Category: Women

Obesity Is a Boobies Trap

“You have breast cancer.” Those four words can make a woman buckle at the knees.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to address the issue because of the relationship between obesity and breast cancer —and make no mistake: There IS a relationship. The sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are known to [Read more...]

The Obesity-Infertility Connection

Infertility is a subject near and dear to my heart. I had that problem almost 20 years ago, when I started trying to have a baby at the old age of 37. That “problem” was solved at 42, and I’m happy to say, is now a college junior! In my case, fertility issues were [Read more...]

The Female Gain Game

One of the questions I get asked by so many of my female clients is “I have a girlfriend who can eat anything she wants and never gains weight. Why is that? I hate her!” And my answer is always the same: “Don’t worry, be happy; it’ll catch up with [Read more...]

The Pitfalls of PCOS

I see a lot of young girls and teens who have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)—and most don’t even know they have it when they first meet me. Not only are these girls overweight and unhappy, but almost always by the time they get to me they’ve really been through the ringer. What do I [Read more...]

Did You Gain Weight After Gaining A Spouse?

Marriage vows are promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony. And while of course couples can and do often write their own vows, we are all at least familiar with the following: I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded(husband/wife), to have [Read more...]

Weight Loss for Women: Ladies, Can We Talk?

Recently, as I started to box up charts of clients from years ago to make room for more current clients, I started to go through many of those old charts, paying particular attention to the last line on the questionnaire we have everyone fill out when they arrive for the consultation: Please give three [Read more...]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

In the simplest terms, PCOS is a health condition linked with both hormone imbalance and insulin resistance. It is the most common hormonal and reproductive problem affecting women of child-bearing age. Defining the Condition. The hormones involved in controlling periods, and ultimately reproduction, are produced in the pituitary gland located in the brain. In [Read more...]

Losing Those Pesky Post-Pregnancy Pounds

This one is for the ladies. You’re thrilled at the birth of your new baby, and you’re happy to be home. But then . . . you look in the mirror and, uh oh . . . all of a sudden you’re not too thrilled and happy anymore! Weight control is a [Read more...]