Can Stress Lead to Autoimmune Disease?

By BodyLogicMD As many as 50 million Americans are living with autoimmune disease—and at least 50 percent of cases are triggered by unknown factors. Now, a growing body of research reveals that stress may be the driving force behind autoimmune disease—and practices to reduce stress can be an important part of managing these chronic conditions. Autoimmune Disorders: … Continued

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium in Your Diet?

By BodyLogicMD The Link Between Magnesium, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Many of us have heard of the essential mineral magnesium but may not be aware that magnesium plays an important physiological role in many different bodily processes—with over 300 enzymes dependent on magnesium for proper functioning and regulation. Magnesium is a vital component of health, … Continued

Are Night Sweats Waking You up at Night?

The Many Causes of Night Sweats By BodyLogicMD Waking up drenched in sweat can be unpleasant, but there is often an easily identifiable cause, like a bad dream, too warm a temperature setting, or too heavy a blanket. But sometimes hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, continues to occur despite the lack of these factors. Night sweats … Continued

Hypogonadism: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Primary and Secondary Causes of Hypogonadism By BodyLogicMD Male hypogonadism, also known as testosterone deficiency, is a common issue that affects an estimated four to five million men in the United States. It can begin as early as fetal development, before puberty, or most commonly, during adulthood and in older males. While hypogonadism in males … Continued

Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Weight Loss Success

Danish Researchers Find That Levels of Certain Gut Bacteria Influence How Much Weight Loss Is Possible by BodyLogicMD If you’ve tried every diet and weight loss strategy under the sun and still can’t drop pounds, it might have as much to do with what’s lurking in your gut as what’s sitting on your plate. A … Continued

Ensure Long-Term Vaginal Health by Paying Attention to the Signs

Three Commonly Asked Questions About Vaginal Health   By BodyLogicMD Birth control pills debuted in 1960, revolutionizing women’s health and providing them with a new option to take control of their sexual health. For many, this medical breakthrough shattered years of stigma and opened up conversations about vaginal health. However, even today, not all women … Continued

The Real Reason You Can’t Lose Weight (and It’s Not Diet and Exercise)

  By BodyLogicMD If you are always losing the weight loss battle, you’re not alone. There are approximately 108 million Americans on a diet, and it’s a good bet this isn’t their first time on the calorie-counting, waist-whittling journey. The average dieter makes at least four attempts a year. But this has not put a … Continued

How Does Obesity Affect Hormones?

Obesity, Metabolism, and Body Fat By BodyLogicMD The obesity epidemic in America is a serious cause for concern, with more than two-thirds of adults considered overweight or obese, according to the National Institutes of Health. The effects of obesity on health are numerous, with obesity linked to many types of disease and other tolls on health, … Continued

The Science of Calm: Four Physiological Effects of Yoga

  By BodyLogicMD By now, most of us have heard about the benefits of yoga and its ability to reduce stress. But the mechanics of why yoga is so impactful are often misunderstood. Without this deeper understanding, we can still gain benefits just from practicing. However, with a thorough knowledge of the bodily functions involved, … Continued

Could Estrogen Therapy Prolong Your Life?

Women Taking Hormone Replacement Had Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death, Recent Study Shows by BodyLogicMD Middle-aged women the world over know the many discomforts that can arise during menopause. Due to plummeting hormone levels, everything from hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness to depression and other serious health concerns can show up, … Continued