Healthy Fats = Healthy Hormones

Healthy hormone production requires healthy fat consumption. Steroid hormones are made from cholesterol. Cell membranes are fatty acid enriched. Hormone receptor sites require omega-3’s for healthy function Fish oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA which...

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Amino Acids to Balance the Brain

Can you balance your brain with nutrition? Well, science says yes. Our brains need specific nutrients for proper functioning. And malfunctioning brains need more. At the center of the brain lies the maestro—the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus orchestrates the symphony...

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Emotion and Memory

For my father's 75th birthday, I accompanied him to Vallejo to my three sisters in a weekend of celebration. On Saturday night we played poker. Playing cards with our Nana and Poppop (my mother’s parents) is one of our best memories. My husband and I still play their...

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The Truth about Cholesterol

Everyone is so concerned about high cholesterol, but did you know that very low levels of cholesterol are unhealthy too? Death rates related to cholesterol levels look like a J on a chart. If you have results over 250ng/dl or under 150ng/dl the mortality rates rise....

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Help Your Body Age Gracefully

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." --Eleanor Roosevelt Gold turns to Silver, Dark becomes Light…Time shapes us…Here are some tips on how to age gracefully. Feed your Body Well   Enjoy Your Food—what we...

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Help! I’m losing my hair!

Sally came to me complaining of hair loss. She had tried everything – every hair growth product on the market, every prescription for hair loss treatment, every supplement to help grow hair. At 38, she only had half her hair left. Sally had been losing hair for the...

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How Hormones Affect Your Brain

Excerpt from The Survival Guide for the Hormonally Challenged Woman Just hang out with a woman about a couple of days before her menses and witness the power of hormones. As her sex steroids plummet so does her demeanor. Not all women suffer from PMS but most will...

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Stress Reduction Techniques

We can all use a little help in reducing our stressors. While we cannot always change the circumstances in our lives right away, we can learn techniques to reduce stress. I found these exercises illustrated on Medscape—the only newsfeed I subscribe to, to keep up to...

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