DHEA Surviving and Thriving DHEA, which stands for dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant hormone produced by the adrenal glands, and its production greatly exceeds that of all the other steroid hormones. The body produces DHEA in the early morning hours and then it
Diabetes A Preventable Epidemic? Approximately 1.9 million Americans over the age of 20 were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to classify it as an epidemic. Even more troubling are the reports that show
Endometriosis No, Severe Pain Is NOT "Normal" Endometriosis is a fairly common but poorly-understood disease that is frequently undetected, untreated, and misdiagnosed. Current estimates of those who are affected by it range from 2% to 10% of all women in their reproductive years.
Estrogens Friend or Foe? Estrogen therapy has been used in the US for more than 70 years to alleviate the unwelcome symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, vaginitis, and mood swings. Unfortunately, the widely publicized halting of studies on some well-known estrogen products
The Relationship Between Headaches and Hormones Headaches, ranging from moderate discomfort to severe migraines, afflict millions of people each day. Sources vary, but the estimate is that anywhere from 2 million to 12.5 million people are experiencing a headache at any given moment. Headache
Matters of the Heart Even though women tend to perceive cancer as their biggest health threat, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women across most races in the United States. (The exception is among Asian American women, where heart disease is