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Hormones

Fight Fat by Speeding Up Your Sluggish Thyroid

Posted March 3, 2014

Do you do all of the right things, but just cannot seem to lose any weight? One of the things that could be a speed bump against your efforts to fight fat and lose weight could be a hormonal deficiency that can be remedied with some simple foods.

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Test Reveals Acupuncture Controls Hormones To Reduce Stress

Posted January 9, 2014

A new laboratory experiment reveals that acupuncture regulates steroid hormones to reduce biochemical reactions to stress. Acupuncture upregulates hormones in some areas while downregulating in other areas to maintain balance within the body when it is exposed to stress. Western blot analysis confirmed behavioral testing that acupuncture biochemically reduces stress reactions.

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How food affects your sex life and hormones

Posted December 4, 2013

A loss of libido may be a side effect of chronic ailments or medications that are prescribed for them. But a bad diet can also dampen your sex drive. Can food help?

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5 Hot Hormone Foods for Women to Fight Belly Fat This Holiday

Posted November 15, 2013

Dr. Natasha Turner, author of the latest dieting advice about to hit the bookstores—“The Supercharged Hormone Diet”―tells viewers that aside from taking belly fat supplements that you can help your body reach hormonal balance and fight belly fat through eating hot hormone foods this holiday season.

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Natural plant hormone spray boosts broccoli’s cancer-fighting potential

Posted October 20, 2013

What if it were possible to dramatically boost the nutritional density of broccoli, and thus maximize its inherent cancer-fighting potential, by simply spraying it with a plant hormone derived from the natural jasmine plant? Researchers from Illinois claim this is the case, having recently found that dousing broccoli plants with methyl jasmonate resulted in them producing far more cancer-fighting compounds like sulforaphane than non-treated plants.

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Vitamin D, IGF-1, Growth Hormone Have Deep Ties

Posted August 13, 2013

Vitamin D and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) are involved in a complex interplay that may have implications for growth hormone dosing, researchers found. In a review of the literature, patients with growth hormone deficiency who had higher vitamin D levels were more likely to achieve serum IGF-1 levels closer to the normal range, according to Diego Ferone, PhD, of the University of Genova in Italy, and colleagues.

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Vitex: The Hormone Balancing Herb

Posted July 25, 2013

Vitex agnus-castus is a perfect example of a modern medicinal plant, with important clinical applications, validated by modern science, and known and used by the ancient Greeks. From the writings of three of the best-known herbalists and healers of 400 B.C. to 100 A.D., we know that chaste-tree, or agnus-castus was highly revered, especially for imbalances of the female reproductive tract, but also to facilitate birthing and milk-production.

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After Menopause Calcium And Vitamin D Help Hormones Help Bones

Posted June 28, 2013

Should women take calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause for bone health? Recommendations conflict, and opinions are strong. But now, an analysis from the major Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial throws weight on the supplement side – at least for women taking hormones after menopause. The analysis was published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society.

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10 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

Posted June 11, 2013

Maintaining female hormonal health is a continual challenge for the modern woman. It is particularly difficult to keep hormones in balance in today’s fast-paced world with the abundance of highly processed foods, chemical-laden products and easily obtained over-the-counter medications. Both wreak havoc on the body. Even before a girl reaches puberty, supporting endocrine function by eating primarily whole foods, healthy fats (avocados, nuts and seeds, virgin coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil) and good-quality proteins is necessary.

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Balance your hormones naturally with these food remedies

Posted June 7, 2013

Hormone issues have increasingly become more a focus of health discussions over the last couple of decades. It’s almost as though hormones didn’t even exist for some time until connections made to hormone imbalances were linked or associated with cancer.

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