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Articles about Natural Hormones

Natural Methods to Treat Natural Hormone Imbalance


Many women experience the symptoms of hormone imbalance as a result of menopause and pregnancy. Regardless of the reason, in most cases, hormone imbalance can be treated naturally and effectively by making simple changes to lifestyle and diet. These natural methods are a safe and cost-effective alternative to medications (e.g., (…)

Posted on: Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Pills for Natural Hormone Imbalance: What You Need to Know


Erratic hormone levels can put the body off-kilter, causing women to experience a host of physical and emotional side effects, from hot flashes and joint pain to mood swings and difficulty concentrating.  Fortunately, a number of natural supplements and pharmaceutical options are available to help keep those hormones in check.  (…)

Posted on: Monday, August 19th, 2013

Why Is HRT a Popular Treatment for Menopause?


If you’re going through menopause, you’re probably already familiar with the treatment known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT).  This popular menopause treatment is always making the headlines, courtesy of new research findings and celebrity endorsements. But what exactly makes HRT the go-to treatment for most menopausal women? Read on to (…)

Posted on: Thursday, August 15th, 2013

What Are the Unexpected Side Effects of Bioidentical Hormones?


Hormones are strongly involved in the lives of women, whether it’s the first period or first pregnancy. However, during menopause, hormone levels can become imbalanced due to natural declines and fluctuations in sex hormone levels. These imbalances often result in various bothersome symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, hair loss, and (…)

Posted on: Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Can Herbs Help Natural Hormone Imbalances?


If you’re going through menopause, you know how hard it can be. Many women experience unpleasant menopause symptoms that are uncomfortable and can even interfere with daily activities. These symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalances in your body, and the best way to fight back is to try and redress (…)

Posted on: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

What Are the Symptoms of Natural Hormone Deficiency?


Hormone deficiency, caused by declining estrogen levels followed by declining testosterone levels, is an experience any woman going through menopause can understand.   Hormones start to become erratic during premenopause, when many women produce estrogen but less progesterone. This causes fluctuations in hormone levels, leading to a host of symptoms. Read (…)

Posted on: Friday, July 12th, 2013

What Are the Natural Hormones in the Female Body?


Many women are familiar with the fact that hormones regulate sexual function and desire, but what they may not know is that the endocrine (hormonal) system influences nearly every cell and function in the female body. Thus, when hormone levels become imbalanced, a range of serious side effects – from (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Bioidentical Hormones vs Natural Hormones for Menopause


Bioidentical hormones are those that help replace natural hormones within the body. Often bioidentical hormones are sought after and used as a treatment to relieve the symptoms of menopause.  So, what are bioidentical hormones and how do they differ from natural hormones?  Keep reading to find out more about natural and bioidentical (…)

Posted on: Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Symptoms of Natural Hormone Imbalances


Throughout a woman’s life, hormones will increase and decrease depending upon the stage of life one is in; estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels are constantly fluctuating. A delicate balance of each is necessary to keep your body running efficiently. When any of these hormone levels are too high or too low, there can be adverse (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The Hormone Trifecta: Testosterone, Progesterone, and Estrogen


During menopause, it’s common to experience any number of unpleasant symptoms. There are almost too many menopause symptoms to list; they include vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, hair loss, loss of concentration, memory lapses, mood swings, among others. Many of these menopause symptoms are caused by fluctuating levels of hormones. (…)

Posted on: Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Adjusting to Declines in Natural Hormones


As a woman ages, her body undergoes a variety of changes. With age, natural hormone levels start to decline which creates hormonal imbalance.  Eventually periods cease entirely and the body begins to prepare for another transition, menopause. Menopause can leave the hormone levels awry in a woman’s body resulting in hot flashes, depression, and fatigue. (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Natural Hormones and Weight during Menopause


Maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge for people of all ages. As we age, our ability to lose weight becomes increasingly difficult. In fact, weight gain is inevitable for 90% of women between the ages of 35 and 55. Not coincidentally, it’s during these years that many women experience the (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Can Natural Hormones Help Me Lose Weight?


Losing those last 10 pounds remains a challenge for many women. For women facing menopause, this challenge is even greater due to the increased likelihood of weight gain; this is common during this period as hormones become unbalanced. Keep reading to find out how your body´s hormones affect weight loss during menopause. Hormones and Weight Loss (…)

Posted on: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

How Does HRT Treat Hot Flashes?


Hot flashes are common symptoms of hormone imbalance. They occur mainly in women, as they are caused by dips in natural levels of the hormone estrogen, the primary female sex hormone responsible for reproductive health. At certain stages in her life, such as menopause, or if she has her ovaries (…)

Posted on: Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The Benefits of Alternative Hormone Treatment for Menopausal Women


Among menopausal women, alternative hormone treatment is considered when having to deal with upsetting menopause symptoms.  Since 2002, when a study found out that hormone replacement therapy could largely risky for women´s health, there have been efforts to find less invasive menopausal relief for women. Research has shown that over (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Can I Control My Natural Hormones During Menopause?


Women going through menopause are often struck by a sense of losing control. They feel like a host of things are outside their grasp — their ability to sleep, their bodies, their emotions. In many women, these feelings are made worse by a simple lack of knowledge over how their (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

How Are Natural Hormones Affecting My Menopausal Mood Swings?

