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Sleep helps you lose weight

28/   June, 2018

Why didn’t I become a school teacher?

My friend Sue is making wonderful plans for her summer break from her job as a special needs teacher for our public school district. I’m jealous.

OK, even though I don’t get several weeks off every summer, it does take pressure off my schedule that my son is out of school (it helps even more that he is away at camp for 6 weeks in Pennsylvania). Just that extra half hour of sleep in the morning makes such a difference.

In my patients working on weight loss, I see the difference enough sleep makes.


How Hormones Impact Partnership Bliss

10/   May, 2018

Can Balanced Hormones Create Partnership Bliss?

Dr. Liz Lyster is interviewed by Kimi Avary, Relationship Navigation Specialist. Dr. Liz is passionate about helping women feel like their best selves, so they can bring health and happiness to the world.

As a doctor for over 25 years, she has helped women – and men – regain energy, reignite their sex drive, clear up hormonal imbalance, and lose hundreds of pounds. She is the author of “Dr. Liz’s Easy Guide to Menopause: 5 Simple Steps to Balancing Your Hormones and Feeling Like Yourself Again”.

In this episode, Dr. Liz and Kimi Avary discuss the impact of hormones on our happiness and partnerships. 


Epigenetics and Your Family History

08/   May, 2018

I am 53 years young. My mom and dad are both alive and well. That makes me lucky.

 

As Mother’s Day and Father’s Day season approaches, I wanted to share with you some latest thinking about a topic most of us take for granted: the concept in medicine of “family history”.

If you have “good genes”, then that means you have longevity and low rates of illness among your family members. If you have “bad genes” you might not be so lucky with your own health.

Well, I have good news: epigenetics has arrived on the medical scene.


Women in Medicine – in honor of Women’s History Month

05/   March, 2018

Dr. Norah Gutrecht

My mom, Dr. Norah Gutrecht, is in the front row, 3rd from left, 1959

 

“Ungentlemanly behavior” has a long and colorful past.

The “Jeering Incident” occurred in 1869, a few years after the first woman was admitted to an American medical school by accident (more on this in a moment). A group of female medical students arrived at an all-male medical school to observe a clinical demonstration. The women were greeted with “yells, hisses, caterwauling, mock applause, offensive remarks on personal appearance, etc.”(1)

Most of the press coverage condemned this “ungentlemanly behavior”, but not all – one local newspaper published a letter to the editor, which asked, “Who is this shameless herd of sexless beings who dishonor the garb of ladies?”

In honor of Women’s History Month, I would like to share with you some learning about my professional foremothers in the U.S. and in my own family.


The Major Hormones That Affect Your Weight

04/   January, 2018

It is beyond frustrating when you know you are eating right, exercising enough, and trying hard to manage your stress…and you STILL cannot achieve your weight loss goals.

What if 2018 can be a year of reaching (and even surpassing) your weight loss goals instead of another year of frustration?

Here’s a hint: if your hormones are out of balance (or not at optimal levels), you could be headed for failure instead of success.


Spreading Justice

13/   October, 2017

Another incredible experience in Africa.

During our stay in Cape Town, we did a guided bicycle tour of a township called Masiphumelele (I pronounce it for you in the video!). Check out my Justice Doll, made by some of the women there to raise awareness of injustice against women and children.

I have shared a few photos of my trip (Masiphumelele and a couple from Table Mountain) below.