Estrogen: The Belly Fat Connection
Are you ready to lose your belly fat, sleep more deeply, improve your mood and increase your energy?
A hardy yes is the right answer. I am. And, since I’m approaching the “wisdom years”, and belly fat gets harder and harder to loose, I am learning all about the hormone/fat connection in maturing women. If you’re experiencing the same, come along with me. There is a great amount of new research available on the keys to success.
Loosing belly fat….it’s not as simple as calories in, calories out.
There are 7 primary hormone imbalances that can lead to belly fat, exhaustion, stress, cravings, excessive appetite, moodiness and depression in mid-aged women. Let’s review them one blog at a time, and I’ll show you some simple rules for how to begin to heal these imbalances in your daily lifestyle. Continue reading
Balance Your Insulin, Lose Your Belly
Meet my client Marcie.
Tired of a lifetime of abuse by the little voice inside her head Marcie enrolled in a 12-week coaching series with me last fall. She wanted to lose weight, but more importantly Marcie wanted to feel more comfortable in her body.
Like many of us, Marcie suffered with belly fat. She was a conscious eater, never stopping at a drive through and rarely choosing packaged foods. She had reduced her red meat intake preferring chicken as her main source of protein and was not fond of fish. Marcie loved fruit and ate Mexican food often. She ate whole, organic bread, grains and cereal. And yet, even though Marcie was making good whole food choices, she carried 30 extra pounds that was with her since she birthed her son 20 years ago. Totally frustrated Marcie came to me for help.
How could such clean eating lead to excess weight and belly fat?
Can a calorie, which is a measurement of available energy, behave differently depending upon what it is made of? The answer is yes, and the explanation lies in understanding the function of the hormone insulin. Continue reading
Could Your Face Show More Than Heredity and Emotion?
Your Face Never Lies
“Beauty is only skin deep”
“The eyes are the window to the soul”
“My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions”
“A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man”
Know Thy Self. Use Chinese facial diagnosis.
Can sickness be foreseen before the symptoms appear?
My 45-year old patient Nancy called me in a panic last fall when her face began to sag….in a big way. She said that it seemed like overnight she was noticing more brown spots, wrinkles, and under-eye swelling. Nancy told me her face was headed “down hill fast” and she wasn’t feeling very energetic or good about herself. She was afraid to “go under the knife” and was looking for alternatives to toxic chemical treatments.
Can you relate? I can. Aging is a natural human process and is fueled by the effects of gravity, stress, pollution and lifestyle on the small muscles of our face each day. Coupled with signs of internal organ distress from poor habits we can look pretty exhausted around age 50 and beyond.
What Can Acupuncture Do for You?
A good acupuncture session is like a
reset button for your nervous system.
Medical acupuncture follows patterns of discrimination and demonstrates measurable results. Acupuncture works in the follow ways:
- Increases blood flow, relaxes nerves, releases tension.
- Manages sympathetic nervous system stimulation.
- Down-regulates heart rate, digestive system, and respiratory rate.
- Regulates chronic stress, chronic pain, and depression.
- Balances the interactions between major endocrine glands.
How Can I Help You?