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Hormones

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.

What Do These Two Have In Common?

Gary Nelson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty
Gary Nelson

I have come to the conclusion that as we age, we become androgynous. Mother Nature, who is known for getting kicks out of tricking all of us, performs an almost cyclical act when we age, and turns us back into pre-kindergarten, androgynous beings pre-occupied with showing everybody our boo boos.

Not Sleeping Beauty: Dealing with Insomnia in Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When I was young, I used to envy princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty for their charm and singing voices. When I entered perimenopause, I started to envy them for a different reason.

How to Meet Your Mother

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Celebrate Mother's Day by sharing your experiences with your children and encouraging them to share with you. Sit down with your own mother and chat about her life's journey.

Lynne Peeples

FDA Close To Critical Decision On BPA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

UPDATE: 3/30 4:00 p.m. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it will continue to allow bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and bever...

Our Contaminated World

David Crews | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
David Crews

The FDA will soon announce whether to ban the use of bisphenol-A in food and beverage packaging. BPA is widely accepted by scientists as being an endocrine disruptor, and we support its ban because of demonstrable effects in wildlife and laboratory animals.

Chew Your Way to Losing More Body Fat

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Three research studies from the last few years have explored an interesting tool that could potentially be used to combat the obesity epidemic in our culture.

Lynne Peeples

A Hormonal Mess: How An Everyday Chemical May Be Making Us Fat And Sick

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. -- ...

Life & Happiness: 3 Secrets To A Good Night's Sleep (WATCH)

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

As people age, it gets tougher to get a good night's sleep, for a variety of reasons. Chronic sleep deprivation can be hazardous to your health. In th...

Just When You Thought Weight Loss Was Impossible

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

For about two-thirds of us, losing weight can thankfully be as easy as eating less and exercising more -- we've heard this story all along. But for the other one-third, weight loss can be a huge battle because of weight loss resistance.

Budgeting Your Energy in Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When women enter menopause, several of their symptoms can work together to create a menopause monster. Weight gain and insomnia can partner with depression to make a tornado of negative thoughts and feelings that seems impossible to diffuse.

Sexual Desire, Aging and Hormones, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman discusses what tends to happen to a person's sexual desire during aging. var src_url="http://pshared.5m...

Age of Gregarious

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.29.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Now, I'm not saying you should go out and buy some coveralls and start braiding your hair again with a soggy stuffed animal in hand, but if you're going to focus on any one resolution, resolve to value yourself, not a number.

Hormone Replacement Therapies Are Hot Again

The Huffington Post | Laura Paull | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

They're back: Estrogen supplements and hormone replacement therapies that women rejected en masse a decade ago when a major study reported significant...

More Than a Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Talks Activism

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

Eva Longoria, who plays the self-involved Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives, takes on extracurricular projects that set her far apart from her shallow onscreen persona.