Hormones

Masking Menstrual Symptoms is a Bad Idea!

For a young girl, the transition from adolescence into young adulthood can be challenging. The physical indication that she’s made it through the first rite of passage is seen with the onset of her menstrual cycle, somewhere around the 12-year mark. This hormonal shift allows her brain to mature under the influence of estrogen and…
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Surprising Risks of Oral Contraceptives

Since the 1960s, many women have used birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The concept seems to be pretty ideal at its core: by preventing the ovaries from releasing an egg, there cannot be fertilization. But as you might expect, messing with the way mother nature has designed a woman’s body to work will…
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Is Your Skin Care Routine Affecting Your Thyroid?

With thousands of skin care products on the market, how do you know which one is best? Many of them are quite enticing, boasting labels claiming to reduce wrinkles, firm your skin, and basically defy the aging process on your face. But is this really true? More importantly, is it really safe? The Big Scary…
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Your Thyroid May Not be the Problem…

Symptoms of a poorly-functioning thyroid are becoming more and more common: fatigue, dry skin, weight gain, constipation, depression, and digestive issues, to name a few. And although they’re most likely related to something having to do with thyroid hormones, the problem may not originate from the thyroid itself. More often than not, something’s not quite…
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When Your Stress Handling System Gets Stressed

Our bodies are designed to manage stress no matter what form it comes in. Whether it’s an internal stressor like gut inflammation or an external stressor such as your current tax bill, you should be more than capable of helping you manage whatever stress comes your way as long as you can keep it in…
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The Gut-Thyroid Connection

You know that your body is a symphony of conversations, right? Bones, tissues, organs, and glands, are all part of an ongoing symphony of conversations your body has day after day. The information is relayed at lightning-speed, anticipating needs, preparing for the expected and the unexpected, always well ahead of time. One very important communication…
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MCT Oil: Beneficial or Not?

Coconut oil is getting its due praises for its numerous benefits lately, including helping to banish blemishes, upping the moisture factor in dry hair, and quelling menacing breath and other oral issues through oil-pulling. Health and beauty regimens everywhere are calling for the saturated fatty acid known in the health industry as both medium-chain triglycerides…
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Breast Cancer Protection

As the leading cause of cancer in women, breast cancer awareness has become a national movement. October is the only time of the year you will find grown men wearing pink T-shirts or pink bands proclaiming “I Love Breasts” around their wrists. Countless numbers of individuals and non-profit organizations, including the well-known Susan G. Komen…
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The Dangers of Bioidentical Hormones

The use of ‘bioidentical hormones’ has become somewhat of an epidemic. The internet is loaded with websites boasting the miraculous benefits of using bioidenticals for just about anything including weight loss, anti-aging, insomnia and of course ‘hormone-balancing.’ Men are now in the cross-hairs of the ‘Low-T” marketing campaign which conveniently describes their most common symptoms…
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