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Are My Hormones Making Me Fat?

Many women who are actively pursuing weight loss come up against road blocks which cause them to get frustrated and discouraged. Often they are doing everything right: eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and sleeping well. But still, some women can’t seem to shed those pounds—or even ounces!

In these cases, it’s important to take a look at what else is going on in a woman’s body that is related to weight loss but not quite as obvious as healthy living habits. One of the first places to go is hormones.

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How Hormonal Balance Can Change Your Life

When I say hormones, what do you think?

Many people often associate negative emotions with the idea of them; hormones are extremely important regulatory substances that aid the cells and tissues to keep our bodies working effectively. Hormones are manufactured in the various glands to stimulate the actions of bodily functions such as hunger, reproduction, emotions, energy and mood. Most people only think about sex hormones when they consider hormones, but there are many other types of hormones which are critical to the body’s ability to remain healthy.

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Rev Up Libido

5 Ways to Rev Up Your Libido

If your idea of a hot Friday night is slipping into your comfies and falling asleep in front of the TV, we need to talk about your libido. I know you’ve got a million things on your to-do list, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on one of life’s greatest pleasures.

And yet I hear it all the time: it’s not just a matter of having enough time for a roll in the hay, it’s about having the desire to do it. So I want to share my top five tips to fire up your libido and help you feel like your sexy self again.

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Adrenal Fatigue

Top 5 Tips for Beating Adrenal Fatigue

Are you constantly exhausted? Does dragging yourself out of bed in the morning feel like a major victory? If you feel chronically tired, weary, and unwell, you might be experiencing adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue occurs when your adrenal glands function below the optimal level. Prolonged stress is one of the most common causes of adrenal fatigue.

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What’s Going On With Perimenopause?

By Bridgit Danner, FDNP, LAc

Menopause is, in our cultural vocabulary, described as the symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. But menopause is actually the cessation of your menstrual cycle. You know it’s ceased when it you haven’t had a cycle for a year. Perimenopause is a period that extends for a long time before menopause.

Perimenopause starts at age 35, or starts 10 years before menopause, depending on who you ask. It is the slow decline (sorry to use that word) of your ovaries as a player in your endocrine system. Accompanying that is a slow decline of fertility, that really speeds up in your 40s.

Now that many women are delaying childbirth, many women are being hit with the double whammy of trying to conceive while dealing with perimenopause. Still others are experiencing troubling perimenopause symptoms while raising young children.

But what is going on in perimenopause anyway?

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