Tag: Dr. Anna Garrett


How to Plug the Energy Leaks in Your Life
19 Feb 2020

How to Plug the Energy Leaks in Your Life

There’s a lot in life we tolerate. We ignore the check engine light, give the stink eye to the socks our partners toss on the floor, put up with the critical friend, and mindlessly accept the annoyances that drain our energy. And we become numb to the negative impact these things have on our lives as they drag us down. What’s going on in your...

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The Downsides of Vitamin D Supplementation in Perimenopause
29 Jan 2020

The Downsides of Vitamin D Supplementation in Perimenopause

Vitamin D (which is actually a hormone) plays an important role in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth in perimenopause.  It may also provide a protective effect against diseases such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Levels of Vitamin D Despite all of the benefits of Vitamin D in perimenopause and menopause, more is not...

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What You Need Most for a Successful 2020
01 Jan 2020

What You Need Most for a Successful 2020

Choosing a word. Making resolutions. Creating new habits. All are ways to mark the beginning of a new year. But truthfully, none of these things will set you up for success in the new year unless your SELF-CARE is spot on. Women tend to put themselves last on their to-do lists (if at all). This kind of negligence is a recipe for burnout and a...

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Is Your Body Keeping Up with Stress?
18 Dec 2019

Is Your Body Keeping Up with Stress?

Is your stress level putting your health at risk? Every day, your body is subjected to a wide range of physical and psychological stressors that it senses as stress. Typically, we think of work, finances, or relationships when it comes to stress.  But the list is much bigger and broader than this. Lack of sleep, dieting, skipping meals, and winning the lottery are also stressful!...

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5 Sneaky Ways Stress Affects Your Hormones and Your Health in Perimenopause
11 Dec 2019

5 Sneaky Ways Stress Affects Your Hormones and Your Health in Perimenopause

Hormonal imbalances can cause a variety of complications, from mood swings to anxiety to leg cramps, and more. And according to a recent survey of 2,000 American women ages 30 to 60, nearly half of them have experienced the symptoms of a hormone imbalance. However, 72 percent of respondents said they weren’t aware that their symptoms were related to hormone imbalances until after they have experienced them....

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Soul-Centered Solutions for Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause
13 Nov 2019

Soul-Centered Solutions for Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause

In my last 2 blog posts, I’ve covered common root causes of anxiety, as well as, some often overlooked reasons for this problem. You can read these here and here. But what to do about this? Most of the women I work with prefer to avoid taking pharmaceutical medications to relieve their anxiety. Many turn to supplements and while they can provide some relief, I...

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Hidden Causes of Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause
06 Nov 2019

Hidden Causes of Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause

In last week’s post, I focused on common causes of anxiety in perimenopause and menopause; like, low progesterone and stress. These causes are familiar in perimenopause and menopause. But what about hidden reasons that increase the likelihood of anxiety?   What you may not realize is that nutritional excesses and deficiencies, as well as, genetics can have a significant impact on anxiety.  Symptoms of anxiety...

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Breast Cancer Genes and Risk of Disease: What You Need to Know
16 Oct 2019

Breast Cancer Genes and Risk of Disease: What You Need to Know

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved at-home testing for breast cancer genes, opening a virtual Pandora’s box for consumers to access from the comfort of their homes. About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. Most inherited cases of breast cancer are associated with mutations in two genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2 and occur...

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
09 Oct 2019

4 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a topic that has touched so much of my family as my daughter and I are the only females who have not had breast or ovarian cancer. And we do not have the gene that increases the risk.  Breast cancer is scary business and seems like younger women are being diagnosed more than ever before. Unfortunately, much...

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What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Menopause
25 Sep 2019

What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Menopause

As we close out Menopause Awareness Month, let’s cover a topic that generates a lot of confusion and fear. Hormone replacement therapy. Recent headlines suggest that hormone replacement therapy “definitively causes breast cancer and that the risk persists long after hormones are stopped.” Without getting into a long analysis of the study and problems with methods, I’ll just say that there was no new news...

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