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Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 2


The King of All Hormones

The monarch of our hormonal hierarchy, cortisol, is an unsung hero when it’s in balance, but when it’s out of whack? It can turn your body into a realm of chaos.

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Hormone Series Cortisol 2 of 2: Elevated Cortisol

Last week we discussed the importance of cortisol and then talked more specifically about low cortisol. Today we’re going to take a deep dive into excessive cortisol, also known as…

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Hormone SERIES Cortisol 1 of 2: The King of All Hormones

Cortisol is the the king of all hormones. Ideally, I would have started discussing cortisol at the beginning of our hormone series, since it is at the top of the…

Superpower or Supersyndrome? | Part 2

Hypermobility & Chronic Health Issues

Connecting the Dots between Chronic Fatigue, Autoimmune Disease, & POTS (Dysautonomia)

If a syndrome is a condition associated with a cluster of symptoms, a supersyndrome is a group of related conditions often seen together.

Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 8

DHEA: The Mentor

Fountain of Youth...or Phony?

DHEA is commonly associated with anti-aging. It is prescribed for reproductive health. Supplements are marketed for aging skin, depression, infertility, muscle strength, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, and many other conditions….

Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 7

Testosterone: The French Horn

It’s Undervalued Role in Women’s Health

We often associate testosterone with men’s health, but it’s crucial for women’s health and sometimes overlooked as a therapeutic option in treating women’s hormone issues.

Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 6

Progesterone: The Elder Sister

When I began studying medicine in 1996, I was told that after a woman had a hysterectomy or went through menopause she no longer needed progesterone. It was thought that…

Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 5

Estrogen: The Younger Sister

There are over 400 critical functions in the body involving estrogen! We need estrogen and tend to feel that powerfully when it’s lacking…

Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 4

Thyroid: The Conductor of Your Hormone Symphony

For all your hormones to play in harmony, they need to pay attention to the conductor of the symphony. That conductor is your thyroid.

Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 3

Insulin: The Keeper of the Metabolic Keys

& Our Sticky Situation with Insulin Resistance

We’re diving into the sticky world of insulin resistance and how it silently plucks the strings of our well-being.

Your Hormones in Harmony | Part 1

The Hormone Hierarchy

Prioritizing Hormone Interventions to Harmonize Your Health

The hormone hierarchy allows us to address the preceding factors first — those that affect other hormones beneath them in the hierarchy.

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Food & Mood

Take Control of Your Mental Health

Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are increasing. But understanding the critical link between food and mood can empower you to take back control of your mental health.

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The Underlying Cause of Chronic Disease

Inflammation is a normal response of our body’s immune system … but it can sometimes run amok, leading to all kinds of problems.

Chronic Health Issues

Chronic Health Issues Are On the Rise

Addressing the Seismic Shift from Acute to Chronic Healthcare

Chronic health issues are now the most common medical problems we deal with. How can you avoid the wave of chronic health issues?