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
Your hormones deplete naturally as you age - oestrogen in women and testosterone in men. One of the most common signs of this is a low sex drive!
If you're older and you find that your sex life is nowhere near as exciting as what it used to be due to a loss of libido, your doctor may prescribe hormone replacement therapy to get your sex hormone levels back up.
But just how well does hormone ... ››› more
Here's a scary fact - more than 3,000 colours, flavourings, preservatives and other ingredients are added to food. And this doesn't even include the additives from the packaging, such as phthalates, bisphenol-A (BPA) and bisphenol-S (BPS)!
What's even scarier is that they don't undergo testing for hormone-disrupting activity, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Don't you find that cr... ››› more
Bloating, headaches, mood swings, irregular periods, low sex drive and tender, swollen breasts... these are all common signs that your hormones are too high.
While most women will brush off these symptoms as “nothing”, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism warns that having high levels of the hormones testosterone and oestrogen in mid-life may increase ... ››› more
If you think that oestrogen only plays a role in your sexual health, you've got it all wrong. According to a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research, oestrogen may in fact be a highly beneficial factor in relieving the autoimmune disease known as rheumatoid arthritis.
In the small German study, researchers found that women who used the birth control pill reporte... ››› more
Did you know that autoimmune diseases are far more prevalent in women? Considering 75% of autoimmune conditions affect women and only 25% affect men, it seems as though oestrogen is involved in one way or another…
You already know that oestrogen plays a role in your immunity because all of your immune cells have oestrogen receptors. These hormones also encourage your immune cells to produce t... ››› more
You may know a thing or two about weight loss, but did you know that the reason for weight loss resistance is that your hormones are out of whack? That's right.
When it comes to women and weight, hormones can make losing weight very challenging (if not impossible!) when they are out of balance.
On that note, here are the top three hormones that are the most likely culprits when it comes to y... ››› more
Who doesn't want a healthy reproductive system, balanced hormones, and youthful skin? I know I do, and eating certain nutrient dense foods will put anyone on this path. Whether we like it or not, hormones control our mood, digestion, energy, libido, metabolism, and how our skin looks.
If we don't eat foods with the nutrients we need, our body cannot produce hormones correctly or maintain hormon... ››› more
Have your hormones gone haywire? You're not sure how to tell?
Some of the most common symptoms of hormones that are out of sync include constant tiredness, difficulty losing extra weight, premenstrual symptoms for women, intense food cravings, and bad bloating or constipation.
If this sounds like you, you're definitely wondering what you can do to get your hormones back on track, right? To b... ››› more
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