Hormone news, articles and information:
|11/15/2016 - The National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association recently sent a letter warning NFL players that consuming meat while traveling in Mexico or China could cause them to test positive for performance enhancing drugs.
The drug in question, clenbuterol, is banned for use in the United...|
|7/14/2016 - Doctors at British "gender identity clinics" are prescribing sex-change hormones for children as young as 12 years old, according to recent U.K. media reports.
One Welsh GP, Dr. Helen Webberley, admitted that she is treating a "handful" of patients under 16 with cross-sex hormones, one of whom is...|
|6/23/2016 - As our fake plastic society progresses into the synthetic future, we are witnessing a perpetual dumbing down of the male leader and his brazen path into the future. Through media messages and herd mentality norms, the strength and character of a man is punished and the traditional family structure is...|
|6/7/2016 - The cost of medical intervention continues to skyrocket around the world as more people struggle with diseases originating from unbalanced hormone production in the glands of the endocrine system. While authorities try to isolate and identify the hormone disrupters causing the disease mayhem, consumers...|
|5/20/2016 - Did you know that there's a direct physiological response that leads from hugs and cuddling to better health? The link is the hormone oxytocin, also known as the "attachment hormone," the "trust hormone" or even the "mama bear hormone."
Physiologically, oxytocin is known to play a key role in childbirth...|
|5/4/2016 - Prostate cancer patients who receive hormone therapy as part of their treatment are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's and face an increased risk of depression, a pair of recent studies has shown.
A common treatment for prostate cancer involves the use of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) drugs,...|
|9/13/2015 - Taking a trip that involves flying – especially since 9/11 and the creation of the hapless Transportation Security Administration – is stressful, no doubt about it. Long lines, a boarding process that involves being molested by federal agents and overcrowded planes can all combine to make...|
|5/13/2015 - Menopause-like symptoms are a common side effect of a major prostate cancer treatment, but many men are not adequately warned of this possibility.
"Men are warned about side-effects, but clinic appointment times are not long, so doctors can't realistically talk through them all in detail," said Ali...|
|4/27/2015 - They call him the "father of bio-identical hormones" -- Dr. Jonathan Wright, medical director of the Tahoma Clinic in Washington State and world-renowned leader in the research and application of natural treatments for healthy aging and illness. Dr. Wright recently spoke at a meeting of the Alliance...|
|3/9/2015 - There are many pathways available for the regulation of the production and conversion of thyroid hormones. Consequently, there are a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong. A healthy thyroid relies on many factors, including, but not limited to, a healthy endocrine system, stable hormone levels,...|
|2/28/2015 - Hormones are not just for sex. Hormones are chemical signals produced by the body's endocrine glands that regulate all kinds of bodily functions. Metabolism, mood, behavior, libido, immune function, growth, weight loss, and muscle gain are all strongly influenced by hormones. All of these hormones are...|
Trying to understand the body and how it works can be an exercise in frustration and futility. Although there is no shortage of information to review, it is broken up into unorganized, fragmented pieces, which are difficult to piece together.
A great way to approach your health is from a very...|
|12/14/2014 - Healthy hormones are as sweet as a well-orchestrated symphony. When working well they provide abundant energy, generous sleep, smooth skin, and emotional well-being. However, when they become imbalanced, the sky seems like it's falling and it can be a struggle to even get through a day without an emotional...|
|11/17/2014 - In today's world of widespread pollution and gender-bending chemicals, it can often be difficult to keep our hormones in balance. Even the most health-conscious of us are assaulted on all sides by a large number of poisons, such as BPA, that can disrupt our endocrine systems and cause havoc in our bodies....|
|10/30/2014 - We are all aware of adrenaline, the fight or flight hormone that kicks in whenever we find ourselves facing a threat. But did you know adrenaline is only one of the many hormones produced by the adrenal glands?
About the Adrenal GlandsThe adrenal glands (also known as the suprarenal glands) sit atop...|
|9/30/2014 - There's no shortage of fads when it comes to reversing the aging process or delaying death, especially in Hollywood, the land of movie stars, music gurus and everyone else trying to become these things. But not all is wrong, nor is it all right, when taking the latest Hollywood approach to living long...|
|9/20/2014 - Hormone dysfunction is a very common concern and is becoming so problematic that hormonal cancer and disease are becoming commonplace in our society. Whether it is breast cancer, prostate cancer, or hypothyroidism, there are some very distinct habits that have been major contributors to these diseases,...|
|9/16/2014 - One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15-30% of the population may have thyroid problems. Heal your thyroid with natural compounds that support...|
|9/16/2014 - There's no wasting time here. People must know. You may be aware of some of the following tricks, lies, schemes and plots to keep people malnourished and in need of constant medical attention, but then again, you may not. The biggest lies in this world are the ones more likely to be believed, and "Big...|
|8/30/2014 - Testosterone is the driving force in men, determining physical structure, brain function, and reproductive health. This hormone is declining in virtually all populations today, giving rise to health conditions including infertility, reduced semen quality and genital malformations in newborns. A certain,...|
|5/31/2014 - Jonathan Wright, M.D., is scheduled to speak at The Thyroid Summit, an online event which begins June 2 and runs through June 9. His topic will be "How to Optimize Thyroid Function."
