Dr. Jen tells Cosmo why it’s a good idea to sleep in the buff. A recent study showed that less than 10 percent of Americans sleep in the buff. Whaa? Not only is it dead sexy, experts swear naked sleep is actually good for you. We asked them to spill on the top reasons you should

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Thyroid function is typically assessed initially using TSH levels. The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by the pituitary gland in response to decreasing thyroid hormone levels in the body. With autoimmune destruction of the thyroid, secretion of TSH increases in response to low circulating levels of the thyroid hormone.  In the

Weight gain and menopause seem to go together.  Many of my female patients describe rapid weight gain as they approached and entered menopause.  I hear them say,”I don’t know what happened.  I eat the same and exercise same, but I don’t dress the same because I can’t fit into my clothes any

Mood disorders are among the most common complaints I see in my anti-aging practice. The most common symptoms are anxiety and depression. However common associated symptoms are fatigue, insomnia, difficulty concentrating and memory problems. One of the challenges I always face in treating a new patient is tackling numerous symptoms in just

A Fox News article yesterday revealed the benefits of Rhodiola rosea as a cure for depression. Read more of the article here. Rhodiola is a known adaptogenic herb. An adaptogenic herb, is a substance that works to regulate your cortisol levels. It helps your cortisol level remain normal whether it is too

There’s a new TV program on the National Geographic Channel – Doomsday Preppers.  It’s a program about real life people who are preparing for any interpretation of Doomsday.   I mention it because we’re about to talk about cortisol.  Cortisol imbalance often leads to Adrenal Fatigue- one of the biggest hit phrases for

One of the most common complaints we see in both men and women is hair loss. This is a very complex issue with multiple potential causes. It is imperative that one’s hormones are balanced and continuously monitored. One of the most common hormones attributed to this problem is dht . This is

During the month of “love” most of us will be examining the amount of love that is present within our own lives. Although the word love is often abused in today’s society, the expression of love is an inherent need to almost every creature on this planet. From infants and through our

There are many symptoms associated with menopause, but the symptom that epitomizes menopause is the Hot Flash.  About 85% of women will experience Hot Flashes as they approach and enter menopause. Some women will have intense, frequent Hot Flashes, while others have mild, infrequent Hot Flashes.   Often, Hot Flashes decrease in frequency

Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Do you feel exhausted even after eight hours of sleep? Do you feel “burned out” or “stressed?” Do you push yourself with caffeine and sugar? Do you lack energy to parent or work your normal job? Do you have

During the holiday season , stress can be overwhelming. It is very important to try and maintain some sort of stability during this time of year. This will include trying to control sugar and alcohol intake, continuing to exercise , and trying to keep healthy hormone levels. We can certainly provide guidelines

Modern holiday traditions and stresses wreak havoc on our metabolic function – a function carefully crafted before the invention of the mega-plex shopping center. Family time, loneliness, finances and over indulgence – all common stressors – exacerbated by the holidays that can lead to an over-abundance of stress and have detrimental effects

Lack of sleep is one of the more common problems experienced by many adults. Adequate sleep is such a rare commodity.  How often do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep, stay asleep, or just plain missing  a good night’s restful sleep? Many important processes take place as we sleep. Regeneration and

We see so many people in the practice that complain about steeds and the effects it has on their life. I tell patients it really does not matter if it is good or bad it is still stress and will cause a change in their cortisol levels. Your body does not care

Stress is a constant villain against our health. There is not one system in our body that is safe from the damage stress can inflict, and our sexual health is no exception. People who are under a great deal of stress for extended periods of time can develop a variety of symptoms,

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