Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and pro-hormone that exists in several different forms.
Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) is not produced in the body and comes from plant sources whereas cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) is found in cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines, is fortified in milk and is manufactured in the skin with adequate exposure to the suns UVB rays.
A commonly overlooked hormone is DHEA. It is an often misunderstood, yet very important part of the whole hormonal picture. It is a key player in achieving hormone balance.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most common steroid hormone in the body and is mainly produced by the adrenal glands, but smaller amounts are made elsewhere in the body.
When was the last time you enjoyed a truly delicious night of restful sleep? You know the kind: drifting, deep and restful? When was the last time you woke up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated?
All too often many women can’t even recall the last time they had a good night’s sleep. That Americans have trouble sleeping is evidenced by the number of sleep aids currently on the market. Instead of addressing the underlying cause of sleep disturbances like insomnia, we settle for medicated sleep, which at best gives us poor quality sleep often accompanied by a host of side effects. You don’t even realize how much you depend on restful sleep until you have trouble sleeping. Sleep is absolutely essential to your health.
Moving from Symptoms to Solution
Menopause doesn't need to be frightening. The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone. All women experience menopause, but each in a unique way. Through education and acceptance, transitioning through menopause can become one of the most normal stages in a woman's life.