High Testosterone in Women + What to Do About It

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“I can’t keep up with the amount of hair on my chin! At this rate, I’m going to end up in the circus as the bearded lady,” 36 year old Shannon shared in our first visit. In addition to hair on her chin, she was now shaving her belly, experiencing terribly oily skin and acne. Shannon’s symptoms pointed to high …

7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away

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Adapted from A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD I am so pleased to share with you this guest post, 7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away, from my friend and colleague Dr. Kelly Brogan. If you’ve felt that your depression isn’t only in your head, is a symptom of something deeper or are looking for …

I’m Not a Mom: Here’s What I Did To Prepare For a Loved One’s Birth

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This article is by guest author, Mallory Leone, NC.  Mallory Leone, NC is a nutrition consultant with certifications in holistic nutrition and sports and exercise. She is also trained in motivational interviewing and coaching techniques that change depending on her client’s individual needs. Mallory has been studying under Dr. Jolene Brighten since 2014 in Dr. Brighten’s unique approach to medicine, …

The Anxiety Sugar Connection + 7 Natural Ways to Curb Your Anxiety

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Have you ever felt tired and unable to concentrate and reached for the nearest sugary treat for that familiar, quick rush of energy? It’s true, stimulants like sugar, caffeine, and chocolate do provide a shock of energy, but this is often short lived and followed by a huge dip in blood sugar, resulting brain fog and even less energy than …

Optimal Health for New Moms on Thriving Force Radio

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There is health and then there is optimal health. And what I want for each and every new mom is optimal health! And let’s be clear, I am NOT talking about the absence of disease— I am talking bursting with joy, thriving, feel’n like a million bucks and taking on the world kind of health. But sadly, this isn’t what …

The Great Pumpkin and All Its Nutrition

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Pumpkin season has finally arrived and with it comes an array of pumpkin goodies. Pumpkin soup, beer, pie, latte, bread… the list goes on and on. And as long as you aren’t over indulging in the sweet pumpkin treats, there is a lot of health benefits that this bright orange gourd brings to the table. 1. Mood Enhancement Pumpkin seeds …