Hormones in Men

What they are, and what to do about them! The Significance of Testosterone The primary hormone that we think about in association with men is testosterone. This poor hormone gets some bad publicity as it seems to drive a lot of men’s thoughts and decisions for several years of their life (and from a woman’s perspective, not always in a good way!). Differences in testosterone and estrogen balance do account for many differences between men and women, and sometimes it […]
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Female Hormones

Millions of women today experience some kind of health issue relating to their hormones, ranging from premenstrual moodiness or sugar cravings, to severe hot flashes and sleep problems during menopause. Infertility and miscarriages are becoming more and more common. And while more and more women are searching for solutions, frequently the only solution offered to them by their doctors is to put artificial hormones into their body to relieve their symptoms. Hence the millions of prescriptions for synthetic Hormone Replacement […]
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Male Hormones – “Men”opause

The “mid-life crisis” that affects men in their 40’s and 50’s has never been well understood in medical terms. We now know that men go through hormonal changes in their middle years, just like women do. It’s been termed “andropause”, and it can be just as debilitating and emotionally challenging as menopause can be for women. Men and women have the same sex hormones in their bodies, just in different proportions. Men have a predominance of testosterone, while their estrogen […]
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Naturopathic Detox at RestorMedicine

New Detoxification Therapies at RestorMedicine We all know that we live in a polluted world … there is mercury in the fish we eat, lead in the water we drink, chemicals in the veggies we eat, and antibiotics in the meat and poultry we ingest.  And never mind the air that is constantly being dirtied by coal-burning power plants, the chemicals in medications, toxins in cleaning products, aluminum in personal care products … and it goes on.  Got the picture? […]
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Functional Medicine Testing – The Top 5 Tests

The top five tests everyone should do (that won’t break the bank)! Adrenal and Reproductive Hormone Levels Ok, so maybe I don’t have my kids do this test, but most adults can glean useful information from it.  Cortisol is the stress hormone, so it can be impacted by any kind of stressor on the body from chronic pain and inflammation to sleep disturbance to nutritional imbalance.  Imbalances in reproductive hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) in both men and women cause […]
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Natural Sports Supplements

Safe and Legal sports enhancing supplements! Whether you are a recreational runner, play on a soccer league, or run marathons or triathlons, you want to know that you are getting the most out of your exercise program.  But in the world of sports supplementation, it can be hard to know which supplements are safe and effective.  Some sports supplements are loaded with stimulants, which can provide a short-term boost in energy, but can actually deplete the body later on, and […]
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Hormone Testing

There are different hormone tests available depending on your health concerns and the stage of your reproductive life. Dr. Nicola will select the hormone test that is best for you. Functional Adrenal Stress Profile (BioHealth Diagnostics) – this saliva test measures cortisol and DHEA, two of the major hormones put out by the adrenal glands. Checking cortisol and DHEA levels enables us to see how stress is impacting the body, and can provide clues as to other health issues in […]
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Bioidential Hormone Replacement

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT Millions of women today experience some kind of health issue relating to their hormones, ranging from premenstrual moodiness or sugar cravings, to severe hot flashes and sleep problems during menopause. Infertility and miscarriages are becoming more and more common. And while more and more women are searching for solutions, frequently the only solution offered to them by their doctors is to put artificial hormones into their body to relieve their symptoms. Hence the millions of prescriptions for […]
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The Importance of Adrenal Health in Athletic Performance

The Importance of Adrenal Health in Athletic Performance As athletes, we often subject our bodies to far greater levels of stress than the average person in pursuit of our goals. While in some ways this may be a necessary part of our training regimens, it can have far-reaching ramifications on many aspects of our health. Much of it starts with the adrenal glands, which can be thought of as the stress management centers of our bodies. The inner part of […]
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