Entries by Exceed Hormone Specialists

6 Ways to Fight Seasonal Depression

Feeling the winter blues? You’re not alone — and there’s a reason. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is very real, and it affects an estimated 10 million Americans. SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, often starting in the late fall as the days get shorter and darker. If most […]

5 Tips to Ease Holiday Stress

While holiday tunes may wish you a “Holly, Jolly Christmas” the truth is that the holidays may leave you feeling frazzled. In fact, a survey by the American Psychological Association shows that 8 out of 10 people anticipate increased stress over the holidays. In some cases, the increase in stress and anxiety may even lead […]

The Importance of Micronutrients in your Diet

If you’re making the effort to eat better and be healthier, considering your intake of key micronutrients is vital. According to an article published by Harvard Medical School, micronutrients have a major impact on our health and wellbeing. Are you getting what your body needs? In this month’s blog, we take a look at what […]

Healthy Eating Habits to Balance Menopause Symptoms

Hot flashes. Sleep disturbances. Mood swings. The onset of menopause symptoms (known as perimenopause) can leave you feeling out of balance and overwhelmed. As your reproduction system begins to wind down during middle age, your body experiences a drop in estrogen and progesterone, which can take a toll on your physical and mental wellbeing.  Declining […]

5 Strategies for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a killer. In fact, it’s the number one cause of death globally, claiming an estimated 18 million lives each year.  But what exactly defines cardiovascular disease? “Cardio” refers to the heart, while “vascular” refers to blood vessels. Therefore, cardiovascular disease includes heart conditions such as coronary artery disease and heart failure, as […]

Reduce Stress Hormones through Mindful Meditation

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. And while anxiety disorders can develop from a variety of risk factors–such as genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors–stress is a big antagonist. Physical, emotional, and mental stress leads to higher levels of cortisol, […]

5 Natural Ways to Balance your Hormones

Our hormones play an important role in how we feel and function. In fact, hormones can impact us in many ways we don’t always realize. Hormones are a part of the endocrine system and serve as the body’s chemical messengers, regulating everything from heart rate and metabolism to sexual functioning, mood, and sleep cycles. When […]

5 Key Ingredients for Hormone-Balancing Breakfast Smoothies

Looking for an easy, healthy way to start your morning? Try a nutrient-packed breakfast smoothie! Eating the right foods is crucial when you’re working to maintain healthy hormone levels, and the right smoothie can help you do just that. Of course, many store-bought smoothies are loaded with sugar, which can wreak havoc on hormones. If […]

3 Tips for Cleaning Up Your Beauty Routine

You’re making efforts to live your healthiest life. You’re careful about what you put into your body and focus on eating healthy, wholesome foods. You make the time to exercise. You meditate. And all of these efforts are rewarded with a fuller sense of health and wellbeing. But are you paying close attention to what […]