Hormonal Health





hormone disrupting foods

Hormone Disrupting Foods in Your Kitchen Now

Whenever I see a patient at the Women to Women clinic, who is experiencing life-disrupting symptoms, one of the first things we talk about is her diet. I have learned over the years that the old adage “you are what you eat” is so very true, especially during the transition before and after menopause. When […]

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endocrine glands

Endocrine Glands and Hormones

The Glands and Hormones of the Female Endocrine System This particular table lists the key endocrine glands which are commonly found in females as well as the hormones they naturally release, in addition to many of the diffuse endocrine organs plus tissues that are in your body and their related hormones. It is important to […]

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estrogen dominance

Estrogen Dominance – Is It Real?

Topics covered in this article: Dr. John Lee and the original theory of estrogen dominance Why “estrogen dominance” is misleading — and a new understanding Symptoms of estrogen dominance Effects of xenoestrogens Phytotherapy — a gentle approach to a complex issue What you can do Most conventional doctors still tell women that menopause — and […]

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phytotherapy

Phytotherapy — The Key To Hormonal Balance?

So many women I talk to are afraid to try herbal remedies because they’re uncertain about safety. They think that because a pharmaceutical drug has been studied in a laboratory, regulated by the FDA and prescribed by a doctor, it has to be safe. But the truth is that conventional medicine is responsible for 255,000 […]

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high cortisol levels

The Destructive Effect of High Cortisol Levels

What is cortisol? In its normal function, cortisol helps us meet life’s challenges by converting proteins into energy, releasing glycogen and counteracting inflammation. For a short time, that’s okay. But at sustained high levels, cortisol gradually tears your body down. Cortisol is one essential we can’t live without.  But too much of a good thing […]

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stress response

The Stress Response

Adapted from Is it Me or My Hormones? In recent years, the word “stress” has taken on such negative connotations, but from the body’s point of view, it only means any type of demand or challenge that requires the body to expend extra energy. Getting up from your seat and walking across the room is a […]

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