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Oral Contraceptives: Things you might want (need) to know

authored by Justin Janoska Chances are if you walk into your doctor’s office and complain about one of a multitude of symptoms like insomnia, heavy or painful periods, acne, etc. you leave with a prescription for oral contraceptives (OC) – whether that’s the estrogen and progestin combo or progestin only pill.  Birth control seems to be […]


PCOS: Supplements and Associated Infertility

PCOS and Sex Hormones: The typical menstrual cycle of someone with PCOS tends to be irregular. The reason for this is because the hypothalamus in the brain is releasing Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) at a higher frequency than is normal. This frequency increase of GnRH causes the pituitary gland to release Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and […]


PCOS Sufferer? How To Use Exercise To Help Yourself

 By: Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta   Many ladies with PCOS don’t realize that they are inadvertently worsening or locking in their PCOS symptoms with their exercise routines. The hallmarks of PCOS – androgen imbalance, insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction stemming from shifts in brain signaling – are greatly influenced by the hormonal impacts of exercise, […]


PCOS Symptoms: A Primer for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

by Dr. Jillian Teta Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): an umbrella term for a spectrum of metabolic dysfunction   Truth is, we don’t know exactly what causes PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). A single, consistent causative factor has evaded researchers and clinicians alike. PCOS, instead, is thought to spring from many different factors, including environmental and genetic […]


Seven Things Every Lady Needs to Know About Menopause

Menopause can be one of the most disruptive and bewildering times in a woman’s life. Although the focus of much discussion regarding menopause tends to center around the lady hormones estrogen and progesterone, it would serve us well to extend our conversation to exactly what these hormones do, and what implications changes to them have […]


3 Fabulous Female Fat Loss Supplements

3 Fabulous Female Fat Loss Supplements by Dr. Keoni Teta   Of the two genders, women typically have a more difficult time losing excess fat than men.  This is in part due to men typically having more muscle mass than women. Another significant contributing factor is the hormonal differences between men and women.  The hormonal […]


The Female Workout advantage: Is HGH the secret?

The male perspective has dominated the studies of the metabolic effects of exercise. Mostly due to the fact that, historically, exercise research has been geared toward young male athletes or fit college-aged males. This has changed in the last 30-40 years, but female research into exercise has still lagged behind men. It is a common […]


PCOS Symptoms? Want to know the cause?

It is not what you think it is. That is why PCOS is so difficult to treat and deal with. If you are like most people, your doctor has probably said PCOS is about your ovaries and the hormones it produces. Maybe you have heard that a lack of progesterone and an excess of estrogen […]


How to get rid of cellulite on legs

The two most frequent topics we get asked about here at Metabolic Effect are belly fat and lower body fat (specifically What Causes Cellulite). I have already written pretty extensively on the physiology of belly fat (You can read those blogs HERE, and HERE and also HERE). In this blog I want to attack the […]