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 [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-05:00October 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 [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-05:00June 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 [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-05:00January 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 [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:18-05:00December 3rd, 2015|Hormones|

Recover From Stress and Control Your Health

Each of us responds to the stressors in our lives in our own unique way. As a women’s health care nurse practitioner who employs a functional medicine approach and has helped thousands of women with hormone issues over the past 20 years, I have frequently seen long-term, unremitting stress cause [...]

2018-11-30T03:22:19-05:00November 4th, 2014|Hormones|

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