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In this video I discuss 6 changes you can make to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer Reproductive Health Self-Care 


Thanks Dr. Val - this is great! Such valuable information - I had no idea that sleep can impact your risk for breast cancer. Looking forward to continuing this conversation. 

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It's getting dark again, and I can feel my depression creeping up. This season I'm going to try Vitamin D, but does anyone have more tips on what I can do to help cope/beat the dark? - Thanks! 

I think staying active, sleeping well, connecting socially and meditation can do wonders. Also, having trusted loved ones that can check in on you can help! 

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I am 24 and got the dreaded COVID back in early January 2021. I went from a “go go go” type person whose working full time + some and working out 5x/week to chronic daily headaches and fatigue, all making me have a lack of desire to do anything - oft... 

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Hi Becky!  I'm just checking in to see how you are doing?   

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Hello there4 weeks ago I had a hysterectomy and appendectomy for my endometriosis and the grapefruit sized fibroid in my uterus. I am 43 and the mom of 2 boys 17 and 13. It has been very frustrating trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy I’... 

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I was also 43 when I had my hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (48 now). However, I do not have children, I also found it difficult to get back to normal. I wasn't sleeping but a few hours a night and had horrible menopause symptoms. To... 

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Has anyone tried whole 30 and just had a really bad cheat day halfway through? Would you simply start over or keep going and be better? 

@Laurenmcneese19 echoing @Vanessa , and hope you feel like you can make the decision that feels best to you! I might also get curious about why the "cheat day" happened -- not with any judgment, just with compassion. It's a really restrictive program... 

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What’s your favorite bar? Which ones are actually “healthy”? I’ve avoided processed food the past few years, but life feels like it’s getting busy again, and I need to grab and go more often. 


Unpopular nutrition opinion: I think the healthiest bar is the one that 1) you like! 2) is affordable for you and 3) meets *your* needs! Processed food gets a bad rep, but honestly, it's a subjective term -- there's no one way that folx think about w... 

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I just had my 1st baby 8 months ago & I was 39 years old when I delivered her. I am feeling frustrated at how my body feels after this pregnancy. I thought I would be feeling better by now. My public bone keeps going out of place & my hips are so ach... 

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Hi @AAlajoki ! Chiming in with some lived experience -- I have three boys, my youngest is 4 mo and they were all born within 4 years (wasn't the plan! hah, just, how it happened). Have you tried pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT)? I'm certainly not... 

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Curious to hear if you change your skincare with the changing of the weather— do you use different products in the autumn  vs the summer☀️? I’m newer to forms skincare - I use cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Eye cream at night and once week... 

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Gotta echo @NillaMarie with the acne prone skin - also same. I will stay with the same routine - oily prone skin as well. I use products from the Natural Acne Clinic. I use a mandelic wash, salicylic toner, and go off between a mandelic serum and ben... 

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