Hormonal Weight Gain – Why You Need Bioidentical Hormones

This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 and had gained 20 lbs over the previous two years without eating any more or exercising any less. Besides the weight gain, she was also suffering from other significant menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estriol), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and she had absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).
Patty had started putting on weight several months before she stopped having periods. She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless.

Later Bedtimes May Lead to Weight Gain

Can changing simple sleeping habits increase your ability to loose weight? Researchers are finding links between weight gain and poor sleeping habits. By studying adolescents for thirteen years, scientists have come across astounding correlations. “After controlling for age, sex, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the researchers found that each hour later bed time during the school […]

Forskolin burns fat, builds bone, boosts Testosterone

Body composition and hormonal adaptations associated with forskolin consumption in overweight and obese men. Obes Res. 2005 Aug;13(8):1335-43.   Godard MP1, Johnson BA, Richmond SR. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of forskolin on body composition, testosterone, metabolic rate, and blood pressure in overweight and obese (BMI > or = 26 kg/m(2)) […]

Grape seed extract prevents Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Cardiac Inflammation

This antioxidant-rich polyphenol from Chardonnay grape seeds reduces blood sugar, triglycerides, insulin resistance and oxidative stress linked to obesity, according to a new study in hamsters. Researchers from the University of Montpellier, France, report that animals fed a high-fat diet but supplemented with the Grape Seed Extract (GSE) had 61% higher Adiponectin levels than animals […]