Hormones: To Test or not to Test?


Hormones: To Test or Not to Test? It is true that hormone testing is only giving us a snapshot in time, and hormones may fluctuate greatly, particularly in perimenopause. However, the clinical judgment is NOT made based only on hormone levels if other biomarkers are tested at the same time for a more comprehensive approach. [...]

Hormones: To Test or not to Test?2024-07-20T17:26:17+00:00

Meet Your Gut Neighbors


🏘️ Would not you want to meet your new neighbors when they move in next door? Would not you want to stay away from ‘bad neighborhoods?’ 👯‍♀️Well, you have millions of ‘neighbors’ living inside your body, and you haven’t officially met them yet! If you don’t provide food, such as fiber, to your ‘friendly neighbors’, [...]

Meet Your Gut Neighbors2024-07-20T13:37:23+00:00

Hair Health from Within


Hair, just like skin, is a reflection of our overall health. No wonder, women lose a lot of hair postpartum and in menopause, which are the major transitions in life. ❌Unstable blood sugar, insulin resistance, and dysregulated cortisol upregulate the enzyme that converts testosterone into a more aggressive form, DHT, which can cause hair [...]

Hair Health from Within2024-07-20T13:37:38+00:00

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, [...]

Hormones and Gut Health2024-06-15T13:51:15+00:00

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


Herpes simplex viruses are ubiquitous and persist for the life. 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 [...]

Why do I get cold sores when I have an important deadline/meeting?2024-06-15T13:49:57+00:00

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


Hormone optimization doesn’t always equal hormone replacement, and is not only about estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Sex hormones are closely intertwined with other hormones and peptides, such as cortisol, prolactin, thyroid hormones, DHEA, insulin, growth hormone, etc. Human brain likes simplification, and is often looking for one answer to all symptoms. In reality, it [...]

Do I even need hormone optimization if I am not in menopause?2024-06-14T13:58:00+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 naturally2024-06-15T14:06:56+00:00
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