Hormones and Gut Health


Gut health is vital for proper metabolism of hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Career demands and family obligations are typically sky-rocketing when we turn 30-35, and stress hormone, cortisol, is constantly running high. Cortisol, makes the gut lining more permeable (‘leaky’), leading to symptoms such as bloating, food sensitivities, skin issues, fatigue, diarrhea, [...]

Hormones and Gut Health2024-03-08T04:43:57+00:00

Why do I get cold sores when I have an important deadline/meeting?


When you anticipate a big event, your brain sends the signals to your adrenal glands to produce a large amount of catecholamines, i.e. adrenaline, as well as the stress hormone, cortisol. So once your adrenal glands release cortisol, it will not only suppress the immune system, but will bind to the nerve cells that [...]

Why do I get cold sores when I have an important deadline/meeting?2024-03-08T04:39:42+00:00

Do I even need hormone optimization if I am not in menopause?


Hormone optimization doesn’t necessarily mean hormone replacement. Think of it like your savings account: You don’t want it to be empty when you are older  The goal of hormone optimization is to delay the onset ot age-related diseases, often inflicted by our lifestyle and secondary inflammation. Hormone optimization is not only about sex hormones, but [...]

Do I even need hormone optimization if I am not in menopause?2024-03-08T04:40:36+00:00

Hormones and Heart Health


Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that involves the use of hormones, typically estrogen and progesterone, to replace the hormones that the body no longer produces in adequate amounts. HRT is often prescribed to women who are experiencing symptoms related to menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. However, the [...]

Hormones and Heart Health2024-03-08T04:40:55+00:00

Developing daily routines to decrease cortisol naturally


Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress. High levels of cortisol can have negative effects on your health, including anxiety, depression, weight gain, and high blood pressure. One effective way to reduce cortisol levels is to develop daily routines that promote relaxation and stress reduction. And one surprising ally in [...]

Developing daily routines to decrease cortisol naturally2024-03-08T04:41:11+00:00
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