Tag: Dr. Anna Garrett


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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The Midlife Mindset: It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns
18 Sep 2019

The Midlife Mindset: It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

“I believe that happiness is a choice no matter the trials and tribulations we are going through. I have chosen to embrace these changes and dive into finding things that bring me joy. For example, I had five children and enjoyed raising them. Now they are all grown. So instead of focusing on the sadness of that, I decided that because I enjoyed my children so...

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Welcome to Menopause Awareness Month
04 Sep 2019

Welcome to Menopause Awareness Month

September is Menopause Awareness Month. I remember when I first wrote about this topic a few years ago. I chuckled to myself and thought, “As if any woman who’s in the thick of it needs to have her awareness raised. Who is this for????” But then I realized there are PLENTY of women who actually do need to have their knowledge up-leveled, so I wrote a...

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Do You Have a Vitamin P Deficiency?
28 Aug 2019

Do You Have a Vitamin P Deficiency?

Perimenopause can be challenging for many women, especially when it comes to weight gain. Meno-middle (weight gain in the abdomen) is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women, and most of them have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds is simply a rite of passage at this time of life and they should just accept their “middle-age spread.” This is crap. Unfortunately,...

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Is Your Thyroid Causing Weight Gain in Perimenopause?
06 Aug 2019

Is Your Thyroid Causing Weight Gain in Perimenopause?

When I talk with women who are experiencing unexplained weight gain, one of the first questions that comes up is, “Could it be my thyroid?” Thyroid hormones play a huge role in regulating metabolism and how the body uses nutrients. And as we age, the thyroid can get sluggish. Hypothyroidism is sneaky and experts say that undiagnosed thyroid disease is an epidemic, especially among women. Add...

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The Links Between Perimenopause, Cortisol and Weight Gain
31 Jul 2019

The Links Between Perimenopause, Cortisol and Weight Gain

One of THE most frustrating problems that women in perimenopause experience is weight gain. When I review the food journals of clients, many times they’re barely eating enough to keep a bird alive. And they’re exercising like crazy women. And yet, the needle on the scale continues to creep up. It’s so common that I devoted an entire chapter of my book to it! Sound familiar?...

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