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what are bioidentical hormones - are they safe?

What Are Bioidentical Hormones – Are They Safe and Effective?

Why Hormone And Hormone Management is so ConfusingDo you feel a bit confused about what types of hormones you should or shouldn’t be using? If so, this article is for you.  Second only to the thyroid, I find so much misinformation out there on the internet as it relates to hormone management and hormone replacement therapy.  It’s frustrating …

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the benefits of cycle syncing your workouts

The Benefits of Cycle Syncing Your Workouts (+ How To Do It)

Why Workouts Don’t Work for Most WomenWe are going to talk about the benefits of cycle syncing in just a second but first I want to ask you a question: Does it feel like no matter what type of workouts you do or what type of advice that you follow that you aren’t seeing results in …

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supplements to treat facial hair in women

Supplements to Treat Facial Hair in Women (Hirsutism)

Facial Hair in Women – What Causes it? Have you noticed that you are growing hair on your face where shouldn’t? Have you noticed that this increase in hair is getting worse as you get older? Believe it or not, this is actually fairly common and it has a name: Hirsutism (1).  Hirsutism is the official medical name given to facial …

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pros and cons of the copper iud

Copper IUD Pros & Cons (+ Who Should & Shouldn’t Use it)

Should you use the Copper IUD Over Other Forms of Birth Control?When it comes to birth control, there are MANY options available.  But how do you know which one you should use? As someone who frequently manages hormones in women, my recommendation is to pick the form of birth control that impacts your sex hormones the LEAST.  And …

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adrenal fatigue symptoms

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms: Is it your Thyroid or Adrenals?

What is Adrenal Fatigue?Adrenal fatigue is probably one of the most under appreciated and misdiagnosed conditions out there (next to the thyroid, of course!).  The reason for this is simple: Most doctors don’t even believe that adrenal fatigue exists (1) as a medical condition or diagnosis.  So if you want to actually be diagnosed and treated for this condition …

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adrenal fatigue testing: is it even necessary?

Adrenal Fatigue Testing: Is it Even Necessary?

While it is possible to test for cortisol, is it even helpful?  The answer is both yes and no which is why this topic deserves a deep dive into adrenal fatigue and cortisol testing.  In this article you’ll learn: Why adrenal fatigue is so controversial and why many doctors do not believe it exists. Why testing cortisol is not …

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Types and Causes of PCOS (6 You Should Be Aware of)

Types and Causes of PCOS (6 You Should Be Aware of)

There are at least 6 different types of PCOS which are recognized.  Each type of PCOS has a unique cause and though there is some overlap between conditions, they are NOT all the same.  Knowing the type of PCOS that you have is critical if you want to get serious about treatment.  The various types of PCOS include: …

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birth control side effects you should be aware of

Birth Control Side Effects You Should be Aware of (Cancer, Weight Gain & More)

Birth control pills are widely recommended for a variety of conditions beyond their use as a contraceptive.  Many women take birth control to help ‘balance’ their hormones, stop acne, or treat menstrual irregularities.  And while the pill may help with some of these conditions you always have to be aware of HOW they are working and what …

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how to diagnose leptin resistance using lab tests and your symptoms

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 …

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What causes menopause weight gain and how to treat it

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 …

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