- Q How can a hormone imbalance affect my energy levels?
Ashley Koff, Nutrition & DieteticsIf you cannot regulate your hormones -- from digestive ones to those that control your mood, menstruation, metabolism, and even your perceived level of stress -- then you cannot regulate your energy. As women, we worry so much about the illnesses related... Full Answer
- Q How do my hormones make it hard for me to lose weight?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineGo ahead and blame your hormones for your weight gain. Specifically, blame two appetite hormones: ghrelin, which says, "Time to eat," and leptin, which says, "Enough. You're full." Ghrelin's a chatterbox. It mentions food to your brain about every... Full Answer
- Q How can endocrine-disrupting chemicals (obesogens) affect my metabolism?
Ashley Koff, Nutrition & DieteticsThere's evidence to show that ingredients in some foods can disrupt your metabolism and your hormonal system, which impacts how well your body processes and burns energy. A class of natural and synthetic chemicals known as endocrine disrupting chemicals... Full Answer
- Q What is the role of the endocrine system?
Dr. Bill Salt, GastroenterologyThe endocrine system is the second of the three mind/brain-body communication systems. It is a major organ system. There are two-way interactions between the endocrine system and the central nervous system. Responses of the endocrine system act over... Full Answer