According to his website, Wright -- who operates the Tahoma Clinic in Tukwila, Wash. -- is a Harvard University (A.B....|
|5/8/2014 - Unfortunately, conventional medicine has done a poor job helping women to avoid the health risks associated with menopause. Just to be clear - an excessive loss of hormones will cause a loss of energy, muscle mass, bone strength, cognitive function and memory. With an estimated 6,000 women per day,...|
|4/15/2014 - You've probably seen it on milk cartons, yogurt containers and cheese packaging if you live in the U.S. -- that little asterisk followed by a claim that the milk used in the product does not contain rBST, rBGH or other artificial growth hormones. But a series of studies conducted by researchers at Harvard...|
|3/12/2014 - Do women get breast cancer more often when their hormones are thrown out of whack? You bet. Are those cases more severe than others? The jury is still out on that one. What about thyroid tumors and ovarian cancer - can those come from eating meat and drinking dairy from cows that are given hormones...|
|2/13/2014 - We live on a planet that has completely destroyed the delicate dynamic that is our hormones. This imbalance has created sleep disorders, anxiety, weight gain, skin problems, cancers, and much more. So what has caused our hormones to become so disrupted, and how can we get the offenders out of our life?
|11/1/2013 - The thyroid and its hormone function are under constant attack from plasticizers called phthalates. Phthalates are manufactured to make plastics more flexible and harder to break; however, these plasticizers do the opposite in the human body, slowing it down and throwing it off balance. In the body,...|
|9/16/2013 - Much of the focus in recent years on hormone disruptors in consumer products and the food supply has been directed at bisphenol-A (BPA), the hidden plastics chemical that was recently found in a peer-reviewed study to be present in the bloodstreams of virtually everyone. But a new study recently published...|
|9/12/2013 - More than one-third of Americans are now overweight or obese, and many of these individuals are having a difficult time shedding the pounds, despite following the latest fad diets and cutting their calorie intake. But there are other factors besides simply eating too much that inhibit a person's ability...|
|8/18/2013 - Ever heard of leptin? It just happens to be a master hormone that influences weight, energy and cardiovascular health. When this hormone is imbalanced, a cascade of health issues are provoked - creating a path of general ill health. If you feel fatigued, fat or unwell, proper leptin metabolism might...|
|7/1/2013 - Bisphenol-A, a chemical wreaking havoc on people's hormones, is also affecting teeth enamel development. A team of French researchers from Paris, led by Sylvie Babajko, have found out that rats exposed to daily Bisphenal-A develop a dental condition called, molar incisor hypomineralisation. This condition,...|
|6/7/2013 - Hormone issues have increasingly become more a focus of health discussions over the last couple of decades. It's almost as though hormones didn't even exist for some time until connections made to hormone imbalances were linked or associated with cancer.
Mainstream medicine's response with synthetic...|
|4/3/2013 - The things you think about and dwell on throughout your day have a direct effect on your stress levels, which regulate how much cortisol, or stress hormone, is produced in your body. And new research published in the journal Health Psychology has found that meditation, and particularly mindfulness thinking,...|
|3/31/2013 - For years, Natural News has reported on research from scientists who are sounding the alarm that estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the environment, including bisphenol A (BPA) are ending up in our bodies -- with potentially health-harming results. Specifically, in study after study, researchers have found...|
|3/30/2013 - Increased belly fat, a carry over of the late 20th century, has become an ever present scourge of the average western waistline. Watching most infomercials or just walking the streets bears testament to this statement. Belly blasters, abdominal contraction gizmos and countless workout routines are touted...|
|3/26/2013 - Thyroid dysfunction is one of the most common hormone disorders in the world, but new research shows that supplementation with zinc can have dramatic benefits for those suffering from abnormal levels of thyroid hormones.