You may be one of the many menopausal women who experience shifting moods during menopause: you go from “feeling normal” to feeling angry, irritated, or upset in the blink of an eye. For women going through menopause, mood swings are one of the most difficult symptoms to deal with. Compounding (…)

Posted on: Monday, December 31st, 2012

Natural Hormones: FAQs

Women know very well what their menopause symptoms feel like: hot flashes, mood swings, and assorted aches and pains that accompany this life transition. Waste no time in making them known, this understanding often reaches its limit; however, when it comes to the causes of these symptoms. Women are often (…)

Posted on: Thursday, December 20th, 2012

3 Key Treatments to Increase Estrogen Levels during Menopause

As a woman’s body enters the transitional period of menopause, many changes take place to her hormone levels. Hormones are the chemical messengers that travel in the blood stream, instigating changes to the body during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. During a woman’s menopausal years, changes to her hormones result in (…)

Posted on: Thursday, November 8th, 2012

4 Hormonal Imbalance Treatments for Women Over 40

From the age of 40 onwards, it is likely that you will experience the effects of hormonal imbalance. Any time from the age of 40, women can expect to go through perimenopause, the transition that the female body makes to prepare for the end of its fertile days. Hormones play (…)

Posted on: Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Are Bioidentical Hormones Natural Hormones?

Natural hormones are those that are produced naturally in the body. In women, the three principle hormones that affect reproductive life are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones are chemical messengers that travel around the bloodstream, and instigate various bodily changes. Collectively, these three natural hormones are responsible for ovulation, (…)

Posted on: Monday, June 18th, 2012

4 Herbs to Boost Your Natural Hormone Levels

Natural hormones are the hormones that are produced naturally in the body. In women, three key natural hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones are transported around the body in the bloodstream, and instigate various changes that take place in the body. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are responsible for (…)

Posted on: Monday, June 11th, 2012

4 Exercises to Naturally Boost Your Hormone Levels

Hormones are chemical messengers that are transported in the bloodstream, and instigate changes in the body. The hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are responsible for those changes that take place in menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Hormones exist in a delicate balance, designed to interact seamlessly to put these changes in (…)

Posted on: Monday, May 21st, 2012

Facts about Hormonal Imbalance in Premenopausal Women

Hormones play an important role in stabilizing bodily functions. Hormone levels can become unbalanced during the major periods of hormonal change during a woman’s life, including puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, and all of the stages of menopause. Women who start experiencing hormonal imbalance in their 30’s or 40’s may be entering (…)

Posted on: Friday, May 18th, 2012

Can I Test My Natural Hormones Levels?


Without natural hormones you would be able to function, they help to regulate your body. In short; they are vital to you. They regulate functions like digestion, fluid retention and your menstrual cycles but they can only do this when they are balanced. For the most part, this balance is (…)

Posted on: Monday, May 7th, 2012

What Are Normal Levels of Natural Hormones?

Normal is a very subjective word; “normal” hormone levels vary from woman to woman. As an individual, your normal hormone levels are those without which your body is unable to function correctly. Instead, it is more important that your hormone levels are balanced. Hormones help to regulate many body’s functions, (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

How Do Natural Hormones Impact Upon My Daily Life?

The word “hormones” often carries a negative connotation, because it is associated with turbulent transitional life stages, such as puberty, and their side effects: awkward body changes, confusing feelings and rampant mood swings. In fact, the expression “feeling hormonal” is a euphemism for feeling moody, angry, upset or experiencing other (…)

Posted on: Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Top 3 Alternatives to Prescription Medication to Treat My Natural Hormones

Top 3 Alternatives to Prescription Medication to Treat My Natural Hormones

When menopause strikes, estrogen levels drop, bringing many uncomfortable symptoms with it. Mood swings, irritability and depression can set in. To help cope with menopausal symptoms, there are numerous natural remedies available, but choosing amongst them can be overwhelming. Read on to find out natural alternatives to using prescription medications (…)

Posted on: Friday, April 20th, 2012

4 Ways to Beat Your Hormonal Imbalance Blues

As well as the many physical symptoms that come with menopause – including hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness – many women are also stuck in an emotional battle with themselves. Battling irritability and mood swings can seem like tug of war with no winner in sight, but there (…)

Posted on: Monday, April 9th, 2012

The Ups and Downs of Treating Menopause: HRT Withdrawals

For menopausal women, sometimes it seems like there’s no relief from the uncomfortable symptoms and health risks associated with declining hormone production. While treatments like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may provide temporary relief, prolonged usage of HRT has been cautioned due to the fact that it may lead to other (…)

Posted on: Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Side Effects of Homeopathic Remedies to Treat Hormone Imbalance

Homeopathy is a natural and effective scientific system of mind-body-spirit integrative healing, practiced throughout the world. It is a holistic approach to medicine that takes a wider view of illnesses, including the causes of disease and the way the illness is manifested. Some people believe that homeopathy is a safer (…)

Posted on: Monday, March 26th, 2012

3 Myths about Homeopathic Remedies and Menopause


Homeopathic medicines are not made using only dilution. Dilution alone would do nothing whatsoever. Many homeopaths get very frustrated when the media and homeopath critics report highly inaccurate information about how homeopathic remedies are used. 1. Homeopathic Medicines Are Just Water Remedies are created by a process of dilution and (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

What Is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Can I Use It To Treat My Hormonal Imbalance?

