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Should I Use Melatonin to Help Me Fall Asleep?

By Mo Perry
Here are the pros and cons of supplementing with melatonin, including whole-food sources of the hormone.
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Why Strength Training Can Be One of the Fastest Ways to Get Results

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Five benefits of this type of exercise effort.
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What You Should Know About Menopause

By Courtney Helgoe
This stage of life is often shrouded in mystery. But it doesn’t have to be.
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5 Markers For Every Health-Conscious Person to Know

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Regularly testing for and tracking these markers can provide invaluable insights to the course of your health journey.
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How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 5, Episode 12   July 12, 2022

It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.

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Low-Fat Diets Linked to Low Testosterone

By Craig Cox
Higher-fat diets are associated with higher levels of testosterone, according to three small studies.
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Do the Chemicals in Single-Serve Coffee Pods Disrupt Hormones?

By Marco Dregni
A recent study looked at estrogenic chemicals in pod- brewed coffee. Here's what it found out.
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Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real  Thing?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Learn about this energy-depleting hormonal condition.
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Why Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise — Especially After COVID

By Mo Perry
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions are on the rise, partly because of the prevalence of long COVID. Discover what can trigger autoimmunity and how a functional-medicine approach can help.
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How Do Phthalates in Personal-Care Products Affect My Health?

By Jessie Sholl
Phthalates are endocrine-disrupters, and Black women might be more vulnerable to phthalate exposure. Here's why.
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How Do Hormones Influence Alcohol Tolerance?

By Mo Perry
Estrogen levels can influence how quickly we metabolize alcohol. Here's how.
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How Do Parabens in Personal-Care Products Affect My Health?

By Jessie Sholl
Learn what parabens are and how to avoid them.
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Thyroid Health: How to Identify Imbalances + Tips for Support

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 4, Episode 5   October 5, 2021

Thyroid issues are prevalent: An estimated one in seven people are affected, with even more suffering from an imbalance — and many not even aware that their thyroid is behind their symptoms. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares the signals our thyroid might be sending us, the tests to ask for, and the lifestyle habits we can implement in our daily lives to nourish and support our thyroids.

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Why Do Some Women Gain Weight on the Keto Diet?

By Sara Gottfried, MD
In her new book, Women, Food, and Hormones, Sara Gottfried, MD, discusses the keto paradox and why a traditional keto diet tends to work better in men than in women.
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What Is a Healthy Menstrual Cycle?

By Aviva Romm, MD
The menstrual cycle holds many clues to a woman’s overall health. Here’s how to identify what’s normal for you — and when to seek help.
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How a Multivitamin Can Support Testosterone

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Four reasons why a quality multivitamin can be a helpful tool in aiding in optimal levels of this critical hormone.
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5 Myths About Menopause

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Debunking common misconceptions about this inevitable phase.
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7 Steps to Improve Your Adrenal Function

By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Plus, how a Life Time dietitian overcame her own adrenal fatigue.
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How to Maximize Your Metabolism

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 3, Episode 3   April 6, 2021

Metabolism is more complex than simply being “fast” or “slow” or controlled by exercise. There are many things we can do in our daily lives to optimize it. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares how to build the foundation for a healthy metabolism, as well as ways to dig deeper if you’re not seeing results or feeling your best.

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Understanding Belly Fat

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, six lifestyle steps to help aid you in losing it.
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