The thyroid is a two-inch gland that releases two separate hormones, triiodothyronine...|
|2/4/2013 - Cellulite is one of the most unsightly things many individuals remark about their bodies. Research has indicated that hormones are the major player in the creation and elimination of cellulite. Evidence indicates that healthy lifestyle strategies can positively affect the hormone balance associated...|
|12/24/2012 - The key to maintaining healthy, strong bones does not necessarily involve taking high-dose calcium supplements or medicating yourself with osteoporosis drugs. Both of these approaches, in fact, can cause more harm than good if used indiscriminately, especially when other dietary and lifestyle factors...|
|8/16/2012 - An unusual scientific experiment involving the hormone oxytocin sheds new light on the dynamics of relationship. Known as the 'trust hormone,' oxytocin is usually associated with childbirth, lactation and bonding. Researchers are now studying the influence oxytocin has on happiness and contentment as...|
|7/26/2012 - The words bioidentical hormone have become synonymous with safer hormones because they are made of natural substances that are biochemically identical to a woman's natural hormones. Although they are natural, they are still hormones and taken in too large a quantity can still stimulate cancer growth....|
|7/19/2012 - Thyroid hormones regulate other hormones, including the adrenal glands' adrenaline production. Thyroid gland hormones also influence cellular metabolism, digestion, libido, and overall energy.
There are three maladies involving the thyroid. Not everyone knows he or she has a thyroid issue even while...|
|6/19/2012 - It's been a long, bewildering decade for menopausal women. First, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was presented as the miracle cure for the difficult symptoms associated with menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, lapses in concentration or memory, vaginal dryness, thinning hair, skin changes, moodiness,...|
|3/24/2012 - Most people have viewed bones as inanimate structures within the body that merely play a role in providing structural integrity to the body. New research is revealing just how dynamic bone structure is to the nervous, immune and endocrine system. A bone released hormone is now considered by researchers...|
|1/22/2012 - It's understandable that a woman would like to avoid discomfort while going through menopause. After all, what woman likes having hot flashes or experiencing vaginal dryness? The problem, though, is that taking hormones is not the answer. Natural News has covered the multiple dangers of hormone replacement...|
|12/8/2011 - Discover the only way to naturally rejuvenate your hormones - safely and effectively. Learn how to rebuild and balance hormones - without negative side effects. The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Feeling Great - Natural Hormone Rejuvenation with our special guests Theresa Dale, Ph.D., Medical Consultant,...|
|11/9/2011 - When men with advanced prostate cancer are treated with hormone therapy, the cancer usually stops growing for a year, maybe two. But then the disease often begins to grow again, and mainstream doctors have few if any options left to try to help.
So why did the hormone treatment work for a while and...|
|10/1/2011 - Hormone replacement therapy was introduced to modern society in the sixties with a powerful marketing campaign promising women, health, happiness and long life if they consented to take synthetic hormones on a regular basis. The ensuing research, however, continues to show problems with this apparent...|
|8/20/2011 - Obese people are usually always hungry and no matter how much they eat their brains are registering starvation. One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning...|
|8/3/2011 - Healthy sleep cycles are one of the greatest practices to maximize health and optimize daily performance. Melatonin is a super hormone that is produced in the body and helps initiate the sleep cycle. This hormone is also known to enhance healing and regenerative processes within the body. Maximize melatonin...|
|7/8/2011 11:03:58 AM - (Natural News) When you wake up and go to the kitchen to pour yourself a cold glass of milk, it seems you are filling your body with calcium, vitamins, and an abundance of goodness. That seemingly white beverage may look innocent, but the hidden ingredients packed into the liquid that is a popular staple...|
|5/20/2011 - Hypothyroidism is a fairly common disorder, caused by low levels of thyroid hormones. With the availability of either natural hormones taken from animals, or synthetic hormones (levothyroxine), doctors now treat the disorder by replacing the missing thyroid hormones. A recent study for the British Medical...|
|4/27/2011 - Ladies, there is another study that says hormones cause cancer. Oh, by the way, all you women out there taking these natural hormones - there is no difference. There are no studies out there to show that there is any difference. You shouldn't take any of those because they are all the same and they...|
|4/15/2011 - While millions of women seek relief from menopausal symptoms with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), new studies are showing that in addition to heart disease, HRT is also associated with an increased incidence of kidney stones, as well as an increased risk of breast cancer and death.
