More Sex

More Sex

While it’s well known that chronic stress isn’t good for us, we may not realize the toll it takes on libido. Because the body interprets ongoing stress as life threatening, it naturally prioritizes survival over reproduction or pleasure. In today’s world, many women are simply worn out as a result of balancing job, marriage, our unprecedented

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Thyroid 101

Thyroid 101

Patients come to me often tired, depressed, cold, or irritable, and are experiencing swollen joints and poor memory. They may be having difficulty losing weight, even though they have tried everything. They could have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, muscle cramps or difficulty swallowing. If so, they need to have their thyroid checked, as these

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Women’s Sex Hormones

Women’s Sex Hormones

Do you want to live longer? Then supercharge your sex life! No one really know for sure how many of the 113 million married couples are living as couples with DINS (dual income, no sex). Estimates range from 15-50% have not had sex for 6 months to a year or longer. Estrogen helps to maintain

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Sex Today

Sex Today

The world of human sexuality is dramatized by reality television and affected by advertising.  The media, celebrities, and pop culture define a very specific look as “sexy.”  Women’s round hips and big breasts are desirable, while other physical traits are not.  However, the attributes that are supposed to be universally desired are, in fact, not

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Hormones: Bio-Identical or Pharmaceutical?

Hormones: Bio-Identical or Pharmaceutical?

Are natural therapies better for treating menopausal symptoms? Should you believe popular celebrity spokeswomen and use a more natural approach with bio-identical hormones (BHRT)? Or should you follow conventional medicine’s recommendations based on available research? Who’s right? Where is the balance? Do women need any hormones or natural remedies for this biological aging process? The

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The Mind Matters: Part II

The Mind Matters: Part II

In looking at American society today, one might believe there is a massive epidemic of Prozac dependence! The many factors of psychological stress and physical changes that can cause neurotransmitter deficiencies or imbalances. Neurotransmitters are chemicals used to replay, amplify and modulate electrical signals between the nerve cells and other cells. Irregularities in this system

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The Mind Matters: Part I

The Mind Matters: Part I

We’ve all heard the saying, “When Mom’s not happy, no one is happy.” A parent’s struggle with emotional imbalance affects not only the parent but the entire family. Depression, anxiety and mood swings are not something you can just “snap out of.” Science proves these disorders can be caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals,

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Brain Fog

Brain Fog

Are you having difficulty concentrating, remembering names and appointments, and keeping track of your glasses or keys? Are you easily distracted and less focused? Do you feel you are not as sharp or on-the-ball as you once were? Do you worry, “If I am like this now, what am I going to be like in

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Hormonal Replacement Therapy – Health or Harm?

Hormonal Replacement Therapy – Health or Harm?

One of the most complicated and difficult health care decisions menopausal and pre-menopausal women face today is whether or not they should use hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Should you believe a popular celebrity spokeswoman and use a more natural approach with bio-identical hormones (BHRT) or follow the recommendation of conventional medicine? Do women need any

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Balancing Neurotransmitters to Prevent Mood Swings

Balancing Neurotransmitters to Prevent Mood Swings

A person’s emotional imbalances like anxiety, depression, insomnia and mood swings affect the entire family, friends and performance in school and the workplace, and often result in cravings and addictions. These disorders may be caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters. The brain produces more than 100 neurotransmitters, which control every thought, mood,

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