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Hormones

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.

Chin Hairs and Other Facts About Perimenopause

MiddleSexy | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

I am in smack dab in the middle of perimenopause, the transition of a woman's body into menopause. Every woman's journey to the land of no menses is different. This is how mine has been going.

7 Reasons You're So Sensitive To Caffeine

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living

We all have coworkers who can down six cups of coffee in a given day without flinching, and friends who can indulge in an after-dinner cappuccino and ...

Health and Marriage: The Cortisol Connection

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Bad marriages can be sickening. Most people don't have to be convinced of this, but for those who do, several decades of studies offer plenty of proof. Even so, very little is known about exactly how marriage quality affects health.

Is It Time to Stop Being the 'Rock'?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

If you are feeling stuck, don't go through it alone. If you feel invisible, don't go through it alone. If you are worrying, don't go through it alone.

Lynne Peeples

Household Chemicals May Explain Rising Rates Of Male Infertility

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

Bisphenol A and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals may be wreaking havoc on sperm and stymying some couples' hopes of having children, warns ne...

Breast Cancer and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Think back to your PRE-menopause days. If someone told you they could trigger menopause for you, you'd hardly have jumped at the chance, right? But that's exactly what many cancer survivors younger than 50 -- or even younger than 40 -- experience.

Bad Hair Days and Nine Other Reasons Being a Female Sucks

Unwritten | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Starting with the menstrual cycle, to feeling like every man in the world will never understand you, here are the top 10 reasons being a female can totally suck, and maybe this will make you feel less alone.

Big Ag's Gifts for 2014

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

It's a tradition of mine to write a note of gratitude to Big Ag for the many "gifts" they've bestowed upon us all over the past 12 months. Gifts that...

Keeping a Man on Third Base and Other Lessons From Male Friendship

Karen Angel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Karen Angel

Why do men and women relate so differently to their same-sex friends? Experts who have studied this area have a few theories.

On the 12th Day of Christmas, My Hormones Said to Me...

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

This Christmas, it's a hormone-filled holiday, thanks to our old friends perimenopause and menopause. Pour yourself a cup of spiked eggnog and sing along with me.

Why You Are SO Lucky Not To Be A Menopausal Woman In The 1800s

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Suffering from menopausal hot flashes? No problem! Just take some opium and call me in the morning. Or perhaps you'd prefer a little cannabis? Sounds crazy, huh? But back in the 1800s, that's what doctors prescribed for their menopausal patients.

Get Rid Of Dating Stress With These Simple Steps

David Kanegis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

At the tender age of 19 my hormones were raging -- but they had been since I was 13. Through a combination of chance, luck or serendipity I suddenly found myself faced with the opportunity of dating a woman I found incredibly physically appealing. Her personality -- so-so! We dated for about two months. The word ambivalent doesn't begin to describe the experience.

Firsts

Fredrica Duke | Posted 02.01.2015 | Style
Fredrica Duke

Everyone had pimples. I didn't. Everyone had her period. I didn't. I never realized the two were hormonally related. Then, one day at 15, there it was, my "monthly friend." Aunt Flo.