Category Archives: Hormonal Health


The Essential Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Essential Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder

There are a number of mood disorders out there. They can put more stress on your body and cause almost unmanageable mood swings that negatively affect your quality of life. Seasonal Affective Disorder is one of these. It is relatively new to the field of psychology, and it manifests as a depressed mood that’s related […]

How to Slow Aging: Periodic Fasting, Estrogen, and Autophagy – Part 3

How to Slow Aging: Periodic Fasting, Estrogen, and Autophagy – Part 3

Read Part 1 | Part 2 Fast-Mimicking Diets New research into diets that mimic fasting has proven to be promising for weight loss and other benefits of dieting. These diets are four-day reduced calorie diets that are remarkably similar to periodic fasting. Following this kind of diet decreased visceral belly fat and increased the number […]

How to Slow Aging: Periodic Fasting, Estrogen, and Autophagy – Part 2

How to Slow Aging: Periodic Fasting, Estrogen, and Autophagy – Part 2

Read Part 1 | Part 3 Autophagy: Fasting for Cell Regeneration What is autophagy? Basically, it’s the process in which your body disposes of dead or deteriorating cells, changing them into enzymes that can then be used by your body to develop proteins. Literally, autophagy means “self-eating.” Your body consumes itself on a regular basis […]

How to Slow Aging: Periodic Fasting, Estrogen, and Autophagy – Part 1

How to Slow Aging: Periodic Fasting, Estrogen, and Autophagy – Part 1

Periodic fasting is going without food, drinking only water, for a period of time that may last from 12 to 16 hours. Most people undergo this kind of fasting in an effort to try to lose weight. However, there is mounting evidence that periodic fasting leads to an increase in estrogen production, which then leads […]

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 3

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 3

Read Part 1 | Part 2 Testosterone Concerns According to Western Medicine Traditionally, a man’s testosterone concerns when it comes to lower testosterone levels has been to boost his levels by means of testosterone replacement therapy. Besides boosting your testosterone levels, you may have more energy and a higher sex drive. Other possibilities are that […]

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 2

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 2

Read Part 1 | Part 3 Testosterone Concerns and the Endocrine System The endocrine system is made up of a number of glands that, to a large respect, play a role in just about every bodily function. Foremost among these glands is what is referred to as the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) hormonal axis. The HPA axis […]

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 1

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 1

There are many ways to define the term ‘obese’. You could say it is when your body mass index (BMI) is over thirty. You could say it is when someone is abnormally fat. You could even say that, for example, it is when your body has too much visceral fat. To put it bluntly, obesity […]

Adrenal Hyperplasia or AFS? – Part 3

Adrenal Hyperplasia or AFS? – Part 3

Read Part 1 | Part 2 Remediation of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia For those people with non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia who exhibit few or no symptoms, any remediation efforts may not be worth the potential risks. Psychological counseling is recommended for those women who may have the “male” symptoms that decrease the impression of femininity. Medical […]

Adrenal Hyperplasia or AFS? – Part 2

Adrenal Hyperplasia or AFS? – Part 2

Read Part 1 | Part 3 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, comes with a constellation of symptoms that is similar to both congenital adrenal hyperplasia and non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia. These similarities make it difficult to assess people with them correctly. PCOS consists of two major factors: chronic anovulation, or […]

Adrenal Hyperplasia or AFS? – Part 1

Adrenal Hyperplasia or AFS? – Part 1

Adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal fatigue syndrome, or AFS, share a number of symptoms, and they can be confused for each other without good assessment. It’s important for you to know the similarities and differences in order to inform your healthcare professional and so you can help yourself deal with symptoms. This article will deal with […]

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