Intro to Women’s Topics

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— Deena Burke

One of the most common questions I get is why women gain weight more easily than men and have a harder time losing it. The reason is because female hormones are much more protective of fat stores. This has been vital to the survival of the human species. During winter and scarcity, women’s fat stores were often the only available source of calories for women and their babies.

To be fertile, eat real food, not food forgeries. Include healthy fats.

The best thing you can do for your children is eat nourishing food during pregnancy, then breastfeed your children. It’s how you grow their brains.

For incontinence, leaking and a persistence pooch, work on the pelvic floor.

The best way to be beautiful is to understand that most of the things that we consider attractive are actually signs of health and vitality. Lustrous hair, sparking eyes and a beautiful complexion are all signs of abundant health.

Save the high heels for special occasions. Try going barefoot when you can.

For a healthy transition through menopause, focus on balancing all the hormonal systems rather than focusing just on the ovaries. Take care of general health.

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As a basic introduction, I recommend the 2012 book by William D. Lassek and Steven J.C. Gaulin called Why Women Need Fat: How “Healthy” Food Makes Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever.

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