Biohacking: Improve Your Well-being With Simple Health “Hacks” and by Getting Your Hormones in Balance

By Randi Mann, WHNP-BC, NCMP, APNP If you follow health-related news, you’ve probably come across the term “biohacking” recently. The word itself might sound intimidating to the average person, but the concepts behind biohacking are actually quite simple: The goal is to “hack” your body’s natural processes to improve your [...]

2019-03-07T12:39:53-06:00January 10th, 2019|Hormones, Women's Health|

How Do You Know if Your Estrogen Is Too High?

By Randi Mann, WHNP-BC, NCMP, APNP A Delicate Hormonal Balance: How Do You Know if Your Estrogen Is Too High or Too Low? Estrogen plays an important role through the course of our reproductive lives and beyond. It regulates our menstrual cycle, strengthens our bones, controls our cholesterol, and much [...]

2019-02-26T21:14:38-06:00November 22nd, 2018|Hormones, Women's Health|

Breast Cancer and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Much has been written about the connection between breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT is not new; it’s been around for many years. The first known experiments with hormone replacement therapy date back to the 1700s when scientists ground up the ovaries and testicles of animals and added [...]

2019-01-16T10:44:58-06:00October 17th, 2018|Hormones, Women's Health|

Hormone Issues Can Appear Long Before Menopause

Younger women need to know about their hormone balance, too! If you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, you might think your hormones won’t begin to change until you get close to age 50 or menopause. The average American woman reaches menopause (classically defined as a year without a [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-06:00October 28th, 2017|Hormones|

Your Circadian Biological Clock and Your Hormones

Ah! Summer in Wisconsin. We wait all year to languish in the long days of sunlight, squeezing in as much as we can until the last ray has disappeared into the night. The kids are out of school, schedules have adjusted and sleeping patterns are usually adjusted, as well. Most [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-06:00June 7th, 2017|Hormones|

Stress and Adrenal Hormones

The adrenal glands and adrenal hormones play a vital role in how we deal with stress. Your stress response system includes three endocrine glands (the HPA Axis - hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal) and the sympathetic nervous system. These glands and your nervous system work together to regulate your body’s stress [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-06:00January 19th, 2017|Hormones, Stress and Adrenals|

Could caffeine be making you feel tired but wired?

If you are like many of the women I see in my medical hormone practice, you may be confused about whether caffeine is a good or harmful substance to consume. It’s commonly found in coffee, nonherbal teas, many sodas, chocolate, energy drinks (such as Red Bull), and ma huang or [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-06:00December 3rd, 2015|Hormones|