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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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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Ashwagandha, aryuvedic medicine, women's health, sanesco 

Five Benefits of Ashwagandha for Women

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

What is Ashwagandha? Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for a very long time. Ayurvedic medicine is a form of traditional medicine that originates in India. Ashwagandha is a shrub and its roots, leaves, and berries have all been used medicinally. It has been used […]

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exercise, stress, stress management, stress reduction, fitness, women's health 

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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biological clock, puberty, menstruation, reproductive years, perimenopause, menopause, hormones, aging 

The Biological Clock for Women: What it Means for Neurotransmitters and Hormones

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Biological women experience a cycle of sex hormones throughout their lifetime, throughout the month, and even throughout the day. This biological clock has an influence on cascades of other bodily processes, including mood and behavior. Starting at the onset of puberty, women’s sex hormone levels fluctuate in somewhat predictable patterns throughout the menstrual cycle and […]

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