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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.
Cleaning Products
By Jessie Sholl
We assume they are safe. But in fact, many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic. Learn about the eight scariest substances hiding under your kitchen sink, and how to replace them with safer, more natural options that really work.
By Tatyana McNamara
Some tips on how to avoid hormone-disrupting chemicals in your kitchen.
Hormones and Inflammation
By Mark Hyman, MD
Hormonal imbalances can lead to a host of serious health problems, including inflammation, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia and more. Here’s how to get your body back in balance.
A Better Birth
By Kara Douglass Thom
Medical interventions have their place. But simpler, healthier birthing options abound — and they're becoming more popular. Want to make your pregnancy and labor as safe and empowering as possible? Consider your choices, including the birthing partners, plans, and environments that suit you best.
New View of Health
By Experience Life with reporting by Kelly Grace
Once perceived as the domain of medical experts tasked with keeping our symptoms at bay, the realm of personal healthcare has expanded. It now includes broader definitions, more integrated, preventive approaches — and, perhaps most important, us.
By Pilar Gerasimo
From the biological basis for attraction to the underpinnings of head-turning good looks — an exploration into the compelling connections between vitality and sex appeal.
illustration couple planting tree
By Experience Life Staff
If you want a baby, take note: making one may require a more cultivated effort than you thought.
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