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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.

New Details About How Melatonin Triggers Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These findings also suggest that melatonin may be a bridge between the two powerful systems that govern sleep: the circadian system and the homeostatic sleep system. We know these two systems both exert influence over sleep, and together create our basic 24-hour cycle of a long, consolidated period of sleep followed by an extended period of wakefulness.

The Problem With Conventional Medicine's Treatment of Menstrual Symptoms and Female Infertility

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

According to the CDC, approximately 10 percent of women between the ages of 15-44 have, shall we say, less than optimal fertility levels. Before trying to conceive, many of these women know that something's up just by noticing that their menstrual cycle isn't as consistent as it should be.

13 Things You Should Never Say To A Menopausal Woman

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty

It's bad enough walking around looking and feeling like you just got out of a spin class -- you know, face flushed, sweat stains on your shirt -- as y...

Anti-Aging? I'm Calling Bulls**t.

Jennifer Kramer | Posted 09.15.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Kramer

Fighting the process of aging is a sad waste of time. I'd rather reassess and embrace the process while using common sense to help prevent PREMATURE aging. It's all about being healthy: body and mind.

Let's Talk About Male Hormones

Lori Day | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Lori Day

There are good things about testosterone, like the way it builds strong bones and muscles, or makes guys grow sexy chest hair. But I'm seeing a pattern to violence and aggression and the clouded judgment that unleashes that angry poison onto the world, namely that it is usually male.

Depression: The Menopausal Journey From Hopeless to Hopeful

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

If you are dealing with depression or anxiety, it helps to think through your feelings. Are these feelings new? Do they seem random or are they connected to any life situations that you can identify?

Donald Trump Has Blood On His Hands

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Janet Eve Josselyn

I would never say that your hormones render you a misogynist, Donald Trump. Your hormones don't render you anything other than who you are. Nor do mine. Nor do Megyn Kelly's.

Forget Diets, Weight Loss Is About Hormones: An Interview With Jon Gabriel

Omega Institute | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

My approach is different. It's about creating certain habits that address the issue so your body wants to be thin. Then it requires no discipline at all. I will go on record saying this, and I've said it many times: Once your body wants to be thin (though it can be easy or hard to get to that point), it is effortless to lose weight.

6 Low-Maintenance Traits Men Want Their Women To Have

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

Girls are... complicated. Can we admit that? And we are extra complicated for approximately 3-7 days a month. Can I get an Amen? All the feelings. So many of them, all over the place. Can we get some chocolate around here??

8 Ways to Live in Hormone-y

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Everyday I keep trying to be the best me, the healthiest me, yet sometimes I am downright shocked and insulted when my body and brain go AWOL. Someth...

Your Three Genders

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Alan Christianson

Even though we see the world through the filter of our own gender combination, we can at least acknowledge that other combinations exist.

Were You Born to Cheat?

Robert Weiss | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

So even though humans cannot (yet) choose or alter their genetic coding, we are (except in a few extreme instances) able to decide what we want to do with that coding. So do we give in to every little impulse? Or do we place value on more than just what seems fun and interesting in the moment? Despite genetic predispositions, the choice is ours to make.

What Causes Thyroid Disease?

Alan Christianson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

One of the most useful reasons for understanding why you have thyroid disease is this: By knowing how it happened, the steps that will help you feel better become more apparent.

Pizza Nova: "Raised Without Antibiotics. Grain-Fed Pepperoni."

Samita Sarkar | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Samita Sarkar

I got some junk mail the other day from Pizza Nova, and I have a huge beef with their use of carnist language to invisibilize the cruelty of agribusin...

Heal Your DNA With Your T and A: Thyroid Care

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

View Part 1 Here This second installment will allow you to understand how your DNA, the very code of life that allows you to thrive, can be healed an...

6 Reasons Why The Love Hormone Is Good For You

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

We produce oxytocin when we're feeling love or connection (with a human, animal, tree, spiritual deity) and also when we hug. Here's a little summary of some of the healthy things that happen in our bodies when we produce oxytocin.

Hillary Clinton and the Female Hormones

Julie Dargan | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

If Hillary was to be president, being male or female has nothing to do with her ability to perform. She will make mistakes, all presidents do. She will kick some goals, miss some passes but she will soldier on as any human in her position will.

The 3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones (Part 3)

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 3 of 3: STRESS In the last installment, part two of three, we explained how your hormones can be wrecked by aging. This installment will explai...

The 3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones (Part 2)

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

The most important thing you can do to help manage the problems of aging is to keep your adrenal glands healthy. When they are working well, they help your body adjust to the changes in testicular and ovarian hormones.

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

There is an important distinction between taking thyroid hormones with Hashimoto's disease and taking them when hormones are lacking due to age and stress. In these latter cases, getting more hormones from another source may not be the main solution.