Category: Women

Posted on: November 14, 2020 by
Among many women with breast cancer, a standard post-op care is to use drugs that block or inhibit estrogen activity, such as tamoxifen. This is done for the obvious reason: to minimize estrogen and/or to ensure estrogen stays in an ideal range in the body because of its relationship to cancer. Doesn’t  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 22, 2020 by
Does a woman’s weight play a role in preventing miscarriage? It is well known that there is an association between obesity and infertility. Obese women have poor reproductive outcomes, both in natural as well as assisted conception such as ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization (IVF) intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and ovum  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 15, 2020 by
Among many women with breast cancer, the standard of care is to use drugs that block or inhibit estrogen activity (“estrogen inhibitors” or “aromatase inhibitors”), such as tamoxifen. This is done for the obvious reason: to minimize estrogen in the woman’s body because of its relationship to cancer. However, you don’t have  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 1, 2020 by
For many women, their post-pregnancy bodies are difficult to handle emotionally. Most were already overweight or obese before they conceived, so the eating habits that got them that way were hard to break (and most don’t even try) during pregnancy and they gained so much more. There are others who were at  [Read more...]
Posted on: August 31, 2019 by
Daily, we see obese females posting their photos on Instagram and other socials saying things like “This is what a real body looks like,” and “No man wants skin and bones.” Hmm . . . should we call that “skinny shaming” I wonder? These messages conveys to overweight young girls that  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 4, 2018 by
For women who suffer with PCOS, after fats, public enemy #2 is the poor carbohydrates (“bad” or “refined” carbs).The good kind of carbohydrate-rich foods are a good source of fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.Unfortunately, way too often PCOS sufferers try to restrict themselves from carbohydrates, placing false blame on ALL carbs for their  [Read more...]
Posted on: December 3, 2017 by
My husband is as slim as the day I married him. He bothers me about my weight. I avoid intimacy with my husband because I know how he feels about my gaining so much weight during our marriage. I don’t sleep well through the night; I’ve started to snore. It gets so bad sometimes  [Read more...]
Posted on: October 13, 2017 by
“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...]
Posted on: August 12, 2017 by
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...]
Posted on: March 20, 2017 by
I see a lot of very overweight and obese young women and for me, since childhood obesity is such a passion of mine, I talk to these women about all the pitfalls of being obese and how it will not only affect their fertility but also how their weight will affect their children  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 24, 2017 by
    One of the questions I get asked by many female clients is “Why does my friend eat anything she wants and never gains weight?”     And my answer is always the same: “Don’t worry, be happy; it’ll catch up with her!” . . . and believe me, folks, it always does.    [Read more...]
Posted on: May 24, 2016 by
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  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 3, 2016 by
Marriage vows are promises a couple makes to each other during a wedding ceremony. And while of course couples often do 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 and to hold, from this day  [Read more...]
Posted on: March 8, 2016 by
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 part of the questionnaire we have everyone fill out prior to the consultation: Please give three reasons, in  [Read more...]
Posted on: August 17, 2015 by
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.  [Read more...]
Posted on: July 28, 2015 by
You’ve just had a baby. You’re happy to be back home. But then . . . you look in the mirror. Uh oh . . . you’re not so happy anymore. Weight control is a widespread concern for many women after pregnancy and is difficult for many to handle  [Read more...]
Posted on: April 14, 2015 by
Each year, about 22,000 women in the United States learn that they have ovarian cancer.* Although the exact cause of ovarian cancer is not known, one of the risk factors may be obesity. The link? Estrogen, which is made in body fat . . . and the more fat cells a woman has, the  [Read more...]