Memory Loss and Hormone Imbalance

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog, Estrogen, Hormone Balance, Memory loss, Stress, Testosterone |

Do you remember what you had for dinner last night? In this day and age, we can get so busy we might not remember what we ate yesterday. Women and men experience a natural decline in hormones past the age of 35, and this change can come with a decline in memory and concentration as well. Details that used to be easy to recall such as names, dates, and the location of keys can become lost in day-to-day living and cause stress. Add to the...

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Healthy Testosterone Levels in the Face of Stress

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Adrenal balance, Blog, Hormone Balance, Men's Health, Stress, Testosterone |

In today’s busy world, stress is a fact of life. While no one can prevent high levels of stress from popping up on occasion, if high stress becomes a chronic day-to-day issue for long periods of time, it can begin to change the way hormones work in the body. What happens in the body during high levels of stress? The body’s response to stressful situations is to release a number of hormones from two organs located just above the kidneys, called...

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Acne—Is It That Chocolate You Ate?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Acne, Adrenal balance, Blog, Hormone Balance, Stress |

Is it that chocolate you ate, or the mocha latte, or the dairy or gluten that caused that last acne break-out? These thoughts are common to many who deal with acne, and unfortunately the body doesn’t make it very clear which outside influences have a direct effect on those pesky pimples. Eventually, every food can become scary to eat, and everything you put on your face or body can make you wonder whether the ingredients will alter the...

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The Truth about Belly Weight

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Blog, Hormone Balance, Stress, Weight loss, Whole Body Health |

Unwanted or excess belly weight can be frustrating to get rid of, even with healthy eating habits and exercise. Why is this? The truth is that belly fat can be a product of more than just what we eat and how how many calories we burn. Factors such as stress, hormone imbalances, digestive issues, and poor sleep are all related to the belly area and can block efforts when it comes to a healthy midsection. Instead of isolating the belly area in...

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How Stress Affects Hormone Balance

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Blog, Hormone Balance, Stress |

Hormone balance is something we take for granted until we’re not feeling it any more. Symptoms such as low energy, weight gain, mood swings, and lack of motivation can appear seemingly overnight. Did the symptoms really appear overnight? If we think about it, we can admit how much stress and overdrive behaviors lend themselves to these chronic symptoms over time. Stress really does affect hormone balance. Little bits of stress every day...

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Stress and Its Effect on Sex Drive

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog, Hormone Balance, Sex Drive, Stress, Women's Health |

Just like stress can affect women’s health and hormone balance, it can also greatly affect sex drive. How? Let’s look at how stress affects important hormones and neurotransmitters in the body, resulting in low libido. Sex drive is supported by a balance of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women. The levels of all of these hormones are thrown off kilter when stress gets out of control. High stress triggers...

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