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The Role Hormones Play In Migraines

Migraine affects more than 37 million men and women in the US. As a result of these patterns, researchers have speculated that migraines might be linked to hormonal activity in women. Periods Most migraine sufferers are women, and many female migraine sufferers report getting migraines at certain times of the month, that is, around the

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How to Reset Your Thyroid to Burn Fat and Activate Your Metabolism

Erika Schwartz, MD, was consulted for a medical advice by an elderly man with serious health issues. Namely, she examined the medications and treatments he was subjected to, and decided to consult his cardiologist whether he would agree to completely change his therapy. Namely, the man suffered from excess weight, low testosterone and thyroid levels,

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Want to live longer? NIA study links fasting to longevity

Intermittent fasting is a diet cycling between regular periods of eating and fasting, and has been linked to lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and aging. Watch the video to get a nutritionist’s take on the best way to go about it. Time People have been fasting for years to lose weight, but what

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Could this common hormone problem (PCOS) be causing your weight gain?

September is PCOS awareness month! PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is the most common female hormone disorder, and affects about 1 in 10 women. If you have PCOS, you’re in good company!  So do: Fitness expert Jillian Michaels, from The Biggest Loser Actress and singer, Lea Michele from Glee Spice Girl and fashionista, Victoria Beckham But

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Feel Like the “Wicked Witch of the West” Each Month?

PMS causing problems?  I hear ya sister.   Most of the month you’re nice.  You try to be kind, and be a good person (maybe you don’t ALWAYS succeed, but you try!)   And then once a month, something happens.   (Your hormones…and PMS!) You get so aggravated with that lady in line in front of you

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Are You In Peri-menopause?

I often get asked, “How can I know if  I’m in peri-menopause?”  It seems like a simple question, but the answer is not so straightforward! What exactly is peri-menopause anyway?  Before you go through menopause, there is a period of time (up to 10 years!) where things start to change.  The changes can be subtle

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