Hormonal disorders

Want to Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories

January 22, 2013

In part one and part two of this blog series, I explained that the calorie model of weight loss has failed miserably as a strategy for long-term body change. I have argued that it does not work, not because it is wrong, but rather because it is incomplete. Calories matter, but hormones matter more. Calories don’t control metabolism — […]

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Female Sex Drive Decline Tied To Hormones, Evolution

February 21, 2012

Research is demonstrating what many people already knew from experience: Women lose interest in sex over time, while men don’t. The finding has the potential to help couples, the researchers said. Knowing that many women’s sexual desire diminishes over the course of a relationship could encourage both partners to be more realistic about their sex lives, and […]

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4 Steps to Slim Your Waistline and Beat Belly Fat

February 21, 2012

Whether you are aiming for that all elusive six pack or just want to flatten your stomach, the path to getting there requires that you balance your hormones. Here’s a quick list that will not only de-bloat your belly but can also drop inches off your waistline (and let’s face it, spring is around the […]

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Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women’s Sex Life: Study – HealthDay (healthday.com) – By Robert Preidt – (Tuesday, December 20, 2011) –

January 6, 2012

A hormone called DHEA appears to help ease women’s menopausal symptoms and also improve their sex life, a small, new study says.  This is the first evidence that low doses of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, can help sexual function as well as menopausal symptoms, according to the researchers at the […]

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Not your fault! Hormones linked to weight regain – Associated Press – By Malcolm Ritter – (Wednesday, October 26, 2011) –

November 3, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — Any dieter knows that it’s hard to keep off weight you’ve lost. Now a study finds that even a year after dieters shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones were still insisting, “Eat! Eat! Eat!” The findings suggest that dieters who have regained weight are not just slipping back […]

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Hormonal Treatment of Hot Flashes Still OK for Some: Experts – HealthDay – By Denise Mann – (Tuesday, October 18, 2011) –

October 25, 2011

TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Women do have options when it comes to treating hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, and these still include the short-term use of hormone replacement therapy using estrogen alone, experts conclude in a new consensus report. “Hormone replacement therapy should be considered a very reasonable option for recently […]

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Exposure to Common Chemicals May Affect Thyroid Function – HealthDay – By Mary Elizabeth Dallas – (Thursday, July 14, 2011) –

July 19, 2011

Greater exposure to BPA, phthalates leads to lower levels of important thyroid hormones, researchers say    THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals called phthalates and bisphenol-A (BPA) that are found in solvents, plastics and numerous household products may alter levels of thyroid hormones in the body, according to a new study. Thyroid hormones play […]

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Girls hit puberty earlier than ever, and doctors aren’t sure why – USA Today – By Liz Szabo – (Monday, April 11, 2011) –

April 15, 2011

Claudia and Joe’s baby girl has been racing to grow up, almost from the moment she was born. Laila sat up on her own at 5 months old and began talking at 7 months and walking by 8½ months. “All of our friends told us to cherish every moment,” Claudia says. “When I started planning […]

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Ovarian Cyst Syndrome May Raise Health Risks from Plastics Chemical – HealthDay – (Tuesday, January 18, 2011) –

January 20, 2011

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) appear to be more vulnerable to a chemical found in many consumer products than other women, a new study suggests. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is widely used in plastic products, food and drink packaging and even dental materials. PCOS, a common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, is […]

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