Tomorrow evening I will be chatting with gynecologist Anna Barbieri, MD of Tara MD about weight gain in midlife. Please join us on IG Live @taramd4women at 7 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 18. I hope to see you there!
Category Archives: Healthy Aging
What are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Should You Be Concerned About Them?
Many of us have made the resolution in recent years to cut back on our consumption of single use plastics. And just last night I spent 20 minutes explaining to my 7 year-old son why he couldn’t buy a third plastic lightsaber. There are many motivations for these decisions based in both the environmental andContinue reading “What are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Should You Be Concerned About Them?”
Setting Realistic Health Goals for 2021
It is the season when many of us are thinking about the year ahead. If 2020 taught us anything it is that we don’t know what is coming (more on that later this week). But many of us set goals related to our health, fitness or weight. So today we are talking about settingContinue reading “Setting Realistic Health Goals for 2021”
Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging
I originally planned to call this post something else and to organize it differently, but as I began to think about my advice for mitigating the changes of aging the advice was the same again and again. Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging. When we consider what it means to age well, we areContinue reading “Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging”
Perimenopause: A Primer
My female patients, especially those over 35, will often qualify any symptom with the phrase “It could just be menopause, but…” It could just be menopause, but I am so tired all the time! It could just be menopause, but I have gained 15 pound this year! It could just be menopause, but I wakeContinue reading “Perimenopause: A Primer”
Why Am I SO Tired?
We have all had the feeling of waking up after a night of terrible sleep. Our limbs feel heavy, our muscles ache and our thinking feels cloudy. Just putting one foot in front of the other on our way to the coffee pot feels herculean. But we know even if it won’t be for anotherContinue reading “Why Am I SO Tired?”
Intermittent Fasting: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?
In recent years intermittent fasting has become the buzzy new kid on the dieting block. But what is intermittent fasting? Does it really work? And is it right for you? Today we will dive into all these questions. What is intermittent fasting? Well that depends. Both in the medical literature and in the ley mediaContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?”
Battling the Bulge, Concrete Tactics for Managing Your Weight After 40
Insulin resistance is often the key culprit in the stubborn midlife weight gain so many women experience. What can we do to improve insulin resistance? Let’s talk solutions*. If you are already eating a healthy diet and exercising you are on the right track, but attention to a few details can make all the difference.Continue reading “Battling the Bulge, Concrete Tactics for Managing Your Weight After 40”