Coming off birth control doesn’t have to be a nightmare for skin. True, it was a nightmare last time, which is why you returned to the Pill after an only few months. But this time will be different, because this time, you know about post-Pill acne. You know it will get worse for six months, and then it will get better. And this time, you know how to treat it.Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, I tweeted my concern about a low carb diet for young women.
Apparently, my tweet was offensive to some people (men). They explained to me that it’s purely ‘anecdotal’. There is no known mechanism, they said, so it must not really be happening.
Except it is really happening. Ask anyone who works with young menstruating women. Or not menstruating, as the case may be.Continue Reading
Sometimes a patient tells me she had only a salad for dinner. Or, even more puzzling: A green smoothie.
I could never do that. I’m tired at the end of the day. I’m hungry. I need a substantial dinner such as roast chicken with potatoes, vegetables, and butter. I honestly cannot imagine sitting down to just a cold green salad.
I don’t think I’m different from other women. Women get hungry. Women need food.Continue Reading
When it comes to metabolism and weight loss, it’s mostly about insulin. Insulin is also a major factor in many women’s health conditions such as PCOS, acne, progesterone deficiency, and heavy periods.
A healthy insulin balance is how you keep inflammation down. It’s how you reduce your long-term risk for diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, dementia and heart disease.
Do you know if you have a healthy insulin balance? Do you know if you have insulin resistance? If you don’t know, it’s time to find out.