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What is Intermittent Fasting and Does it Really Work?

Most women, when asked if they are concerned about improving their health, would say yes.  If improving your health is something that you regularly think about then I’m sure you’re familiar with at least a handful of different diets and exercise programs.  You may have heard or read about Intermittent Fasting (IF), a method that has been making headlines in magazines and blogs lately. It is well known that many religions have implemented fasting as a method to help with spiritual focus and discipline.    Aside from spiritual benefits, is there really any physical or cognitive benefit to intermittent fasting?

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The Connection Between Declining Hormones and Depression

Depression is one of those not-so-pleasant symptoms of hormonal fluctuations that we don’t like to talk about.  Everyone is always telling us to think positive and look on the bright side. We’re worried that no one wants to hear how we really feel, so we put on our happy face and hide the fact that we’ve been struggling for some time now with feeling depressed, fatigued, overwhelmed, and we’ve lost interest in life.  You may be asking yourself, “How did I get here? Why do I feel so bad?” If you’re between the ages of 35-50 (or somewhere in that neighborhood) then your hormones are most likely to blame. Your reproductive hormones are fluctuating, and ultimately beginning to or finishing their decline to menopause. It can be a difficult time.  But it doesn’t have to be.

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