Posts Tagged: prolactin

Postpartum Hormonal Changes

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I decided to take on this topic today for several reasons.  One reason is that I am currently working with many women who are in the postpartum period, and I’m sure there are many more out there that will read this post – both now and in the future.  Another reason is that changes in hormones are often brushed aside like some kind of “excuse” in the minds of your typical average Joe.  But the postpartum period is a powerful reminder that the hormones are in charge of us, not the other way around.  We need more than a good “pep talk” to overcome the power of hormonal influences upon our bodies and brains.  Lastly, one postpartum mom I have been speaking with has lost 35 pounds in 12 weeks… Read more »

Male Weight Gain During Pregnancy

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By Matt Stone Your average person, your doctor, your personal trainer, even many health researchers believe, foolishly, that weight is a simple matter of moving more and eating less.  Those that are ever-so-slightly higher on the intellectual totem pole (or lower, I’m not sure) believe that weight is a simple matter of eliminating one or several dietary villains.  It’s the wheat!  It’s the carbs!  It’s the fructose!  It’s the “bad” fat!  It’s the animal products!  It’s the hormones!  GM Freaking O’s!!! So it’s not surprising, with the religiosity people have about their dietary beliefs combined with their mental need to simple-mindedly pin it all on one Satanic dietary and lifestyle entity, that real conversations about the multifactorial, nebulous, and complex causes of excessive body fat storage get people all worked… Read more »