Could You Have Hypothyroidism and Not Even Know It?

Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid May Mimic Other Conditions by BodyLogicMD Many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) coincide with other conditions, allowing hypothyroidism to go undetected for quite some time. Changes in the menstrual cycle, constipation, depression, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue, and difficulty losing weight could be attributed to everything from menopause to … Continued

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

How Diets Can Make You Fatter by BodyLogicMD Have you ever experienced the “boomerang effect” from dieting? It’s a common story: you get serious about dieting and gradually succeed in losing weight, but it doesn’t last. Eventually, it comes back―very likely in a greater amount than you lost. In fact, many people who diet gain … Continued

7 Character Traits of a Good Doctor: A Patient Perspective

Characteristics That Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship by BodyLogicMD The doctor-patient relationship is often cited as integral to positive patient outcomes in any discussion about the healthcare system, and for good reason. How you feel about your doctor, whether he or she takes the time to answer your questions and involve you in treatment goals, and … Continued

Acid Reflux Symptoms? We’ve Got Solutions…

Resolving Acid Reflux Without Antacids by BodyLogicMD Anyone who has ever had a full-blown attack of acid reflux disease (otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) knows that it can be seriously debilitating. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem—more than 15 million people are thought to suffer from acid reflux, and they keep the market … Continued

Warning Signs of Andropause… and What to Do About It

Pay Attention to These Symptoms of “Male Menopause” by BodyLogicMD It’s common knowledge that at or near middle age, all women experience a process called menopause, where their hormone production slows, their ovaries eventually stop producing eggs, and they stop menstruating. This process comes with a wide variety of side effects, including weight fluctuation, mood … Continued

Do You Need a Brain Boost?

Advances in Cognitive Health by BodyLogicMD The traditional medicine view of neurodegeneration (the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons) has been that it is irreversible and that adults cannot grow back lost or damaged neurons. However, more and more research is showing that this is not true, and experts in the field of … Continued

Poor Sleep Habits Can Lead to Weight Gain

New Study Shows that Poor Sleep Makes You Reach for Fattening Pick-Me-Ups by BodyLogicMD Fewer hours of sleep are proven to make you hungrier, yet hormonal issues can prevent you from catching enough Z’s no matter how hard you try. If you’re trying to slim down after indulging over this winter, you may need to … Continued

Hormones Can Be a Headache… Literally!

Prevention, Treatment, and Causes of Hormonal Headaches by BodyLogicMD Almost everyone has experienced at least one splitting headache in their lifetime. Headaches can take many forms, from tension headaches to migraines. Whether they are short in duration or chronic, mild or severe, headaches can be very disruptive to daily life. Depending on the type of … Continued

Don’t Let Stress Cause a Stroke

May is National Meditation Month—Make Time to Meditate, Not Medicate by BodyLogicMD If you want to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke—two leading causes of mortality in the US—there is research showing that you may have to look no further than your meditation mat. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation … Continued

Hot Flashes—How Many Years Do They Last?

Duration of Menopause Symptoms Varies From Woman to Woman by BodyLogicMD Most women are familiar with one of the major symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, in which normal body temperature rises and an intense feeling of heat suddenly flushes over the body. Hot flashes are usually accompanied by a red, flushed face and heavy sweating. … Continued