hormones and pregnancy

What are the long-term effects of pregnancy on your hormones? (Part 2 of 2)

How pregnancy impacts your thyroid health, your periods, and – you guessed it – your sex drive..   Welcome to Part 2 of our two-part series: “What are the long-term effects of pregnancy on your hormones?” Last post, we talked about how pregnancy and its unique hormonal cocktail affects your memory, hair, sex organs, and cancer risk, particularly after you …

hormones and pregnancy

What are the long-term effects of pregnancy on your hormones? (Part 1 of 2)

Here’s how your brain and body changes.   From brain structure to memory, skin to hair, and cancer risk to dental health, your body undergoes some massive changes when you’re pregnant. That’s because you experience hormonal surges and drops like you never have before. But, don’t worry! When we say “change,” we don’t mean “permanent deterioration.” Your body is in …

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Stress And Its Killer Effect On Younger Women

A new mom desperately rocking a wailing baby who won’t sleep. A tired working woman sitting in her new office after her fourth corporate job leap. A female student holed up in a library, pouring over notes and books for her upcoming exams. A woman back in her childhood bedroom, unemployed and desperately wondering what her next move will be. …

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How Stress Impacts Hormone Balance in Younger Women

When women think of their hormones and any problems associated with them, they often think of these issues as belonging to older women. They think of menopause. They think of hot flashes. What a lot of us don’t realize is that our hormones can be impacted at any age and young women in particular can be susceptible to hormonal imbalance. …

adaptogen

Adaptogens and hormone health. What they are & how do they work?

And most importantly: Are they right for you? Schisandra. Reishi. Rhodiola. Do any of these words make sense to you? If they do, then congratulations: you’re down with the hottest health trend of 2018. Adaptogens! But if you’re scratching your head, going…”adapto-what? Who is Reishi?” then, keep reading. Adaptogens are all the rage right now, so we’re going to study …

kids hormones

Hormone imbalance in your kids.

What foods you shouldn’t be feeding them and a few other products to avoid. When we talk about “hormone imbalance,” we’re usually referring to adults. But kids have hormones too, and imbalances are not unheard of. Did you know that certain lifestyle choices can actually cause hormone imbalance in your kids? Before we get alarmist though, let us first reassure …

sex hormones

How “Sex Hormones” Make Your Skin Glow

Those terrible years of teen acne, those wonderful months of pregnancy glow, and that disappointing arrival of menopausal dryness. As different and unique as each skin stage is, they all derive from the same source: what we call our “sex hormones.” Estrogen and testosterone are hormones that both play large roles in the maintenance of our skin throughout our lives. …

hormone mood

Are your hormones ruining your relationship?

How hormones influence your mood. (And what you can do about them.) The changes start gradually enough. Old projects at work that might have fired you up suddenly seem exhausting. Time working out seems like a painful slog. And quality time with family seems overwhelming and difficult. Maybe you noticed a difference in your body as well. Tenderness, bloating, fatigue—all …

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 …