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…
Much of the nutritional information you will read says that a calorie is a calorie. I wish it were this simple, but unfortunately it isn’t. For example: late night calories are different than regular meal time calories. (more…)
Losing weight is tough. Being a woman often times makes things even more challenging. (more…)
The full diet is a 500 calorie per day plan plus daily injections of the pregnancy hormone hCG. Obviously, you’re going to lose weight eating only 500 calories a day. The hormone was included because it was thought that it would help people on the diet reduce their hunger. It was also believed that the hormone would help mobilize fat from areas where it’s typically hard to lose. (more…)