Oxytocin aka the “love hormone” may not be all that and a heart shaped box of chocolates More
Melatonin supplements are my favorite sleep-aid these days (and I say this as a former NyQuil fiend). They could also be good way to protect against diabetes, according to a new study.
If your food cravings are out of control, your memory forgettable, your skinny jeans unwearable and sleep unattainable, you could be suffering from a hormone imbalance. There are six things that can throw your hormones out of balance, and they may just surprise you. More
Are you past 40, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and wondering why you’re still gaining weight? Many people might assume that they need more exercise or to avoid specific foods, but according to new research, it could actually be because of menopause. More
Yesterday, I got pretty angry about a piece that CNN wrote, regarding a forthcoming study about how ovulation and hormones impact a woman’s decision to vote. And, apparently, I wasn’t the only one who didn’t like the lack of skepticism … More
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
After the birth of her first child, Heather knew that she didnâ€™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
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
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 hungerâ€”you’re already feeling bloated and gross; why risk packing on pounds, too?â€”resisting may actually be the worst thing you can do. More
The same forces behind today’s young girls experiencing puberty earlier could be leading more young and middle-aged women to develop a hormonal condition once seen mainly in older, post-menopausal females. The condition, calledÂ hyperostosis frontalis internaÂ (HFI), is 2.5 times more likely … More
Women who use hormonal birth control are better at remembering the gist of emotional eventsâ€”but not the details,Â researchers say. Conversely, women experiencing ‘natural hormonal cycles’ are better at detail recollection.Â Graduate researcher Shawn Nielsen, who led the study, stresses that the … More
Here’s my new formula for fat loss (no longer based solely on calorie count):
Hormonal Balance + (Calories In â€“ 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