Sex at midlife is just as important – if not more important – as at any other time in our adult life. Watch Dr. Jennifer Landa, hormone expert and author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women, Ande Lyons of Bring Back Desire , and Joan Price, author of Naked at Our Age
I’ve been challenging myself – and I want to challenge you – to eat a pound of veggies per day. A pound a day you ask? Yes! And to help you along with the practical aspects of what this means, I interviewed Chef Joy Houston. I came away from the interview with
This is the fifth and final part of my series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part four of this series, I talked about diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C, and gave you tips on how to decrease the risk of diabetes with effective lifestyle changes. In part five, I’ll discuss TSH
A relationship needs to be more than just business as usual if you want it to thrive, not just function. Date nights are so important that even the first couple, the Obamas, make room for them in there lives! Dates are more than a luxury, they’re a necessity, especially if you have
I've been considering starting bioidentical hormones. Ever since my mid 40's, I've been experiencing difficulty sleeping and on night's that I actually I do manage to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night, I wake up the next day feeling fatigued and lethargic. A girlfriend of mine told me that it could my hormones. I've been Googling a lot lately and a lot of the information on the internet doesn't really address the basics. My question is what exactly are hormones and how do they work?
A new Swedish study accepted for publication by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolis — a publication of The Endocrine Society — reported on 407 patients that had experienced a stroke in their lifetime. These patients have been followed for a period of two years after the stroke. Levels of a hormone called IGF-1 have been shown to be elevated in the patients who had the best recovery after stroke.
It has been suggested to my wife by her primary care doctor that the symptoms she's been experiencing as of late are likely the result of leaky gut syndrome. I've never heard of this condition and I was hoping that you could elaborate on what it means to have a leaky gut.
I’m 47-years-old and I’ve been researching natural hormone replacement options to help me find some relief from my hot flashes and moodiness. Another big issue I’ve been dealing with is stress. I’ve always been high-strung, but lately I’ve noticed that I fly off the handle over the smallest of things. Is it true that hormones or lack thereof can make stress worse? Also, what are some things that I can do that might help me de-stress?
Hormone imbalances aren’t the only causes for a loss of libido — stress is another important factor. Cortisol, often referred to as the stress hormone, dramatically increases when you under stress. This increase in cortisol can interfere with the binding of testosterone to its receptor sites, which renders the testosterone ineffective.
Here is another part of the story from the famed Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trials which were prematurely discontinued when it was found that women using a combination of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and the progestin, medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) increased the likelihood of breast cancer and heart disease.
Has your sex drive been declining as you’ve been getting older? If so, you’re not alone. Low libido is a common complaint for both men and women, but it’s not an inevitable consequence of aging. There’s a lot you can do to increase your libido, especially when you know what’s going on in your body.
I was on vacation last week and read in More Magazine about the increasing popularity of combo-pilling. Then, this morning I saw a segment on the Today Show with the editor-in-chief of More Magazine and Nancy Snyderman, MD discussing combo-pilling again. This is a down-right scary practice that is undertaken by many women in their desperate fight to get control of their weight. Patients are looking for combinations of different weight loss pills to try to mimic the effects of the drug combination Phen-fen (Phentermine-Fenfluramine). Phen- fen was a very successful combination of weight loss pills that did lead to more weight loss than either pill alone, but Fenfluramine was ultimately taken off the market because of an increase in fatal pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart problems. Phentermine has not been shown to have harmful effects and is still on the market. Unfortunately for women, Phentermine doesn’t work as well by itself.
I myself am a big fan of TheRealCougarWoman blog. It has been and continues to be a great source for Real Cougars who want to stay on the top of their game. And as a new 5-Carat expert, I’m very excited to share what valuable information I can to help Real Cougars continue to maintain a well-rounded and perfectly cut, diamond lifestyle.
I saw a recent video that Dr. Landa posted called "Libido Reboot." With Valentine's Day coming up, I was hoping that Dr. Landa could offer some advice on what I can do to spice things up in the romance department. I eat well, exercise four days a week and recently started taking bioidentical hormones. Outside of that, what can my husband and I do to spruce up our sex life? Any advice is much appreciated.