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 […]


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, […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


We have all experienced it; sometimes we really want to be intimate with our partner, and other times we wish he/she would just leave us alone. You may even experience a longer duration of time where you notice a lower sex drive. You may be repulsed by the whole idea. Then become a question of […]


It’s no secret that hormones have a strong connection to our mood and behavior. Most people are familiar with the mood swings associated with PMS in women, but both males and females can suffer from psychologic symptoms as a result of hormonal imbalances. No, this does not mean you need to seek out a psychiatrist […]