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How to Diagnose Leptin Resistance Using Lab Tests & Symptoms

The inability to lose weight despite reducing your calories and exercising excessively, an increase in your appetite even after just having had a large meal, hair loss, and cold body temperature. 

What do all of these findings have in common?

They are frequently seen in the condition of leptin resistance

And in this article, I'm going to walk you through how to diagnose this condition using simple blood tests and your symptoms

I'm also going to discuss how your leptin level impacts your ability to lose weight and what type of therapies you may need. 

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What Causes Menopause Weight Gain & What to do About it

On average women gain around 10-15 pounds during the menopause transition. 

But, is there a way to prevent this weight gain?

If it's already happened is there anything you can do to lose the weight?

If you are struggling with weight gain after menopause then this is the article for you. 

We are going to explore all of the reasons why many women gain weight at menopause, what you can do about it, and how to prevent this weight gain from occurring

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5 Reasons to Avoid Salivary Cortisol Testing & What to Use Instead

Is salivary cortisol testing worth the price tag?

There are many ways to check your cortisol level and the salivary method has gained popularity over the years but is it the best way?

In this post, we are going to discuss why you may want to hold out on getting your salivary cortisol levels checked, a different (better and cheaper) approach to testing your adrenal function and how to proceed with treatment

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A Patient Guide to the Entire Endocrine System: Hormones, Glands & More

The endocrine system is probably one of the most important systems in your entire body. 


Because it produces the hormones that make You You

Small changes to these hormones can result in big symptoms in your quality of life. 

Fatigue, weight gain, mood changes and libido changes are just some of the consequences of hormone imbalance in this system. 

This guide will teach you everything you need to know (from the perspective of a patient) about your endocrine system and how to determine if you are suffering from hormone-related issues.

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Menopause Diet Guide: What to Eat (& Not Eat) for Weight Loss

Are you struggling with weight gain at menopause?

If so then you are not alone. 

Many women find that they gain an extra 10-15 (or more) during the menopause transition

If you fit into this category then understanding what foods you should be eating (and avoiding) is an important step in helping you lose those extra pounds. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about menopause and your diet including what you should be eating, how often you should be eating, and if you should take HRT or other weight loss therapies that compliment dietary changes

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The Best Menopause Test: How to Confirm you are in Menopause

Are you suffering from depression, weight gain, hot flashes or menstrual irregularities?

Are you approaching the age of 50? 

If so, then these symptoms may be attributed to the decline in important sex hormones which is seen during the menopause transition. 

You can easily identify if you are in menopause with some very simple tests. 

In this guide, you will learn more about the best tests for menopause, how to identify if you are in this transition period, the symptoms associated with this transition and how to use your lab tests to help you with treatment options

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Estradiol Medication (& Hormone) Guide for Menopause & Low Estrogen

Are you suffering from hot flashes, weight gain, depression or other symptoms of low estrogen?

Have you considered using the medication estradiol to help reduce these symptoms?

If so, this is the article for you. 

We are going to discuss the importance of estradiol in the female body, how it interacts with other important sex hormones, the symptoms associated with low estradiol and how to supplement/medicate with this hormone

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