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Take Charge of Your Health with Thyroid Hormone, Adrenal, and Neurotransmitter Home Testing

Home Hormone testing has many benefits for you - no trips to the doctor office, no trips to an anonymous lab collection facility.  Your privacy is assured and you have total control of the collection of your samples and your own results to use with the practitioners of your choice.

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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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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.  

Are you depressed or do you suffer from anxiety? Are you seeking relief from your own mind? As you search for answers to these pressing health concerns, it helps to understanding how hormones and other brain chemicals affect moods.  

Nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other through neurotransmitters. You have probably heard about one of the best-known: serotonin. This chemical messenger affects moods and is linked to depression, anxiety, and obsessional states. Estrogen’s role in a balanced mental state is to maintain the orderly firing of several neurotransmitters in the brain, including acetylcholine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.