hot flashes

What are hot flashes and why do you get them?

And, how to get less of them. If you’re anything like the 80% of women who experience hot flashes during menopause, then you already know: they aren’t exactly comfortable. (And for you lucky 20%, we envy you!) But what’s the precise biological function governing these hot flashes? What creates the sudden rush of sweats and OMG-somebody-turn-on-the-AC! feeling? And if you’ve …

heart disease

What’s the connection between hormone imbalance and diabetes, heart disease, and bone disease?

You probably know hormone imbalance impacts your mood, your weight, and your skin. But how does it affect these life-threatening conditions? When we talk about serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and bone disease, it’s easy to think of them as issues with isolated causes. Diabetes? Problems with insulin. Heart disease? Problems with weight. Bone disease? Problems with calcium. …

hormone imbalance

The 6 Signs of Hormone Imbalance Women Ignore

Do you know what to look out for?   You’re tired. Your digestion isn’t great. And despite your best efforts, you’ve got stubborn weight that just won’t budge. What gives? Most of us know that for women, pronounced hormone changes occur in our 40s and 50s. Those changes affect the symptoms listed above, and so much more. But what you …

self-care

What is the Effect of Self-Care on Hormone Health?

Do things like meditation and good food really have an impact?   Most of us view stress as a way of life, or even a badge of honor. How many times have you heard someone (perhaps yourself) lament, “I wish I could do X, but I’m just so busy!” Often, “busy” is code for “important.” We are in high demand! …

anxiety hormones

Are My Hormones Messing with My Anxiety?

Because mental health and hormone health have a stronger connection than you might realize. If you suffer from anxiety, you know all too well the debilitating effects it can have: panic attacks, restlessness, and, weirdly, fatigue. That’s because when your body and mind is hyped up all the time, exhaustion follows. And you can get into a cycle of panic, …

Beauty hormone

Does a Beauty Hormone Really Exist?

And if so…how can you turn it on? Real talk for a minute, everyone: beauty, and how it’s created. In 2018, there are all kinds of ways to manifest beauty, from spa treatments, to cosmetic surgery, to the basics like nutrition and good sleep. And we are here to say: they are ALL okay. The ways an individual decides to …

symptoms

Why Your Doctor Doesn’t Understand Your Symptoms

Not every doctor is trained in hormone health. Here’s how to ask the right questions, and advocate for correct diagnoses and treatment. Does it ever feel like you and your doctor are speaking two different languages? Or, that you are being prescribed treatment that doesn’t seem quite right? You’re not alone, and just as Western medicine is evolving, so too …

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4 Hormones You Need to Know

  The following excerpt from Vitacost talks about the ever-present hormones in your body and the profound influence they have on your energy, thoughts, behaviors, and health. The first step towards attaining hormonal health is to understand what these chemicals coursing through your body actually are, and then discussing with your physician and getting the appropriate tests. Next up? Supporting hormonal harmony through lifestyle …

Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen Dominance

While not the only two important hormones to manage as you age, estrogen and progesterone are unique because they actually need each other to stay balanced and for you to feel good. Think about your period. PMS symptoms are caused by the imbalance of these two important hormones. As you get older that similar experience becomes more and more part …

Natural products for menopause relief: Why They’re Different From HRT

Hot flashes? Insomnia? Moodiness? For the symptoms you most want to treat, here is how both HRT and natural products stack up. When The Hunger Game’ Katniss Everdeen became “the girl on fire,” hot flashes were probably not what she had in mind. And yet, for so many with menopausal symptoms, being a girl (er, woman) “on fire” – or …