Fatigue, mood swings, or embarrassing facial hair are all common symptoms of menopause, but they can also signal a hormonal imbalance. These symptoms of hormonal imbalance can result from a multitude of factors, but the main cause is linked to the uneven levels of estrogen and progesterone within a woman’s (…)

Posted on: Friday, March 16th, 2012

The Natural Way: Using Homeopathy to Treat Hormonal Imbalance


Dealing with menopause is no walk in the park fatigue, hot flashes , depression and vaginal dryness are a few of the bothering hormone imbalance symptoms connected with the change. Mainly caused by estrogen and testosterone deficiencies, hormonal imbalance is common for women entering menopause. To help alleviate the bothering (…)

Posted on: Monday, March 5th, 2012

What Medication Can Treat Hormone Imbalance?

Hormones are chemical messengers that are transported round the body and control many bodily functions. The hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are particularly active during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. During one of these stages, it is possible that too much or too little of a certain hormone is released. (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Side Effects of Prescription Treatments for Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are chemicals that control many of the body’s different functions. The hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are responsible for the womanly changes in your body during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause. With all these hormone levels fluctuating, at some point in your life you may experience hormonal imbalance, (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

How Hormones Affect Your Menopause Symptoms

During perimenopause, estrogen and progesterone levels fall drastically – estrogen by as much as 90% over the first few years. During these transitional years, hormone levels fluctuate causing erratic, irregular periods, moodiness, and hot flashes which can cause disruptions to sleep, work, and overall quality of life. Symptoms differ for (…)

Posted on: Monday, February 13th, 2012

Menopausal Symptoms and How to Treat Them

All symptoms of menopause are caused by one thing: a change in critical hormone levels. When a woman enters the perimenopause phase her estrogen levels drop, causing all sorts of unwanted side effects, such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings. If you are suffering from these (…)

Posted on: Monday, February 6th, 2012

3 Home Remedies for Hormone Imbalance

Trying  to regulate your hormone imbalance can sometimes feel like trying to tame a wild beast; extremely difficult, frustrating, and sometimes risky. But you will see that with a few simple remedies, which you can find at home or in your local supermarket, you will be able to keep your (…)

Posted on: Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Herbal Medicine to Treat Hormonal Imbalance

Treating your menopausal hormonal imbalance can be difficult, especially if you are trying to avoid the controversial hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). There are many types of herbal medicine that you can try that contain phytoestrogens, which mimic estrogen if your levels are too low, helping to regulate your unstable hormone (…)

Posted on: Friday, January 27th, 2012

How Do Hormones Affect My Menopausal Headaches?

Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as muscle tension, drinking too much alcohol, or caffeine withdrawal. But during menopause, you may find yourself experiencing more severe headaches more frequently than usual. These menopausal headaches occur because of decreased hormone levels, similar to how some women get (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

4 Changes You Can Make to Your Diet to Treat Natural Hormones

When it comes to treating a hormonal imbalance, diet is key. Knowing which foods promote healthy hormones, and which aggravate hormonal imbalances, is important to your health. Keep reading below for some dietary tips to treat natural hormones. 1. Soy for Low Estrogen Hormone Levels Soy contains estrogen-like substances known (…)

Posted on: Monday, January 9th, 2012

What Are Pregnancy Hormones?

Pregnancy hormones are the hormones created in your body to support your embryo during pregnancy, or increased levels of reproductive hormones already found in your body, whose functions adapt for pregnancy. They carry the brunt of the blame for the rapid and massive changes that women go through during pregnancy. (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Tips for Balanced Hormones While Traveling

Jet lag is a term used to describe fatigue and disruption to a person’s body clock that is synonymous with long journeys crossing time zones. Uncomfortable seats and unrelenting stimulation can result in less than quality sleep on a long plane or bus ride, adding to the feelings of fatigue. (…)

Posted on: Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hormone therapy and breast cancer


Hormone therapy is where hormones are used as a medical treatment, mainly for menopausal women. It is a system whereby the fluctuation or deficiency of your hormones is balanced by the intake of artificial hormones. Mainly used for estrogen, it can also be a compound that boosts levels of progesterone (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Hormones of the Pituitary Gland

No bigger than a pea, the pituitary gland is an endocrine gland that can be found at the base of the brain. The functions of this tiny, yet important, part of the hormonal system work with the hypothalamus, which is also linked to the nervous system. Nine hormones are secreted (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Endocrine System and Hormones

The endocrine system, like the nervous system, is a structure of glands that are crucial for certain functions in the body. It works as an information signal system by releasing hormones from the tissue into the bloodstream to communicate with the necessary cells. The endocrine system is an umbrella term (…)

Posted on: Friday, August 5th, 2011

The Relationship between the Thyroid Gland and Menopause

Menopause is a huge transitional period in every woman’s life, and often poses more questions than it answers for those seeking solutions. A hormonal imbalance is the main cause of menopausal symptoms, which can range from hot flashes to depression. As well as estrogen and progesterone, the production of thyroxine (…)

Posted on: Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Leptin: The “Hunger Hormone” and Menopause

Menopause is a time of great stress and disruption to your daily life, and it is important to understand how your hormones work to ensure that their levels can be effectively maintained. Leptin, also known as the “hunger hormone”, is a little-known, but important factor in appetite and weight gain. (…)

Posted on: Saturday, July 30th, 2011

How to Treat Your Hormonal Imbalance After a Tubal Ligation

A common birth control method for women who have decided that they don’t want any more children, or for women who would prefer not to conceive at all, is tubal ligation. This is the procedure whereby the woman’s fallopian tubes are either tied, cut, or blocked to prevent sperm from (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

