Can Estrogen be to Blame for Migraines?

by BodyLogicMD For women who suffer from chronic migraines, the onset of PMS is likely to cause more exacerbated symptoms than for women who do not have migraines. According to research published recently in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, women with a past history of migraines show a more rapid … Continued

Overcoming Stress and Understanding Your Adrenals

by BodyLogicMD Exhaustion. Forgetfulness. Anxiety. Weight gain. Trouble sleeping. These are all-too common effects of a stress-filled life. Stress is a very real problem in today’s fast-paced society, one that can lead to very serious consequences. Stress itself is widely recognized as the number one proxy killer disease today—the American Medical Association has stated that … Continued

Gabbing with Girlfriends Linked to Improved Overall Health

by BodyLogicMD Bottling up emotions has never been a good idea, but according to a University of Michigan study published in the peer-reviewed journal Hormones and Behavior, feeling emotionally connected and sharing problems with a friend increases progesterone levels, a hormone that boosts overall health and wellbeing while alleviating anxiety and stress. Progesterone is a sex … Continued

Insulin Resistance Causes More Than Just Diabetes

by BodyLogicMD More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report for the CDC. An estimated 8.1 million of those people, however, are undiagnosed. While many people are familiar with diabetes as a medical term, most are not fully aware of the severe effects that … Continued

Could the Women’s Health Initiative be to Blame for Insomnia?

by BodyLogicMD The Women’s Health Initiative made big news back in 2002 with its highly controversial report that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer and other detrimental diseases. Lately, the study has been in the news again—but this time it’s not in the spotlight to showcase the study’s findings, but rather … Continued

Toxic Algae: A Nationwide Health Issue

by BodyLogicMD With summer upon us, it’s hard to avoid the water, but that is exactly what millions of Americans are being forced to do. Miles of toxic algal blooms have seemingly taken over the waterways in South Florida, where a state of emergency has been declared. The toxic algae seems to be growing thick, … Continued

Vitamin B12 and Hormonal Balance

by BodyLogicMD Of all the vitamins necessary to sustain life, those from the B complex play some of the most important roles in the body. Vitamin B12 is a critical member of this complex, affecting an incredible variety of bodily functions, from neural activity to hormonal influence. Vitamin B12 is one of the thirteen essential … Continued

Testosterone Imbalance in Men and Women

by BodyLogicMD Testosterone falls under a group of hormones called androgens, best known as male hormones but very important in female hormone health as well. Androgens regulate and affect several different functions within the body. Testosterone, for one, primarily helps the body to produce a feeling of being more alert and energized, as well as … Continued

Flibanserin Flops: Alternatives that Actually Boost Female Sex Drive

by BodyLogicMD Addyi (flibanserin), the drug that riveted headlines and sparred a fresh course for the gender wars, has flopped in its first six months on the market. The drug—touted to boost female sex drive—held such promise for so many women. FDA approval was hard won by activist petitioners and testimonies from real women suffering … Continued

The Effects of Poor Sleep — and How to Get Better Rest

by BodyLogicMD Have you ever noticed that when you don’t get enough sleep, you find yourself more likely to overeat junk food? And of course, junk food makes you feel even worse—making you even groggier and adding fat to your waistline in the meantime. You may be surprised to find that there is a credible … Continued