9 Surprising Benefits of Phytoestrogens for Skin

One of the most common things I hear in my medical practice is how hormones affect the way my patients look and feel. This is no surprise given that mood, metabolism and physical appearance are all affected daily by a woman’s hormonal status. From the teenage blemish phase to aging skin—the ebb and flow of estrogen, in particular, has a key effect on the way we look.

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The Ovarian Retirement Plan-Strategies for Perimenopause & Menopause

What defines perimenopause and menopause? When women hit their late thirties or early forties, many notice that their hormonal cycles begin to shorten; periods often change and PMS may become more dramatic. The term perimenopause is more of a description rather than a true developmental state. It is a time of hormonal transition as the biological clock is winding down, part of what I call the “Ovarian Retirement Plan.”

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Coping With Stress

How stress affects our health & well-being and ways to minimize its effects. In times of stress, our bodies react with a defense mechanism, stimulating the "fight or flight" reaction resulting in increases in cortisol and other hormones. Prolonged stress can reduce our body’s ability to bounce back from it. As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and nationally recognized expert in hormonal wellness, Rebecca Booth, M.D. is actively helping her patients navigate...

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