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Women, Concussions, and Covid: Science Shows We’re More Susceptible

Scientists have recently reported that women are more likely than men to experience long COVID after an infection, and are significantly more likely to experience related complications in the brain and suffer mood disorders...

Dr. Stacy Sims

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Why Women Need More Strength and Less Cardio Training

As a former Ironman triathlete and bike racer, I’m not about to tell anyone to hang up their racing flats or rack their bike. Endurance training can improve cardiorespiratory fitness, lipid profiles, and insulin sensitivity. It can lower blood pressure and boost mood and brain health. Plus, women...

Dr. Stacy Sims

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You’re Not a Small Man, But You May Need to Eat Like One!

As anyone who’s been following me for more than 3 days knows, I’m all about women fueling properly, because the fact is that most active women do not eat enough to support their performance and recovery. Thanks to the diet industry, women have gotten...

Dr. Stacy Sims

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Harness the Perimenopause “Power Window”

I’ll say up front that it’s never too late (or too early!) to start lifting heavy sh*t and upping intensity to improve strength, power, body composition, metabolism, and performance. We know from earlier research that resistance training and HIIT...

Dr. Stacy Sims

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How Omega-3s Optimize Mental Health

Both brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and omega-3 fatty acids have powerful health-promoting effects on the brain, boosting cognition and overall mental health. ALA (α-linolenic acid) can be considered the “parent” fatty acid as the body converts ALA into EPA...

Biotics Research

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Herbal Remedies For Anxiety and Panic Attacks

From occasional circumstantial anxiety — like the stomach butterflies you get before an important event, performance triggered nerves, or going-to-the-dentist jitters — to full-blown generalized anxiety disorders (GAD) with panic attacks and debilitating phobias, there are many...

Aviva Romm M.D.

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Better than Prozac? Women, Depression, and Turmeric

The statistics on depression in women are staggering. Antidepressant use in the United States has soared nearly 65% over the past 15 years, from about 8% in 1999-2002 to 13% in 2011-2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers...

Aviva Romm M.D.

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Nutrition: A Key Modulator of Cognitive Health

As life expectancy lengthens around the world, the incidence of dementia and cognitive decline is also increasing. The number of people affected by dementia is growing exponentially, with an estimated 50 million people diagnosed worldwide today and 82 million predicted...

The Institute for Functional Medicine

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Sleep Dysfunction, Relaxation, and Health

Research continues to underscore just how important sleep is, and how harmful a lack of sleep can be. Sleep deprivation is known to induce oxidative stress and increase anxiety levels. Acute sleep deprivation may even contribute to increased levels of DNA damage...

The Institute for Functional Medicine

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How to Power Your Way Through Menopause

Society has taught women to devalue their power. That’s especially true during menopause when we’re told it’s time to slow down and are pointed to the cultural sidelines. Thankfully, that’s changing now that everyone from Oprah to Abby Wambach are putting menopause...

Dr. Stacy Sims

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Zinc Deficiency & Binge Eating Disorders: A Role for Zinc-L-Carnosine?

Zinc-L-carnosine is a unique, chelated nutraceutical made from two naturally occurring components: zinc, an essential trace element, and L-carnosine, a dipeptide composed of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine...

Moss Nutrition

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Why Women Need to Prioritize Protein

Building and maintaining muscle is essential not just for performance but also for health and longevity. Lower muscle mass is associated with increases in metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, and muscle mass is inversely related to death by any cause, meaning...

Dr. Stacy Sims


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Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD That Restores Attention, Minimizes Hyperactivity, and Helps Eliminate Drug Side Effects

By James Greenblatt M.D.

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Think and Eat Yourself Smart: A Neuroscientific Approach to a Sharper Mind and Healthier Life

By Dr. Caroline Leaf

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Age Healthier Live Happier: Avoiding Over-Medication through Natural Hormone Balance

By Gary Donovitz M.D.

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Women Food and Hormones: A 4 Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance Lose Weight and Feel Like Yourself Again

By Sara Gottfried M.D.

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems

By Daniel G. Amen M.D.

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Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?: More than 100 Delicious Recipes--Pegan, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and More--For Lifelong Health

By Mark Hyman M.D.

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Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Hope Model for the Elimination of Binge Eating and Food Cravings

By James Greenblatt M.D.

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The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide: Understanding and Managing Thyroid Disease

By Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg

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The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood

By Aviva Romm M.D.

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Next Level: Your Guide to Kicking Ass, Feeling Great, and Crushing Goals Through Menopause and Beyond

By Stacy Sims PHD

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

By Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

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PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track: The 12-week plan to optimize your chances of a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby

By Mark Hyman MD

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