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Hormones

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?

What Are Those Adrenals Doing in There, Anyway?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Adrenals impact our ability to have a healthy libido, lose weight, sleep, become pregnant, get out of bed, and digest our food, as well as other behaviors.

Cortisol: Turn Your 'Bad Boy' Hormone Into Goldilocks

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

You know the bad boy you dated in high school or college? You knew he was bad news, you even knew it would end badly, but you dated him anyway. That's cortisol.

What I Wish People Would Say About Postpartum Depression

Molly Wizenberg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Molly Wizenberg

When I was diagnosed and first trying to make sense of it, what I wanted most was to talk with another woman who had been through it and come out the other side, someone who could reassure me with full confidence that it wouldn't be a permanent condition.

Hormones Out of Whack: The Global Threat From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Michael Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

I can imagine a world where children are not threatened by harmful chemicals in their daily lives, where simple acts of precaution are commonplace, and where our families' health matters more than short-term profits.

Why Entrepreneurs Are Animals -- And How That Can Help You Get Ahead

Brazen Life | Posted 05.05.2013 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Ever regretted a business decision you made in the heat of the moment? Most of us have. And most of us have felt the urge to yelp with excitement when we win a big success, too. That's your inner animal at work -- literally.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: In Menopause, Can We Have It All?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Sometimes it's the mirror that delivers the shock; sometimes it's a photo. Changes in hair and skin show up during our menopausal transition, often bringing an unwelcome sense that our attractive years are over. This isn't true.

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

Why I Want My Husband To Have a Midlife Crisis

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We entered our forties together and, after a few years, I fell apart. But he did not and it didn't seem fair. I thought we were in this together.

How To Handle Your Menopause Blues

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Not all mood changes in midlife need to disquiet us. We can also feel grateful that the uncertainty and insecurity we may have felt as younger women now gives way to a more reflective and discerning way of regarding the world, and a certain sageness in viewing ourselves.

The Horrors of Hair Loss

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

For the 40 percent of my clients who experience hair loss, I've developed strategies (no Rogaine required) that help regain not just your stressed tresses, but balanced hormonal health throughout your entire body.

Menopause Began the Day I Took My Vows

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.25.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Wild weather has a way of clearing out the old and upon reflection, it seems right that our wedding night was marked with this torrential storm. We felt fearless despite the warnings that we should take down the tent or the winds might. We were sure we would be safe.

5 Ways Stress May Be Killing Your Sex Life

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Stress is one of those weird issues that can not only affect your sex life, but also be alleviated by having sex. So if you want to get rid of stress, why don't you just go have sex? OK, that's all.

Hormone May Play A Role In Asthma-Obesity Link

Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Erin Hicks Based on studies of mice, experts at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City are suggesting that leptin, a hormone in...

Want To Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories

Dr. Jade Teta | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jade Teta

Here is the scenario for you. When you start off on a hormonal approach to fat loss, you realize that eating becomes a matter of eating more of the right things rather than less of anything. And because everyone is different, the right things can vary from person to person.

As the Election Approaches, I'm Glad Nothing I've Ever Done Has Been Influenced By Hormones

Dan Treadway | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Dan Treadway

Yes, there are women suited for leadership -- binders full of them even -- but this study has made it clear that their emotional instability is a huge hurdle.

The Baumgartner Jump: We Were All Afraid! Why?

David Ropeik | Posted 12.16.2012 | Science
David Ropeik

What a fantastic demonstration of the animal wiring of the human brain when it comes to fear. What a thrill! For Felix, sure, but for us too.

Ladies Need GYN Education More Than SEX Education

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

I know too many women who are menopausal, suffering with hot flashes and have reached adulthood with sex education under their belts, but without a firm grasp on their our own gynecological and hormone health.

The Power of 'Blue' to Fight Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and blue is our symbolic color for prostate cancer awareness. This month is an opportunity to put a spotlight on this disease, give men hope, make a difference and save lives.

Perimenopausal Mama Instilling a Life Lesson

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

Seth threw a tantrum and declared that we always make him do things he doesn't want to do. This statement could not be further from the truth.

My Hormones Made Me Do It!

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 11.07.2012 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

When I frantically cleaned my home a few weeks before my first baby was born, everyone said it was my hormones kicking in. I'm assuming it's the feminine-housecleaning hormone that signals to women that it's time to start focusing on household chores and other motherly duties.