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Empowering Midlife Wellness with Dr. Susan
31 minutes | Feb 1, 2023
7 Reasons Why He Won’t Have Sex With You | Empowering Midlife Wellness
I frequently hear about the counter -cultural idea that some men want sex more than their female partners. In fact, being rejected by our heterosexual partner is one of the most painful forms of rejection that we can experience. Naturally we feel it’s our fault….but it’s NOT! There is nothing wrong with you and the problem lies with him. Today I will discuss some of the most common reasons for male lack of sexual desire, and hopefully ease your pain about the shame and rejection that can cripple us.
33 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
My visit to Miraval Austin - Empowering Midlife Wellness Retreat details!
We still have a few spots left for Empowering Midlife Wellness retreat, and some of you have understandably wondered exactly what it’s going to be like before you make your decision! This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Miraval Austin Spa & Resort, and today I’ll explain all the details about the retreat as well as all of the amazing goodies that are included, so that you can picture exactly what you will experience for this magical weekend! We can’t wait to see you there. It’s going to be the experience of a lifetime!
18 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
Introducing the Morpheus8 Skin Tightening Procedure! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
I’m so excited to announce that we now have Morpheus8 radio frequency skin tightening technology in our office! Following my normal policy, I never offer anything that I haven’t had done myself - and having had this procedure several times I can personally tell you that it does make a significant difference for those annoying areas of wrinkly skin, especially under the chin, over the knees, and really just about anywhere! Today I’ll be talking about how Morpheus8 works and what to expect when you have the procedure.
35 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
How to Assess, Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Bone loss accelerates around the time of menopause, which makes it so important to understand if we are at risk for developing significant bone loss or osteoporosis, which increases our risk of serious fractures. Today I’m talking about how to assess our bone health, as well as what interventions we can take to reduce our risk of bone loss and prevent osteoporosis, as well as how to treat osteoporosis if it’s already present.
14 minutes | Jan 4, 2023
Moving Towards Your Best Self in 2023 | Empowering Midlife Wellness Retreat!
With New Year’s resolutions in the air, most of us are actively thinking about ways to move towards the best version of ourselves. Just like Aristotle describe the inevitability of an acorn becoming an oak tree with the right nutrition, I believe that we are destined to become the best version of ourselves if we surround ourselves with the right people and things to help us to move in that direction. Perhaps we could be less aggressive about resolutions and instead allow ourselves to move in a positive direction with some kindness. One of the best ways to support positive transition is surrounding ourselves with others who are doing the same thing. In this video I’m sharing information about an exciting upcoming women’s retreat that I’m offering with some amazing cohosts, May 5-8 at the Miraval Austin Spa and Resort. For more information click this link. https://completemidlifewellnesscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Empowering-Midlife-Wellness-Retreat-Information-nov19.pdf
20 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
Incredible Menopause Weight Loss Testimonial! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
I always love sharing good news from patient success stories, and this amazing patient not only lost 56 pounds this year, but no longer has diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and other health issues! After 2 failed bariatric surgeries she had given up hope that anything would work, but at 72 years old she is now healthier than she’s been in the past 30 years. This program truly can work for any patient, and hearing this story you will be inspired not to give up your dream of getting to your goal healthy weight! CMWC Weight Loss Program - https://www.completemidlifewellnesscenter.com/holistic-medical-weight-optimization-program/
21 minutes | Dec 15, 2022
7 Practical Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating | Empowering Midlife Wellness
The holidays can be a scary and confusing time when we are trying to stick to a healthy eating or weight loss plan. Today I’m back with Functional Medicine doctor Nashat Latib who will share 7 easy tips for enjoying holiday meals without blowing your nutrition plan. Simple substitutions like switching canola oil to avocado oil, or using gluten-free flour will allow you to enjoy the foods you love without the harmful consequences! Scout & Cellar wines - https://scoutandcellar.com/ NuNaturals Liquid Stevia - https://amzn.to/3VWdX2X Connect with Dr. Nashat Latib here: Website: https://drnashatlatib.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourfunctionaldoc/
14 minutes | Dec 9, 2022
The Difference Between Natural, Plant-based, and Bioidentical Hormones | Empowering Midlife Wellness
When it comes to assessing hormone replacement, the terminology can be incredibly confusing. Terms like natural, synthetic, plant-based, bio-identical, compounded, or FDA approved are used regularly (mostly as marketing terms) and often don’t have much real meaning. Today I’ll do my best to make sense of all of that terminology and simplify it for you, and let you know what is important and what isn’t!
30 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
Do All Diseases Start in the Gut? | Empowering Midlife Wellness
In recent years, medicine has seen an incredible increase in understanding of the importance of a healthy gut for prevention of countless diseases, and less than optimal well-being. Today I’m talking with functional medicine doctor Nashat Latib about the importance of a healthy gut biome, as well as how to test for and treat gut dysbiosis, including leaky gut syndrome and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.) This is incredibly important information to understand, since it affects almost all of us in ways that we may not expect, including seemingly unrelated conditions like depression, brain fog, weight gain, diabetes and hormonal imbalance… to name just a few! Grab a spot on her Signature Detox program waitlist - launching soon for January start date! https://resources.drnashatlatib.com/28-day-detox-waitlist-ig Connect with Dr. Nashat Latib here: https://www.instagram.com/yourfunctionaldoc/ Grab her FREE 10 Steps to Balance Your Hormones: https://resources.drnashatlatib.com/dr-nashat-10-steps-landing Check out her website on ways to work with her: www.drnashatlatib.com
18 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Being Grateful With a Less Than Perfect Thanksgiving | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Many of us struggle with comparing Thanksgivings of the past, missing family members who are no longer here or otherwise wishing things to be different. Meanwhile, is there a way to find happiness in whatever situation we find ourselves, as “imperfect” as it may seem? Today I’m chatting with conscious life coach Meg Ellis about dedicating a day to gratitude, no matter what our situation. Phoenix 8 consulting - www.letscreateyourfate.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letscreateyourfate Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letscreateyourfate Empowering Midlife Wellness Retreat: https://bit.ly/3EWcgfz
25 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Fact & Fiction on Peptides | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Peptide science is on the cutting edge of anti-aging and longevity medicine, and today I will share some basic information about what peptides are, as well as digging into one particular popular combination called Ipamorelin/CJC-1295. Is this really the fountain of youth that some people claim or just another hoax? I’ll share what the science says about this popular peptide combination, as well as my own experience with using it for the past 30 days!
