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This short guide is going to discuss the “ins and outs” of hormones in women. That is, we are going to discuss the safe and effective addition of hormones to the body, and metabolism, or how our body removes hormones. As a primer, it is...

Memory loss is something all of us can relate to at least superficially. Even the healthiest of us can forget our car keys or cell phones during the whirl of a busy day. Also, we may have relatives or friends who suffer from one of the...

Many women notice that at various times of life they tend to gain weight unexpectedly. They have not changed any eating or exercise habits, yet put on 5 or 10 pounds within a short time. While there are multiple reasons for this, including thyroid issues,...

Hormones are messenger molecules. Their purpose is to convey a message from one part of the body to another. These messages are varied in their purpose, and their effect on their target cells. For sex hormones, such as testosterone, these hormonal messages cause the cell...

Most women experience hormone imbalances at some point during their lifetime. For a few people these imbalances begin at menarche (first menstruation) and continue most of their lifetime. For others, the imbalances do not occur until peri-menopause which is the time of life between normal,...

One of the primary concerns men and women have as they age is the accumulation of body fat, especially around the midsection. Not only is this weight gain unwanted and unsightly, it is also unhealthy. The prevalence of high caloric intake and sedentary lifestyles in...

Sleep is one of the most common and important things that hormonal changes can affect. Without good quality sleep, it becomes difficult for our bodies to regulate appetite, burn fat, and to feel good especially happy and calm. Poor sleep leads to inflammation in the...

When most people think about menopause before it happens, the subject seems fairly straightforward. A woman is going through life perfectly normal, having her monthly cycle around the same days apart for decades. Then it suddenly stops. But those of you who have experienced the...

Clouding of consciousness. That's the medical term for the condition colloquially known as "brain fog". Fitting, isn't it? Most of us can relate to being at least a little bit foggy some days. The manifestations of this condition range from lack of focus or mental...