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Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.
Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN and Pediatric NP grew up in Australia, surrounded by aboriginal cave drawings, healthy home-cooked meals, sunshine and beautiful crystal water. It was there that she gained an appreciation for the healing power of nature, whole foods, and positive thinking.

After earning a BS in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire School of Nursing, a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her MS in Nursing from Boston College–Harvard Medical School, Marcelle went on to co-found the world renowned Women to Women Clinic in Yarmouth, Maine with a vision to change the way in which women’s health care is delivered. In her practice, Marcelle undertakes an integrative approach that not only treats illness, but also helps women make choices to prevent disease. She has successfully worked with thousands of women to help them create wellness in their lives.

In 2001, Marcelle co-founded This site is dedicated to helping women navigate their most common health concerns. This multimedia collection of information contains information to give women well researched information so that they are able to make informed decisions about their health – and in some instances transform their lives.

Marcelle is a prolific writer and passionate advocate for women’s health. She is a regular contributor to Women to and The Huffington Post, and makes frequent media appearances to encourage women to take control of their diet and lifestyle which have included the Dr. Oz show and Martha Stewart’s Whole Living.

Marcelle has just written her third book, “Is It Me or My Hormones?” which is scheduled for publication in early 2013. Her two previous best selling books, “The Core Balance Diet” and “Are You Tired and Wired” are popular throughout the world. Women everywhere love Marcelle’s balanced approach to health care. Several themes run throughout all of Marcelle’s written work including the importance of a healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle and looking at the impact of emotions on physical health.

Marcelle currently lives in southern Maine, enjoying time with her children, boating on the beautiful ocean and her new-found love of ballroom dance.

Entries by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The Secret to Heart Health Is Avoiding Sugar

(3) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 3:16 PM

We all know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and the leading cause of death worldwide. One in three women die each year from this disease, more than all forms of cancer combined. For decades we believed saturated and trans fats were the primary...

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Changes in Modern Medicine: What Can We Expect?

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 1:55 PM

It is always interesting when established medical practices shift from standard to refuted, or even obsolete. As a women's health care practitioner, I continually strive to improve standards of care for my patients, and that is usually an expectation of medical providers in general. But when an article in the...

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New Weight Loss Drugs: More Harm Than Good

(10) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 5:11 PM

We've all been there: You can't fit into your favorite jeans. You can't stand the way you look in that dress. You desperately want to lose weight -- even if it's just five pounds -- but everything you try fails. You're frustrated, demoralized, and ready to take drastic measures. More...

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Food and Lifestyle Make a Difference

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 8:43 PM

How would it feel if I told you the power to live a long and healthy life was in your own hands? Modern medicine puts a lot of stock in our genes, but a Danish Twin Study found that only around 20 percent of how long we live is determined...

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It's Not in Your Head, It's in Your Body

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 3:08 PM

Fifteen years ago, a groundbreaking study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that had (and still has) the potential to revolutionize the practice of medicine. Yet, practitioners and hospitals all over the world largely ignored it and went on the way they always had: dividing our emotional...

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Hungry for Health: 4 Things I Learned While Traveling the Country

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 4:23 AM

I just returned from travelling for close to three weeks to promote my new book, Is It Me or My Hormones? and the PBS special I made on the same topic. I went to cities I'd never set foot in before, met some wonderful people, and learned a lot about...

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Stress and Disease: It's Personal

(26) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 8:24 AM

According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting...

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Be in Love With the Way You Eat

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 2:38 PM

As a culture, we tend to believe there's an ideal way to eat to stay healthy, one food plan that's best for everyone, and one path to be thin and attractive. We search for it daily in magazines, new books, and advice from the latest celebrities, and spend billions of...

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Are You in a Healthy Relationship With Your Food?

(5) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 12:03 PM

When I was in high school, I remember making pacts with my girlfriends to eat only one meal a day during the weeks before a big dance or special occasion. For me, skipping those meals meant I would look as thin as possible in my new dress. Early on, food...

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Wait a Minute -- I Thought Organic Was Supposed to Be Better?

(6) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 9:57 AM

You've probably heard about the recent organic food study in which Stanford University researchers conclude that organic foods aren't any more nutritious than conventional foods.[1] The way the media has jumped all over this study, inferring that the organic food movement is a waste of time, is disheartening and confusing...

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Is Your Work Ethic Affecting Your Health?

(20) Comments | Posted September 9, 2012 | 10:24 AM

I'm in the process of writing a book about hormones. With intense writing deadlines, a medical practice, three children, a house, and my own hobbies and pleasures, I often feel totally strapped for time. I eat quickly between patient visits at the clinic and work late some nights and on...

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Vegan, Macrobiotic, Paleolithic: Is It Time to Let Go of the Label?

(22) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 10:31 AM

I think we can all agree that for some people, eating in America has become a way to define yourself. Some chose their label for political or social reasons, and others are doing it for their health. We have vegetarians and vegans, people who follow raw food diets, macrobiotic diets,...

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Are Prescription Drugs Making Us Any Healthier?

(127) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 4:10 PM

Muscle pain, dizziness, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, coughing, hair loss, fluid retention, liver problems -- these are just a few of the side effects associated with some of the most popular prescription drugs of 2010. These prescriptions include medication for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, low thyroid function, and diabetes. (1)...

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How To Make Food Your Medicine

(82) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 7:32 AM

In the natural health world, we hear this phrase all the time: Use food as your medicine. But how do you actually go about making food your medicine? Are there special meals to cook when you feel sick? Are there foods that help prevent disease? Many women tell me this...

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My Take on the French Paradox

(21) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 4:56 PM


Eat cheese, drink wine, smoke, and stay thin and healthy -- how can this be? As Americans we often refer to the French Paradox with a certain amount of jealousy. We'd die...

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A Lost Suitcase and a Spiritual Journey

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 2:33 PM


When the airline lost my suitcase on a recent trip to visit my son in Peru, I was desperate to get it back. After hours of frantic conversations on the phone, frustration, and eventual resignation, I walked into town to buy the...

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Why Losing Weight Doesn't Make It All Better

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 3:35 PM

Up to an amazing 90 percent of people who lose weight may eventually go on to gain it all back, according to the results of a recent study. When a reporter for Elle magazine asked me to comment, I told him that the statistics are so shocking because...

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Another Avenue for Weight Loss: Detox

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 11:31 AM

Detoxification isn't just for the new-age crowd anymore. It has become an essential component of good health for people in all walks of life, because we live in a toxic world. This added stress can be the tipping point for thyroid disorders, severe menopause symptoms, cancer and weight gain, to...

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Just When You Thought Weight Loss Was Impossible

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 2:24 PM

Every day millions of overweight women and men berate themselves for not being able to lose weight. They work out endlessly, cut calories until all they can do is think about food, try eating only grapefruit, only cabbage, or skip meals altogether -- and nothing seems to work. They feel...

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Still Counting Calories? Think Again

(35) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 11:11 AM

At one time or another, we've all been promised this: "If the amount of calories we eat is less than the amount of calories our bodies use, we will lose weight." I'm sorry to say that this promise is false.

Women come to my door every day frustrated and...

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