Caitlyn Jenner has gotten tremendous media attention for her recent dramatic transformation from male to female. But what fewer people are talking about is the actual treatment phase of Caitlyn’s transitioning process, the chemistry behind it — and the health implications involved.Continue reading
You’ve probably heard me say before that we can boost and balance our hormones just by what we do and what we think. For instance, having fun with your partner can boost the calming and bonding hormone, oxytocin. Well, experiencing novelty with your partner increases the brain hormone dopamine. Dopamine hits the reward center of the brain and also amps up the likelihood of sexier sex.
Last weekend, besides giving thanks to our brave service men and women, I took some of my own advice and used the long weekend to chill out and have some fun with my hubby, Adam.Continue reading
Inflammation contributes to estrogen dominance, a hormonal state that consists of having too little progesterone in your body compared with your estrogen. This can lead to progesterone resistance, which can prevent your progesterone hormone receptors from working properly. When these receptors don’t work correctly, your body can’t utilize progesterone, and that can lead to recurrent miscarriages if the problem isn’t addressed. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant or are experiencing miscarriages, try reducing inflammation to get your hormones back on track.Continue reading
Learn how to get better skin and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from common skin health traps from the experts at the Glowing Skin Summit, which runs from April 27 – May 4, 2015.Continue reading
One of the issues I’m most worried about as a hormone specialist is chemicals that can affect my patients’ hormone levels. I’ve already told you about how endocrine-disrupting chemicals can lower testosterone—but they can actually pose even more harm than … Continue reading