Our hormones maintain the chemical balance in the body. The menstrual cycle in women triggers the production of some important hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When the ovaries stop functioning, whether due to age (menopause) or due to surgical removal, there is a cessation in the production of these vital hormones. Accompanying physiological changes include osteoporosis, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, insomnia, irregular periods, loss of libido, and poss…
Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) released it’s findings regarding traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), women have been looking for alternatives. Suzanne Somer’s book, The Sexy Years, introduced many of us to the term “Bioidentical hormone.” Find out what they are and whether you should be researching them further as an alternative treatment to menopause symptoms.
If you have not yet experienced menopause then the terms hormone replacement therapy may sound foreign to you. As the terms suggest, HRT or hormone replacement therapy is a treatment aimed at easing the symptoms of menopause by hormonal replacement.
Almost all commercial dairies now market their milk as being free of synthetic estrogen compounds, but dairy milk actually accounts for around 60-80% of all the estrogen we consume as humans. How can this be so? The main reason is that most milk products originate from pregnant cows that are artificially kept pregnant for about
Hormone imbalance is widespread in the female population: as many as 80% of women experience it during their lifetimes. But women mustn’t be blamed for ignoring the symptoms of hormone imbalance. They can be extremely confusing, even for medical doctors, and often creep up on a person so slowly that it’s difficult to discern if
We all have to cope with gray hair and wrinkles at some point. But some of the hormone-related symptoms of aging can become problematic as you reach and move through the more senior years of your life. Women are used to dealing with moving through shifts in their bodies: they go through menstrual changes every
Hormonal changes can produce a wide range of physical and mental symptoms. Hormones are the chemical messengers that allow your body to function in harmony. During your reproductive years, women’s hormones cycle up and down every month naturally. Changes also commonly occur during the two significant events in your life that affect your hormones the
Having a baby is the most thrilling, wonderful, emotionally fulfilling experiences in life, right? Right? Or maybe you’re not feeling that warm fuzzy feeling that everyone talks about. If so, you could be experiencing a touch of the baby blues and you’re not alone. Research shows us that about 80% of women who’ve recently given
When you’re eliminating gluten, it’s important to consider which alcoholic drinks you will incorporate into your diet. You may not have considered how much gluten there is in alcohol yet, but it can really affect your exposure to gluten. Any beverages made from wheat, barley, or rye contain gluten, as do malted alcoholic beverages made
Naturally, you want to give your baby every feasible chance of the best possible life and health. Ideally, you should resolve your own health issues – including gut health – before getting pregnant. This gives your baby many advantages, some of which last a lifetime. But some things are difficult, or even impossible, to control.