Hormones Archive

  • Implementing a better breakfast in the youth of America would be a major tool in countering the obesity epidemic we are now facing. While every American, young or old can benefit, I’m most concerned about our obese youth, who, for the first time in 200 years, have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

    The Ugly Truth About Breakfast

    Implementing a better breakfast in the youth of America would be a major tool in countering the obesity epidemic we are now facing. While every American, young or old can benefit, I’m most concerned about our obese youth, who, for the first time in 200 years, have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

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  • While we are all genetically predisposed to store stubborn body fat in unwanted areas, it seems there’s a direct correlation between the types of foods that we eat and where...

    How to Get Leaner Legs

    While we are all genetically predisposed to store stubborn body fat in unwanted areas, it seems there’s a direct correlation between the types of foods that we eat and where...

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  • Q) How do I lose body fat around my midsection? A) I used to say that there’s no such thing as “spot reduction”, meaning, you can’t lose body fat in...

    How Do I Lose Body Fat Around My Midsection?

    Q) How do I lose body fat around my midsection? A) I used to say that there’s no such thing as “spot reduction”, meaning, you can’t lose body fat in...

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  • Sleep experts say the average adult requires seven to eight hours of sleep per night. There is strong scientific evidence to suggest that we (western civilization) are extremely sleep deprived, in fact, Americans today on average sleep one hour less per night than we did just 20 to 30 years go.

    You Can’t Lose if You Don’t Snooze: [Sleep and Weight Loss]

    Sleep experts say the average adult requires seven to eight hours of sleep per night. There is strong scientific evidence to suggest that we (western civilization) are extremely sleep deprived, in fact, Americans today on average sleep one hour less per night than we did just 20 to 30 years go.

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  • Why is Omega-3 Supplementation Important? Fatty acid imbalances are common in societies like ours that consume an abundance of processed foods with artificial ingredients and hydrogenated (trans) fats, and have...

    The Very Best Supplement Ever

    Why is Omega-3 Supplementation Important? Fatty acid imbalances are common in societies like ours that consume an abundance of processed foods with artificial ingredients and hydrogenated (trans) fats, and have...

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  • Hah! I bet you didn’t see that coming did you? It seems that this plant-derived food, which has been consumed for thousands of years, may actually serve to improve health…who...

    There’s Always Room for Chocolate!

    Hah! I bet you didn’t see that coming did you? It seems that this plant-derived food, which has been consumed for thousands of years, may actually serve to improve health…who...

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  • When it comes to exercise, more is not always better. The days of 45 – 60 minute moderate intensity elliptical or treadmill workouts are over. The recent research suggests that...

    How Much Cardio is Enough?

    When it comes to exercise, more is not always better. The days of 45 – 60 minute moderate intensity elliptical or treadmill workouts are over. The recent research suggests that...

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  • Why is Vitamin D supplementation important? Because meeting the necessary requirements for daily Vitamin D can provide protection from diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, depression, several...

    Vitamin D Supplementation

    Why is Vitamin D supplementation important? Because meeting the necessary requirements for daily Vitamin D can provide protection from diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, depression, several...

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  • Hormonal: The hormones estrogen, progesterone and cortisol all play a role in maintaining bone mass. Cortisol, like cortisone and prednisone, is a corticosteroid hormone. All corticosteroid hormones accelerate bone loss,...

    Osteoporosis

    Hormonal: The hormones estrogen, progesterone and cortisol all play a role in maintaining bone mass. Cortisol, like cortisone and prednisone, is a corticosteroid hormone. All corticosteroid hormones accelerate bone loss,...

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  • Hormonal: Insufficient stomach acid production leads to undigested protein sitting in the stomach. This undigested protein putrifies, rots, and releases organic acids that contribute to heartburn. Taking antacids does reduce...

    Heart Burn/Reflux

    Hormonal: Insufficient stomach acid production leads to undigested protein sitting in the stomach. This undigested protein putrifies, rots, and releases organic acids that contribute to heartburn. Taking antacids does reduce...

