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



Digesting It All! The digestive system, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is a very complex machine requiring many different organs to work together in concert. The ultimate job of the GI tract is to absorb or admit the nutrients necessary to keep the body

Estrogens: Friend or Foe?


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



It Takes a Lot of Gall The Impudence of the Lowly Gallbladder The word "gall" may be derived from "ghel" meaning golden yellow, which is the color of bile held in the gallbladder. "Gall" is synonymous with emotional words such as: bitter, angry,

Hair Loss


Concerned About Hair Loss? Have you noticed an increasing number of hairs in your sink or hairbrush? Are you beginning to see more of your scalp when you look in the mirror? If so, you are not alone! Millions of men and women



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

Heart Health


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

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