Over 150 studies have tied hormone-disrupting chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, to health problems including obesity, infertility, breast and prostate cancer, and heart disease.
BPA is most commonly found in plastic bottles and canned foods, but sometimes also in cash register receipts and contact lenses, while phthalates are found in plastics, pesticides, cosmetics and flame... ››› more
We so often talk about organs like the kidneys, liver and complete lifecycle of the human egg and overlook the two tiny glands located above each kidney that produce a number of important hormones: The adrenals.
Your doctor probably talks to you about your adrenals as much as he does about your spleen. That's to say, he probably gives them close to no attention. So why is this scary? For starte... ››› more
If you want to feel good, look good and stay balanced, you've got to go back to basics, according to Lily Kunin, a New York City-based health coach.
Think about what makes you feel good: Is it eating a nutritious breakfast every morning? How about snacking on foods that ease stress and fuel your brain?
For Kunin, putting her most beautifully glowing self forward and staying balanced means ea... ››› more
If you've been looking for a breakfast that calms inflammation and prevents cancer, look no further than chia pudding! Both for great your thyroid and breasts, chia seeds are chockfull of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which also help balance your hormones and lower your risk of heart disease.
Some research has even found that chia seeds have a regulating effect on insulin resistance, which m... ››› more
You already know that what you eat makes a difference in your overall health. But did you know that it has an impact on your reproductive hormones, too?
The eight foods below improve hormone balance and help strengthen your body - make sure you're including all of them in your diet!
Eight foods to help balance your hormones
#1: Fresh produce
Vegetables are teeming with essential nutr... ››› more
You've tried all the usual turn-ons in the book: Downed oysters and bubbly, indulged in a couples massaged and watched super-sultry movies. Because you rely on these ways to boost your libido so often, you're now starting to feel tired and aren't responding to them as well as you used to.
According to Irwin Goldstein, MD, director of sexual medicine at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego in the USA,... ››› more
Have little to no sex drive? You're definitely not alone.
On the bright side, there are many effective natural remedies to balance your hormones and boost your libido!
Here are five strategies to balance your hormones and boost your libido naturally. Before you know it, you'll be feeling vibrant, lean and sexy!
Five fool-proof ways to reset your hormones
#1: Eat lots of leafy greens a... ››› more
Feeling stressed from time to time is completely normal. No one lives a completely stress-free life! Your body is designed to cope with these bursts of stress.
Stress is your body's natural response to demands placed upon it. It fuels your body with the necessary resources to get it out of danger and into safety.
On the other hand, feeling stressed all the time can be very detrimental to yo... ››› more
It's easy for a woman to tell when her hormones are out of balance. Her energy levels will be low, she'll retain fluid and feel bloated, her skin will break out in acne and she'll have reduced sex drive. Sometimes, she may even gain weight or experience anxiety attacks.
(Yes, the symptoms of unbalanced hormones in women are the same as those of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.)
Thankfully, t... ››› more
Something's not right. You just don't feel at home in your body anymore. You're sleeping less and eating more and feeling tired, bloated and cranky has become your default mode. Does this sound familiar?
Don't fret - most people have similar complaints. The signs and symptoms may vary, but there's a common denominator here… out-of-whack hormones!
Fortunately, by familiarising yourself wi... ››› more
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