There’s a famous quote that strikes me as particularly appropriate for a conversation about stress. It speaks to what is most surprising about humanity: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Weight Management, HPA Axis, Metabolic Health, Adrenal and Cortisol

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What You Need to Know about Stress, Hormones And Weight Gain

Hormone Health Educator Candace Burch hosted an informational webinar explaining how hormones affect our weight - specifically, how they inhibit our ability to lose weight and keep the pounds off. During the webinar, we received many great questions from the audience and Candace has answered them below.I've reduced my stress and eat well, but still have high cortisol levels. What else can I do?It…

Tags: Weight Management, Hormone Balance, BHRT, Xenoestrogens, Patient Education, Adrenal and Cortisol

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The Hidden Truth About Hormones And Weight Gain: Your Questions Answered

Weight management is a topic that generates a lot of questions. There are many contributing factors, and if diet and exercise haven't worked for you, there may be underlying causes to consider. Hormone imbalance is one of them, so I've answered 10 of the most frequently asked questions that arise when patients start to think about getting tested. Let's jump in...1. Why do postmenopausal women gain…

Tags: Weight Management, Hormone Balance, Patient Education, Metabolic Health, Estrogen Dominance, Menopause, Vitamin D

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The Hidden Truth About Hormones And Weight Gain: Your Top 10 Questions

In the recent ZRT-hosted webinar, we answered the question: what's the hormone weight gain connection? We discussed the key hormones involved in weight management - estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, thyroid, insulin, and vitamin D. And we outlined their respective roles in regulating blood sugar, insulin, fat storage, and metabolism. We received a variety of questions from the…

Tags: Weight Management, Hormone Balance, Xenoestrogens, Estrogen Dominance, Adrenal and Cortisol

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Now You Know the Hidden Truth about Hormones And Weight Gain

Last week we discussed how shifting hormone levels can lead to fat storage. This week we continue the discussion on the link between hormones and weight gain. Chances are that many of your patients have never heard of insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. And yet this cluster of conditions and symptoms has become synonymous in the medical literature with dramatically higher risks for diabetes…

Tags: Weight Management, Hormone Balance, Heart Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Health

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Can Metabolic Syndrome Lead to Diabetes & Heart Disease?

Do you regularly see 40-something female patients who cannot budge the belly fat no matter how hard they try? Or 50-something mid-lifers who say they never had a weight problem until they hit menopause or andropause? If you haven’t considered testing their hormones yet, this should pique your interest. There’s a hormone connection to “unexplained weight gain” (ICD-9 783.1), and it could be the…

Tags: Weight Management, Hormone Balance, Menopause, Andropause, Estrogen Dominance, Vitamin D

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Physicians Get New Perspective on Patient Obesity

Practical Takeaway: Imbalances in estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and cortisol, brought on by such factors as aging, diet and the stresses of modern life, have contributed to the obesity epidemic. Our bodies have also not adapted hormonally to the challenges of regulating fat stores when presented with excessive levels of highly refined foods found in the Western diet. Are Hormones Making Us…

Tags: Weight Management, Obesity, Hormone Balance, Patient Education

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How Hormones Lead to Obesity

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