Most everyone is familiar with the term ‘menopause’, which refers to the end of a woman’s reproductive years. What some people don’t know is that men also go through a similar transition, known as ‘andropause’ or ‘male menopause’, during their later years. In both cases, the transition is often associated with hormone imbalances and tends to coincide with other age‐related declines. Fortunately, rebalancing hormones naturally generally provides symptom relief and also tends to delay other age‐related illnesses and conditions.
The most important groups of hormones for women are estrogens (especially ß‐estradiol) and progesterone. In a healthy female body they balance each other so phases of the menstrual cycle occur regularly. When one is going down, the other is going up. Their synchronized cycle repeats about every month (25 to 35 days). When the balance between estrogen and progesterone is lost, your body may act in unpredictable ways.
When most people think of weight loss, or more specifically the inability to lose weight, they usually don’t think about the sex hormones. However, the sex hormones – including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA – can play a major role in weight loss and have a significant effect on a person’s weight and ability to maintain or lose weight. Read more…
We’ve all heard about the incredible amount of toxins that we are exposed to everyday. What you may not be aware of is that most people choose to take in many, if not most, of these toxins, albeit they are unaware they are doing so. (more…)
Perimenopause is the time period preceding the cessation of normal menstrual periods; this typically occurs sometime between 35 and 50 years of age. It is often thought that hormone levels decline uniformly during this time and that the symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause are due solely to a decrease in sex hormones. Unfortunately, this is not the case. (more…)
The sex hormones are typically broken up into two main groups: the “male” sex hormones and the “female” sex hormones, although both types of sex hormones are present in each gender, albeit at different levels. (more…)