Melatonin for women

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body that regulates many physiological processes. MELATONIN supplementation is a controversial issue and I hope to help readers understand the facts so that they are not misled by wild claims. Melatonin is a hormone produced by...

Hormones help in sex

The interplay of hormones in the body is crucial in enabling physical intercourse. ONE of the things that I like to tell my patients is that the brain is the most powerful sex organ of all. Women – and their partners who come to the clinic with them – are always taken...

The youth hormone

Human growth hormone maintains the health of many organ systems, and also acts as a biomarker of ageing. THIS is the second article on hormones that are important for good health. In the first installment (Hormones for health, Fit4life, Feb 17), I wrote about insulin,...

Hormones for health

Hormones are of vital importance for good health, both in men and women. HORMONES are vital to our health. They instruct our cells to do important metabolic functions. Too much or too little hormones can cause cells and organs to malfunction. Since our organs are not...

The longevity hormones

In this third part in the series on hormones for health, we continue with other hormones that are not only ‘youth hormones’ in that they help maintain health and youthful biological age, but may also impact our lifespan. ABOUT a year ago, I wrote about the Okinawans,...