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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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Correlation Between Pre-diabetes and Testosterone Levels in Men

The Results of Free Estradiol, SHBG & Testosterone Testing In 2016, a study published in the journal Diabetes Care offered new hope to men with type 2 diabetes. It found that six months of testosterone therapy significantly reduced insulin and glucose levels in men with type 2 diabetes who were also testosterone deficient. The therapy also reduced the…

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Gluten Free: Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitive?

Gluten Sensitivities Are Probably Not Just in Your Head… You’ve probably heard of gluten―a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye―and you probably know that some people can’t eat it. You may have even heard that those people have something called celiac disease. But did you know that some people who don’t have celiac disease shouldn’t eat…

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Men Experience Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy Too

Pregnancy, Postpartum and Men’s Testosterone Levels It’s become a common joke among expecting parents that the male partners have to shed “pregnancy weight” along with their female partners after the birth of their child. Whether those extra pounds were gained as a result of intentionally “showing support” or just indulging along with their partner’s pregnancy…

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Could You be Suffering from Birth Control-Related Depression?

Depression Among Women on Oral Contraceptives If you’ve been feeling blue lately, you may want to think twice before refilling your birth control prescription. New research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that all types of hormonal contraception come with an increased risk of depression. A 14-year, nationwide study looked at one million women between the ages…

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Are You Struggling With Erectile Dysfunction?

Signs of Impotence Having a healthy sex life is important to the majority of adults—both men and women. Sex can be one of the most organic, beautiful, and satisfying experiences you can have. But when bodily dysfunctions get in the way of enjoying a healthy and satisfying sex life, many people don’t know where to…

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How Many Menopause Symptoms Are There?

Menopause Symptoms: Your Body’s Way of Telling You to Increase Self Care Many women look to the onset of menopause with dread, having heard horror stories from other women about all the different symptoms that can plague them during this major life transition. But it doesn’t have to be this way—the more you support your…

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Consumers Confused by Nutritional Labels

Get Your (Nutrition) Facts Straight! A trip to the supermarket for groceries can turn into a daunting task when faced with a dozen aisles stocked with packaged foods claiming to be “healthy.” Nutritional information on labels and restaurant menus can be incredibly deceiving, and many of the health claims on these foods are nothing but…

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How Do Hormones Play a Role in Your Sleep Habits?

The Link Between Sleeplessness and Hormones In an ideal scenario, sleep would come naturally and quickly upon going to bed and hitting the pillow. But more often than not, this is not the case, as millions of Americans struggle with sleeping problems and insomnia. While there are several possible causes for having trouble sleeping, from…

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