Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

In our modern, fast-paced world, it’s very easy to lose a few hours of sleep every night. We often sacrifice our sleep without even giving it a second thought. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation has many negative, long-term effects on our bodies. Though there is a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and weight gain, there are also […]

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Melatonin – The Natural Sleep Hormone

What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a natural sleep hormone that is produced by the pineal gland, which lies outside the blood-brain barrier at the center of the brain.  The signal that it produces contributes to the sleep-wake cycle by lowering the body temperature and causing drowsiness.  The liver clears about 90% of melatonin, with the […]

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Female Menopause Symptoms — What to Expect

Menopause can be one of the most drastic changes that a woman faces in her life. It literally means the “end of monthly cycles,” in reference to the cessation of fertility and it’s related menstruation. While it can be a trying time for a woman, a bit of knowledge can help ease the transition. Here […]

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