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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.

Cara Santa Maria

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

Why do men have nipples? That strange bodily question has baffled so many that it even has become the title of a book by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldber...

'Trash Cancer' With Fran Drescher

Gabe Canales | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

The first step toward such empowerment is to become aware and educated.

Saliva Testing for Adrenal Evaluation

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I frequently see patients who have gotten saliva testing for various hormone levels, a common practice in many integrative and complementary health clinics, who want to know whether they can fully test the saliva testing results.

Want to Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories (Part 2)

Dr. Jade Teta | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jade Teta

If you take a hormones-first approach to weight loss, you can keep hunger at bay, diminish cravings and stabilize energy. Doing things this way causes the body to eat less, naturally, which allows us to make new changes to our lifestyle without relying solely on willpower.

Menopausal Baggage

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Reaching out is IN. Suffering in silence is OUT!

Should You Count Hormones Instead Of Calories?

Dr. Jade Teta | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jade Teta

Weight loss and fat loss are not the same thing. You can be burning calories and losing weight, but those calories and that weight may or may not be fat. In fact, the one-size-fits-all weight loss model of "eat less and exercise more" can result in muscle being lost as readily as fat.

Cruciferous Vegetables Improve Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

At the recent American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, new evidence highlighted the importance of cruciferous vegetables for breast cancer protection.

How The Stress Hormone Robs You Of Sleep

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I've written before about the "cortisol switch." Now, let's talk about how cortisol, the main stress hormone produced by your adrenal glands in your mid-back, brings you down and ramps up your risk of serious disease -- and more importantly, what you can do about it.

Mother of All Hormones?

Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS

This uber-hormone may be the ultimate raw material in your entire body. It's so essential to health that it's produced not only in the adrenal glands and sex organs, but also in the brain and spinal cord.

'Manly' Hormone Turns Women Onto Masturbation (But Not Sex)

Posted 06.22.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/22/2012 11:12 AM EDT on LiveScience Testosterone is often cast as the manly hormone,...

WATCH: Hormone Therapy After A Hysterectomy, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

I met with health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman to discuss hormone replacement therapy after a hysterectomy. Is it really necessary? Check out more u...

Giving New Meaning To 'Good Hair Day'

Elline Surianello | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
Elline Surianello

I hope you'll join me in my mission to empower women with hair thinning or hair loss and to help them reclaim control of their lives and be the strong, confident woman they were meant to be!

Cortisol Switcharoo: How the Main Stress Hormone Makes You Fat and Angry

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

When you're stressed, you initially feel the positive vibe of cortisol -- the rise of energy, the focus, the charge, the ascent. But here's the rub: "the cortisol switch."

Elvis Ballad Yields Clues About Puzzling Disorder

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 06/14/2012 02:11 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily p> Even the toughest of hearts might melt at the sound of Elv...

One Mistake We Make in the Doctor's Office That May Contribute to Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Donna Gates | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Gates

The medical community is divided as to whether or not a thyroid guard is necessary. But since studies show that thyroid cancer is related to radiation exposure, most patients are requesting the extra protection.

Top 5 Hormone Superheroes: My 'Genius Bar'

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Here are the hormonal "best in class." Vanguards of new paradigm medicine, they aim to repair and prevent rather than to postpone the inevitable or mask symptoms with the latest antidepressant.

Top 5 Reasons Women Seek Holistic Remedies

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Apparently, there are a lot of tired women wondering how to feel renewed and re-energized. Here is nutritional therapist and herbalist China Rose Reid's list of the top five complaints that she hears from women, along with some of her suggestions.