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Caffeine and Cortisol
By Elizabeth Millard
Alan Christianson, NMD, explains how your afternoon cup of joe might be derailing your cortisol curve.
Cortisols role in perimenopause
By Elizabeth Millard
Cortisol levels can be especially erratic during menopause and peri-menopause. Here are some tips for keeping them on track.
intimacy illustration
By Heidi Wachter
A Dutch study finds sex may keep our minds sharp as we age.
A collage of weight scales
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Conventional weight-loss strategies often fail because they don’t account for a host of intersecting factors that are unique in each of us. Here are the variables that matter most — and why.
skin
By Kristin Ohlson
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions can be red flags pointing to more serious health concerns. Here are six of the most common — and how they might be speaking for the rest of your body.
The-Healer-Within
By Pamela Weintraub
Science has now confirmed that our thoughts and emotions have very real physiological consequences. What does this mean for medicine in the 21st century? Among other things, that many potions of choice might be produced by our minds and delivered without prescription drugs.
By Experience Life Staff
The best-selling author of The Hormone Cure shares more insights on the importance of balancing our hormones and the profound effect they can have on our overall health and well-being.
Dr. Sara Gottfried looks out the window.
By Nora Cox
Feeling tired but wired? Balance your hormones and you can balance your life, says Sara Gottfried, MD.
Testosterone Tweaks
By Catherine Guthrie
Men are confronting an epidemic of low “T,” while some women are struggling with too much. Here are natural strategies for right-sizing your levels.
By Experience Life Staff
Integrative- and functional-medicine pioneer Sara Gottfried, MD, shares her personal struggle with imbalanced hormones, and how what she learned from her own treatment protocol has informed more than a decades-worth of work helping women, as well as her best-selling book The Hormone Cure.
Thyroid
By the Experience Life Team
Millions of people suffer the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction without ever knowing why. Here are 11 critical things you should know now.
By Heidi Wachter
The new bill would ban the use of BPA in food and beverage containers.
Triclosan Banned in MN
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Although the Minnesota ban won’t go into effect until 2017, it’s possible that manufacturers will begin to phase out the questionable ingredient before then.
By Heidi Wachter
Despite its negative health effects, BPA is still found in too many of the common items we come in contact with. Here we offer some simple shifts for reducing your exposure.
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Researchers question long-term benefits of the vaccine, which is widely recommended for girls and young women.
doctor giving girl shot
By Jamie Martin
Jamie Martin on why she wants more studies on the HPV vaccine and its effects on reproductive health.
A menopausal-focused illustration showing a woman and arrows and a cycle
By Catherine Guthrie
A proactive decade-by-decade plan for preparing for perimenopause and menopause that supports a gradual — and even positive — life change.
cortisol chart
By Experience Life Staff
How a cortisol test can help you evaluate whether your stress levels are cause for concern.
By Experience Life Staff
Precautions men can take to keep their reproductive systems healthy.
Increase Fertility
By Kristin Ohlson
Nine practical strategies for boosting fertility and supporting a healthy pregnancy.
Boost Your Libido
By Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP
A healthy libido is about more than desire. It’s about experiencing pleasure that’s essential to our minds, bodies and spirits. And in the face of stress, it often goes into hiding. Here, expert Marcelle Pick offers tips on how to rediscover your desire.
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