You May Be Suffering From Hormonal Imbalance


    Editor's Note: This post was originally published April 2013 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    It began as some minor bloating the day before my menstrual period started. Then came the headaches. Finally, a few days of minor discomfort turned into something that I had to plan my schedule around because of my symptoms.

    I was not alone. Jane* suffered from backaches and headaches so severe that she had to take off from work. Susan developed cravings for sugary and salty foods and began having breakthrough bleeding and bleeding mid-cycle. These symptoms have been classified as PMS - premenstrual syndrome. Frequently dismissed by doctors as “normal” hormonal fluctuations and scoffed at on bumper stickers and advertisements; PMS has become widely accepted.

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    8 Signs You're Dehydrated and What You Can Do About It

    Did you know that the human body is made up of approximately 60% water?

    Water is crucial for healthy digestion, proper breathing, and just about every basic function. When you don’t have proper fluid levels, dehydration can occur which can lead to various less than favorable side effects.

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    Eight Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

    Dealing with chronic anxiety is no easy task. Those who suffer from it often struggle with an unfocused mind, heart palpitations, and an inability to sleep deeply each night. Not only do these symptoms compromise one’s quality of life, but research shows that stress and disease are intimately connected.

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    Athletic Amenorrhea: Women at Risk

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    It is estimated that up to 45 percent of female athletes in certain sports experience menstrual irregularity, also referred to as Athletic Amenorrhea. Within the last 20 years, our society has witnessed a significant increase in the level of athletic participation by women and as a result, women are more aware of the changes experienced in their menstrual cycle.

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    Leaky Gut: What Is It and How Do I Fix It?

    Strange as it is to think of health problems as responsive to fads, the truth is that their prevalence can ebb and flow in popular media. One condition that’s catching attention these days is leaky gut syndrome. While some doctors are adamant that the diagnosis isn’t real, others insist that it’s the explanation for the health problems suffered by thousands. But what is leaky gut, and how can you tell if you have it? We’ll dig into the details below.

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    High Blood Pressure: 25 Natural Remedies You Can Do at Home

    High Blood Pressure or Hypertension can occur due to many factors like age, family history, poor eating habits, lifestyle etc. Here’s a checklist of 25 home remedies for lowering high blood pressure and keeping it under control.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Fighting Inflammation

    Are you sick of triggering old sports injuries, or feeling like every lousy food choice leaves your stomach crying out in pain? The problem might be chronic inflammation; a confusion in your body where your immune system is over-triggered. If you let this inflammation get out of control, it can put you at risk for dozens of different lifestyle diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

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    The Best Ways to Stay Active When Living with Osteoporosis

    Exercise is important for good health at any age, but it is especially important for older individuals that have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bones in which the bones become brittle, weak, and easily damaged or broken.  A decrease in the mineralization and strength of the bones over time causes osteoporosis .
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    Blood Sugar 101

    Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, plays a key role in health, weight loss, performance, disease risk and life itself.  When blood sugar drops too low, we go into a coma and would, eventually, die. Contrastingly, if blood sugar levels stay elevated it can lead to serious health issues. 

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