Category: Lifestyle

8 Sneaky Signs You Have a Hormonal Imbalance

In my clinical practice, I treat hundreds of women each year, and each day I hear the same general concerns:“I have no energy; I can’t sleep; I’m so stressed; my moods are out of control!”I can’t sleep; I’m so stressed; my moods are out of control!” As I begin considering and eliminating various illnesses or conditions for each of these complaints, I think about hormones. Out-of-control hormones can cause or mimic many medical issues, and they can have a serious impact on your quality of life.   1) Belly Fat The adrenal glands are two small glands that sit on...

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Thyroid Health: What Can You Do?:

You’re feeling sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and lacking in stamina. Your weight is up, your hair is looking thin, and you have trouble staying warm. You’re probably suffering from an underactive thyroid gland, a problem that is especially common in women who are under physical stress and have a family history of thyroid disease. To reverse your symptoms, you may need a prescription medication to normalize the levels of thyroid hormone in your system. Here, unfortunately, is where some of you will interject… “But I’m already taking thyroid medication, and my symptoms aren’t going away!” You’re feeling sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and lacking...

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Stress and Your Adrenal Health

Scientists know that stress is a serious problem. Research conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that up to 90% of all illness and disease is stress related. While once you may have assumed that “stress” is defined by the length of your daily to-do list, you now know that’s only part of the story. Stress is anything that causes the body to overwork in order to perform its many functions. Long-term stressors including a diet filled with excessive fat, empty calories, and yes, sugar, can cause obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and mood disorders....

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The Highs and Lows of Depression

BEATING THE BLUES: Don’t Suffer, Supplement! Signs of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, including sex Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, and pessimism Sleeping too much or too little, early-morning waking Source WebMD Modern life has its ups and downs and will always be filled with joy and sadness. It’s natural to experience these highs and lows, but if you’re consistently feeling sad or have lost interest in the things you love this may be an indication that there is an underlying imbalance that needs...

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Solutions for Urinary Incontinence

Don’t suffer in silence! Every day in my clinic, women come to me seeking help for a problem they would rather not talk about. These women can be as young as 30 or as old as 90, but their stories are remarkably similar. With obvious embarrassment, they tell me of dashing from the checkout line to find a bathroom, often leaving the cart behind… or of interrupting a workout to peel off gym clothes that are soaked in more than sweat. I’ve even heard them speak sadly of having to give up travel by air and car, even church...

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