While you may have a family history of obesity, diabetes, heart disease or even cancer, studies on how environmental factors influence and regulate gene activity—epigenetics—suggest day-to-day choices can defy supposed genetic predispositions and fight disease.Continue reading
A couple of months ago, Rosie O’Donnell saved my mom’s life with HEPPP, which is the acronym she made up to help women remember the signs of heart attacks in women – which are different than the classic signs in men.
Learn more about the signs of heart attack and the ten steps you can take to support your heart and decrease your risk for a heart attack.Continue reading
Inflammation contributes to estrogen dominance, a hormonal state that consists of having too little progesterone in your body compared with your estrogen. This can lead to progesterone resistance, which can prevent your progesterone hormone receptors from working properly. When these receptors don’t work correctly, your body can’t utilize progesterone, and that can lead to recurrent miscarriages if the problem isn’t addressed. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant or are experiencing miscarriages, try reducing inflammation to get your hormones back on track.Continue reading
In 2012, I was shocked to learn that new guidelines issued by the the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated that women should wait three to five years between Pap smears, which are the primary method of screening for cervical cancer. Thanks to that recommendation, which has influenced insurance company policies, annual Pap tests are no longer the standard of care today—and I see that as a huge problem.Continue reading