1. Tips to Avoid The Battle of the Bulge this Summer

    Let’s face it- we are in the thick of summer and with the 4th of July is here! I find it even more imperative to discuss tips for promoting health in social situations when it is especially difficult to do so. With BBQs, days spent on the water, beach trips, and parties celebrating with family and…Read More

  2. Seven Habits of Women in Menopause Who Avoid Daily Fatigue

    In my medical practice, I have the privilege of taking care of thousands of women each year. Young and old, these women are the cornerstone of my medical practice, and where I spend most of my time away from my family. Over my twenty years of practice, I have noticed several habits develop in women …Read More

  3. Why Am I Gaining Weight In Menopause?

    For decades the same advice has been given to women in mid-life who are struggling with unwanted body changes during perimenopause and menopause: Eat less, exercise more. As a board certified OBGYN, it is the advice I had given to thousands of patients who complained of midlife weight gain. Sounds l…Read More

  4. How To Lose the Menopausal “Middle”

    If menopausal weight gain is plaguing you - don’t fret. You are definitely not alone, as most women experience seemingly unexplainable weight gain - especially in the abdominal area during this time of transition. Fortunately, there are some great evidence based strategies that can not only help y…Read More

  5. 6 Menopause Busting Foods

    It is no secret that during menopause our hormones are drastically changing; in addition, one’s metabolism significantly slows down at this stage of life. This can be a recipe for disaster- especially for abdominal weight gain. So, what can we do to combat these changes during menopause? Strategic…Read More

  6. Five Beverages to AVOID During Menopause…and Why

    Diet plays a large role in health, especially during menopause. Sometimes overlooked, certain beverages can affect the intensity and frequency of your menopause symptoms and increase menopausal health risks. Below are some of the most risky: Alcohol – One of the most common symptoms of menopause- …Read More

  7. 5 Strategies to Help Keep Weight Off During Menopause

    A healthy diet consists of primarily consuming healthy fats, nutrient-dense vegetables, and high-quality proteins. Although this is a great start to losing and maintaining a healthy weight, your hormones are still drastically changing during menopause, and as a result, leading to weight gain in plac…Read More

  8. Menopause & Hydration

    You’ve heard it time and time again – “be sure you drink plenty of water.” But why is it so important to stay hydrated? Is this need heightened during menopause? You bet. Water is essential throughout every stage of our life but especially during menopause as the decrease in estrogen, a horm…Read More

  9. Can Intermittent Fasting Change The Aging Process?

    Previous studies have shown that intermittent fasting (IF) is beneficial for slowing down the aging process and losing weight, but a recent Harvard study is exploring the science behind these amazing benefits. Why is this important? Studies HAVE shown that if we can understand the science of HOW a l…Read More