anxiety hormones

Are My Hormones Messing with My Anxiety?

Because mental health and hormone health have a stronger connection than you might realize. If you suffer from anxiety, you know all too well the debilitating effects it can have: panic attacks, restlessness, and, weirdly, fatigue. That’s because when your body and mind is hyped up all the time, exhaustion follows. And you can get into a cycle of panic, …

Beauty hormone

Does a Beauty Hormone Really Exist?

And if so…how can you turn it on? Real talk for a minute, everyone: beauty, and how it’s created. In 2018, there are all kinds of ways to manifest beauty, from spa treatments, to cosmetic surgery, to the basics like nutrition and good sleep. And we are here to say: they are ALL okay. The ways an individual decides to …

symptoms

Why Your Doctor Doesn’t Understand Your Symptoms

Not every doctor is trained in hormone health. Here’s how to ask the right questions, and advocate for correct diagnoses and treatment. Does it ever feel like you and your doctor are speaking two different languages? Or, that you are being prescribed treatment that doesn’t seem quite right? You’re not alone, and just as Western medicine is evolving, so too …

4 hormones

4 Hormones You Need to Know

  The following excerpt from Vitacost talks about the ever-present hormones in your body and the profound influence they have on your energy, thoughts, behaviors, and health. The first step towards attaining hormonal health is to understand what these chemicals coursing through your body actually are, and then discussing with your physician and getting the appropriate tests. Next up? Supporting hormonal harmony through lifestyle …

Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen Dominance

While not the only two important hormones to manage as you age, estrogen and progesterone are unique because they actually need each other to stay balanced and for you to feel good. Think about your period. PMS symptoms are caused by the imbalance of these two important hormones. As you get older that similar experience becomes more and more part …

Natural products for menopause relief: Why They’re Different From HRT

Hot flashes? Insomnia? Moodiness? For the symptoms you most want to treat, here is how both HRT and natural products stack up. When The Hunger Game’ Katniss Everdeen became “the girl on fire,” hot flashes were probably not what she had in mind. And yet, for so many with menopausal symptoms, being a girl (er, woman) “on fire” – or …

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Eat your way to vibrant looks and hormone health

Time to bust out your veggies and whole grains: let’s whip up some good-for-you yummies, with huge beauty-boosting benefits When it comes to hormone health, here’s a fun, insider tip: you can eat you way there. Or at the very least, you can go a significant way towards hormone balance, simply by the way you utilize nutrition and targeted supplementation. …

making medicine

Bioidentical Series: Who’s Making Your Medicine?

This is Part 2 of our 3 part series. Seriously. Who is mixing up the stuff you swallow each day? Previously in the series, we discussed the risks and benefits of bioidentical hormones. Today we talk to you about a topic rarely discussed between patients and doctors: who, exactly, is making your hormones? It’s a particularly relevant question when it …

bioidentical hormones

Bioidentical Series: Are bioidentical hormones the right choice for you?

This is Part 1 of our 3 part series. Like every health treatment, man-made hormones, or “bioidentical hormones,” have both risks and benefits. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision. If you are postmenopausal or entering perimenopause, then chances are, you’ve heard about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). And if you’re considering HRT, then chances are also …