Stress prompts the release of cortisol, a corticosteroid hormone that is produced the adrenal glands that sit atop the kidneys. Cortisol is the body’s “fight or flight” response to stress and helps the give the metabolism a much needed boost in times of peril. However, when produced in large quantities, cortisol can wreak havoc on the body and many of the body’s biological processes.
BodyLogicMD Medical Director Jennifer Landa, M.D. weighs in on the recent NY Times article that accounted the experiences of middle-aged John Bellizzi (51) during andropause. The article demonstrated how integrative therapies can help men overcome symptoms of the male menopause, known as andropause.
A recent article in the NY Times follows the “Vigor Quest” of baby boomer, John Bellizzi (51), retracing his journey through the male menopause known as andropause and discussing how integrative and functional medicine helped him get his edge back and regain control of his health.
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According to a recent study conducted by Kaare Christensen and his colleagues at the University of Southern Denmark, a youthful appearance may actually be the answer to living longer.
According to an article on NaturalNews.com, recent studies funded by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Iowa’s Maharishi University have concluded that people who use stress-reduction techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation can significantly reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death attributed to heart disease.
Recent studies have revealed that many of the household products that we use on a daily basis contain harmful toxins that have been linked to asthma, hormonal imbalance, endocrine and neurological disorders and in some cases have even led to death. Although many of these dangerous consumer products dwell in toy chests and refrigerators year-round, experts are saying that exposure is even more prevalent during the holiday season.
Over 60 million American men and women suffer from insomnia and sleeplessness each year and recent studies have indicated that the cause may be largely attributed to an underlying hormonal imbalance.
Recent animal experiments suggested that an ingredient in beer may actually help prevent prostate cancer in men and lower the risk of developing breast cancer in women.
I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about DHEA and how it’s been coined as the “Mother of all Hormones,” but what exactly is DHEA? Where does it come from and what makes it so important?