Tech-Aided Weight Loss—Does It Work?

Potential Pitfalls of the Fitbit and Other Wearable Fitness Devices by BodyLogicMD   If you’ve been eyeing an expensive fitness tracker to help you lose weight, a recent study suggests that you may want to save your money. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that wearable gadgets may be less effective … Continued

Progesterone, PMS, and Constipation

Tips to Help Avoid PMS-Related Constipation by BodyLogicMD   Do you suffer from “periodic” bouts of constipation―that is, constipation that occurs in the second half of your menstrual cycle? If so, that’s not coincidental. Your hormones likely play an active role in these episodes. After you produce an egg through ovulation, and before your period … Continued

New Study Finds That Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Not Linked to Premature Death

A Follow-Up on the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative Sheds New Light on the Safety of Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Women by BodyLogicMD Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness—the distressing list of menopausal symptoms goes on and on. If you’ve been resisting giving bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) a try for relief because of concerns … Continued

Make a Plan to Maintain Healthy Eating Habits Over the Holidays

by BodyLogicMD The holiday season can present an immense challenge to staying healthy. Between the food, parties, weather, and stress, the holidays can be difficult for even the most health-conscious people. If you’re like most, Halloween serves as a warning shot. While the following two months will provide opportunities to see beloved family and friends, … Continued

Brain Inflammation: A Hidden Cause of Depression?

by BodyLogicMD Over six million adults in the US and around 360 million worldwide suffer from depression. But for many, commonly prescribed antidepressant medications provide no relief for their symptoms—and many come with unwanted side effects. Now, recent research on the causes of depression reveals the reason antidepressants are so often ineffective—and why fighting inflammation … Continued

What’s the Difference Between Conventional and Integrative Medicine?

One Is About Symptom Management, the Other Is About Improving Health by BodyLogicMD With healthcare laws and regulations rapidly changing, who will you be able to trust with your health? When it comes to complex, chronic disease, conventional medicine may not be the best option. Conventional medicine (also known as “insurance medicine”) is great at … Continued

6 Things That Are Causing You to Age Way Too Fast

Helpful Tips to Keep You as Healthy and Youthful as Possible by BodyLogicMD While aging is a natural part of life, there are several lifestyle choices you may be making that could be bringing on the aging process way too quickly. Below are some of the lifestyle choices and treatable health issues that could be … Continued

Eating Right with Thyroid Disease

Managing Your Thyroid with Diet by BodyLogicMD Thyroid disease is extremely common, affecting more than 27 million Americans. While it is important that a thyroid condition be managed by a doctor, you are your own best advocate for your health, and there is much you can do on your own to support your thyroid health. … Continued

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Power of Pellets

by BodyLogicMD If you caught Wednesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo, relationship expert Siggy Flicker opened up about her struggles with hormonal imbalance and shared her experience with bioidentical hormone replacement and pellet therapy. She was filmed receiving hormone therapy via pellet insertion to help boost her levels of … Continued

Overcoming HPA Axis Suppression (Formerly Known as Adrenal Fatigue)

HPA Axis Suppression: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments by BodyLogicMD The hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis—the complex relationship between the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenals—is something that few people think about, or even know about. However, chronic daily stressors as well as serious life changes can cause problems with the HPA axis and lead to symptoms … Continued