When women consider what birth control method they want to use one major factor they should consider is whether it is reversible or not. Women will be choosing a birth control because they want to delay pregnancy until later in life, or because they have chosen not to have any (…)

Posted on: Monday, July 25th, 2011

Q&A: Tubal Ligation and Your Hormones

What Is Tubal Ligation? Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that cuts, blocks, or ties a woman’s fallopian tubes, which in turn makes her sexually sterile. This process means that eggs can no longer travel from the ovaries to her uterus and it also obstructs sperm from being able to (…)

Posted on: Monday, July 18th, 2011

Natural Remedies for Hormonal Acne

Acne is an extremely common skin irritation that affects men and women of all ages, though primarily in the teens and early 20’s. Acne is often a consequence of a hormonal imbalance. In women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as a result of the overproduction of androgens like testosterone, (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Natural Remedies for Hormone Imbalances

Natural Remedies for Hormone Imbalances

Hormonal imbalances that occur during middle age can leave women suffering from unpleasant side effects. However there are many treatments available that help women to beat their hormone imbalance symptoms, including natural remedies for hormone imbalances. Even so these side effects can range in severity and the different treatment options (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Natural Ways to Treat Hormonal Imbalance

Menopausal women suffering from a great deal of adverse menopause symptoms are often desperate to seek out a fast-working treatment. In a rush to find the most effective medication, they often begin by using the strongest therapy, and consequently the one with the most side effects. However, women shouldn’t settle (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

How Do Hormonal Changes Affect Food Cravings?

A food craving can be described as a strong urge to eat a particular food or group of foods, even when you’re stomach isn’t necessarily growling. In most cases, women have cravings more often, and stronger cravings, than men. The causes of these cravings can be linked to female processes, (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

How Can You Tell If You Are Ovulating?

On average, a woman ovulates once a month and bleeds every 28 days. This is a clear sign that she is not pregnant. It is your hormones that determine when you ovulate, because they control your menstrual cycle. Once an egg is released by the ovary it remains in a (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Hormones to Boost Your Libido

During menopause, it is common for many women to experience an imbalance of hormones and loss of libido. Loss of libido can be extremely upsetting for women for a number of reasons. Not only do some women feel as though they are missing out on something that was previously very (…)

Posted on: Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

How to Cure Hormonal Imbalance

How to Cure Hormonal Imbalance

When women are menopausal they may experience severe hormonal imbalance signs and symptoms. Consequently they are often left desperately searching for a hormonal imbalance cure. However uneven levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones in the body leave women distressed and unable to think clearly about a hormonal imbalance cure. There (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The Story of the Egg and the Sperm

Everyone knows what sexual intercourse can lead to pregnancy, if the appropriate action is no taken to prevent it. So, it’s a possibility that when you have unprotected sex, the sperm meets with the egg and a zygote is created. But what exactly happens? Why it is that pregnancy isn’t (…)

Posted on: Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The Relationship between Meat and Your Hormones

Vegetarians aside, meat is an important part of any person’s diet. Eating meat can have both negative and positive effects on you and your hormones. Fluctuations of these hormones – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone – is the cause of menopause symptoms, so it is important to  find out what happens (…)

Posted on: Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Hormones and a changing Menstrual Cycle

Hormones and a changing Menstrual Cycle

When women are menopausal they will notice that their menstrual cycles begin to change. Shifting levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones change the frequency of women’s menstrual cycles. This is natural when women are menopausal because the ovaries are beginning to slow down and eventually they stop producing new eggs. (…)

Posted on: Saturday, June 11th, 2011

5 Ways You Can Help Your Wife Balance Her Hormones

Menopausal symptoms are caused by fluctuations in hormone levels or their sudden decline in the perimenopausal period. Three of the key hormones whose levels change are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. To keep menopausal symptoms at bay, as a first resort a woman should ensure that she is living a healthy (…)

Posted on: Sunday, June 5th, 2011

How to Avoid Foods with Hormones When Grocery Shopping

Through the meats, fruits and vegetables that you eat, you could be consuming a harmful amount of foreign hormones, such as xenoestrogens, that make your menopausal symptoms worse. It can be difficult to avoid these chemically altered hormones due to agricultural practices of farmers both in your own country and (…)

Posted on: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Exercises to Balance Your Hormones

Lifestyle changes are the first, and arguably most effective, way to combat any menopausal sign or symptom. This means that your diet and exercise regimen should be scrutinized to see if any improvements can be made. In terms of exercise, any increase in physical activity, however small, can contribute to (…)

Posted on: Monday, May 30th, 2011

Does Being a Vegetarian Help Your Hormone Balance?

