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Fat:: What Your Hormones are Trying to Tell You!

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  Have you ever looked in a full length mirror and wonder why you have pockets of fat in the oddest of places, even if you eat well and work out?  Your hormones are trying to tell you something.  What Your…
5 Ways to Banish Back Fat-11612

5 Ways to Banish Back Fat

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Bra bulge, bra spillage, angel wings, no matter what you may call yours, it all boils down to one word; BACK FAT! Let's face it ladies (and gents, listen up too!) when we gain weight, and I am not talking about the five pounds you put on during…
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Estrogen Dominance and Liver Detox

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You all know by now how much I love talking about the powerful effects too much estrogen has on the body.  Estrogen dominance, for women, causes so many symptoms including PMS symptoms, anxiety, depression, weight gain, heavy bleeding and…
Ghrelin:: The Hunger Gremlin-5909

Ghrelin:: The Hunger Gremlin

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Sometimes I want to pull my hair out at all the information going around in the media and on the internet; especially since a lot of that information is so incomplete.   For example, "Lack of sleep causes weight gain." or "Sleep more…
how to increase leptin sensitivity

The Lowdown on Leptin Pt. 3:: Healing Leptin Resistance

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In The Lowdown on Leptin Pt. 1 we learned how Leptin is the master hormone that monitors the energy status of the body and tells us when we are in danger of running low on energy to properly function and when we have enough energy to have…
the lowdown on leptin

The Lowdown on Leptin:: Part 1

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Show of hands.  How many of you out there believe that the fat cells are essentially waste receptacles of goo whose sole purpose is to house those excess Snicker's bars, bags of Oreos and cans of Pringles?   I'm about to blow your…
Obesogens:: Is Your Lipstick Making You Fat?-5719

Obesogens:: Is Your Lipstick Making You Fat?

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We have all kinds of theories these days on the cause of the growing obesity crisis.  Everything from increased grain and soy consumption to too much "junk food" including  processed foods and "evil" saturated fats and sugars.  We…

Evolution and My Estrogen Dominance Protocol

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Well, beauties, it sure has been a journey over the last year and a half with a labyrinth of classes including a wealth of nutritional biochemistry classes and hours upon hours of research.   While I have loved every second of my journey…
Gut dysbiosis and estrogen dominance

Estrogen Dominance:: What's the Gut Got to Do With It?

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"All diseases begin in the gut." ~Hippocrates Last week we broached the subject of gut health. The post was only the tip of the ice berg and I promised more information on how gut health (or lack thereof) can affect or even be the root…
the dark side of stevia

The Dark Side of Stevia

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With stevia cropping up in everything from baked goods to sodas, not knowing its very real downside can be downright dangerous to your long term health.