Any woman with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) knows that the symptoms of this complex disease involve much more than its name implies. Numerous small cysts on the ovaries, which can sometimes cause lower abdominal or pelvic pain, are only part of the picture. In fact, these cysts … Read More
The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It's a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) … Read More
Any woman who has suffered PMS knows the toll it can take on her ability to function, let alone live a happy, healthy life. Exceptionally severe PMS is known as PMDD, which stands for premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Women with PMDD endure the physical symptoms and also become … Read More
We all lose about 100 hairs a day without noticing any obvious hair loss. If you have been noticing more “loose” hair than usual in your hairbrush or on your pillow when you wake in the morning, or your hair feels thinner when you wash and style it, genetics could … Read More
Acne vulgaris is characterized by skin lesions on the face, upper chest, and/or back involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous glands. Acne has typically been regarded as a teenage condition, but it is now occurring in younger children and is becoming more prevalent in adults, … Read More
Why do some women grow mustaches while some men start crying at movies? You may be surprised to know these embarrassing traits are typical high blood sugar symptoms.
High blood sugar is caused by a diet high in sweets, soda, and starches (breads, pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, etc.) This diet consistently … Read More
What is functional medicine? It involves a whole new way of understanding, assessing, preventing, and treating chronic disease. It integrates a variety of science-based approaches to find and treat underlying imbalances in how the body’s systems are functioning. Practitioners focus on what’s unique about a patient and try to understand … Read More
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. You don’t need to have hypothyroidism as defined by the standard thyroid labs to suffer from Hashimoto’s symptoms: fatigue, depression, weight gain, and more. Fortunately, you can treat your Hashimoto’s symptoms yourself with a Hashimoto’s diet.
Hashimoto’s symptoms … Read More
Are you one of the up to 20% of reproductive-aged women currently suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is one of the most common hormonal diseases. It is a multifaceted disease with a complex set of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities, including high testosterone, failure to ovulate, and insulin resistance. … Read More
When it comes to preventing dementia symptoms and Alzheimer’s, women may have to be more conscientious than men. Why? Being female significantly increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life. Of the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, 3.4 million are women.
Women’s More Complex Hormones Raise … Read More