Every woman who is going through perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause is looking for a way to balance her hormones. Although it may seem extreme, how about turning vegetarian?  With the advancement of soy, a famous phytoestrogenic food, you may start to wonder whether being a vegetarian can help you through (…)

Posted on: Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy

For many menopausal women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offers them deliverance from menopause hell. However, the world of HRT can seem confusing at first. Learning the lingo will help you to make an informed decision about how to manage and treat your menopause symptoms; keep reading to learn some HRT (…)

Posted on: Sunday, May 15th, 2011

The Dangers of Too Much Estrogen

Estrogen and progesterone are considered synergistic partners when it comes to the female reproductive system. They work well together to maintain a woman’s fertility and menstrual cycle. However, when the balance between these two is thrown off, estrogen dominance may occur, raising your risk of developing several serious disorders. Although (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

How to Talk to Your Doctor about HRT

If you take a trip to your OB/GYN to talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it may be difficult to know where to start. Your doctor, for example, may be hard-pressed to get to the next patient. Or maybe you don’t know how to tell him or her that you (…)

Posted on: Monday, April 18th, 2011

Stress Relief Techniques for Balancing Your Hormones

Menopause is known as “the change” because it marks the period when a woman’s body goes through some life altering changes that may have physical, psychological, or mental side effects. Menopause marks the end of the menstrual cycle, but your body might take between one and ten years to prepare (…)

Posted on: Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Caffeine vs. Hormones: The Final Showdown

Do you often find yourself on your last legs at work, struggling to muster the energy to complete your deadline? To give you that final push, do you hit the double espresso button on the coffee machine, knowing that it will do the job? For many people, consuming caffeine is (…)

Posted on: Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Q&A: Yoga for Balanced Hormones

A hormone imbalance can affect a woman at any stage in her life, but the time when this is most likely to happen, and have prolonged side effects as a consequence, is during menopause. As the body prepares for this change, the endocrine system, which produces and regulates the hormones (…)

Posted on: Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Recognizing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition whereby small cysts appear in a woman’s ovaries and cause an imbalance in the production of sex hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone. Testosterone, an androgen, is present in women in small amounts, but is overproduced in women suffering from this condition. The cause (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Q&A: Anovulation and Amenorrhea

What Is Anovulation? Anovulation is the medical term for “absence of ovulation”, which means that the ovaries fail to release an egg each month or each menstrual cycle. Bleeding does not necessarily stop in this instance but it can result in irregular periods, or spotting. Sometimes, however, it will result (…)

Posted on: Friday, March 4th, 2011

Alternatives to Hormonal Birth Control

Birth control is a very personal matter, and among all the available methods it’s important to find the type that is best suited for you. As time has passed and research findings have increased, women have been given even more choice when it comes to birth control. There are now (…)

Posted on: Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

What Is the Difference between Natural and Synthetic Hormones?

This is a familiar question and one that is particularly common among menopausal women as they try to rebalance their hormone levels. When a woman’s “normal” hormone levels become imbalanced, and their production disrupted, it can cause numerous problems in the body. There are medical products available that allow hormones (…)

Posted on: Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Hormone Imbalance Tests for Women during Menopause

Hormones are responsible for the development of our bodies and they affect us throughout our whole lives. In the human body, hormones interact with the brain and affect feelings and emotions. While both men and women have hormones, women are much more susceptible to hormone changes due to the menstrual (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

What Women should Know about the Connection of Natural Hormones and Menopause

Connection of Natural Hormones and Menopause

Natural hormones and menopause have a good relationship when used by people looking to relieve any distressing symptoms with a low- risk treatment. Previously, hormone replacement therapy would be suggested for women but as the risks became clear that opened the door for natural hormones and menopause to offer an (…)

Posted on: Monday, February 14th, 2011

Blood Test to Diagnose Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Menopause can be a challenging time for women. Fluctuations in hormone levels can occur frequently for some women, leading to distressing physical and emotional symptoms. With this in mind, it is important to know how to check, and to deal with a hormonal imbalance. One way of doing this is (…)

Posted on: Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Is a Hormonal Imbalance Causing Your Sleep Disturbances?

Sleep disturbances can occur for a variety of reasons, including stress, emotional turmoil, or environmental factors. However, for women approaching menopause, sleep disturbances are likely to be caused by a hormonal imbalance. Some women are fortunate enough not to suffer from this symptom; however, others can experience serious disruption to (…)

Posted on: Friday, February 11th, 2011

What is a Thyroid Hormonal Imbalance

What is a Thyroid Hormonal Imbalance

A thyroid hormonal imbalance isn’t common, but it is a normal problem for women to deal with – generally during menopause. More frequent issues for a hormonal imbalance include; night sweats, anxiety, and vaginal dryness. Side effects of severe fluctuation can leave women unable to continue with their normal daily (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Natural Hormone Enhancement

During the monthly cycle, estrogen will peak the first two weeks and then slowly drop; after this time progesterone will rise. This process is crucial, but sometimes natural estrogen and progesterone levels do not behave as they should. This hormonal imbalance is most common during menopause, causing uncomfortable symptoms. Fatigue, (…)

Posted on: Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Natural Hormone Replacement


Quick Fact: Natural hormones are obtained from sterol analogues found in many varieties of plants, primarily soybean and yam. The estrogen and progesterone powder is transformed chemically from the plant into the human bio-identical Natural hormone replacement, also commonly known as biodentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), refers to the use (…)

Posted on: Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Normal Hormone Levels

Hormone levels in a woman’s body can change for many reasons. In the case of the menstrual cycle, hormone levels have to change so the body can go through the natural processes of reproductive life. They also work to protect against cancer, slow aging of cells, and prevent mental dysfunction. (…)

Posted on: Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Natural hormones in women


Whether it be a man or a woman, every person produces hormones naturally. These hormones help our bodies to form and are important in our lives.Although men and women both experience hormone changes, the hormone levels in women are much more volatile in men that in women. Women have many (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Natural Hormones Supplements


