CORTISOL

Think of cortisol as nature’s built-in alarm system. It is your body’s main stress hormone. It works with certain parts of your brain to control your mood, motivation, and fear. Cortisol is made in the adrenal glands in your kidneys. We are all pretty familiar with the ‘fight-or-flight’ instinct in a crisis, and cortisol plays […]

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

I am sure that most of us are familiar with the terms “vampire facial” and “oshot”. We see it all over these reality television shows. It can be super intimidating when seeing it advertised on TV, but these facials, also referred to as PRP (platelet rich plasma) facials and vaginal treatments, are so beneficial and […]

BENEFITS OF PROGESTERONE

We are all familiar with the female sex hormone called estrogen,  but another key female hormone produced is progesterone. Many women are familiar with progesterone as a hormone that is essential for fertility and for pregnancy. Once a woman hits perimenopause, progesterone production in the ovaries starts to decline. By the time she reaches menopause, […]

BODY SCULPTING

It is that time of year again when the sun is out and the weather starts getting warmer. What does that mean? Summer and swim suit season is right around the corner. This tends to be the time that most of us start to really emphasize that diet, body sculpting and workout regimen. You may […]

ADRENAL HEALTH

A good majority of our hormones are produced in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is known as the master gland that controls the functions of other important glands, such as the adrenal gland. The human body has two adrenal glands, one sits on top of each kidney.

BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. While it plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain, most people do not get enough of it. Some of its many functions include helping with muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure, and supporting the immune system. Involved in […]

IBS

A good majority of us experience gastrointestinal issues at some point in our lives. Common symptoms can range from mild heartburn, indigestion, bloating and constipation, to the more intense case commonly known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Between 3 and 20 percent of Americans experience IBS. The condition affects more women than men. Some people […]

ESTROGEN

As many of us know, estrogen is the main female sex hormone that in a woman’s body. It is very common for estrogen levels to fluctuate at various times of the month and through a woman’s lifetime. It is found in both men and women. While its main role is to manage the reproductive system, […]

OSTEOPOROSIS/OSTEOPENIA

Bones are the skeleton that keeps us together and keeps us mobile. Hormones are really important to bone health and strength. When we are young, we don’t really think of it in those terms. We don’t think about how strong or weak our bones are or how important it is to keep them strong. We […]

SUGAR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

Sugar is one of those controversial topics when it comes to our health. Naturally, it is in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming these foods in moderation can be ok. We must be wary of added sugar. Consuming vast amounts of it is the biggest problem contributing […]