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Hormones

Statins for Women? Not for My Patients

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

All told, we have here an unsafe, unnecessary product that will now be recommended to healthy people to make them sicker, all when simple, health-fortifying lifestyle changes have been proven to be effective and globally transformative in ways no pill could ever hope to be.

3 Dietary Changes to Make Before You Start an Antidepressant

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

Do not underestimate the power of your diet to influence your mental health and to lead you down a path of psychiatric care you may struggle to return from.

How to Make Testosterone Therapy for Men Safe

Jen Landa, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Landa, M.D.

Testosterone therapy should not be taken lightly but when managed properly can improve low testosterone levels, which is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a lower mortality risk.

Lose Weight, Find Health? Sleep On It

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have long known that sleep is of profound importance to health. We can't be too busy to get the sleep we need, unless we are also too busy to get the health and weight control we want.

It's Not You, It's Your Hormones: How Metabolic Mayhem Whips Up a Muffin Top (And 5 Foods that Reverse Belly Fat)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Visceral fat knows how to protect its existence: it keeps that muffin top firmly intact despite your strongest efforts to banish it. Want a culprit to blame? Look no further than your hormones!

'I Am Okay That My Sex Drive Is Missing In Action'

Lori Lothian | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

I'm digging around on the Internet for free porn. It's the middle of the afternoon, my 14-year-daughter is in school and my husband is out walking the dog. I'm desperate to learn something about myself: Do I get aroused when I watch an erotic film?

Solve the Energy Crisis by Addressing Hormone Imbalances

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

Are hormone swings making your life, and your family's, a living hell? By getting the whole picture, you'll know if your hormones are unbalanced, and you can take measures to remedy the situation.

5 Easy Remedies For Dry Eyes

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Dry eye syndrome is a little-known symptom of menopause. About 61 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women suffer from dry, itchy eyes -- but only 16 percent of them realize menopause is to blame.

Testosterone: The Magic Molecule That Can Make Us a Hero, a Rogue or a Lover

Jed Diamond | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jed Diamond

We now know much more about hormones and the male body. But for most men, hormones are still a mystery.

'I Tried Male Birth Control'

Posted 08.20.2013 | Women

Male birth control might be coming sooner than we think -- and thanks to Reddit, we know something about how it might work. Redditor icheissesatch...

Should Women Consider Taking Testosterone?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Dyett Use is currently limited, but a number of studies show considerable proven and potential benefits Na...

Lethal Placebo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

All forms of hormone replacement for all women at menopause was never right, but nor is NO forms of hormone replacement for NO women at menopause. There was always baby and bathwater here, and we have egregiously failed to distinguish between the two.

Why Plan B Gets an A: When It Comes to Birth Control, More Options Improve Reproductive Choices

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I believe that more reproductive choice trumps the potential risks of synthetic hormones being available over the counter.

Testosterone the Man Maker?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Once upon a time, only women experienced menopause and became candidates for hormone replacement therapy. We now have andropause, or male menopause. Has the American male developed hormone replacement envy?

Menopause Supplements: Should You Take Calcium And Vitamin D?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

A lack of calcium and vitamin D can lead to a variety of negative health issues. But opinions have varied over the years as to whether women should ta...

It's Not in Your Head, It's in Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The 1998 study known as the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study clearly shows with a gigantic amount of evidence that our life stories matter a great deal to our health.

Endocrine Disruptors Heat Up the Hill

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Endocrine disruptors -- basically, chemicals that change your hormones -- include BPA, found in hard plastics, food can linings and cash register rece...

Rushing to Conclusions About Adrenaline

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

While shots of adrenaline alone do not enormously boost physical or emotional responses, adrenaline and noradrenaline play major roles in helping us cope with what the world throws our way.

Just Breathe

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

The numbers of asthma attacks and allergies continue to rise, which shows that these medications are just a Band-Aid for a larger problem. They aren't targeting the root cause of asthma and allergies: inflammation.

My 13-Year-Old and I Are Both in Hormone Hell!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your daughter's moods will even out, your hormones will stabilize and you will get through this rough patch.

Sugar Cravings and a Sweetie Pie (Plus 7 Ways to Curb the Jungle Drums)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Sugar cravings might be one of the most insidious downward spirals in health management. If you eat something high in refined sugar, your blood glucose level skyrockets... and then crashes.

The 3 Major Stress Hormones, Explained

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Thanks to the work of our sympathetic nervous system, the "fight or flight" system that takes over when we're stressed, when you see your boss's name ...

What Made This Woman Feel 'Empty Beyond Measure'

Linda Wolff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I had no idea how much my identity was tied to you or the wave of emotion I would feel after you were gone.

Book Review: The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

According to Dr. Sara, hormones are not the enemy, they are the solution. Getting your hormones back on track is a major component of lifelong health and wellbeing.

Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

According to a recent study, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting help from their health care practitioners when it comes to stress?