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Hormones

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Across the world, traditional healers have used diet, herbs and tonics to detox the body, cleanse the liver and purify blood.

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Hormones are powerful. They drive the formation of our personality and have more to do with its ongoing development and thought process than any other biological process—influencing our intentions in each and every stage of our life. 
 
This month we draw attention to the hormonal cycles impacting men throughout their lives. 

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Spice. Is there a connection?

 
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While you’ve got your hot flashes, your man is going through his own menopause, called Andropause. Like women, men experience the so-called ‘change of life’ as a result of declining hormones, specifically low testosterone. 
 
 Andropause, however, is a more gradual process than the rollercoaster many women experience during menopause, with only a 1 percent annual decrease in testosterone, beginning at age 30.

 Reduced hormone levels due to natural aging can affect men, too!

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Sometimes referred to as "male menopause," andropause is the age-related decline in a man's testosterone levels, or in the bioavailability of the testosterone, he does have.  These declines can cause some unwelcome changes just as menopause can.

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Why is it so hard to change bad habits? Many of us make New Year's Resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, choose healthier foods, etc., but most of us are not able to keep those resolutions in the long term. And what if the behavior that we are hoping to change is actually a significant addiction: alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, sex, over or under eating?

The production of hormones is done by many glands throughout our body, and together they are part of the endocrine system.

When you have a thyroid disorder or disease, these conditions orginate in the endocrine system and cause a hormone imbalance. When you have a hormone imbalance, the amount of hormone produced by a specific endocrine gland is either too little, or too much of one or many hormones.

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Testosterone isn’t just for men.  Women need certain amounts of testosterone, which is generally known as a "male" hormone, for good health.  Testosterone is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics in men; in women, it is associated with regulation of muscle mass, fat dissemination and sex drive. 

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Testosterone is likely the first hormone that you think of in regards to men’s sexual health.  Testosterone is essential for strength, stamina, the development of the reproductive system, strong bones, and a healthy libido.  We have long known that testosterone is vital for well-being, but recent studies indicate there is another important sex hormone in both men and women: estradiol, a form of estrogen.  Just as women need a small amount of testosterone to develop properly, men require small amounts of estrogen.  In men, estradiol is produced by the adrenal gland and the Sertoli cells of the testes.[1]

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A woman's sexual desire (libido) naturally fluctuates over the years. Highs and lows in libido can coincide with the beginning or ending of a relationship, and with major life changes such as pregnancy, menopause or illness and can greatly affect the quality of life. If you are finding a decrease in libido, happily there are many solutions that can help you get your groove back. 

moodywoman.JPGMood swings are one of the most common symptoms of menopause, creating a rollercoaster of emotions for the women who suffer from them. If you are one of these people, there are some simple changes that you can make to ease the emotional teeter-totter caused by fluctuating hormones.  Plus, these improvements will make you a healthier person in general, improving the overall quality of your life.