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Hormones

5 Hidden Signs of a Hormone Imbalance

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS At this very moment, there are various hormones at play in your body working together to determine things l...

5 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT, CNS(c) | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT, CNS(c)

You joined the local gym in January. You've been pumping iron and pounding the treadmill. But your body fat hasn't decreased. The much outdated calori...

Fibroids 101

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Fibroids are a common gynecological diagnosis, often misrepresented yet rarely ignored.

How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen Some dads are very involved in the lives of their children--while other fathers neglect, ignore, or even abuse their ...

Psychological Reprogramming and Transition

Alexa Corazón | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

So what's the best advice I can give to others when they see a transgender citizen? Be kind and be patient. What if the transwoman that walked by you wasn't feminine enough? Be patient, she is learning every second she spends in public. Be kind, because the setting she is learning in is cold and unforgiving.

Low Thyroid? Low Function. Hypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

In diagnosing thyroid conditions, the reference range is the determining factor that delineates a healthy person from one requiring intervention and medication. Sadly, there are flaws with this system that often lead to people being missed and bypassed for needed treatment.

The (Other) Essential Nutrient for Weight Loss: Sleep

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

Being healthy shouldn't mean losing zzz's. In fact, it starts with getting them.

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

Peter Weintraub | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Weintraub

There's a reason that both myself and 45 percent of Americans actively seek out organic foods: We want to minimize our exposure to environmental toxins, and the best way to do that is to control what foods go into our bodies.

This Woman's Period Lasted Nonstop for 5 Years -- What We Can Learn From Her Story

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

You are your own best advocate, and it's always a good idea to ask questions or speak up if you suspect something is not right with your body. Periods are a healthy, normal thing, and there's nothing wrong with talking about them. If you're experiencing a medical issue, period-related or not, never be afraid to tell someone.

The 5 Very Real Things That Happen in the Last Week of Pregnancy

Priscilla Jeha | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Priscilla Jeha

You're so close, Mumma's. You're in the last week of this massive journey and you're probably wondering how on earth you're going to get through these last days. I've been drinking Raspberry Leaf tea (hasn't done anything) and ate curry (spent two hours throwing it back up)... the whole wives tale shebang.

Unassisted Childbirth

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Maybe the freebirth activism should be seen not so much as an insistence about how we all should be giving birth, but instead a call to continue to keep the conversation going and figure out a way to make childbirth as safe, stress-free as possible, with women surrounded by caring, comforting caregivers.

Body Snatchers & Hormones

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.09.2016 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

On October 27, 1883, about a dozen men, armed with spades and shovels, snuck into Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, hoping to dig up a body. Their e...

Hormones, From Puberty to Post-Menopause

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Studies have shown that women lower their risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, for example, by quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet low in fat and cholesterol, getting enough calcium and vitamin D, and participating in weight-bearing exercise like hiking, dancing, or jogging at least three times a week.

Hormones & The Environment: What We Can Learn from Frogs

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2016 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

The point is not simply to fear the pollutants that may slip into the waters and wreak havoc on developing fetuses--though we should. But really, the history of endocrinology and nearly every new emerging study should challenge us to change the way we think about our hormonal selves.

Men vs. Women -- Hormones -- a Transgender Perspective

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

As someone who transitioned in her mid-thirties, I have had the opportunity to see both the male and female worlds from the inside.

The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

Mary Shomon | Posted 02.15.2016 | Fifty
Mary Shomon

As a woman over 50, you've been riding the hormonal roller coaster. I hope you fastened your seat belt, because three key hormonal issues -- sex hormone imbalances, stress, and thyroid problems -- can make the ride particularly bumpy.

This Love Hormone Could Predict Whether Mom And Dad Stay Together

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Published: 02/11/2016 10:35 AM EST on LiveScience A hormone known for its role in bonding and caregiving could predict whether new moms and dads stay ...

Women's Secrets: Clues to a Female Brain?

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.11.2016 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Women share in ways that I totally get but my husband never would. To me, this reveals a scientific truth: Men's brains and women's brains are wired differently.

Postpartum and Straight Jackets

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

I want to shed some light on the crazy ups and downs of post partum. A combination of hormonal changes and sleep deprivation can take it's toll on a n...

Eat Well and Don't Wreck the Planet: Choose Organic

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

To be the best we can be, we should eat the best food we can--starting with cleaner ingredients that don't wreck the planet on which our food is grown--or the people growing it.

5 Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying

Krisha Young | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Krisha Young

Enough of the guilt and yo-yo dieting. It's time for you to love yourself, and cut yourself a little slack. It's time for you to slow down and start enjoying food again.

Why Women Are Hormonal Mood Swingers

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

I've heard women say that it is unfair for men to blame puberty, PMS, pregnancy, post-partum blues, perimenopause and menopause for our whimsical moods. Well, it turns out our female mood swings are very real.

10 Ways to Increase Your Happy Hormones

Lisa Dubino | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

I've noticed a pattern that when I don't have anything planned for the weekend, by Monday I'm drained. You would think my time of solitude would have the opposite effect where I'd be more refreshed from the peace and quiet.

Menopause or Low Thyroid -- Is it One, the Other or Both?

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

Many are told they are just perimenopausal and should start supplementing estrogen. Things aren't always cut and dry, however, and simply prescribing estrogen replacement without a deep exploration into the patient's metabolism and chemistry doesn't work.

Hormone Replacement's "AHAH" Moment

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It has long been clear that effects of hormone replacement are best when treatment begins early rather than late after menopause. The data showed such distinctions, but they too were obscured by a rush to summary judgment.