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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...

Starting the New Year off with a new you, often begins with resolutions such as eating healthier and exercising more. After months of training and dieting, you see there are no results. Therefore, it may be time to get a lab workup to examine your...

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,...

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...