The Vivify Integrative Health Women's Health Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, infinitely...

Gut Health And Weight Loss

Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you're exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn't good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are both extremes, most...

How Stress Affects Your Body And Immune System

Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences stress can have on their health—until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while others take practical steps to reduce...

The Link between Hormones and Happiness

Hormones... they certainly don’t get much respect at times. What do they have to do with happiness? Actually, hormones play a big role in this feeling, and we are wise to learn about what factors they play in this area and what we can do to capitalize on them. How...

What Is Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Summary: Our hormones maintain the chemical balance in the body. The menstrual cycle in women triggers the production of some important hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When the ovaries stop functioning, whether due to age (menopause) or due to...

Menopause Hormones

Summary: The main problem with menopause is that there is a drastic reduction in the production of the female hormones. This is what causes all the physical discomfort and hot flushes in menopause. The popular line of treatment is to take menopause hormones...

Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones

Summary: Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) released it's findings regarding traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), women have been looking for alternatives. Suzanne Somer's book, The Sexy Years, introduced many of us to the term "Bioidentical...

Modern Agriculture And Its Effect On Gut Health

If you've done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they're killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your...