|3/27/2011 - The bones in men's bodies serve a much greater purpose than simply the "mere assembly of inert calcified tubes," says a new study out of Columbia University. Published in the journal Cell, the study says that a skeletal hormone known as osteocalcin helps maintain proper testosterone production in males,...|
|2/23/2011 - Our diet and lifestyle has a direct effect on our endocrine system. Our hormone regulation can change based on what we choose to eat and how we choose to live. Leptin and insulin are two powerful hormones that influence how energy is metabolized throughout the body. Exercise has been shown to increase...|
|1/25/2011 - It is no secret that our society struggles with weight loss resistance. Researchers at John Hopkins University estimate that by the year 2015 over 75% of Americans will be overweight with a staggering 41% being obese. Many people claim the country's propensity to overeat and indulge on junk food on...|
|1/17/2011 - Over 25 million female American women are losing their hair and suffering the emotional distress that comes with this process. The latest research has shown that hormones seem to be the major player in this embarrassing condition. Fortunately, there are solutions in both nature and nurture that support...|
|12/13/2010 - An article in The Washington Post reports that oxytocin can help those with autism make eye contact and interact better with others. Oxytocin is known as the natural hormone that creates feelings of connection, trust, love, and joy. This is also the same hormone that is triggered by touch, soothing...|
|12/6/2010 - A new hormone gel that may stimulate teeth to grow back the tissue destroyed by tooth decay, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Paris and published in the American Chemical Society's journal ACS Nano.
The gel is composed of...|
|10/27/2010 - Hormonal imbalance, especially from estrogen dominance, is not limited to women. It is also a problem with men these days, thanks to the environmental hazards of environmental estrogen mimicking chemicals, known as xenoestrogens, in many chemically produced commercial products. A myriad of nagging health...|
|10/5/2010 - When medical journals and journal supplements publish scientific information about drug research, you know the information has been carefully reviewed and is accurate and factual, right? Wrong. It has now been documented that Big Pharma has literally paid writers to twist the truth about bad outcomes...|
|9/25/2010 - Pregnenolone is a hormone produced by the glands, the liver, skin and retina and in the brain itself. Pregnenolone is made from cholesterol in the cells of both the adrenal gland and the central nervous system. Studies have identified pregnenolone as one of the most important role-players in keeping...|
|9/14/2010 - After making a splash in Gidget and The Flying Nun, Sally Field went on to a distinguished film career. Now the two-time Oscar winner has taken on another role: Sally is the public face of osteoporosis. She's appeared on countless magazine covers, schmoozed with talk show hosts, and addressed members...|
|8/12/2010 - A large new study from France, published in an American Heart Association journal last spring, shows that bioidentical hormones do not raise the risk of stroke in menopausal women. While it has been well established over the past decade that menopausal women who use synthetic hormone replacement therapy...|
|5/19/2010 - An estimated 98 million American adults have high cholesterol or total blood cholesterol values of 200 mg/dL or higher. Your doctor may be following the clarion call, insisting you take a statin drug to lower these levels. Both you and your doctor may not be aware that hypothyroidism, according to the...|
|3/25/2010 - Beef produced in the United States contains dangerously high levels of natural and synthetic hormones, warns Dr. Samuel S. Epstein of the Cancer Prevention Coalition.
According to Epstein, more than half of all beef cows slaughtered in the United States each year have been treated with either the...|
|3/11/2010 - For decades, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was pushed by the medical establishment as a kind of youth elixir that offered all sorts of remarkable benefits. Take the hormones Big Pharma concocts from pregnant horses' urine and chemicals and middle-aged and older women would supposedly have better...|
|11/17/2009 - In a bombshell finding that has far-reaching implications for society and culture, scientists at the University of Rochester have found that phthalates -- the chemical found in many vinyl and plastic products -- tends to "feminize" boys, altering their brains to express more feminine characteristics....|
|10/23/2009 - According to the National Institutes of Health, "The appropriate treatment for prostate cancer is not clear." However, men who have prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate gland or who have had a recurrence of their disease are routinely subjected to a specific treatment anyway -- hormone...|
|10/23/2009 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the media focus of this month tends to be about curing breast cancer, with little said about how to prevent breast cancer. The bad news is that we`re no closer to a cure for breast cancer than we were 50 years ago. We have somewhat more effective chemotherapies...|
|10/17/2009 - In each menstrual cycle, follicles grow on the ovaries. Within the follicles, eggs develop, one of which will be released into the Fallopian tubes (known as ovulation). The remaining follicles will degenerate. In the case of polycystic ovaries (PCOS), however, the ovaries are much bigger than normal,...|
