ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

The endocrine system comprises a number of glands that produce hormones with a varied array of vital functions. Learn more about how the adrenal glands, pituitary glands and the pancreas works.
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The Truth About DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, has a growing reputation as an anti-aging supplement among vitamin users and doctors. Learn about the risks, benefits and controversy of DHEA.

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  • Exactly why is your thyroid so important?

    Exactly why is your thyroid so important?

    Chances are rather good you've heard the news that you have a thyroid -- but chances are also pretty decent you're not completely up to speed on exactly why you have one. What can your thyroid do for you? See more »

  • The Endocrine System

    The Endocrine System

    The endocrine system comprises a number of glands that produce hormones with a varied array of vital functions. Hormones control or regulate the development or function of structures throughout the body. See more »

  • Adrenal Gland Treatments

    Adrenal Gland Treatments

    The adrenal gland is critical for life and optimal health. Learn how proper nutrition, adequate rest, exercise and stress reduction, will ensure that your adrenal gland and overall health will prosper. See more »

  • Bioidentical Hormones

    Bioidentical Hormones

    Bioidentical hormones offer a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy for menopause-related discomfort. Learn about the various dangers of hormone replacement therapy, and find out why bioidentical hormones may be a better option. See more »

  • Bioidentical Hormones: True or False?

    Bioidentical Hormones: True or False?

    Separate fact from fiction with this pop quiz about bioidentical hormones. Test your knowledge and learn all about how estrogen and other hormones affect menopause. See more »

  • Detecting Suboptimal Thyroid Function

    Detecting Suboptimal Thyroid Function

    The thyroid is a small gland in the base of the neck that affects nearly all of the major systems in the body and is essential for optimal health. Learn about detecting suboptimal thyroid function. See more »

  • Testosterone

    Testosterone

    Testosterone is one of the most important, but commonly misrepresented hormones found in the body. Learn about the role of testosterone. See more »

  • The Adrenal Gland

    The Adrenal Gland

    The health of the adrenal gland is of primary importance to help prevent and treat chronic disease. Learn about techniques for maintaining the health of the adrenal gland. See more »

  • The Truth About DHEA

    The Truth About DHEA

    Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, has a growing reputation as an anti-aging supplement among vitamin users and doctors. Learn about the risks, benefits and controversy of DHEA. See more »

  • Understanding Thyroid Metabolism

    Understanding Thyroid Metabolism

    Thyroid metabolism is complex, and each step can be influenced by nutrition, prescription medications and lifestyle factors. Learn how thyroid metabolism works and discover techniques for maintaining health. See more »

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