How Sleep Affects Your Hormones [Podcast 67]

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. Download mp3  |  Subscribe |  Transcript Shownotes Hormones covered: Thyroid Estrogen and progesterone Cortisol Melatonin Atrial natriuretic peptide […]

Early Puberty For Girls: A Sleep-Breathing Problem?

You may have seen reports about the epidemic of public hair and early breast development in 6 to 7 year old girls. A recent study published in Pediatrics revealed that by age 7, 10% of white girls, 23% of black girls, 15% of Hispanic girls, and 2% of Asian girls had started developing breasts. In […]

How Sleep Apnea Can Lower Sperm Counts

Here’s an interesting article from 2004 showing how sperm counts in men living in Western industrialized countries are rapidly declining. In 1950, the average sperm count was 100 million sperm pr mL. in 1970, 75 million and in 1990, 50 million. Anything under 20 million is considered infertile.  We know that untreated obstructive sleep apnea can […]

Can Eating Canned Foods Cause Sleep Problems?

The next time you eat anything out of a can, think about this study: Researchers at Harvard found that levels of BPA (bisphenol-A) had a 1,221% increase in urine levels after eating canned soup once daily for 5 days. BPA is commonly found in the lining of bottles and cans. Recently, manufacturers have voluntarily removed […]

Having Hot Flashes At Night? Here Are 10 Tips To Sleep Better

The New York Times just ran an article on the benefits of estrogen and the controversial issues surrounding better control of menopause symptoms vs. future cancer risks. I wrote a lengthy reply to comment on the Well Bog, but evidently, I’ve been blacklisted! None of my comments are showing up on any the the Well […]