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Next time someone tells you to watch your cholesterol, consider this: low-cholesterol diets have actually been shown to cause hormone-imbalances, obesity and diabetes. The emphasis on a low-fat diet reduces the intake of fat and causes an increased consumption of carbohydrates and trans fats. For women, lack of adequate levels of cholesterol in the body can be a real issue of hormone imbalances. Why cholesterol is the most important molecule in the body: It is the main component of cell membranes...
by on June 17th, 2010 at 07:06 am

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  • Conducting the Hormonic Orchestra
    Your hormones make deep, meaningful music on a daily basis, each one playing over the other. Together, every 24 hours they cover a number of topics including your metabolism, temperature regulation, growth, cellular repair...
    by at April 15th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Bring Back the Belly Rub!
    A good belly rub isn’t something most humans search out. Unlike our furry feline and canine friends, many of us prefer a shoulder rub or back massage and shy away from having our bellies touched. But we can hold just...
    by at March 24th, 2010 at 08:03 am
  • Women, How to Spot PCOS
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is one of the leading causes of infertility. Almost ten percent of women of childbearing age have PCOS but many of them have no idea about it until they actually try to conceive. Infertility...
    by at October 7th, 2009 at 08:10 am
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Guide to PMS
    I’m speaking from experience when I say: PMS affects everyone. Those PMS jokes might be funny but seriously folks, I used to have such bad PMS episodes that I was sometimes unable to function. And let me tell you, the...
    by at October 2nd, 2009 at 08:10 am
  • WellWired-TV: A Graceful Menopause?
    If you’re experiencing night sweats, depression, frustration, and headaches during menopause, you probably have a lot of questions (like, why is my vagina so dry?! Or, where are my car keys?!). Dr. Kassam shares the...
    by at July 23rd, 2009 at 09:07 pm