Topic: hormones

Shopping, Dressing Trampy, And Other Things You Supposedly Do When Ovulating

Shopping, Dressing Trampy, And Other Things You Supposedly Do When Ovulating

This week, I mentioned offhandedly to a friend that I was thinking of doing some shopping. “You must be ovulating!!” she exclaimed, telling me about an article she read in which Science proved that women like to shop when their ovaries are squeezing out potential babies. Which reminded me of all the other things I’ve ever heard attributed to ovulation. Because, apparently, the steering wheel of a woman’s body is located squarely in her egg nest. More »

I Was Excited To Get An IUD After The Birth Of My Son — And Then It Got Lost

I Was Excited To Get An IUD After The Birth Of My Son — And Then It Got Lost

After the birth of her first child, Heather knew that she didn’t want anymore more children for awhile. So at eight weeks postpartum, the mommy of one made an appointment to have an IUD inserted. Popular with mothers and the childless for relatively low upkeep, the IUD seemed perfect for Heather, as she could keep the device in place for up to 10 years.

But then, her IUD got lost. More »

The Hormone Diet: Ladies, Testosterone Is Your Friend

The Hormone Diet: Ladies, Testosterone Is Your Friend

Most women think of low testosterone as being a male issue. The reality is that in women, low testosterone can lead to a variety of undesirable side effects, including decreased sex drive, lack of muscle tissue, depression, obesity, osteoporosis, low memory, heart disease, and painful intercourse. Find out the signs of decreased testosterone in women, and what you can do to help if you have that problem. More »

Why You Should Give In To Those PMS Food Cravings

Why You Should Give In To Those PMS Food Cravings

The idea that all women with PMS want chocolate and ice cream may be a tired stereotype, but many women do report some sort of change in appetite or cravings around the time of their periods. But while it might seem wise to ignore PMS food cravings or hunger—you’re already feeling bloated and gross; why risk packing on pounds, too?—resisting may actually be the worst thing you can do. More »

Weight Loss Success: 8 Blood Tests To Keep Your Hormones In Check For Bikini Season

Weight Loss Success: 8 Blood Tests To Keep Your Hormones In Check For Bikini Season

Here’s my new formula for fat loss (no longer based solely on calorie count):

Hormonal Balance + (Calories In – Calories Out) = Lasting Fat Loss

If you would like to ensure your hard work in the gym and in the kitchen will pay off this summer, you need to ensure that all parts of this equation are in check. You’ve got plenty of resources for measuring calorie intake and calorie burn, but getting the hormonal balance part of the equation down is slightly more complicated. For that, you’ll need to schedule a visit with your doctor and request the following basic blood tests: More »