|10/15/2009 - Treatment with growth hormone can restore muscle strength to adults with adult-onset growth hormone deficiency, according to a study conducted by researchers from Goteborg University in Sweden, and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Growth hormone deficiency may occur...|
|9/1/2009 - Cancer of the ovary is rarely found early and, by the time it is discovered, the disease has frequently spread. So prevention is the most important way to fight this frequently deadly malignancy. Unfortunately, new research shows a medical treatment -- hormone replacement therapy (HRT) -- which was...|
|8/17/2009 - Is the average temperature of the human body still 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit? This often quoted average was determined in the nineteenth century. A more recent study has reported an average temperature of 98.2, and experts believe the decrease in body heat is the result of an epidemic of mild or moderate...|
|8/5/2009 - A new study with far reaching implications has gone a long way in explaining why women get breast cancer and how they can prevent the disease and its recurrence. Scientists have found evidence that hormonal balance is key in determining whether or not a malignant growth will occur in a woman's breast....|
|7/14/2009 - Colostrum has been called the promise of life. It is the first food, in which all the immune and growth factors that insure health and vitality are transferred from the mother to the newborn. Research has shown that colostrum is the one supplement that can bring help to everyone that uses it, largely...|
|7/9/2009 - According to researchers, women using synthetic hormones may have an increased chance of dying from lung cancer. Findings from the Women`s Health Initiative indicate that the use of Prempro, a synthetic estrogen coupled with a synthetic form of progesterone, can lead to a 59 percent increased risk of...|
|7/8/2009 - Growth hormone (GH) is naturally produced in the pituitary gland but the production of this hormone decreases as we age, especially in men over the age of 40. This decrease leads to loss of both muscle mass, increased fat, and loss of energy and mental acuity. Research on synthetic growth hormone has...|
|6/9/2009 - Maca increases sperm count, shrinks enlarged prostates, increases libido, aids in sexual functioning, and reduces anxiety according to recent research findings. But maca is more than a new darling in the research lab. It is an herb that has stood the test of time, with anecdotal information passed from...|
|5/4/2009 - Going to bed may be one of the best ways of protecting yourself from viruses and other diseases. Although the traditional recommendation for sleep is 8 hours a night, the average American sleeps only about 6 1/2 hours. The highly motivated have figured out ways to get by on 4 hours of sleep, and they...|
|5/1/2009 - When we think of hormones, we think of spotty teenagers and grouchy middle aged women. The truth is, we are all affected by hormones all of the time. Hormones play specific roles in our health and wellbeing. Some of our hormones are sexual in nature, but hormones play a whole range of other functions....|
|4/23/2009 - Proactive is a great way to describe Lori Steiner. When other women were lining up to get hormone substitution drugs in the late 1990s, Lori realized their dangers and began researching aging and bioidentical hormones. Having worked all her life as a teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles public...|
|4/22/2009 - Hearing loss is one of the biggest roadblocks faced by many people caring for aging parents. The easy and spontaneous communication that previously characterized the relationship between parents and children can turn into shouting, frustration, and feelings of helplessness when hearing loss escalates....|
|4/6/2009 - Has the fish on you dinner table gone through a drug induced sex change? If the fish is tilapia, the answer is probably yes. Tilapia is a delicious, mild flavored fish that has become very popular because of its low price. This low price is achieved by converting the young females to males through the...|
|3/23/2009 - People caring for aging parents or just thinking about it realize that keeping them healthy, happy and active for as long as possible is ideal for everyone. Aging parents seldom want to become physically dependent on their children for care. Grown children, often referred to as the sandwich generation,...|
|3/18/2009 - Cancer will be the number one killer in the world by the year 2010, overtaking the spot now held by heart disease, according to a recent report from Associated Press. International health experts foresee a doubling in the global rate of cancer deaths by 2030. Cancer diagnoses have been steadily rising...|
|3/10/2009 - Many women are so confused and frightened about hormone replacement that they have decided to forget about it. This reaction is not surprising because almost daily there is a new scare headline blaring at them about how hormone replacement causes cancer or even brain shrinkage. Women who were recently...|
|3/9/2009 - After years of insisting Bisphenol-A (BPA) posed no threat to the health of babies, six larger manufacturers of baby bottles have announced they will stop shipping new baby bottles made with the chemical. No existing baby bottles are being recalled, however. Nor are they being taken off the shelves...|
|2/23/2009 - Hormone replacement therapy may cause the brains of postmenopausal women to shrink, according to a study conducted by researchers from Wake Forest University and published in the journal Neurology.
