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Stress Hurts, and Not Just Mentally

Stress Hurts, and Not Just Mentally

If you’ve ever found yourself in a stressful situation - and chances are you have at some point in your life - you may have noticed some surprising physical symptoms, such as sweaty palms or a sick feeling in your stomach. This is because stress doesn’t just affect us mentally or emotionally - it also affects us physically.

Acne and Skin Issues

It’s true, stress does trigger acne in some people. It can also trigger psoriasis and other skin issues.

Weight Fluctuations

There are several ways stress can interfere with weight gain, weight loss and appetite. Everyone is affected differently by stress, but one of the most common concerns with stress is fluctuation of weight caused by emotional responses like overeating or even overeating caused by an imbalance of the stress hormone cortisol.

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These 4 Hormones Control Weight

These 4 Hormones Control Weight

One of the biggest struggles women face as they age is trying to maintain their weight as they face perimenopause and menopause. What many don’t realize is the fluctuation of hormones and imbalance that is likely occurring could be causing weight-related problems. By balancing hormones, these issues can often very easily be corrected. So, what are the four hormones most closely related to weight?

Estrogen

Estrogen levels tend to decrease during menopause, but even though they are decreasing, you could still be gaining weight due to estrogen dominance. How? Estrogen dominance occurs when estrogen levels are higher than progesterone levels, and if your progesterone levels are decreasing more rapidly than your estrogen levels, this could be the problem. It’s very common.

Leptin

Leptin is the hormone responsible for telling your brain that you're full when eating. Modern diets full of sugar and too much fructose, commonly found in many popular foods, often lead to an excess of leptin. This could cause your body to become leptin resistant and unable to tell when you're full.

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AUG
15

What Our Hair, Skin and Nails Are Trying to Tell Us

What Our Hair, Skin and Nails Are Trying to Tell Us
Our bodies use our hair, nails and skin to give us clues about our overall health. Check out what each of these signs could mean and how you can help identify when there is a problem. What Your Hair Says About Your Health A thick, shiny and soft head of hair is coveted by many because it's not only a sign of beauty, but also an underlying sign of h...
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AUG
15

Foods That Help Hair, Skin and Nail Health

Foods That Help Hair, Skin and Nail Health
​ Our hair, skin and nails are some of our favorite features to primp when we're trying to look our best. That's why when something is off, we tend to notice it right away. In many cases, our bodies use our hair, skin and nails to signal when something is wrong, so keeping an eye out for any problems in these areas is a good way to monitor your ove...
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AUG
15

Looking for Ways to Improve Mental Clarity?

Looking for Ways to Improve Mental Clarity?
If you've found yourself feeling overwhelmed, forgetful or just mentally foggy lately, you may be looking for ways to improve your mental clarity. Ask yourself these four questions to find some solutions that could help get you thinking clearly again. How Are You Handling Your Stress? Even though stress often just feels like a mental battle, it can...
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JUL
19

How to Have a Difficult Talk About Men's Health

How to Have a Difficult Talk About Men's Health
​ The internet has given us such a wealth of information and resources right at our fingertips. It's never been easier to learn about new things or research facts, tips and tricks about any variety of subjects. But sometimes, the hardest step is getting a loved one to acknowledge a problem they're having before they can even get to the part about r...
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JUL
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Is It Just Exhaustion or a Hormone Imbalance?

Is It Just Exhaustion or a Hormone Imbalance?
​ One of the most common complaints we get from patients coming in to see Dr. Foster is extreme fatigue and exhaustion. Many patients chalk it up to busy schedules and a hectic work, family and social life balancing act. But, how do you know when your exhaustion is just due to your busy lifestyle or when it could be due to a hormone imbalance? When...
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JUN
20

Could Hormones Be to Blame for Belly Fat?

Could Hormones Be to Blame for Belly Fat?
It's the most frustrating part of getting healthy and losing weight, especially for women. Belly fat always seems to be the last to go no matter how hard you work out or how strict your health-conscious diet is. What many women don't realize is that sometimes hormones may be the cause of that extra layer on the stomach that won't seem to budge. As ...
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MAY
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What Are Hormones and Why Do They Matter?

What Are Hormones and Why Do They Matter?
​ You've heard about hormones your entire life, especially during those awkward years in school, but many people still don't understand exactly what they are and why they matter so much in regulating everything in your body, from your libido to your sleep. What Are Hormones? The most basic explanation is that hormones are your body's chemical messe...
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MAY
24

Age Isn't Always to Blame for These Health Problems

Age Isn't Always to Blame for These Health Problems
There are few things our culture dreads more than the signs of aging, both physical and mental. Although as a culture we've shed many of the taboos that surround improving our appearance as we age, there are some physical conditions that we seem to have accepted as normal and unavoidable parts of getting older, without even considering an alternati...
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MAR
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Hair Loss After Childbirth

Hair Loss After Childbirth
Pregnancy and childbirth are full of new experiences, some of them more confusing and even frustrating than others. When hair becomes thick and vibrant during pregnancy, but then begins to fall out and become dull after childbirth, it can leave many women wondering what is going on. While not all women experience these sudden hair extremes, it's ve...
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MAR
02

Can a Hormone Imbalance Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Can a Hormone Imbalance Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Even though it may seem like erectile dysfunction is rare, up to 52 percent of men have experienced this problem. Just because your guy friends aren't talking about it doesn't mean it isn't happening to them. It's not just an older man's problem either. Some research has shown that one in four men under 40 have sought treatment for erectile dysfunc...
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MAR
02

5 Signs of Hormone Imbalance

5 Signs of Hormone Imbalance
Hormones, the body's messengers, are some of the most important regulators in the body. They can affect everything from metabolism to digestion and even sex drive. Perfectly balanced hormones require extremely complex processes in the body to work perfectly, and when they don't, things can start to get complicated quickly. Here are just a few of th...
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