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  • Biggest Loser opens Planet Fitness
    Lose weight by resetting hormones
    Diet books flood the market. "The Hormone Reset Diet" (HarperOne) by Dr. Sara Gottfried promises a loss of 15 pounds and two inches of waistline in three weeks.Gottfried says seven metabolic hormones -- cortisol, thyroid, testosterone,...
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
    Endocrine disrupting chemicals and cancer risk
    According to John Hopkins’ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, breast cancer rates continue to rise globally suggesting that our attention needs to be put on prevention. While it is difficult to prove causality between even known...
  • Jon Gabriel
    “Mind-Body Weight Loss Summit”: The real deal to losing pounds
    The power of the human mind has been an area of fascination for medical professionals for thousands of years; even now, with science as advanced as it is, we still know precious little about how the brain works, and how it affects human behavior....
  • Especial New Year’s resolution for women.
    Especial New Year’s resolution for women.
    A new year has just begun and some of us are already lagging behind these dreadful resolutions. However if you did make any regarding your health, then special attention should be paid to the heart.Keeping a healthy heart is a very challenging...
  • Donuts galore
    Food cravings nagging at you?
    You should always listen to your food cravings, but that does not mean you need to give into them. They do not always have a clear meaning either as to why you are having these cravings.While there are times that your body is letting you know it...
  • Antibacterial
    Common antibacterial chemicals pose potential risk to fetuses
    A small study suggests that many pregnant women and their unborn babies are being exposed to common antibacterial compounds that may lead to developmental and reproductive problems. The study was presented in an Aug. 10 session of the National...
  • The Effects of Steroids
    The Steroid Craze: More Teens Turn to These Illegal Supplements
    Teens today are risking their health by attempting to “bulk up” and increase muscle definition by using anabolic steroids, according to a recent report conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota.During the study, experts...
  • Buy local and organic says farm mom
    Buy local and organic says farm mom
    When I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles, my grandmother lived in central LA. She came to visit us on the streetcar and showed up at our doorstep with shopping bags laden with goodies such as Hardy Boy novels, Nancy Drew mysteries, and produce...
  • This bed is awesome
    Sleep and your waistline
    You've been eating right and been putting in time at the gym. However the scale is not budging. Quick question. When's the last time you had a good night’s sleep?Sleep and the scale go hand in hand. Not getting enough sleep messes...
  • medicalization of normal body processes
    Selling youth and vitality can have fatal consequences for consumers
    As the latest news headlines discuss FDA concerns over the harmful effects of exogenous testosterone replacement, sociologists review the latest casualties from an advertising strategy called "medicalization." Medicalization is the...
  • Perimenopause:  When the egg basket empties
    Perimenopause: When the egg basket empties
    I feel like Henny Penny from the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. Henny Penny always had some object she thought was an egg and she fawned over it lovingly in anticipation of her impending motherhood. Now, I don’t necessarily identify with the...
  • The Environmental Working Group and Keep-A-Breast have released a new list of 12 endocrine disruptors
    Keep-A-Breast and EWG publish new 'dirty dozen' list
    The Environmental Working Group (EWG), together with the Keep-A-Breast Foundation (KAB), has released a new "dirty dozen" list, this time focusing on common hormone-altering chemicals.The classic "dirty dozen" is a list of the...
  • Harmful, yet beneficial.
    Steroids: Friends or Foes?
    What person at one point in their life, hasn’t wanted to be bigger, faster and stronger?In today’s sports world, athletes at both the professional and high school levels are continually abusing anabolic steroids."Hundreds of...
  • T-levels
    The dangers of OTC testosterone supplements
    Our televisions, magazines, newspapers and the internet have been inundated with commercials promoting the wonderful effects of testosterone for the male libido. Occasionally, increased muscle mass, feelings of well-being and increased stamina are...
  • Hormones, behavior and tweens
    Hormones, behavior and tweens
    Hormones and behavior in tweensPre-teens, their parents and teachers need to understand how hormonal changes affect brain functions. www.copingskills4kids.net has an excellent article called Adolescent Brain Coping Changes. As the brain becomes...
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