Recent studies have revealed that many of the household products that we use on a daily basis contain harmful toxins that have been linked to asthma, hormonal imbalance, endocrine and neurological disorders and in some cases have even led to death. Although many of these dangerous consumer products dwell in toy chests and refrigerators year-round, experts are saying that exposure is even more prevalent during the holiday season.
Over 60 million American men and women suffer from insomnia and sleeplessness each year and recent studies have indicated that the cause may be largely attributed to an underlying hormonal imbalance.
Recent animal experiments suggested that an ingredient in beer may actually help prevent prostate cancer in men and lower the risk of developing breast cancer in women.
I'm sure you've heard a lot about DHEA and how it's been coined as the "Mother of all Hormones," but what exactly is DHEA? Where does it come from and what makes it so important?
We all experience it, you start “planning” for the December holidays two months in advance, but it never fails, somehow all of the sudden you wake up one day and realize they are right around the corner.
A recent article in the NY Times discussed the dangers of synthetic hormonal drugs such as Premarin, Provera and the compounded form or the two, distributed under trade name Prempro. Ever since the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the FDA has come down pretty hard on companies for the manufacture and distribution of the drugs and with good reason. According to extensive studies, the use of synthetic hormonal treatments such as Premarin, although somewhat effective in treating symptoms associated with menopause, can often lead to health complications such as premature heart attacks, blood clots and breast cancer.
The impact of diet on hormonal health is a popular topic in this community. Remember, all of your hormones work closely together – insulin, cortisol, thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone – if one of them becomes unbalanced, it throws the others out of whack.
According to a recent article on NaturalNews.com, “the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new recommendations advising against mammograms for women under 50 (and recommending only bi-annual screenings for women after that).” The risk associated with mammograms is often two-fold, as is its objective.
BodyLogicMD, America's largest and fastest-growing network of highly trained physicians specializing in bioidentical hormones, fitness and nutrition, recently announced their new and improved Hormone Balance Test!
The debate over the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been a perpetual tug-of-war between traditional and alternative medicine. We can all agree that there is a middle ground in the bioidentical hormone debate. Suzanne Somers is on one side of the debate, while others such as Julie Deardorff of the Chicago Tribune take a much different stand on the issue. So what’s it going to take to bridge the divide between mainstream and preventive practices?
Recent studies have revealed a startling correlation between sleep apnea and diabetes. Did you know that one-third of all Americans with diabetes and 80% of all men suffering from moderate to severe sleep apnea haven’t even been diagnosed yet? What’s even more alarming is that scientists have said that sleep apnea and diabetes go hand in hand.
BodyLogicMD Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alicia Stanton was recently featured on an episode of Let’s Talk Live, discussing how using bioidentical hormones to balance your hormones can aid in disease prevention. During the segment, Dr. Stanton talks about the damaging effects of environmental toxins such as pesticides, pollution and consumer products and how they can propagate hormonal imbalance, which can lead to further disease and ailment.
Throughout our lives, it's in our inherent nature to question our purpose in life. It's natural for us to wonder whether or not we're taking the right steps towards achieving that in which we view as success. As years fold into decades, it seems harder and harder to wash away our worries and concerns. It seems that our fears and apprehensions have precipitated into our daily lives, making it more difficult to complete day-to-day tasks. We reach a certain age where death becomes an imminent reality - our hopes become eclipsed by the shadows of mortality. We don't feel like ourselves anymore. We feel as if there's something missing in our lives, we feel incomplete. As we age, our bodies begin to change, and as our bodies change, so do our values, our goals and our idea of success. We're constantly changing who we are, improving who we are and shaping the person who we want to be.