pack you had in your 20‘s turned into a man “pooch”? Or perhaps you used to be able to eat anything you wanted but now your doctor is threatening to put you on a statin? Or maybe you eat minimally during the day and way too much at…

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