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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Millions of people are bloated right now. Maybe you have trouble closing that zipper after a meal. Or maybe you just feel so filled up with air. You may even notice that food baby only comes around after eating a specific food. Either way, bloating comes in many forms and happens for many reasons. A […]


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 […]