Menopause without Estrogen

Transitioning into menopause can be challenging for many women.  The most common complaints arise from the drop in estrogen such as hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, foggy thinking, incontinence and bone loss. While bioidentical hormones may help many women deal with the symptoms associated with menopause they are not for everyone. …

Estrogens and Mental-Emotional Wellbeing

“Suddenly I can’t remember where I put my keys and I have sticky notes all over my house.” “I never used to cry at AARP commercials, what is happening to me?” These are some pretty common complaints from women going through ‘the change’.  Hormones and neurotransmitters including estrogen, progesterone, serotonin, cortisol and more play essential…

Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. Endocrine disruptors can wreak havoc on our hormonal systems by increasing production of certain hormones and decreasing production of others.  They can imitate hormones, interfere with hormone signaling, compete…

Top 10 Foods to Avoid If You Are Trying To Lose Weight

The foods listed below are foods that you should remove from your diet bring hormones into balance and control cravings. 1. Sugar Refined carbs (white starches) raise cortisol, the main stress hormone.  What does high cortisol mean? A slower metabolism, a messed-up sleep cycle, and a lagging sex drive.  Try following a no-white-stuff-diet for a…

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, (PCOS) is a complex metabolic disease affecting the pancreas, hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis, thyroid, and adrenals.  PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age and can cause fertility issues. PCOS is associated with the formation of benign cysts forming on the ovaries.  The ovaries are vital in the production…