Hormone replacement therapy, in this context, refers to the practice of dosing women with sex hormones...|
|2/9/2009 - Recently a study (conducted at the University of California, Irvine) suggesting that postpartum depression is the result of hormonal imbalances has made news. Postpartum depression is a common condition affecting women in the days after childbirth. It has also been suggested that Yoga potentially holds...|
|1/30/2009 - When hormones are in optimal amounts and balanced, the body is ready to play the music of life. Like an orchestra when some of the players have taken the day off, the body can't make beautiful music without all of its hormones being present and working together. Achieving hormonal balance takes some...|
|1/30/2009 - Sexual dysfunction is reaching levels not seen since the Victorian period. But today's difficulties stem not from the inhibiting power of social mores and taboos. Today's sexual dysfunction is an alarming indicator of the hormonal status of women and men. A recent study found that 31 percent of men...|
|1/25/2009 - More people are discovering bioidentical hormones. They have realized that just like our brains, hearts, arms and legs, hormones are part of the human body for a reason. It is not usually until hormone levels begin to sag and lose balance that we start to experience health problems. We live in a world...|
|1/23/2009 - All the migraines, irritability, depression, sleeplessness, and weight gain are trying to tell us something. The message is that time is running out. These events are the early signs of an aging process that leads to pain, disability, drugs, degenerative disease and decline. At the end of this road...|
|1/21/2009 - Two new studies just published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, have both good news and bad news for women who take or have taken hormone replacement therapy . One study says the hormone treatment isn't linked to small brain lesions which are the first sign of...|
|1/16/2009 - Hormones fill us with the music of life. With proper levels of hormones, there is no end to how good life can feel and what can be accomplished. When hormones are abundant and balanced, we have the full backing of Mother Nature. She is on our side, wanting to keep us alive and healthy enough for reproduction....|
|1/13/2009 - People of today are seeking quality of life, in the midst of a polluted world, an onslaught of chemicals, and a medical establishment educated to reflect corporate interests rather than the interests of patients. They live in a country where the number one gross national product is stress. On top of...|
|1/12/2009 - There really is a male version of menopause, often called andropause. It is not as pronounced as the menopause experienced by women, but it is none the less real. Men do not like to think about it or talk about it because it makes them seem less manly. They are reluctant to do anything about it, and...|
|1/7/2009 - When hormones are in optimal amounts and balanced, the body is ready to play the music of life. Like an orchestra when some of the players have taken the day off, the body can't make beautiful music without all of its hormones being present and working together. Achieving hormonal balance takes some...|
|1/6/2009 - People of today are seeking quality of life, in the midst of a polluted world, an onslaught of chemicals, and a medical establishment educated to reflect corporate interests rather than the interests of patients. They live in a country where the number one gross national product is stress. On top of...|
|12/17/2008 - Have you ever wondered if hormones could be in your way of losing weight or just slowing you down in life? Did you know that there is a relatively large group of people, women and men aged between late 20s and 50s, who find it difficult to lose weight because they are hormonally `stressed` or imbalanced?...|
|12/17/2008 - By taking natural thyroid hormone tablets to reduce the level of thyroid stimulating hormone to the low end of the normal range, men and women can reduce death from cardiovascular disease by 70 percent. This earthshaking finding far exceeds results from any drug intervention. The 70 percent is not a...|
|12/15/2008 - Drug companies can no longer deny the science: Breast cancer risk is doubled for women who take conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs.
That's the conclusion of a new study conducted at Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. There, researchers discovered that...|
|12/9/2008 - By taking natural thyroid hormone tablets to reduce the level of thyroid stimulating hormone to the low end of the normal range, men and women can reduce death from cardiovascular disease by 70 percent. This earthshaking finding far exceeds results from any drug intervention. The 70 percent is not a...|
|11/27/2008 - Hair is probably a woman's most important feature. Signs of thinning hair can take the sail out of almost any woman's day. It may seem vain to pay so much attention to hair, but signs of thinning hair are really the first signals of such conditions as hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiency, excessive...|
|11/4/2008 - More than 27,000 men will die from prostate cancer this year, yet remarkably little progress has been made in our knowledge of the biochemistry of the prostate over the past decade. We still don't even know for sure which hormones are high or low in men who get prostate cancer -- a pivotal point of...|
|11/1/2008 - Even the giant hand of Monsanto was not big enough to ram down the throats of consumers milk from growth hormone treated cows. It now wants to exit the artificial growth hormone business, by selling Prosilac, the unit that makes it.
This action comes in the wake of increasing consumer refusal to...|
|10/21/2008 - Iodine may just be the most overlooked mineral, yet its importance to overall health and well being cannot be overstated. Iodine is critical for the formation of thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland. People who have difficulty losing weight even though they eat small portions of health promoting foods...|
|10/17/2008 - Breast cancer survivors who undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a treatment for menopause symptoms are significantly more likely to have their cancer recur than survivors who do not use HRT, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kings College London and published in the Journal...|
|10/3/2008 - Estrogen Boosts Risk of Breast Cancer is becoming an all too frequent media hot button story. The steady drumbeat smacks of propaganda and is an affront to basic common sense. Is it really possible that a woman's hormones are out to get her? Would nature have embraced such a design? Would the laws of...|
|10/2/2008 - Whether your hair turns gray and falls out or stays a thick mane of vibrant color is dependent on your body having proper levels of thyroid hormones. New ground breaking research has documented that human hair follicles are direct targets of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 which modulate hair biology...|
|9/23/2008 - Taking human growth hormone does not boost athletic performance but does lead to negative health effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from Stanford University and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Researchers reviewed the results of 27 prior studies on a total of 303...|
|9/20/2008 - Chronic Fatigue with its debilitating constant tiredness, is a condition of our times, affecting teenagers, as well as men and women of all ages. But have you ever wondered what its real cause might be? Part 1 of this article series examines the hidden causes of Chronic Fatigue.
