Though declining estrogen levels are the primary source of menopause symptoms, there are other, less obvious sources that may contribute to or worsen those symptoms. You don’t have to suffer through this time of life or resort to synthetic hormones (which can have side-effects), or drastic surgery.
Plus 21 Signs You Could be Magnesium Deficient In an ideal world, we would get the necessary trace minerals, such as magnesium, that we needed from our diets. After all, it’s one of the benefits of eating a variety of fruit, vegetables and grains. In addition to fiber and vitamins, our primary source of trace […]
The potential benefits of bee propolis have received nominal coverage among the scientific research community. It may help provide antioxidant benefits, immune support, and promote healthy inflammation and hormone balance among its many qualities.
Vitamin D, which can be made by your body with exposure to sunlight or supplemented in the diet, is showing to play a much larger role in health than many first suspected.
Scientific research is beginning to shed light on the importance of maintaining a balance between progesterone and estrogen for overall health and well being. It is also beginning to show the significant differences between natural (bioidentical) and synthetic progesterone.
If you’re in a rut and can’t figure out why over the past few months or years you’ve started feeling increasingly lousy, are gaining weight and losing interest in sex, then it’s possible that you’re dealing with some estrogen dominance.
Hot flashes are marked by sudden feelings of warmth, which may cause you to feel flushed, hot, sweaty, and then often chilled. Thankfully, there are natural methods to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes.
Extra hormones may directly contribute to weight gain. These substances, which are actually able to mimic hormones in the body, are now being called “obesogens”.
Although no precise answers exist for the development of uterine fibroid tumors, there is a link between fibroids and estrogen production. During the reproductive years, hormonal imbalance can cause fibroids to form and grow.
Foreign Estrogens, or Estrogen Mimickers come in the form of chemicals (xenoestrogens) and plant based foods (phytoestrogens). They can mimic the action of estrogen produced in cells and can alter hormonal activity in women and men.