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Hormone Balance

Thyroid Dysfunction – Pervasive or Rare?

Whenever anyone has trouble with weight or energy, the thyroid is a suspect. Unfortunately, thyroid disorders are common, especially among women. Somewhere around 10 million people have diagnosed low thyroid with many more likely having undiagnosed disease or non-optimal function.

What Is So Essential About Essential Fatty Acids?

by Integrative Clinical Pharmacist Scott Berliner, RPh It seems like everyone, including very traditional-minded people, is talking about the group of nutrients called essential fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fats, known as PUFAs, are made up of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Losing Your Libido?

Getting older doesn’t mean your sex drive has to slow to low gear. Libido is half psycho-emotional and half physiologic. The psychoemotional component of libido and performance is demonstrated in the power of fantasy. Fantasy stimulates arousal. Depression and stress affect this component most strongly. So as a baseline, stress and depression must be evaluated.…

Why You Need to Know if You Have Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is a primary underlying imbalance that drives the obesity and diabetes epidemics. That’s the bad news. The good news is that by using an integrative medical approach, you can identify this very early so that you can do something about it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that more than one…

QUESTION: 50-year-olds and feel like I’m falling apart?

QUESTION: I am a 50-year-old man and I feel like I’ve hit a wall. My stamina is gone. I am gaining weight. My enjoyment of life has decreased. I feel like I’m falling apart. Is there something I can do? ANSWER: While many things can contribute to these symptoms including imbalanced adrenal and thyroid hormones,…

Reproductive Hormones for Men

Even though this title speaks of men, these same hormones are found in women and can also be out of balance. If you think you may have low testosterone or if you’d like to optimize your testosterone levels, the following analyses should be done:

Female Reproductive Hormones

The reproductive hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) are considered “master regulators.” They affect not only fertility and reproduction, but also mood, concentration, strength, stamina, resiliency, metabolism, inflammation, flexibility, and sleep. If you have issues with any of these, reproductive hormone balancing may help.