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Bioidentical Series: Who’s Making Your Medicine?

This is Part 2 of our 3 part series. Seriously. Who is mixing up the stuff you swallow each day? Previously in the series, we discussed the risks and benefits of bioidentical hormones. Today we talk to you about a topic rarely discussed between patients and doctors: who, exactly, is making your hormones? It’s a particularly relevant question when it …

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Bioidentical Series: Are bioidentical hormones the right choice for you?

This is Part 1 of our 3 part series. Like every health treatment, man-made hormones, or “bioidentical hormones,” have both risks and benefits. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision. If you are postmenopausal or entering perimenopause, then chances are, you’ve heard about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). And if you’re considering HRT, then chances are also …

How Everyday Products Are Disrupting Your Hormones

From makeup to shampoo to tap water, endocrine disruptors can easily find their way into your body – and your hormones pay the price. Here’s how to avoid them. When you take a shower, buy a bottled water from the corner store, or do your laundry, the first thing on your mind probably isn’t your hormone health. But maybe it …

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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 …

Hormone Replacement Therapy

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 …

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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 …