July 29, 2017

Still going through puberty in your 20s?

Going through puberty and getting older is a completely natural process, but your hormones can do some weird things when you least expect it! Your hormones are your body’s special chemical messengers that control most of your major bodily functions. They can affect reproduction, emotions, mood, and even your skin. 1. Skin issues Your start a new job, move, get married, and have kids. Each of these milestones comes with its own levels of stress. These changes affect your mental health and wellbeing, and your skin. Here’s how: Stress levels influence your hormone levels, which may induce acne and trigger…
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Healthy LifestyleMental & Emotional Health
December 6, 2016

Get high on happiness

Hormones are your body’s special chemical messengers. They control all those important functions like hunger and reproduction, and have a major say in your emotional health and wellbeing. In fact, every emotion you experience is the result of the release of certain hormones. Depending on the amount released, this can determine how happy you feel. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
July 31, 2016

What’s that in my food?

Feel like digging into a delicious chicken Caesar salad, or getting a mouthful of juicy and tender steak? Then we hope you’re buying good quality ingredients, otherwise you could be eating a lot more than you bargained for. (more…)
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Women's Health
July 26, 2016

Ladies: What’s messing with your hormones?

When you hear ‘hormones’, you probably think of PMS or bodybuilders, but every process in your body is driven by different hormones. Here are a few things that can make it all go wrong. (more…)
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Men's Health
November 3, 2015

The male menopause

Is there a moment, somewhere between the age of 45 and 55, when men suddenly experience a life-crisis and have to buy Harley-Davidsons or take up skydiving? There have been books written and movies made about male menopause, but is there any science behind the idea? (more…)
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Women's Health
July 14, 2014

Should women worry about testosterone levels?

Surprise, surprise! If you’re a woman, you also have testosterone. After puberty, women begin to produce an adult level of testosterone. The production is split between the ovaries and adrenal glands, and a small amount of testosterone is released into the bloodstream. Women produce just a fraction of the amount of testosterone each day that men do, and these sex hormones are secreted in short bursts from one stage of your menstrual cycle to another. (more…)
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HormonesThyroid Disease
November 24, 2013

10 Signs that you could have thyroid dysfunction

The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands in your body, it’s about the size of your 2 thumbs held together in a “V” shape, and it weighs around 60g. The Thyroid gland is found in the front part of your neck, and is responsible for a number of vital functions: the hormones T3 and T4 control your metabolism and how your body responds to other hormones. So, if your Thyroid gland isn’t working properly it’s easy to see why you’ll notice very quickly if something is wrong. The problem is, sometimes the symptoms are vague and this…
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