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
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
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
When was the last time you felt refreshed and renewed after a night’s sleep? Ever heard the old adage “Quality over Quantity” – well, that applies to your sleep too! When we get consistent restorative sleep, our bodies and minds function optimally, our hormones and neurotransmitters have an opportunity to replenish and our overall health … Continued
I recently wrote and article about adrenal fatigue awareness. In this I explain what is Adrenal Fatigue, what are the symptoms, how common this is, as well as how to treat. Many people and doctors as well have never heard of this syndrome. Most of us will experience some degree of adrenal fatigue in our lifetimes. … Continued
Many peri-menopausal women have trouble sleeping. In fact, this turns out to be one the most common complaints of patients we see at BodylogicMD of Sacramento. Many times this problem is related to a shortage of progesterone, especially when balanced against estrogen. Most patients who are in this situation get great relief from the addition … Continued
We often see patients that complain of insomnia or poor sleep as their main symptom. There are multiple reasons for insomnia, but certainly hormones play a big part in the treatment. Oftentimes, we see female patients that are going through menopause or perimenopause, and they seek our help because their current hormonal therapy is not … Continued
Sleep not only helps restore the body’s tissues and cells, but also helps recharge energy levels. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body doesn’t have enough time to make repairs and you’ll likely wake up feeling exhausted and fatigued. A good night’s rest can be hard to come by, especially during the frenzied holiday season. With so much to get done, sleep isn’t exactly a top priority. But don’t let the holiday runaround deprive you of your sleep. Plan your day in advance. You’re only human and you can’t do it all, so only commit to what you truly believe you can accomplish in one day. It’s important that we’re aware of our limitations and that we set boundaries to avoid over-taxing our reserves.
Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress or anxiety, giving it the name “the stress hormone.” When we experience stress or anxiety, our bodies respond to these stressors by releasing cortisol into our blood stream. Cortisol is our body’s “fight or flight” response to stress. On the short term, increased levels of cortisol can help boost the body’s immune system, desensitize the body’s response to pain, increase energy levels and help maintain homeostasis.