intimacy and mental health are linked

The Connection Between Intimacy and Mental Health

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. Mental health and intimacy are two critical aspects of our lives. Healthy and intimate interpersonal relationships are an important part of one’s mental health. Sex and intimacy release a flood of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, which can ease some mental health symptoms. However, some people may find it difficult to engage in physical intimacy due to mental health conditions. The ability to establish and maintain sexual intimacy...

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Harm Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

What Can Harm Your Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. What Is Fertility? Fertility is the natural ability to conceive a child. It involves the endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems in both men and women, at a minimum. In addition, many lifestyle factors can positively or negatively impact fertility. About 9% of men and 11% of women of reproductive age in the U.S. have experienced fertility problems (NIH, 2017). The following steps are necessary for a pregnancy to occur: The male must produce...

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Why Younger Generations Aren’t Getting Married

5 Major Reasons Why Younger Generations Aren’t Getting Married

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. Is marriage necessary for a happy life? Approximately 17% of women and 16% of men say that marriage is essential for them to have a fulfilling life. Over half of Americans say that marriage is important but not critical. About 30% say marriage is not important. Younger adults are more likely than older adults to believe that marriage does not equal happiness. Marriage rates have continued to decline from a high in the 1960s to 58% of Americans in 1990...

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sex and work productivity

The Surprising Link Between Sex and Work Productivity

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. Sex and sexual behavior aren’t usually the first things that come to mind when you think about employee management or productivity. Nonetheless, a study published in the Journal of Management investigated this topic, and the findings may surprise you. Workers who engaged in sex at home had a more positive attitude toward work, regardless of whether they were otherwise satisfied with their marriage.Sex at home increased both job satisfaction and daily...

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Ways to Naturally Regulate Your Hormones

7 Ways to Naturally Regulate Your Hormones

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. The endocrine system and nervous system regulate nearly every process in the body—with the endocrine system handling longer-term changes and the nervous system controlling the minute-to-minute changes. Because these two systems are so intertwined, every change in one will affect the other. Like your home’s heating and air conditioning system, feedback loops govern the vast majority of bodily activities. When it becomes too chilly in your house, the heat...

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Cognitive symptoms in menopause, the research

Cognitive Symptoms in Menopause

Women self-report many cognitive symptoms in perimenopause and menopause. Symptoms such as word-finding difficulty, difficulty paying attention, difficulty concentrating, needing to use memory aids, and feeling like they are in a brain fog. In the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study, out of 230 women aged 33 to 55, 60 percent reported they had an unfavorable memory change (Sullivan Mitchell & Fugate Woods, 2001). Perimenopausal women were 1.4 times more likely to report forgetfulness...

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Are supplements helpful for post-menopause brain fog?

Supplements for menopause brain fog?

Written by Leann Poston, M.D., M.B.A. Brain fog, moodiness, fatigue, hot flashes, and nighttime trips to the bathroom. None of the changes associated with menopause are especially welcome. Fluctuating estrogen levels have a tremendous impact on your body. You may wonder whether these changes are a “deal with it” situation or whether you can act proactively to minimize their impact on your life. Hormone therapy, a supplement that has been in and out of favor for treating symptoms...

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A potential solution to treat and ultimately beat post menopausal brain fog

The Truth About Postmenopausal Brain Fog

Written by Leann Poston, M.D., M.B.A. What causes postmenopausal brain fog? How can you treat and ultimately beat postmenopausal brain fog? These are a few of the top search queries on the internet? You, like many women, may be concerned about the symptoms you are noticing. You don’t need scientific studies to show that fluctuating estrogen levels causes symptoms such as weight gain, difficulty sleeping, mood changes, and the dreaded hot flashes. You may be aware that hormone replacement...

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What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Our intricate system of hormones is an elegant and effective machine that we generally don’t pay any attention to – until it begins to break down.  Each of the roughly 50 hormones our body’s rely upon to function and communicate is incredibly important. However, few are as important to male health and vitality than testosterone. Unfortunately, the average male’s testosterone levels in the United States has dropped by about 1% every year since the 1980’s – and it had already...

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Increase Energy and Wellness with a GAC Formula Injection

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D.  If you’re reading this, you are probably someone who strives to be the best possible version of yourself every day. You work out regularly and try to get enough sleep. You may use vitamin supplements because you know how difficult it is to get all the nutrition you need through diet alone. But that may not be enough at some point; that’s when a GAC Formula Injection can get the results you are looking for. Hectic days and the...

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