Brain Inflammation: A Hidden Cause of Depression?

Over six million adults in the US and around 360 million worldwide suffer from depression. But for many, commonly prescribed antidepressant medications provide no relief for their symptoms—and many come with unwanted side effects. Now, recent research on the causes of depression reveals the reason antidepressants are so often ineffective—and why fighting inflammation in the…

Testosterone Replacement Therapy For the Heart?

Testosterone Therapy, While Good for Muscle Mass and Sexual Stamina, Has Raised Concern About Cardiovascular Risk. However, a New Study Indicates That Testosterone Therapy May Actually Be Heart-Protective. As men age, their testosterone levels naturally start waning—in fact, it has been estimated that nearly 40 percent of men aged 45 and older have clinically low…

BHRT May Provide Relief from Joint Pain

Relieve Knee, Shoulder, and Lower Back Pain Do you enjoy dancing? Hiking? Gardening? Playing with your children or grandchildren? If you have joint pain, especially knee, shoulder, or back pain, some of your favorite activities have probably become painful and arduous, if not impossible. And because regular physical activity is essential for your physical health—even…

Diabetes: The Hormonal Connection

Diabetes is a growing global health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes has nearly quadrupled, from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Part of why this is such a huge problem is because diabetes can lead to sexual dysfunction, heart failure, blindness, kidney failure, amputation, and…

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

How Diets Can Make You Fatter Have you ever experienced the “boomerang effect” from dieting? It’s a common story: you get serious about dieting and gradually succeed in losing weight, but it doesn’t last. Eventually, it comes back―very likely in a greater amount than you lost. In fact, many people who diet gain back more…

Acid Reflux Symptoms? Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help

Resolving Acid Reflux Without Antacids Anyone who has ever had a full-blown attack of acid reflux disease (otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) knows that it can be seriously debilitating. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem—more than 15 million people are thought to suffer from acid reflux, and they keep the market for antacids…