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Have you ever felt tired, irritable, moody, shaky, and gaining weight? There are underlying causes that you can control. During these times when so much is out of our control, it is comforting to know that some things are in your control. When our mind and/or body experience dis-stress, it has a ... Read More
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Aging can be challenging. As we age, hormones decline, our immune system becomes impaired, memory is elusive, our muscles waste, our skin sags and this may cause frailty and is a set up for illness. If we look at how we age, we get rusty, crusty, fat and inflamed. This means the process of oxidation... Read More
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Sleep is extremely important to our overall health. Without it we age faster, our brains shrink, we become irritable, have more accidents and make poor decisions. The risk of obesity, cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease increases with sleep deprivation and the likelihood of getting emotional,... Read More
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Suffice it to say that men and women are different. Aside from the fact that women have 2 X chromosomes and men have and X and Y, and women have high levels of estrogens and men have high levels of testosterone, these differences affect a lot of things.
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Excess stress affects mental health and can give rise to anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depressive disorders are the most common of all psychological disorders and both have been much more prevalent due to the pandemic. Hormones affect the brain and neurotransmitters. Hormones and neurotrans... Read More
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During normal times, depression is common. It is the leading cause of disability in the US for ages 15-43. During the pandemic lockdown, depression has been rampant, and the prevalence in the US was more than 3-fold higher during COVID-19 compared with before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a cause for... Read More
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Lack of sleep, difficulty sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep are common symptoms my menopausal and perimenopausal women complain about. It’s not in your head, it has to do with your hormones. There are strategies you can implement to get better, m... Read More
Many women are at their breaking points. They can’t sleep, they are gaining weight, their memory is not as good as it used to and they are stressed, tired and irritable. Many of their symptoms are related to their hormones being out of balance. Regardless of what stage of life you are in, balancin... Read More
When people think of hormones for the heart many women recognize that there may be beneficial effects from estrogen and men recognize the benefits of testosterone, However, progesterone plays a pivotal role in cardiovascular disease and the type matters. It was thought that only a woman with a ut... Read More
Exhaled droplets and aerosols can remain suspended in air for extended periods of time. The new virus strains are much more contagious but not necessarily more deadly. Now that people are getting vaccinated, more people may want to consider traveling to escape the cold or hot spots or to just get aw... Read More