1. Love hormone oxytocin exhibits anti-aging properties

    Oxytocin is the love hormone that many of us experience when we hug a loved one or engage in sexual interaction. Oxytocin is also often released in mothers when they breastfeed their children, and is known to increase sexual libido and intensify the bonds between family and partners. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, oxytocin may contain…Read More

  2. Top 7 reasons to undergo laser hair removal

    During the summertime, you’re most likely spending more time outdoors wearing shorts or skirts to offset the summer heat and maybe even to get a bit of sun exposure. If you’re a woman, you might be spending extra time each day shaving your legs, bikini area, and underarms, whereas if you’re a man, the summer season might have nothing to do with the frustration you experience in regards to ha…Read More

  3. Stay fit as you age

    As you age, you may hear excuses from your peers regarding exercise, such as “I’m too old for exercise,” or “I must save the little strength and energy I have left.” Maybe you have even found yourself using some of these excuses. However, these are just a few myths associated with exercise and aging. Staying active as you grow older is important to your overall health and wellness, and c…Read More

  4. PMS and migraines could indicate hormonal imbalance

    In the United States, 75 percent of all women are affected by a condition commonly known as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. PMS usually occurs between ovulation and the start of menstrual bleeding, and is often associated with symptoms such as anxiety, mood swings, depression, irritability, bloating, water retention, sugar cravings, breast soreness, headaches or migraines, and problems with sleepin…Read More

  5. 5 ways to get radiant and youthful-looking skin

    Last year, Americans spent nearly 250 billion dollars on cosmetics, lotions, and creams in an attempt to slow down and reverse the aging process of their skin. Unfortunately, many skincare products sold in drugstores and department stores fail to truly reverse signs of aging, and are only able to temporarily tighten and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The outer layer of our skin…Read More

  6. The link between hunger and your hormones

    Have you ever felt angry and irritable when you’re hungry or haven’t eaten for several hours? The feelings of anger and aggression you might experience when you’re hungry are mainly linked to the hormonal changes your body goes through when you have low blood sugar. When you experience low blood sugar levels, or hypoglycemia, your brain lacks the glucose and energy needed to control your emo…Read More

  7. Understanding the risks of excess sun exposure

    Exposing yourself to the sun on a daily basis isn’t always bad for your health, especially since the sun is a major source of vitamin D. However, sun exposure is only healthy in moderation, since too much exposure can result in major skin problems, such as uneven pigmentation, wrinkling, and in some cases, skin cancer. Ideally, you should spend no more than 15 minutes in the sun before 10 a.m. o…Read More

  8. Changes in hormonal balance following pregnancy

    During pregnancy, a woman will experience a number of different hormonal changes as her body and uterus prepare for the growth of a healthy fetus. The surge in hormones throughout pregnancy will often cause women to experience mood swings, irritability, extreme happiness or sadness, and sometimes, even depression. As a result of hormone imbalance, women will begin to suffer from common and uncomfo…Read More

  9. Summertime tips for protecting your skin

    The warm, summer sunshine will often inspire individuals to spend time outdoors in tank tops, shorts, skirts, and sandals to soak in the sun’s rays and add color to their skin. Although hot weather may have most of us feeling excited and happy to be outdoors, excess sun exposure can increase the risk for skin damage and skin cancer. However, by taking the necessary precautions to protect your sk…Read More

  10. The relationship between depression and your hormones

    Most men and women who experience bodily chemical changes and fluctuations are often at higher risk for depression. In the brain, the affected chemicals are known as neurotransmitters, while in the body, these chemicals are known as hormones. When the natural chemicals in our bodies become altered, certain hormones end up taking precedence over all others and can trigger unwanted side effects. Che…Read More