Quick Fact: Hormones play a vital role in every woman’s health and well-being. When hormone levels fluctuate, this can affect your mood, sexual desire, fertility and ovulation. When medical professionals refer to a hormone as being natural, they are talking about the molecules that form the composition of the hormone. (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Stress and Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalance can leave women experiencing a number of different unpleasant side effects. If a woman has imbalanced progesterone and estrogen hormone levels, she may suffer from night sweats, vaginal dryness, and itchy skin, among other symptoms. These symptoms can leave many women feeling extremely stressed. Why Do Hormonal Imbalances (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Natural Hormone Support


Whether approaching menopause, in menopause or suffering from monthly menstrual cycle symptoms it is important to find a method to support your body and get your hormones stay balanced Because of recent studies and investigation many women are turning away from hormone treatment placement and other clinical procedures and trying (…)

Posted on: Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Natural Hormone Balance


Hormone imbalance can happen at menopause, during menstruation, before menstruation and at other times in a woman’s life. While the menstruation cycle and its side effects still remains a mystery to doctors, it is believed that estrogen and progesterone fluctuate and can produce a hormone imbalance. Keep reading to find (…)

Posted on: Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

How Women Can Measure Their Hormone Imbalance

Menopausal women often try to combat the signs and symptoms of menopause without any assistance from doctors or medication. As a result, the side effects of hormonal imbalance can leave these women struggling to cope with daily life. However, they should not despair. There are various treatments available that are (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Treating Hormonal Imbalance and Infertility

Progesterone hormones play a large role in the reproductive system, and in the case of a progesterone deficiency, women can have trouble conceiving. This occurs for a number of reasons, and can be extremely upsetting for many women. However there are certain steps women can take to fight their hormonal (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Treating Severe Menopause Symptoms

Severe menopause symptoms can have a detrimental effect on women’s lives. Women can be left emotionally and physically exhausted, and are unable to continue with their daily activities. Mood swings, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness can be very upsetting. Severe menopause symptoms are caused by a hormonal imbalance. When estrogen (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Using a Hormone Cream for Menopause Symptoms


Many women use a hormone cream to help combat their adverse menopause symptoms. A hormone cream is an effective way to take hormone replacement therapy (also women can use tablets, patches, or implants). Hormone creams have many advantages over the others, for example if hormone creams are applied directly to (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Using Natural Hormones for Thyroid Problems


There are many different types of thyroid problems that range in severity. Whereas some people suffer from life threatening thyroid cancer others may have an overactive thyroid. Thyroid problems can be very uncomfortable and leave women feeling lethargic and stressed without an appetite. Even so many thyroid problems are easily (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hormonal Imbalance and Anxiety

When women are menopausal, they will experience many signs and symptoms of an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone hormones. They are both physiological and psychological, and both can make life challenging for women. The psychological symptoms of hormonal imbalance are often overlooked when women are faced with diseases such as (…)

Posted on: Monday, January 17th, 2011

Estrogen and Progesterone Hormonal Imbalance

Menopause is the time when a woman’s reproductive life is coming to an end, and the body produces fewer estrogen and progesterone hormones. The signs and symptoms of progesterone and estrogen imbalance can be extremely distressing. For example, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings can all interfere with a (…)

Posted on: Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Increasing Your Natural Hormone Production with Food

Menopause is a difficult time for women due to hormone imbalances. They are left battling signs and symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and osteoporosis, and desperately looking for a cure. Thus, they are often tempted to turn to the first treatment option they are offered by their medical (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Natural Hormone Solutions to Alleviate Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause can be a difficult time for many women. Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels lead to an imbalance in these hormone levels. This can have many different side effects, and many of these can make life difficult to cope with. As a result, many menopausal women readily accept the first (…)

Posted on: Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The Adverse Effects of Hormonal Imbalance


When women begin to reach their early forties many of them become perimenopausal and suffer from the effects of hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance occurs when the body stops regularly preparing itself for pregnancy, and the ovaries desist from producing the same quantities of estrogen and progesterone hormones that they were (…)

Posted on: Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Natural Adrenal Hormones


Progesterone and estrogen hormones are produced in the ovaries, also known as natural adrenal hormones, and the umbilical cord during pregnancy. They have a vitally important role in many of the body’s functions, helping to control temperature and bone mass among many other things. Thus if there is an imbalance (…)

Posted on: Friday, January 7th, 2011

Natural Hormonal Levels


Quick Fact: Hormones are the chemical messengers that regulate what and how the body feels. They are responsible for controlling a person´s physiological and psychological well-being and are produced in different glands and organs in the body. Natural hormones are substances created by the body´s endocrine glands that regulate the (…)

Posted on: Friday, January 7th, 2011

Natural Hormone Boosters


Menopause is a difficult time for women. Their systems begin to produce smaller amount of estrogen and progesterone hormones, and they are left coping with the side effects of hormonal imbalance. Dealing with the side effects of hormonal imbalance can be extremely challenging for menopausal women. Night sweats, mood swings, (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Natural Hormone Balance for Women

Hormonal imbalance in women occurs when progesterone and estrogen levels, which are normally in a delicate balance, fluctuate outside of normal hormone patterns. Hormonal imbalance can happen at any time during a woman’s life, causing unwanted symptoms. However, women approaching menopause may experience worse symptoms as their bodies adjust according (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Perimenopausal Hormone Levels

