The Dance of Hormones and Neurotransmitters

Most women past the age of puberty sense an interaction sometimes between their mood and their hormonal state. Why is this? Well, in fact, hormones and neurotransmitters – the chemical communicators in the brain – are interconnected in a very complicated web, which science is only beginning to understand. Estrogen is the primary “female” hormone, […]

Category : Articles &Hormones

Estrogen and the Menopausal Brain

In Volume 1,8 of the Wise Brain Bulletin, in a list of possible interventions for improving memory, I wrote: “For women entering menopause, consider taking estrogen.” Not surprisingly, I got a few thoughtful comments about that line, and I appreciated them. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is controversial, so I’d like to unpack the complexities of […]

Category : Articles &Hormones &Memory

Natural Interventions For Feeling Strong

Here is a fundamental summary of things you can do to have more sense of vitality and strength. Hormones 1. Thyroid sets the basic rate for metabolism. TSH should really be under 3.0. 2. Estrogen for women and testosterone for men (and somewhat for women). Vitamins 1. Always start with a good high potency multi-vitamin/mineral. […]

Category : Amino Acids &Articles &Diet &Hormones &Vitamins