Dehydropiadrosterone (DHEA) is the result of the synthesis of cholesterol and manufactured by the adrenal glands. With DHEA becoming recently linked to athletes doping with steroids, there is now a confusion on its role in the body and its use. For this reason, the real benefits of the hormone got lost in the confusion.
Iodine is an element that the body needs in trace amounts.
Although it is primarily linked to the functioning of the thyroid gland, iodine is detected in all organs and cells in the body. While the body’s main storage site for iodine is indeed the thyroid, it is also concentrated throughout the rest of the […]
Iodine is an element that we usually don’t have to think about too much in the United States because we have iodized salt and that will keep most people’s iodine intake at recommended levels.
But, like anything related to health, it is worth thinking about and keeping a general eye on.
Whether or […]
The link between iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism is well known.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone and is often attributed to iodine deficiency in the body. But now new research shows that too much iodine might also cause a form of hypothyroidism.
Subclinical hypothyroidism is a milder form of the […]
The word hormone came from the Greek word “ormao” which means to excite or arouse. The English physiologist Ernest Sterling introduced the word during a Croonian lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1905. He used the word to define the chemical messengers produced by organs that are carried out in the […]
Ever wonder what estrogen does in a woman’s body? Estrogen is a female sex hormone which plays a vital role in a woman’s health. Although estrogen exists in men as well as women, it is found in higher amounts in women. It is produced by the body, primarily in the ovaries, and is necessary for […]
Natural estrogens, called phytoestrogens, are plant-derived chemical compounds that have the same effect as estrogen in the body. The chemicals that make up phytoestrogens include isoflavones, flavones, coumestans and lignans. In the body, phytoestrogens act as naturally- produced estrogen so if you have low estrogen levels, you will want to increase your intake of phytoestrogens.
Testosterone is a principal androgen or male sex hormone that plays a vital role in the sexual development and characteristics of men. It is produced in large amounts by the testicles in men and it contributes to the normal growth and development of male sex organs, sexual features and/or functioning, building muscle mass and bone […]
Estrogen is a group of hormones which is produced in the pituitary gland and is mainly responsible for the development of female sex organs. It consists of estradiol, the most important form of estrogen found in the body, which is produced in the ovaries and is responsible for ovulation and affects conception and pregnancy; […]
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that travel in the bloodstream to tissues and organs. They work slowly and affect many different processes in the body over time including growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and mood.
Hormones are so powerful that it only takes a tiny amount of hormone level imbalance to […]