Angela McInnes has struggled with Hashimoto’s disease since the very young age of nine years old. A disease that has plagued her throughout her entire life with harrowing symptoms, such as incessant fatigue, night sweats, headaches, weight gain, dry skin and hair loss. In a previous interview, Angela described her condition, “I never felt excited … 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.
We all experience it, you start “planning” for the December holidays two months in advance, but it never fails, somehow all of the sudden you wake up one day and realize they are right around the corner.
Although many people don’t realize this, an imbalance in your hormones could be to blame when you’re unable to count sheep. Often, in women, as a result of an estrogen deficiency, which is common in perimenopause and menopause, your ability to get a full night’s sleep suffers. This is due to the fact that estrogen is a sleep-maintaining hormone. Conversely, in men, insomnia is generally a result of low testosterone levels.
Weight gain in men and women can be a result of a hormonal imbalance. Hormones decline as we age and as they do, contribute to men and women’s propensity to gain weight.
Dr. Roger Spahr of BodyLogicMD of Indianapolis discusses the connection between hormones and PMS. The rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone hormone levels cause PMS symptoms.
Dr. Phil’s better half, Robin McGraw talked on the “The Doctors” this past Monday. She explained how starting menopause was the biggest shift in her life. Her doctor at the time told her that Life as she knew it was over. That was not acceptable to Robin, so she decided to learn everything she could … Continued
Make the commitment to “go green” and manage stress naturally on Earth Day this Wednesday, April 22nd. With the increased level of stress we are managing, it’s important to take steps to protect your adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue can set in after your adrenals have been forced to work extra hard for a long period of time. BodyLogicMD offers top 10 tips to manage stress naturally and avoid adrenal fatigue.
Although we don’t have a lot of control over things like paying taxes, we can control our hormone levels and how we are prepared to respond to the stressors of every day life.
Before rushing to the anti-depressants, consider that your depression may be caused my a hormonal imbalance and natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help.