Should You be Concerned About Your Cortisol Level and What Can You Do About it?

Many members at metabolism.com have expressed concern that their cortisol level is either too high or too low. I thought it would be helpful to highlight the latest exchange I  had on the subject. Mohammed writes: Hello:   My overall dhea and cortisol levels...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Is Common in Adolescent Girls

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) sounds like a rare disorder but it is surprisingly common. This is a disorder with onset in early adolescence effecting up to 10% of young women. Characteristic signs and symptoms include increasing facial and body hair, hair loss...

Getting the Right Amount of Sleep Helps Prevent Diabetes

One aspect of lifestyle that is often overlooked is time spent sleeping. Getting adequate sleep is often sacrificed due to the demands of job and family. In the Sleep Heart Health Study over 1400 men and women were surveyed about their sleep habits and its...