It might surprise...|
|9/17/2008 - Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced that all the store-brand milk sold in both Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the United States will now be produced by cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.
Approximately 18 percent of dairy cows in the United States are injected with Monsanto...|
|9/12/2008 - For many women, confusion is the only continuity as they search for personal answers to their declining hormones. Between the media, friends, healthcare professionals, and the written word, whom does one believe when the advice conflicts?
The dilemma can be resolved by empowering yourself with reliable...|
|9/10/2008 - Over 20 million Americans are currently diagnosed with some form of thyroid disease, a health problem that impacts every cell in the body and can cause severe weight gain or weight loss, mood disturbances and even infertility in both men and women. While thyroid problems are most common in women, affecting...|
|8/19/2008 - A common weedkiller in the U.S., already suspected of causing sexual abnormalities in frogs and fish, has now been found to alter hormonal signaling in human cells, scientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) report.
The herbicide atrazine is the second most widely used weedkiller...|
|8/18/2008 - Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases women's risk of lobular breast cancer by four times after only three years, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
"Previous research indicated that five or more years of combined hormone-therapy use...|
|8/8/2008 - Cardiovascular Disease has long been thought of as a man's disease while in reality it is the leading cause of death among women today. This year 435,000 women in America will have heart attacks with over half of them resulting in death. 8 million women in the U.S. are currently living with Cardiovascular...|
|6/17/2008 - To many doctors and patients alike, fibromyalgia is a mystery disease, one that encompasses a diverse set of debilitating and life changing symptoms that have "no known cause and no effective treatment for recovery".
In this article, we will explore the cause of fibromyalgia. There is a special audio...|
|6/7/2008 - There are many reasons why avoiding or limiting your intake of meat and dairy is part of a healthy lifestyle. Improved health, animal rights, and environmental concerns are some of the reasons that people give these foods up.
For those who choose to eat meat, it is important to at least choose organic....|
|4/10/2008 - Melatonin is nature's sleeping pill. It is secreted by the light sensitive pineal gland which regulates our biological clock and synchronizes our hormonal-immune network. Our level of melatonin rises with darkness and falls with light. According to Dr. Uzzi Reiss, in his book Natural Hormone Balance,...|
|3/30/2008 - Most Americans drink conventional, non-organic milk from cows that have been treated with artificial growth hormone, but this more and more has been changing. WalMart is the latest in a string of large retailers to recognize consumer demand for milk from cows not treated with recombinant bovine growth...|
|2/22/2008 - Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell recently overruled a decision by PA Secretary of Agriculture, Dennis Wolff to ban "hormone-free" milk labeling. State residents en masse, let their legislators know that the milk label ruling set to take effect on January 1, 2008 was not in their best interest.
|2/5/2008 - In January of 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to compounding pharmacies around the country. That warning demanded pharmacies stop selling bioidentical hormones as an alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs (HRT), insisting that compounding pharmacies were making...|
|2/5/2008 - The FDA has told women and their doctors: stop using bioidentical hormones. Your choice and your doctor's prescription don't matter. Heart and cancer questions raised in 2002 about FDA "approved" synthetic women's hormones don't matter. Act now to defend your right to bio-identical hormones!
|1/30/2008 - Early January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warnings to seven compounding pharmacies
distributing the hormone estriol - a weak estrogen found in the human body - to patients whose doctors have deemed it safer and more appropriate than FDA-approved synthetic versions of the hormone. Compounding...|
|1/7/2008 - Two years ago this month a good friend of ours joined us for a humble beginning of our natural nutrition and whole food preparation classes. She was one of those students who just took everything and ran with it. She lost about 15 pounds, her bowels started moving better and she looked ten years younger.
|11/6/2007 - Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of energy-depleting thyroid problem. You may be one of the many whose sluggish thyroid problem did not show up on a lab test. This is partly because thyroid lab tests do not accurately measure the activity of thyroid hormone inside cells. Testing can catch...|
|10/24/2007 - Oprah has done an immense favor to millions of American women by helping them understand that a malfunctioning thyroid gland may indeed be part of their weight and health problems. After writing openly about her thyroid problem in the October 2007 Oprah Magazine, she then went into the nature of thyroid...|
|2/3/2007 - A married couple who sued drug maker Wyeth because it's hormone-replacement drug was the catalyst for the wife's breast cancer was awarded $1.5 million by a Philadelphia jury on Monday.