Menopause is defined as the moment when a woman has had no menstrual periods for 12 consecutive months. While menopause is known to give women problems with their hormones, often women experience more hormonal symptoms during the years before menopause. As the body prepares to shut down reproductive functions, estrogen (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Hormone Imbalance: What All Women Should Know


Hormone imbalances can cause many different reactions and a test for hormone imbalance is often used by women. Women react to shifts in hormone levels in many different ways. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what is going on inside of the body, since there are many hormone imbalance (…)

Posted on: Monday, January 3rd, 2011

How to Test for Hormone Imbalance

Menopause can be a challenging time for many women, and can often be overshadowed by adverse menopausal signs and symptoms. Caused by hormone imbalance, problems such as night sweats, vaginal dryness, and memory loss can all have a big impact on women’s lives. Nevertheless, there are different treatments women can (…)

Posted on: Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Hormone Levels during Pregnancy


Estrogen and progesterone hormones play vitally important roles in menstruation and reproduction. Thus it is important that during pregnancy women have balanced hormone levels. Having a hormonal imbalance pregnancy can cause many problems for expectant mothers. Although many women do not have to consider these issues, it is important that (…)

Posted on: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Hormonal imbalance insomnia


Hormonal imbalance insomnia is an inability to sleep that is caused by an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone hormones. Hormonal imbalance insomnia can have an extremely negative affect on women’s lives; affecting women both personally and professionally. Nevertheless hormonal imbalance insomnia does not have to be endured and there are (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Natural Hormone Therapy for Women


Natural hormone therapy is a safe alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy. Because of recent findings of more health risks brought on by Hormone Replacement Therapy, many women are turning to natural hormone therapy to adjust hormone levels and live a normal life again. Continue reading to find more about natural (…)

Posted on: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Testing Hormone Levels


When women are suffering from the signs and symptoms of menopause, it is actually the imbalance of progesterone and estrogen hormone levels that they are experiencing. During this period the ovaries begin to slow down their production of estrogen and progesterone hormones and subsequently hormone levels can easily become imbalanced. (…)

Posted on: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Increased Hormones Levels

During menopause women’s progesterone and estrogen hormone levels will fluctuate dramatically. This is due to the reproductive stage of a woman’s life coming to an end. The ovaries slow down their cycles and they begin producing fewer estrogen or progesterone hormones, which leads to estrogen or progesterone dominance. Although for (…)

Posted on: Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Natural Hormone Creams

A study has been conducted that shows that natural hormone creams can be extremely effective in helping women fight unpleasant menopause symptoms. For example, night sweats, anxiety, and vaginal dryness can all be treated with natural hormone creams, suggesting that for some women it may be an effective treatment for (…)

Posted on: Saturday, December 18th, 2010

How to Correct Hormonal Imbalances Naturally

Many women who suffer from adverse menopause symptoms look for ways to correct the cause of hormonal imbalances naturally. This is because recently there has been a great deal of information discussing the risks of taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other prescribed medication. However, women do not have to (…)

Posted on: Friday, December 10th, 2010

Normal Hormones Levels


When women are menopausal they experience a number of unpleasant signs and symptoms. These adverse menopausal side effects are caused by an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone hormone levels. For example hot flashes occur when there is a decrease in estrogen hormone levels, which help to control the body’s internal (…)

Posted on: Friday, December 10th, 2010

First Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

There are many different signs of hormone imbalance that women have to look out for. The first signs of hormone imbalance often go unnoticed or are ignored by menopausal women. A missed menstrual cycle or sudden mood swings may be blamed on something else, like stress or lack of sleep. (…)

Posted on: Friday, December 10th, 2010

Using Natural Hormones help with Menopause Symptoms


Using natural hormones to help combat adverse menopause symptoms can be very effective. Women who are using natural hormones often report a decrease in their hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings among other unpleasant signs of menopause. Furthermore using natural hormones may be a safer way to deal with (…)

Posted on: Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Various different Hormone Imbalance Signs


There are many and varying different hormone imbalance signs. When women are menopausal their estrogen and progesterone hormone levels often change frequently, and hormone imbalance signs then occur. These hormone imbalance signs can be extremely upsetting during a time when women are often experiencing change (for example if children are (…)

Posted on: Friday, December 10th, 2010

Natural Hormones – What Are They?

Put simply, natural hormones are the chemical messengers that regulate what and how the body feels. They are responsible for controlling a person’s physical and psychological well-being, and are produced in different glands and organs in the endocrine system. Natural hormones regulate the activity of our cells and organs. The (…)

Posted on: Friday, December 10th, 2010

Exercise as a Remedy for Hormonal Imbalance

When looking for a hormonal imbalance remedy, many women do not consider the benefits of exercise. Prescribed treatments, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), are much more popular. However, exercise has many benefits associated with it as a hormonal imbalance remedy. It not only promotes good health, but it can (…)

Posted on: Monday, June 21st, 2010

Learning to cope with Hormone Imbalance


On average women become menopausal when they reach the age of 52. The ovaries begin to slow down their production of estrogen and progesterone hormones because they are no longer preparing for pregnancy. Consequently this is when menopausal side effects begin to occur and women start to suffer from the (…)

Posted on: Monday, June 21st, 2010

Looking for a Quick Fix for Hormone Imbalance


When women become menopausal they are often left struggling to cope, and desperate to fix the unpleasant signs and symptoms of menopause. However due to the complexities of hormone imbalance there is no such thing as a quick fix for the problems that are associated with menopause. For a woman (…)

Posted on: Monday, June 21st, 2010

Menopausal Weight Gain


When women are menopausal they often have unexplained weight gain. Whilst exercising and eating the same as they always have menopausal women may find that weight gain is slowly occurring. Consequently menopausal women can become ill humored and upset by their weight gain. Nevertheless there are actions women can take (…)

Posted on: Monday, June 21st, 2010

Can Dairy Foods Prevent Breast Cancer?