26 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
How to Stop Repeating Destructive Behaviors | Internal Family Systems | Empowering Midlife Wellness
All of us know the feeling of having harmful patterns of behavior that seem to repeat over and over again, seemingly out of our control. Perhaps especially in midlife when transition is almost characteristic of every part of our lives, learning how to break these destructive habits is more important than ever. In doing so, we can finally live a life that is peaceful and within our control, and move towards living as the best version of ourselves. Today I’m talking about an incredibly helpful psychological model called “Internal family systems” that can dramatically and quite quickly transform your life and free yourself from repetitive harmful behaviors. “No Bad Parts” by Richard Schwartz: https://www.amazon.com/No-Bad-Parts-Restoring-Wholeness/dp/1683646681
19 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Testosterone Replacement Is For Men Too! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
So frequently when our female patients start feeling better with hormone balance their male partners tell me they need some of what she has! Today I’m talking about options for testosterone replacement for men, including the pros and cons of different delivery methods. I’ll also be getting into details about how hormone pellets are delivered in male patients, including the risks and of course the many benefits!
18 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Happy World Menopause Day! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Today I’m celebrating by reviewing some basics but often misunderstood facts about menopause, and giving you my four most important tips for not just surviving, but thriving in midlife and beyond! Oura ring - https://ouraring.com/ Sexually Woke book - https://www.amazon.com/Sexually-Woke-Awaken-Secrets-Midlife/dp/1950934446 No Bad Parts book - https://www.amazon.com/No-Bad-Parts-Restoring-Wholeness/dp/1683646681
18 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What You Need to Know | Empowering Midlife Wellness
There’s so much science these days about how important it is to have a healthy gut biome (bacterial population) for optimal health, and real science about how many diseases are caused by dysbiosis (having an unhealthy gut bacterial population). Today I am digging into some common terms that many of us don’t understand, including “pre-biotics” and “probiotics” and whether we need to take them, or if we can find them in our diet. Most importantly, what does the science say about whether these actually help?
27 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Hormone Replacement After Breast Cancer? | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Traditional medical approaches are generally very adamant against taking any form of hormone replacement when we have had breast cancer. Today I am discussing the pros and cons of this very important decision, and offering food for thought that it should ultimately be YOUR decision, not one that is made for you. I’ll be discussing the pros and cons of taking anti-estrogen medications after a diagnosis of early stage breast cancer, as well as offering options to improve quality of life- even including hormone replacement with estrogen and/or testosterone, as well as vaginal laser therapy. A breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to be in the end to a great quality of life!
20 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
The TRUTH About Omega-3 & Fish Oil | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Omega-3 supplements have been claimed to help prevent almost every imaginable ailment, from cancer to ADHD, heart attack/stroke, pregnancy problems and countless more. But what does science really support about taking Omega-3 supplements, and what’s the best source and dose if we do take them? I’ll be sharing all of that and more today to help get to the bottom of what’s fact and fiction regarding this popular supplement!
16 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
How Hormones and Gut Bacteria Cause Weight Gain | Empowering Midlife Wellness
We all know that some people struggle more with weight loss than others, and losing weight is certainly not as easy as just dieting and exercising. Hormones including leptin, ghrelin, glucagon-like peptides and others control our brain's desire to eat or to feel full. And while we may have a genetic predisposition to have certain levels of these hormones, there are things we can do to modify them in a positive way. Other emerging science suggests that the bacterial makeup of our gut can also determine how easily we store fat. Today I’ll be talking about this new understanding of weight management, as well as ways to improve it and reach a healthy weight despite your genetics! Learn more about our Holistic Medical Weight Optimization Program: https://completemidlifewellnesscenter.com/holistic-medical-weight-optimization-program Watch my previous video on HRT and Weight Gain: https://youtu.be/7Ohv1nhivFo
21 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Why Sleep Is So Important & How To Get MORE! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
We spend about 1/3 of our lives asleep, yet most of us (including me, until recently) don’t give it nearly enough attention. Today I’ll remind you not only about the multiple health benefits of sleep, but I'll also discuss how to track it, and what to do if sleep doesn’t come easily. Sometimes, right when we finally have the space to sleep well, menopausal hormone changes throw another major sleep challenge at us, but there’s a solution to that, too. As a seasoned insomniac who is now sleeping 7-9 hours a night, I promise you, if I can do it, anyone can!
18 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
How to Lower Cholesterol Without Drugs! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Lowering our “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and elevating our “good” cholesterol (HDL) is something most of us know is important for heart health. But most of us are taught that the best way to do this is with cholesterol lowering medications called statins, which are strong chemicals with lots of potentially nasty side effects. Today I’m talking about scientifically proven ways to improve your lipid panel with nutrition and plant-based supplements, so you can have a healthy heart without the drugs!
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