inflammation and weight gain

The link between chronic inflammation and weight gain

There’s a secret weight-loss saboteur lurking within your body you might not be aware of. Stress can cause it. So can environmental toxins. Eating a poor diet also leads to it. It’s called chronic inflammation, and it’s rampant and widespread these days. It’s up to you to take preventive measures to stop inflammation in its tracks and keep it from …

5 essential vitamins and supplements that help balance hormones

Hormones can cause issues for many women, especially upon entering perimenopause. All sorts of frustrating fluctuations can occur, and these fluctuations impact nearly every aspect of a woman’s life. When our hormones are imbalanced, we may experience major mood swings and irritability. We might have trouble sleeping. We may experience a decrease in sex drive. We might gain weight. We …

vitamin D

Symptoms of low vitamin D

Are you getting enough vitamin D? How do you even know? Most of us are deficient in this essential nutrient, especially during the winter months when sunlight is scarce. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to many disease processes. It also plays a role in weight gain. If you’re struggling with weight loss, there’s a very good chance you’re also struggling …

hormonal-imbalances

Everything you need to know about hormonal imbalances

Changes in hormones can wreak havoc on your health. Hormones are complicated, and they require a delicate balance to keep you looking and feeling great. Hormonal imbalances happen to us all. In fact, they’re a natural part of the aging process. But this doesn’t make the experience any less frustrating. Depending upon the severity of a hormonal imbalance, the experience …

low estrogen

10 symptoms of low estrogen and how to treat it

Estrogen is the primary hormone that sets women apart from men. While men have it in small amounts, women have far more. To stay healthy and feeling good, it’s important to have adequate amounts of estrogen. When we’re low in this particular hormone, a host of irritating symptoms typically occurs. Let’s take a look at 10 symptoms of low estrogen …

perimenopause

Understanding perimenopause: symptoms and treatment

For many women, perimenopause can be complex and confusing. When does it begin? When will it end? Are my symptoms normal? What’s going on with my hormones? These are common questions that beg sound answers. If you’re entering into the period of perimenopause, or are in the throes of it as we speak, read on to gain a better understanding …

reduce inflammation

5 things you didn’t know can reduce inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a known precursor to some very serious health issues. Diseases like obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and poor digestion are linked to ongoing inflammation in the body. Even heart disease is related to inflammation. We become excessively inflammatory for a number of reasons, and they’re typically associated with our daily habits. Fortunately, there are also a number of ways …