Guest Post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Łukasz Dyłka from Pixabay First, let’s talk a little bit about testosterone and its function. Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men. It is responsible for male physical characteristics. Although it is considered a “male” sex hormone, it is present in both men and [...]
If you have an excess of testosterone or androgen hormones such as in PCOS, or estrogen dominance, how does the body eliminate the excess? I wrote more extensively on finding and treating root causes for PCOS and estrogen dominance in the linked articles above. For this week’s article, I’m just [...]
Low libido is a common complaint, and there are certainly a variety of possible causes—including fatigue, stress (though there may be a hormonal aspect to this, too—see below), pain or other chronic illness, relationship issues, body image issues, inhibitions, and past trauma. But most of the time when people bring [...]
Low Testosterone in younger men is increasingly common. Meanwhile, some 35% of the U.S. population suffers from metabolic syndrome, defined as high blood sugar (but pre-diabetic), excess weight around the waistline, hypertension, high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides. It turns out that these two conditions are not only linked, but that [...]
TYPES OF HAIR LOSS There are four main types of hair loss: Alopecia areata. Considered an autoimmune disease, though researchers have yet to discover the antibodies involved. Characterized by small hair follicles and slower hair growth. Telogen Effluvium. While some 80% of hair follicles are typically in the growth phase [...]
There’s a big connection between your neurotransmitters and your immune system—particularly what are known as inflammatory cytokines: signaling molecules released by the immune system that trigger actions of other cells towards healing. Here’s how it works. First: What Inflammation Is Inflammation is what happens when you body gets damaged. This [...]
I wrote here about the possible reasons for the epidemic of hypothyroidism. One major contender is toxic halogens (bromine and fluoride) which pop up in a number of places in our society. Where You Get Exposed to Halides Bromine is an antibacterial agent used in pools and hot tubs, an [...]
Testosterone levels are on the decline. Here's an explanation of why, and what you can do about it.