Hormonal Health

Horny goat weed - Dr. Axe

Horny Goat Weed Benefits for Libido & Bone Health

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the herb commonly called horny goat weed in the West is known as Yin-Yang-Huo. (1) TCM practitioners have used horny goat weed to help enhance sexual health and treat various problems such as kidney or bone disease for centuries. According to an article published by Acupuncture Today, “In Traditional Chinese Medicine, epimedium (horny goat weed) is believed … Read More

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The Best Aphrodisiac Foods + Dangers of Aphrodisiac Drugs

Most couples, at some point in their relationships, will deal with issues in the bedroom. Sure, low libidos and impotence can put a strain on sex and your relationship. But every day matters, like whether or not your spouse unloaded the dishwasher or worrying about that presentation you have, can kill the mood, too. When that happens, you might need … Read More

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Why am I hungry - Dr. Axe

Why Am I Hungry? Weird Things Stoking Your Appetite

“Why am I hungry … like all of the time?” Is that a question you’re asking a lot lately? That’s because weight loss is a bit more complicated than “calories in, calories out.” While that is certainly important, getting your hormones under control is key to stifle an out-of-control appetite. Luckily, you’re not destined for a life of counting calories … Read More

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Are bath bombs safe - Dr. Axe

Are Bath Bombs Safe? The Ingredients Are Terrifying

There’s no denying a bath fizzy can take your relaxation to a whole new level, but are bath bombs safe? These “bombs” contain complex colorings and fragrances that fizz and dissolve to create (an often glittery) psychedelic-like rainbow in your bathwater. Many bath bombs even contain nourishing natural oils to moisturize your skin. But while bath time has the ability to serve as an … Read More

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Dangers of fracking - Dr. Axe

Dangers of Fracking (Here’s What It’s Doing to Your Body)

When we talk about health, it’s impossible to ignore the impacts certain types of energy have on our breathing, wellness and even cancer risk. And as our country increasingly looks to ways to fuel the modern lifestyle, it’s important to note the potential health side effects of these tactics. Here, we focus on the dangers of fracking, particularly as it … Read More

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Adrenal foods - Dr. Axe

These Adrenal Foods Nourish Your Body

Modern day life is taxing our adrenal glands in unprecedented ways, and many Americans are unknowingly walking around with sluggish, unhealthy adrenal function. Adrenal fatigue is a condition where your body and adrenal glands can’t keep up with the tremendous amount of daily stress many people experience. Wellness practitioners believe that an episode of acute stress or prolonged, chronic stress can … Read More

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Birth control pills - Dr. Axe

5 Dangers of Birth Control Pills, Plus Side Effects & Alternatives

In industrialized nations today, synthetic hormonal oral contraception (aka the birth control pill) is the most common practice for preventing pregnancy. Despite evidence suggesting that there are many possible dangers of birth control pills, millions of women choose to take these hormonal medications every year. In fact, 67 percent of all women who report “practicing contraception” currently use non-permanent birth control methods, … Read More

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Hypothalamus function - Dr. Axe

6 Natural Ways to Boost Hypothalamus Function

The hypothalamus is an essential part of the human brain and is often considered the “control center” for most hormones. Its working relationship with the pituitary gland as well as the adrenal glands affects our nervous systems as well as our endocrine systems. But what does the hypothalamus do exactly? For starters, it plays a part in our calorie intake, weight … Read More

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What are endorphins - Dr. Axe

What Are Endorphins? (Plus, Hacks to Trick Your Body into Manufacturing More of These Feel-Good Chemicals)

You may have heard a lot about the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals, but what are endorphins, exactly? These natural peptide chemicals produced in your body interact with receptors in your brain to help you feel focused, less impacted by pain and put you in a better mood. In fact, endorphins have a lot in common with prescription anti-anxiety drugs and opiate painkillers. … Read More

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Top 10 Natural Treatments for Thinning Hair

Men and women of all ages yearn for thicker, fuller hair, especially when thinning hair becomes a visibly noticeable problem. Thankfully, there are natural treatments for thinning hair like balancing hormones, reducing stress, eating a proper diet and more. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses around 50 to 100 hairs each day. (1) That may sound … Read More

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