male libido, neurotransmitters, dopamine, glutamate, serotonin, testosterone, ejaculation, erection, libido, sexual desire, testosterone 

Male Libido, Testosterone, & Neurotransmitters

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

While testosterone is often thought of as the source of male libido, the nervous system plays a crucial role as well. In fact, three nervous system messengers (that is, neurotransmitters)—dopamine, glutamate, and serotonin—impact male sexual health. Players in Male Libido What is Dopamine? Dopamine plays an important role in emotion, motor control, focus, working memory, […]

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better sleep, cortisol, melatonin, GABA, glutamate, norepinephrine, serotonin, stress 

5 New Ways to Get Better Sleep

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

We’ve all heard of different ways to get better sleep, ranging from room darkening curtains to various remedies. We try one thing after another, hoping to catch a few more Zzzzs. Despite all our efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports over 35% of the population continues to get less than the […]

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What Neurotransmitter Testing Could Mean For You

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Your Neurotransmitters These molecules transmit messages within the brain and throughout the body, providing the communication to all the organs, tissues and muscles. When they are in balance, you feel good and your body works as it should. When they are out of balance, you might feel anxious, depressed, tired, irritable or any number of […]

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hormones, estrogen, hormone balance, sex hormones 

Too Much Estrogen: Losing Hormone Balance

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

What is Estrogen? “Estrogen” is a term used to refer to the three different estrogen hormones produced by the body: estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3). Estradiol is considered the estrogen with the most impact on mood and behavior.[1] Estradiol is produced and released by the ovaries.[2],[3] The estrogens can also be synthesized in […]

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How Exercise Lowers Stress

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Regular exercise is thought to be beneficial for a variety of mental and physical health outcomes. Stress is considered anything that negatively influences the body’s homeostasis.[1] While exercise is a healthy and often stress-relieving activity, vigorous physical activity causes the body to mount a stress response. Cortisol is glucocorticoid hormone which plays a major role […]

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Progesterone, GABA, and Women’s Health

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Assessing hormones and neurotransmitters, such as progesterone and GABA, is crucial to women’s neuroendocrine health. Testing and addressing imbalances can help promote women’s sense of well-being and overall quality of life. Progesterone and Women’s Health Throughout life, women experience fluctuating hormone levels. Progesterone and estrogen rise and fall during the menstrual cycle, potentially contributing to […]

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women's health, womens health, bioidentical hormones, hormone therapy, hormone replacement therapy 

Women’s Health Initiative: Understanding the Effects of Estrogen and Bioidentical Hormones

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

The Women’s Health initiative (WHI) is an ongoing long-term public health study in the United States. The main goal of this study is to identify ways to reduce or prevent cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and bone fractures in postmenopausal women. The study began in 1993 and assigned over 68,000 women aged 50-79 into randomized […]

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Adaptacin™: Clinical Pearls from Nurse Practitioner, Kelly Engelmann

Posted Kelly Engelmann, CFNP Blog

I love Adaptacin™ and I am excited to share with you how I utilize it in my clinical practice. While there are many products that provide adrenal support available on the market, and I use many of them, I prefer Adaptacin™ because it is so effective.  I have seen superior outcomes with symptom reduction and […]

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PCOS and Adrenal Androgen Excess

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

PCOS Overview Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine disorder that is estimated to affect up to 17.8% of reproductive age women.[1] PCOS is characterized in part by enlarged ovaries and multiple follicular cysts, which can be detected by an ultrasound.[2] Additionally, diagnostic criteria include androgen hormone excess in association with chronic oligo-ovulation or […]

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thyroid, stress, cortisol 

Chronic Stress and Hypothyroidism

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Chronic stress may induce changes in thyroid hormone activity that contribute to hypothyroid symptoms. Stress may contribute through altering important thyroid hormone transporters and enzymes. Weight gain or inability to lose weight, cold extremities, depression, poor memory and focus, and hair loss are common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Serum TSH and T4 levels are […]

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