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June 27, 2016

Weight loss is not simple math

It is not about eating less and exercising more. You better believe it. You can count calories and try to sweat it off till the cows come home, but if your cortisol is too high or your thyroid is sluggish, that belly is there to stay. After seeing thousands of patients, I can say that almost anyone who struggles with weight loss also struggles with a hormone imbalance. You will be amazed when you see how easy weight loss becomes once hormones are in harmony. Let’s call it Hormone Harmony! It is not you, it’s them! High Cortisol Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. It is released by the adrenal glands when you experience emotional, mental, or physical stress. […]
June 27, 2016

Good hormones gone bad

Growth Hormone (GH) GH was in charge of making you taller as a child. As an adult, it does lots of other things. It develops muscle mass, participates in protein synthesis, cellular growth, and also fat breakdown. GH is a hormone that builds things and breaks things down. When everything’s in balance, GH works harmoniously with your hormones cortisol and adrenaline to build muscle and burn fat. But when good hormones like GH go bad and become unruly or your body stops making enough, fat increases, muscle breaks down, energy decreases, and life, in general, becomes miserable. GH-deficiency symptoms include: Increased abdominal fat Reduced lean body mass Increased insulin resistance, leading to type 2 diabetes Hypertension (high blood pressure) High […]
December 26, 2016

Thanksgiving. Gratitude 101

Thanksgiving. Gratitude 101 Do not save your sense of gratitude for the last Thursday of November. Recent studies published in the Harvard Health Publications show that “Giving Thanks” will make you happier, thank you very much! According to this study grateful people feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger relationships and cope better with adverse situations. And guess what? It is even good for your happy hormones, from oxytocin to cortisol and your neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine. This means you can cultivate happiness and improve your health simply by being consistently grateful. Play it again Sam… Gratitude begets gratitude! Being grateful releases the happy hormones dopamine and serotonin creating a sense of “wanting more”. Giving thanks consistently creates a […]
December 26, 2016

Food melt down? Recover from Falling off the Wagon

Food melt down? Recover from Falling off the Wagon Ate more at dinner? Had to take that bite of the food you were trying to delete from your diet? Did a taco get the best of you? You were so decided and motivated…WHAT HAPPENED? You are human, as humans we love food, that is what happened ! Just accept it, let it go, and move on. Your relationship with food is an everyday affair, it takes love and forgiveness. Here are some ideas to help you get back in love with yourself and re-aligned with your health goals. Step 1: Forgive yourself. YES. Be extra gentle. Breathe, get present and pay attention. The idea is to identify what’s really bothering […]