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. …

Triglycerides

What are triglycerides? A triglyceride is an energy storage molecule and biochemical name for fat.  When food is digested it is broken down and converted to energy, which is either used by the body or stored.  If there is more energy than the body needs, some of the remaining energy is converted into triglycerides for storage.…

Acne

What is Acne? Acne is the most common skin condition, it can occur even after puberty for many men and women.  Our skin is a good reflection of what is going on within our bodies.  Adult acne can be caused by multiple factors including hormonal imbalances, elevated insulin, food sensitivities, certain medications, and poor hydration…

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…