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  • Hormonal: The responsibility for hormone production shifts from the ovaries to the adrenals during menopause. The first step to correct the underlying causes of menopausal symptoms is assessing adrenal hormone...

    Menopausal Symptoms

    Hormonal: The responsibility for hormone production shifts from the ovaries to the adrenals during menopause. The first step to correct the underlying causes of menopausal symptoms is assessing adrenal hormone...

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  • Hormonal/Digestive: Balancing your hormones that control blood sugar is absolutely essential to preventing many types of headaches. Headaches are often nothing more than simply low blood sugar reaction. Weakened mucosal...

    Headaches

    Hormonal/Digestive: Balancing your hormones that control blood sugar is absolutely essential to preventing many types of headaches. Headaches are often nothing more than simply low blood sugar reaction. Weakened mucosal...

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  • Hormonal: Adrenal hormones regulate our 24-hour biological clock, or circadian rhythm. If this natural rhythm is disrupted, people experience sleep cycle disruption. Women frequently experience sleep problems due to female...

    Insomnia

    Hormonal: Adrenal hormones regulate our 24-hour biological clock, or circadian rhythm. If this natural rhythm is disrupted, people experience sleep cycle disruption. Women frequently experience sleep problems due to female...

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  • Hormonal: Balancing your hormones that control blood sugar is absolutely essential to losing weight and keeping weight off in a healthy manner. Most weight loss programs that ignore blood sugar...

    Overweight

    Hormonal: Balancing your hormones that control blood sugar is absolutely essential to losing weight and keeping weight off in a healthy manner. Most weight loss programs that ignore blood sugar...

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  • Fatigue can be due to food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, and blood sugar problems. Hormonal: Adrenal hormones and thyroid hormones regulate energy levels. Digestive: Unstable blood sugar, over-consumption of carbohydrates and...

    Fatigue

    Fatigue can be due to food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, and blood sugar problems. Hormonal: Adrenal hormones and thyroid hormones regulate energy levels. Digestive: Unstable blood sugar, over-consumption of carbohydrates and...

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  • Female Hormone Imbalance Hormonal: Adrenal hormones that underlie proper female hormone production are the leading cause of female hormone symptoms such as PMS and menopausal symptoms. Digestive: Unstable blood sugar,...

    Female Hormones

    Female Hormone Imbalance Hormonal: Adrenal hormones that underlie proper female hormone production are the leading cause of female hormone symptoms such as PMS and menopausal symptoms. Digestive: Unstable blood sugar,...

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  • Depression Hormonal: Most depression is related to adrenal or sex hormone imbalances. Lower than normal levels of DHEA, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen or progesterone will trigger a biomechanically induced depression. Neuroscientists...

    Depression

    Depression Hormonal: Most depression is related to adrenal or sex hormone imbalances. Lower than normal levels of DHEA, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen or progesterone will trigger a biomechanically induced depression. Neuroscientists...

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  • The third major body system is based on both anti-oxidant protection and liver detoxification. These body functions are the physiological mechanisms that protect you from free radical damage and chemical...

    Body System 3: Detoxification

    The third major body system is based on both anti-oxidant protection and liver detoxification. These body functions are the physiological mechanisms that protect you from free radical damage and chemical...

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  • The foundation of good health lies in proper digestive function. All other health factors can be undermined if you don’t digest and absorb nutrients well. Assimilation of vitamins, minerals, proteins,...

    Body System 2: Digestion

    The foundation of good health lies in proper digestive function. All other health factors can be undermined if you don’t digest and absorb nutrients well. Assimilation of vitamins, minerals, proteins,...

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  • Your adrenal glands produce your stress hormones or “adrenaline,” the primary one being cortisol. Cortisol is released in response to stress. It gives your body a surge of energy to...

    Body System 1: Hormonal System

    Your adrenal glands produce your stress hormones or “adrenaline,” the primary one being cortisol. Cortisol is released in response to stress. It gives your body a surge of energy to...

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