Menopausal women who are receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at a higher risk of breast cancer. This is a known fact and can scare many women away from receiving hormones replacement therapy; however the benefits of receiving hormones replacement therapy for many women can far outweigh the risks. For (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

Hormonal Imbalance and Weight Loss

Sudden weight loss can be triggered by a number of different things. Stress, bereavement, and an overactive thyroid are only a few of the reasons that women may experience weight loss. It can also be caused by hormonal imbalance. When women enter menopause, they experience a rapid change in their (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

About Hormonal Imbalance


Menopausal women are often left struggling to cope with the side effects of hormonal imbalance. Vaginal dryness, night sweats, and fatigue are only three of the 34 menopause symptoms. However they can all have an extremely adverse influence on women’s health. Menopausal women with severe hormonal imbalance may be left (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

Is Hormone Balance Important for Menopausal Women?


Hormone balance, especially for menopausal women, is an essential topic for their health and well-being. Even though menopause is an inevitable stage of life, its symptoms and inconveniences can be prevented. Because hormone balance plays a crucial role in the frequency and severity of menopause symptoms, learning how to maintain (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

Hormone Imbalance and Night Sweats

Night sweats are the nighttime relative of hot flashes that occurs when women are sleeping. Night sweats can wake menopausal women up and leave them feeling hot, flushed, and sweaty. Furthermore, night sweats can cause fatigue from loss of sleep. Nevertheless, menopausal women who are suffering from night sweats should (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

How to Increase Hormonal Levels


Menopausal women suffer from various different menopause signs and symptoms due to their hormonal imbalance symptoms. Physiological and psychological side effects of changing estrogen and progesterone hormone levels can leave women unable to cope with their daily activities. However there are different actions women can take in order to deal (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

The 3 Most Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

Most menopausal women will suffer from some of the various symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Changing estrogen and progesterone levels can disrupt on the body and leave women struggling to cope. Menopausal women will often experience both physiological and psychological symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Keep reading to learn about three of (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance


Menopause usually occurs in women in their early 50’s, and the many hormonal imbalance symptoms can be very distressing. Hormonal imbalance symptoms, such as night sweats and mood swings, can have an extremely detrimental effect on both women’s personal and professional lives. However, there are both natural and prescription treatments (…)

Posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

Crashing Fatigue Caused by Hormone Imbalance

When women reach menopause, they usually experience a number of menopausal signs and symptoms, caused by hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalance happens when the body begins to produce fewer estrogen and progesterone hormones, as the ovaries slowly stop their monthly release of an egg in preparation for pregnancy. As hormone levels (…)

Posted on: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

How Is Hormonal Imbalance Linked to Depression?

Many women experience depression when they are menopausal. Changing estrogen and progesterone hormone levels in the body can leave women feeling a mix of emotions. Furthermore, other unpleasant menopause signs and symptoms can be difficult for women. Vaginal dryness, loss of libido, and mood swings (among others) can all combine (…)

Posted on: Monday, June 7th, 2010

Hormone Imbalance and Weight Gain

When women are menopausal they often have unexplained weight gain. Although exercising and eating the same as they always have done, menopausal women may find that they are slowly gaining weight. However, a sedentary lifestyle or changes in diet are not often the only causes of weight gain among menopausal (…)

Posted on: Monday, May 17th, 2010

Bioidentical Hormone Patch

Women who are suffering from adverse menopause symptoms often find that using a hormone supplement can help them overcome these symptoms. Many symptoms of menopause, such as night sweats, vaginal dryness, and memory loss, are initially caused by changing hormone levels. When estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate and become imbalanced, (…)

Posted on: Friday, May 7th, 2010

Hair Loss during Postmenopause

For many women, their hair is a big part of their identity, so hair loss can be upsetting. Even so, hair thinning and hair loss during postmenopause are common. Many women will experience hair loss caused by hormone imbalance, although the severity will be different for all women. Nevertheless, there (…)

Posted on: Friday, May 7th, 2010

Implementing a Natural Hormone Plan


Women who suffer from afflicting symptoms of menopause are often desperate to find a cure for their problems. Night sweats, hot flashes and mood swings can all become overwhelmingly stressful. However women should not worry about beating their menopausal symptoms. There are many treatments available to assist menopausal women with (…)

Posted on: Friday, May 7th, 2010

Natural Hormone Therapy (Biodentical hormone replacement therapy)


As it is known, natural hormone therapy, also known as biodentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), refers to the use of hormones that are identical to the endogenous hormones (generated from within the body) used in hormone replacement therapy. The hormones used primarily include estrone, estradiol, and progesterone. Quick facts: Biodentical (…)

Posted on: Thursday, February 18th, 2010

What Is a Natural Hormone?

The term “natural” can sometimes be confusing when used in connection with hormones. “Aren’t all hormones natural?” you may think. Basically, when we refer to a hormone as being natural, we are talking about the molecules that form the structure of the hormone. A natural hormone has a chemical structure (…)

Posted on: Thursday, February 18th, 2010