Depression and HormonesDepression can be caused by hormone imbalances, including low progesterone, low cortisol and low estrogen. Depression can also be related to poor nutrition. These articles can help you find the causes of depression and how to treat depression naturally.
Depression and Hormones
An interview with Robert Gottesman, M.D. from the John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter about how hormone imbalance can cause depression.
Postpartum Depression, Stress and Nutrition
An article by Dr. Dean Raffelock about how stress and poor nutrition can contribute to postpartum depression.
Cortisol and the Stress Connection
In this article originally published in the John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter, Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins explain how the adrenal hormone cortisol work in the body, and how too much or too little can affect your health.
How to Sleep Better
Many menopausal women have trouble sleeping, also called insomnia, but this article on how to sleep better by Dr. John Lee will help everyone get a better night's sleep.
PMS and Stress
Stress can be a direct cause of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and it can certainly make it worse. Stress creates high cortisol levels, which creates hormone imbalances. Excerpted from What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about PREmenopause by Dr. John Lee and Virginia Hopkins.
Cortisol Levels, Thyroid Function and Aging
A fascinating interview from the John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter with Dr. David Zava, about how cortisol levels affect thyroid function and aging.
Take the Hormone Balance Test Now
The Hormone Balance Test is a wonderfully easy and useful tool for helping you decide, based on your symptoms, which of your hormones may be out of balance. At the end of this quick test we'll give you recommendations to help you decide the next steps to take to achieve hormone balance.
10 Ways to Increase Anxiety
10 ways to increase anxiety.
Brain Research and Progesterone
Emerging brain research shows that progesterone affects every neural cell in the brain and is made in some parts of the brain.
Saliva Test Kits
Saliva testing for hormones is easy and accurate. You can "spit" at home and mail it to the lab in a prepaid package.
Hormone Balance Made Simple by John R. Lee, M.D.
You wanted hormone balance made simple, you got it! Dr. John Lee's work compiled by Virginia Hopkins into an easy-to-read and understandable book for women who just want the straight scoop.