Symptoms of Adrenal Dysfunction


Learn about the symptoms of adrenal dysfunction including fatigue and muscle weakness. The adrenal glands are located on the top of each kidney, and they secrete hormones that are responsible for a wide range of metabolic processes. When the adrenal glands become overactive or under active, hormone level changes can cause a number of potentially […]

The Functions and Purpose of Adrenal Glands


Many people these days go through their lives feeling stressed, sluggish, fatigued, irritable, desperately trying to clear up that mental fogginess with coffee or other stimulants, just to crash worse afterwards. But it is not normal. Many health experts believe that upwards of 80% of the population suffers from some level of adrenal insufficiency. This […]

Did You Know Vitamin D is a Hormone and Not a Vitamin?


You have probably heard that 15 - 30 minutes in the sun will be enough to produce vitamin D for your body. But clinical reality demonstrates that our ability to produce/absorb/utilize sunlight and vitamin D is genetically variable. For example, even in northern California a large number of people tested during winter months have serum […]

Human Growth Hormone and Anti-Aging


Should human growth hormone be used as an anti-aging agent? Some people use the hormone in quite massive doses, along with other performance-enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids, to build muscle and improve athletic performance. This approach has been proven unsafe and often generates negative side effects, leading to a very controversial subject of whether to […]

Rescue Your Low Libido with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy


Although a common symptom of decreasing hormones is low libido for both men and women, this is not an inevitable consequence. Over 70% of women with low libido have a hormonal imbalance that can often be corrected. The three major hormones that have the greatest effect on libido are: testosterone, progesterone and estrogen. Our hormones […]

Decreased Risk of Heart Disease with Testosterone


Testosterone is the primary androgen produced by the testes and it plays an essential role in the health of the male. Statistically, men are consistently more at risk of developing and dying from cardiovascular disease than women, and the gender-specific effects of sex hormones are implicated in this inequality. Reliable current studies now show that […]

Indole-3-Carbinol and Breast Cancer Prevention


More isolative research pinned indole-3-carbinol (I3C) as the responsible nutrient with cancer fighting properties, contained by these vegetables. What Is Indole-3-Carbinol? Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is derived from the hydrolysis (breakdown) of glucobrassicin, a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, turnips, and rutabagas. In 1978, Dr. Leo […]

Men Can Be Andropausal: Bioidentical HRT isn't just for Women


Testosterone is the primary androgen produced by the testes and it plays an essential role in the health of the male. Beyond determining the male sex and characteristics, testosterone is a determinant of muscle strength, bone mass, libido, potency and spermatogenesis. How And Why Do Men Experience Andropause? It has been found that even in […]

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer And Bioidentical Hormones


Are they safe? What's the risk compared to synthetic HRT? Fortunately, the realization that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was causing breast cancer, and the subsequent decrease in use of artificial hormones, has led to a 37 percent reduction in death rates among women (according to a report published in the July/August issue of CA: A […]

Health & Hormones 101: Bioidentical HRT vs. Synthetic HRT


For sure, this brings a lot of confusion to a majority of patients. But not everything that is made in the lab means it's synthetic and has the potential to harm your health. There is a natural, safe solution to your hormone-related health problems and it is called bioidentical hormones. What Are Bioidentical Hormones? The […]

Hormones 101: What Are They and Why Do I Need Them?


Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced by either a gland or a cell. They are sent then to another part of the body for utilization. Within the Endocrine System, the Hypothalamus and the Pituitary (in conjunction with the brain) are the "master regulators" upon which all regulatory function of all other elements of metabolism […]

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