Dear Dr. Jen, I’m 23 and have been married for a year and a half. I went on the pill at 18 and had no sex drive. I finally switched to the Mirena IUD two months ago hoping it would help, but I haven’t noticed any change. Should I give Mirena more time? Or should I give up on birth control altogether? I feel like I’m missing out and I know my husband feels that way too.Continue reading
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