HORMONES

Hormones

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Assesses the prevention of degenerative disease by hormone replacement therapy. Antiaging benefits of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA); Side effects of synthetic hormone drugs; Elevation of insulin...

Are "Natural" Hormones Safer?

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Section: healthy woman "My doctor recommended I use bio-identical hormones for relief of menopausal symptoms, claiming they're safer. What are they?"

Bio-identical means the estrogen and progesterone in the product are identical in chemical structure to what your body produces. To make them, hormonelike compounds are extracted from plant sources such as soy and converted in a lab to a carbon copy of your body's hormones. They're often referred to as "natural," a confusing term that only means something is of animal, mineral, or plant origin, not that a substance is natural to your body.

Balancing Your Energy Hormones

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The article discusses the ways of taking charge of the hormonal balance and learning and reviving the glands. It is necessary to trace back the medical background of the family as wells the perso...

Herbs for hormones

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Tame PMS, hot flashes, and even hormone-related depression with herbs and supplements

tIRED OF RIDING the hormone express? From painful periods at puberty through the hot flashes of menopause, our bodies and moods are dragged across peaks and valleys. To level out the ride, more women are turning to natural, drug-free remedies. (A study published last summer in Menopause found that more than half of women ages 45 to 65 use them.)

Whether your next obstacle is premenstrual syndrome, perimenopause, menopause, or the hormone-related blues, there's an herb or supplement that can help.

The eco-conscious carnivore

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A meat-lover's guide to making choices that maximize personal and planetary health.

"do YOU WANT REGULAR, GRASS-FED, OR ORGANIC?" asks the clerk behind the meat counter. It's winter, and I've been craving a warming, substantial food like brisket.

"What's the difference?" I want to inquire, though I anticipate the groans of impatience from the queue behind me.

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