Testtosterone

Listen Up, Ladies: 3 Reasons You Need Testosterone

Want more energy, sex drive, and confidence? This “guy’s hormone” is yours, too. Do you ever feel so tired, you could just sleep all day? When you think of someone with high levels of testosterone, what comes to mind? A man, right? Hulking muscles? Pumping iron at the gym? Maybe even grunting a bit? Produced naturally by your adrenal glands, …

4 Signs You’ve Got Adrenal Fatigue

Hormonal stress and adrenal fatigue: what it is, and how to fix it. Do you ever feel so tired, you could just sleep all day? And then, sometimes, maybe you DO sleep all day – but you’re still exhausted? Put simply: there’s a chance your brain and your body are suffering from adrenal fatigue. That’s a state where chronic stress …

HRT

HRT After Hysterectomy: Is it right for you?

Considering hormone replacement therapy? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there when it comes to HRT. “Hormone replacement therapy? No problem! You’ll instantly feel better.” “Hormone replacement therapy? Are you sure you want to risk breast cancer?” “Hormone replacement therapy? Which hormones are you trying to replace?” Questions …

Hysterectomy

Your Hormones After Hysterectomy

Sometimes, the surgery just needs to happen. Here’s how your hormone levels are affected, and what you can do to restore balance. Hysterectomy: there are a variety of reasons women receive one. But, just what is a hysterectomy, exactly? A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus, and when it’s just the uterus being removed – no other …

What’s Happening to My Skin

What’s Happening to My Skin?

Don’t recognize the face in the mirror? Here’s how to use your hormones to your complexion’s advantage. Ahh, youth. Remember that time? The secret crushes? The teen angst? The questionable – very questionable – fashion choices? Amidst those memories, you probably also remember having really different skin, whether it involved acne (like 99% of us) or…it didn’t (that insanely lucky …

why diets don't work

Why Diets Don’t Work When Your Hormones Are Out Of Balance

Weight is something that seems to be on the mind of women of all ages on a regular, maybe even daily basis. When we grow older it gets harder and harder to control our body weight, no matter what promising new diet we try. As you might know, for most women, progesterone production starts to gradually decrease beginning around age …

The Connection Between Estrogen Dominance and A Sluggish Thyroid

Why having too much estrogen can wreak havoc on your thyroid – and how to get things back to normal. Have you and your thyroid gotten acquainted with each other lately? Indeed, you may have, if you’re one of the 13-27 million Americans with thyroid disease Shockingly, that number is on the rise, and women are five to eight times more likely than …

Why You May be Estrogen Dominant Even if You’re Under 30

The Rise of Hormone Problems in Women In the past 40 years, there’s been a rise in female-related illnesses never seen before in history. Today, we see the age of puberty and a girl’s first menstrual cycle dropping to as low as 10 years of age, endometriosis afflicting 10% of all perimenopausal women; Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), rising and afflicting close …

What Causes PMS and How To Get Rid of It

If you’ve every had a conversation with a group of friends about PMS you probably found that no two of you experience it exactly the same. Why is that? Well, it’s mostly because no two of us are exactly alike hormonally even though we all experience a menstrual cycle under normal healthy conditions. But we also have different lifestyles, health …