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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…

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Could You Have Hypothyroidism and Not Even Know It?

Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid May Mimic Other Conditions Many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) coincide with other conditions, allowing hypothyroidism to go undetected for quite some time. Changes in the menstrual cycle, constipation, depression, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue, and difficulty losing weight could be attributed to everything from menopause to normal aging.…

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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…

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Warning Signs of Andropause and What to Do About It

Pay Attention to These Symptoms of “Male Menopause” It’s common knowledge that at or near middle age, all women experience a process called menopause, where their hormone production slows, their ovaries eventually stop producing eggs, and they stop menstruating. This process comes with a wide variety of side effects, including weight fluctuation, mood swings, and…

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Do You Need a Brain Boost?

Advances in Cognitive Health The traditional medicine view of neurodegeneration (the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons) has been that it is irreversible and that adults cannot grow back lost or damaged neurons. However, more and more research is showing that this is not true, and experts in the field of functional and…

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Poor Sleep Habits Can Lead to Weight Gain

New Study Shows that Poor Sleep Makes You Reach for Fattening Pick-Me-Ups Fewer hours of sleep are proven to make you hungrier, yet hormonal issues can prevent you from catching enough Z’s no matter how hard you try. If you’re trying to slim down after indulging over this winter, you may need to focus on…

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Hormones Can Be a Headache- Literally!

Prevention, Treatment, and Causes of Hormonal Headaches Almost everyone has experienced at least one splitting headache in their lifetime. Headaches can take many forms, from tension headaches to migraines. Whether they are short in duration or chronic, mild or severe, headaches can be very disruptive to daily life. Depending on the type of headache, there…

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Don’t Let Stress Cause a Stroke

May is National Meditation Month—Make Time to Meditate, Not Medicate If you want to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke—two leading causes of mortality in the US—there is research showing that you may have to look no further than your meditation mat. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that when African American…

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Hot Flashes— How Many Years Do They Last?

Duration of Menopause Symptoms Varies From Woman to Woman Most women are familiar with one of the major symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, in which normal body temperature rises and an intense feeling of heat suddenly flushes over the body. Hot flashes are usually accompanied by a red, flushed face and heavy sweating. Hot flashes…

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Balance Your Hormones with a Customized Diet

The Importance of Diet in Maintaining Hormone Balance Hormones perform countless essential tasks in your body—they regulate your immune system, help you digest and extract nutrients from food, regulate your mood, and keep your energy levels high and your libido strong. Maintaining adequate hormone levels is critical, not only for your long-term health, but also…

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