HAIR LOSS AND AGING

Whether you are male or female, most of us all want those luscious locks of hair forever. I doubt that any of us wish to be bald, or want to have that receding hairline, or deal with clogged drains from all the hair loss in the shower. Many of the causes involve hormones. We have […]

OPTIMAL THYROID HEALTH

Your thyroid—a small gland in your neck—has a huge impact on your body. It produces the thyroid hormone (TH), which is responsible for several functions including management of your metabolism, heartbeat, temperature, mood, bowel movements, and more, in check. When the thyroid does not produce enough TH, this is an underactive thyroid. A thyroid health […]

INFLAMMATION

Inflammation is a process where your body’s defense system protects you from infection of outside invaders, such as bacteria and viruses. But in some diseases, like arthritis, your immune system triggers it when there are no invaders to fight off. In these autoimmune diseases, your immune system acts as if regular tissues are the enemy.

TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN

It is possible for a woman’s testosterone production to be too high or too low. Because testosterone is a key hormone in the body, a testosterone imbalance can have quite an impact on your health and well-being. Although testosterone is often thought of as a “male hormone”, it’s actually vital to women as well. Optimal […]

HORMONES AND YOUR HEART HEALTH

When we talk about the role that hormones play on various aspects of our body, we can’t forget the impact it makes on the most vital organ- the heart. When it comes to heart health, hormones play a leading role. The way they are functioning in the body directly impacts the cardiovascular system, the heart […]

WHY WEARING SUNSCREEN YEAR-ROUND IS IMPORTANT

Whether it be summer or winter, many people tend to have that urge to have some extra color to their skin. People get caught up in the summer fun and forget to apply sun protection, or even purposely put their skin at risk just to get that bronzed glow. Then in the winter, we think […]

MELATONIN

Your quality of sleep determines how well you are going to function the following day, both mentally and physically. These days it can be so difficult to get quality sleep on a consistent basis. Life in general throws so many different curveballs and stressors that can easily interfere with our sleep schedule. The hormone Melatonin […]

HORMONES & EXERCISE

When it comes to exercise, whether it be to stay in shape or to excel in athletics, there is one key aspect that most of us probably do not think of—hormones. Certain hormones play a pivotal role in supporting improved fitness. These mostly come into play during the recovery period. That is why rest and […]

WHY IS GOOD SKINCARE IMPORTANT?

There are many different types of people when it comes to skincare. On one end of the spectrum, there are people who obsess about skincare while others do the bare minimum thinking it is no big deal. Well, the reality is it is most definitely a big deal. Your skin serves to protect our bodies […]

SLEEP

Sleep is a complicated thing. So many factors come into play when determining the quality of sleep. It could be stress levels, high cortisol levels, the mind not shutting off, the body not producing enough melatonin, caffeine intake, hormone depletion, diet, technology, etc. It could even be as simple as having a bad sleeping environment. […]