When was the last time you felt refreshed and renewed after a night’s sleep?  Ever heard the old adage “Quality over Quantity” – well, that applies to your sleep too!  When we get consistent restorative sleep, our bodies and minds function optimally, our hormones and neurotransmitters have an opportunity to replenish and

It’s been one month since Mindy took her first steps toward “living better, longer” with BodyLogicMD and The Wellness Project. In early November, Mindy had her first appointment with Dr. Stephen Center of BodyLogicMD of San Diego. Before Mindy went to see Dr. Center, she had been experiencing many of the discomforts

Have you ever noticed that when you are tired you tend to eat more? Or when you go to the grocery store tired, you tend to buy more, or just can’t resist that candy bar at the checkout counter? While it is not an excuse to indulge, when we are sleep deprived,

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

I saw an interesting patient today that presented with persistent anxiety, insomnia, moodiness despite her doctor giving her increasingly higher doses of estrogen and eventually resorting to antidepressants. She had a hysterectomy 2 years prior for uterine fibroids, but was only ever put on different estrogens , but never any of the

I recently wrote and article about adrenal fatigue awareness. In this I explain what is Adrenal Fatigue, what are the symptoms, how common this is, as well as how to treat. Many people and doctors as well have never heard of this syndrome. Most of us will experience some degree of adrenal fatigue

Many peri-menopausal women have trouble sleeping. In fact, this turns out to be one the most common complaints of patients we see at BodylogicMD of Sacramento. Many times this problem is related to a shortage of progesterone, especially when balanced against estrogen. Most patients who are in this situation get great relief

We often see patients that complain of insomnia or poor sleep as their main symptom. There are multiple reasons for insomnia, but certainly hormones play a big part in the treatment. Oftentimes, we see female patients that are going through menopause or perimenopause, and they seek our help because their current hormonal

Sleep not only helps restore the body’s tissues and cells, but also helps recharge energy levels. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body doesn’t have enough time to make repairs and you’ll likely wake up feeling exhausted and fatigued. A good night’s rest can be hard to come by, especially during the frenzied holiday season. With so much to get done, sleep isn’t exactly a top priority. But don’t let the holiday runaround deprive you of your sleep. Plan your day in advance. You’re only human and you can’t do it all, so only commit to what you truly believe you can accomplish in one day. It’s important that we’re aware of our limitations and that we set boundaries to avoid over-taxing our reserves.

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.

Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress or anxiety, giving it the name “the stress hormone.” When we experience stress or anxiety, our bodies respond to these stressors by releasing cortisol into our blood stream. Cortisol is our body’s “fight or flight” response to stress. On the short term, increased levels of cortisol can help boost the body’s immune system, desensitize the body’s response to pain, increase energy levels and help maintain homeostasis.

Learn How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Help You. BodyLogicMD provides targeted and comprehensive seminars focused on natural bioidentical hormone therapy and our customized fitness and nutrition programs – at no cost to our attendees. Our highly trained physicians share their expertise and show how our individualized programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. Plus, guests enjoy the opportunity to speak directly with our physician presenter(s) in a question and answer format following each seminar.

Learn How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Help You. BodyLogicMD provides targeted and comprehensive seminars focused on natural bioidentical hormone therapy and our customized fitness and nutrition programs – at no cost to our attendees. Our highly trained physicians share their expertise and show how our individualized programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. Plus, guests enjoy the opportunity to speak directly with our physician presenter(s) in a question and answer format following each seminar.

In women who are entering menopause, estrogen levels are either too high or too low. Estrogen influences the production of serotonin - a neurotransmitter that regulates mood. Irritable Men Syndrome or Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is the term used to describe the mood swings in men. Although Irritable Male Syndrome is most often caused by high stress and/or low testosterone; high estrogen levels can also cause irritability in men.

Insomnia in men resulting from low testosterone and sleep apnea can lead to several other problems including fatigue, reduced insulin sensitivity, low human growth hormone levels and high cortisol levels. Cortisol, the stress hormone, will increase with prolonged insomnia because of the stress on the body. Constant high levels of cortisol can create a hormone pattern that further reduces testosterone production. It can also lead to adrenal fatigue which often worsens the fatigue and insomnia.

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