The jury also found Wyeth as having "acted with malice or reckless disregard," reported the Associated Press. A...|
|10/24/2006 - The amount of a hunger-fighting hormone can be increased by eating a higher protein diet, researchers report in the September issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, published by Cell Press. The hormone, known as peptide YY (PYY), was earlier found by the researchers to reduce food intake by a third in...|
|10/9/2006 - In four years, 50 million American women will be in menopause. The federal government’s decision in 2002 to suspend the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in a large scale clinic trial of the effects of HRT, left many women and physicians uncertain about the safety of synthetic hormones...|
|9/5/2006 - Mike: Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining us. I'm Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here with Holly Lucille, an ND -- naturopathic physician -- who is here to talk with us today about women's health issues. Thank you for joining me today, Holly.
Lucille: Thanks for having me. It's my pleasure.
|8/31/2006 - Women pondering hormone-replacement therapy also should consider regular exercise. A new study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that being physically fit offsets cognitive declines attributed to long-term therapy.
|8/29/2006 - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is deeply disappointed that Starbucks continues to drag its heels on a five-year-old commitment to offer consumers an alternative to milk and dairy products derived from cows injected with Monsanto's controversial recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). Furthermore...|
|8/24/2006 - Drug maker Wyeth recently settled their legal woes brought on by the diet drug fen-phen, the use of which was linked to cases of heart disease, but now the drug giant is set to go straight back into the courtroom due to a lawsuit claiming the company knew their menopause drug, Prempro, increased the...|
|8/23/2006 - Few women are consulting their doctors before opting to use herbal therapies and soy products to treat their menopausal symptoms, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found.
The trend is of particular note because growing numbers of women are turning to alternative therapies...|
|7/28/2006 - New research in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that women who take estrogen and testosterone to combat the effects of menopause run a much higher risk of breast cancer than women who do not use hormone therapy.
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston...|
|7/25/2006 - Estrogen therapy may increase the risk of venous thrombosis, the formation of blood clots in the veins, among postmenopausal women who have had their uterus removed, according to a study in the April 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
|7/14/2006 - Girls who are obese during the early stages of puberty have an increased risk of developing abnormally high levels of androgens, a type of steroid hormone, according to a report in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
This condition, referred to as hyperandrogenemia, is characterized...|
|7/3/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...|
|6/28/2006 - WASHINGTON, DC -- The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is deeply disappointed that Starbucks continues to drag its heels on a five-year-old commitment to offer consumers an alternative to milk and dairy products derived from cows injected with Monsanto's controversial recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone...|
|6/22/2006 - Drug-maker Pfizer is testing an experimental drug called capromorelin as a new anti-aging treatment. The new drug is a growth-hormone stimulator that is meant to force the body to secrete human growth hormone like it did during adolescence. During a person's teen and young-adult years, the body increases...|
|6/7/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...|
|10/27/2005 - Unless you were trying to make a fashion statement – think David Beckham or Sinead O'Connor – you probably wouldn't be too pleased with hair loss. In Western society, hair loss – especially male pattern hair loss – is fodder for jokes, unless the hair loss is a result of chemotherapy or other medical...|
|10/11/2005 - Most a.m. coffee drinkers don't realize it, but their morning cups of coffee set their bodies up for a rollercoaster day of highs and lows, only to bottom out at the point of exhaustion. Just a few hours after consumption, when the artificial high dies down, many people may reach for more coffee or...|
|8/2/2005 - DHEA's ability to increase libido, burn fat and slow the aging process may be reason enough to consider taking the supplement. But in addition to those, DHEA could also help you prevent and fight cancer. New research on DHEA is giving hope to many cancer patients. While studies are still navigating...|
|6/27/2005 - In a study exploring DHEA-replacement therapy as a weight loss technique, researchers gave test animals large doses of both DHEA and the drug fenfluramine. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian's DHEA: A Practical Guide, "Even a hot fudge sundae with fresh bananas and dark chocolate syrup couldn't get [the...|
|6/25/2005 - If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn't helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability...|
|6/11/2005 - Mike: Today we're speaking with Todd Rumery. What's your position at Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories?
Rumery: I'm the manager of sales and marketing on the national level, and what we're talking about here is Maca Magic. Maca is from Peru. Known as the superfood of the Inca, it's been around for...|
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|6/8/2005 - As many middle-aged adults unfortunately know all too well, aging is often accompanied by weight gain. As Gary Null writes in Power Aging, "In fact, each year after the age of forty, a pound of fat replaces a pound of muscle. This means that by the time you are fifty, ten pounds of your muscle have...|
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