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Hormone Levels

The hormones that a woman’s body makes are very powerful. Most of us don’t know that these hormones affect the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth.  There are both positive and negative effects depending on which hormone and the relative amounts of those hormones.   The first...

When a woman approaches or enters menopause, one of the primary things which needs to be adjusted is her diet. The biggest issue is weight gain which is very prominent during this time of life, so we must address both the quantities and types of...

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder most commonly observed in childhood and adolescence, though symptoms continue into adulthood in approximately 75% cases. In adulthood, symptoms may be associated with concurrent depression or mood disorders, and substance abuse. Many adults with ADHD...

The term “Irritable Male Syndrome” is defined as unusual levels of low mood and irritability occurring in men as they age and thus have constantly declining testosterone levels. Of course, some men are just born to be grumpy old men, but for others, hormone issues...

As we age, symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, sleep disturbances, depression, decreased sex drive, anxiety and joint pain begin to cloud our daily routines. If you are in your 30’s or older and are exhibiting these symptoms, you are not alone. Many feel these symptoms...

We all know that stress is bad but do you know how it can affect your body? Stress can affect various processes in the body like hormone production, the menstrual cycle, and fertility in women and men as well as digestion and immune function. When...

I have been around the medical profession long enough to know that bodies can respond differently to the same situations. One of the differences in these responses is with coffee. Some people get nervous or jittery, while others just feel “up” for several hours.  For the...

Menopause is a biological process that occurs in every woman, typically between the ages of 35-55. Although this process can begin earlier in some women, it is not a matter of if but rather when. Hormones affect nearly every physiological process in your body. When...

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many couples are frantically searching for that perfect gift. Whether your partner’s love language is receiving gifts, physical touch, acts of service, or quality time – there is a common thread that runs through human attraction and love. Oxytocin is...

When one considers using bioidentical hormones there are multiple factors to consider. For many women, the impetus is the varying degree of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats) that can make one’s life miserable. For others, the impetus is “brain fog” which consists of problems...