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New Study: Lose Weight, Stop Hot flashes

A pilot study published in Menopause, a journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), followed 40 overweight or obese women with hot flashes.  The women were assessed and asked … Continue Reading →


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Lower Fertility/Early Menopause in Women Using The Pill?

Scientists in Denmark set out to study whether they could predict future fertility by studying markers of ‘ovarian reserve’, or the amount of ‘egg power’ left in women who took … Continue Reading →


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4 Ways to Treat Cellulite Naturally

Nearly every woman I know gets it.  Many women I coach ask me, “Dr. Nina, how do I get rid of cellulite?”  Well, to understand that process, we have to … Continue Reading →


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The Loss of Libido During Peri-Menopause

At the onset of peri-menopause some women become more interested in intimacy and experimenting with their partners.  This is natures last ditch effort to allow a woman to create a … Continue Reading →


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Whole Flax Seed-Sun Dried Tomato Crackers

Many people ask me about soy as a source of isoflavones.  I’ve written about the negative health impacts of soy here, so I won’t go over that info again.  Suffice … Continue Reading →


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10 Surprising Foods That Help Hot Flashes

About 75% of American women experience hot flashes.  As anyone of them will tell you, it’s unpredictable, uncomfortable, sleep-disrupting and means that our deodorant and washing machines have to work … Continue Reading →


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Cleansing Spring Salad

Spring is always a great time for a new beginning. I always recommend that you start off each season with cleansing foods and this Cleansing Spring Salad is actually a … Continue Reading →


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20 Chemical Exposures Every Woman Should Avoid

There are an estimated 10,000 synthetic chemicals in use today.  Over 700 new chemicals are introduced each year.  Of these, less than 200 are tested for safety by the FDA. … Continue Reading →


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21 Way to Avoid Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are synthetic, chemical compounds that mimic estrogen.  When stored in the body (in your fat cells), they contribute to condition known as “estrogen dominance”.  Estrogen dominance has been linked … Continue Reading →


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What is Peri-menopause

Symptoms of perimenopause can begin earlier than you’d think and can last anywhere from 5-15 years of our life.  So as they arrive, we may not recognize them as being … Continue Reading →