Exercise and Energy Balance

I recently taught an online class called The Missing Link – sustainable steps to keep your hormones balanced. In it, we explored Excise and Energy Balance. While I did make it very clear that you cannot “outrun” an unhealthy diet – by which I...

Why is Stress Such a Big Deal?

It seems as though everywhere you turn, someone is talking about the importance of stress management.  Get sleep…Take deep breaths…Stop multi-tasking… The tips and tricks are endless, and many of them are useful (when put to use). But why bother? ...

Healing with Hashimoto’s

At least once a day, a patient tells me that she’s been suffering for months, sometimes years, because a doctor told her there’s nothing to do for Hashimoto’s. When Synthroid doesn’t help, these patients are offered anti-depressants to “treat” their fatigue,...

How to Eat for Lasting Weight Loss

What you eat: Insulin gained its notoriety for its role in lowering blood sugar. When blood sugar is elevated, insulin is released to escort that sugar to safer places. This is “good” because extra sugar in the blood wreaks havoc on the body, causing rapid aging and...

Hormones that Help or Hurt

Your body uses a team of hormones to keep all things in balance. ALL THE THINGS. We call this process of creating balance homeostasis, but the reality is that our attempts to adapt (keep the balance) can become maladaptive when our mechanisms of balance, designed for...