Brain Boosters for Postmenopausal Women

Menopause is often met with fears of hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain, but what many women may not realize is that brain function may also be impaired. The primary hormones that influence menopausal changes, estrogen and progesterone, also play a critical role in cognitive function.  Researchers have come to understand that plummeting levels … Continued

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Increases Diabetes Risk

Drop that soda! New research shows that regardless of body fat percent, consumption of sugar-laden beverages, including sodas and juice, increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. by Jen Landa, M.D. A new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages definitely increases the risk of diabetes, regardless of … Continued

FDA Approves ‘Female Viagra’: Does Flibanserin Work?

After being shunned twice by the FDA and put on trial before a panel—supported by testimonies from women whose relationship and esteem lay in pieces due to low libido—flibanserin has been approved. Flibanserin, freshly branded as Addyi, is that “little pink pill” that has everyone talking. Rumored to be the solution to female sexual desire … Continued

Why Can’t You Lose Weight?

The Truth Behind Weight That Won’t Budge You stand longingly in front of your pantry, swinging the door open and closed, open and closed. With each slam of the cabinet you are willing your mind to overcome the desire for its contents—sugary treats, comforting pasta and tasty breads—and instead turn to the fresh vegetables in … Continued

Depression Treated with Hormone Therapy

Feeling a little blue? Before you ask your doctor about the latest antidepressant on the market, consider your hormone levels. More and more research is finding that among both men and women, declines in hormone levels associated with aging may result in depression or other forms of mental distress, such as anxiety and irritability. While … Continued

Men Who Treat ED Enjoy Happier Lives?

Recent headlines riveted millions of men around the world— the famous little blue pill has been linked to skin cancer. But, is the little blue pill really the cause or is there something more? In June 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association published data suggesting that men who took PDE5A inhibitors (the class … Continued

Progesterone Linked to Mid Life Sleep Disturbances in Women

Can’t sleep? It might be menopause. New research is finding that women approaching the earliest stages of menopause, also known as perimenopause, experience sleep disturbances in a certain phase of their cycle. The recent study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, examined the sleep patterns of perimenopausal women. Fifty-five percent of subjects experienced … Continued

The Little Pink Pill: Real Hope or All Hype?

The “little pink pill” is continuing to stir up controversy. The FDA is struggling with the decision of whether or not to give the pill—designed to boost a woman’s libido—its stamp of approval. Recent reports have found that flibanserin, the female equivalent of the “little blue pill”, could lead to an increased risk of fainting, … Continued

Low T Treatment is High Reward, Low Risk

Testosterone therapy has rapidly become one of the most popular forms of hormone replacement therapy – changing the lives of both men and women across the globe. The popularity of the treatment hinges on the quality of life benefits it offers, including more energy, enhanced sex drive and increased lean body mass—just to name a … Continued

Did cavewomen go through menopause?

Today, women accept menopause as a natural part of life. However, in the times of early civilization, women didn’t go through menopause because they didn’t live long enough to experience it. While women today can live well into their 90’s, the average lifespan in the Neolithic era was less than 40. As our species evolved … Continued