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4 Step PCOS Acne Treatment Guide (Fix your Skin from the Inside & Out)

If you suffer from PCOS you are probably intimately familiar with acne.

But what causes acne in patients with PCOS?

The answer might surprise you because it's not one single thing.

Acne in PCOS is multi-factorial, meaning it is often caused by more than one problem.

This is important because it means in order to treat your acne you'll have to employ several different treatment strategies.

In this post we will discuss these acne treatment therapies in detail:

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How Long Does it take for Testosterone (Cream + Injections + Pellets) to Work?

This post will walk you through the ups and downs of testosterone replacement therapy and give you an idea of how long it takes testosterone to work and what to do if it isn't.

Testosterone replacement therapy can be used to help patients lose weight, improve their mood and more - but what if you don't experience those benefits? How long should you wait?

Learn more about how long you should be waiting for results and learn about which factors may be limiting your results in this guide...

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Do Cortisol Blockers Actually Work for Weight Loss? What to Use Instead

You can tell by the title of the article that cortisol blockers may actually not be as effective as you would hope...

We all know that excess cortisol can lead to weight gain so the idea of "blocking" cortisol may sound enticing as a potential weight loss treatment. 

But does it actually work?

Well, not necessarily, at least not how you might imagine. 

This article is for you if you want to learn why excess cortisol leads to weight gain, how to manage your stress and cortisol and how to use certain supplements to help block the effects of cortisol on the body...

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The Full List of Estrogen Dominance Symptoms & Causes of High Estrogen

You don't have to be menopausal to experience the symptoms of estrogen dominance and you don't necessarily even have to have high serum estrogen levels either. 

For many women, though, they may begin to experience issues relating to hormone imbalance as early as their late teens or early tweenties. 

If these imbalances are not addressed they can continue to gain momeuntum and lead to serious medical conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, fibrocystic breast disease, infertility and more. 

Learn how to spot the symptoms of this condition and more importantly what to do about it...

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How to Use Testosterone Supplements to Boost Levels Naturally

Testosterone is critical to the maintenance of health and overall quality of life for both men and women. 

Because of its role in regulating muscle mass, weight and mood it is no wonder that supplements designed to increase testosterone have emerged on the market. 

But the question remains:

Is it all hype or is it legitimate?

Some testosterone supplements do work to increase testosterone, but in order to get this benefit you need to use the right ones. 

Learn more about the science behind low testosterone and take a more scientific approach to supplementation in this guide: 

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How & When to Use Natural Progesterone Cream: The Complete Guide

Progesterone is an essential and critical hormone involved in many important processes in the female body. 

Normal progesterone levels are required for fertility, mood, weight maintenance, balance estrogen levels and much more. 

One of the benefits of progesterone is, unlike other hormones, how available it is. 

Progesterone USP (bio-identical progesterone) is available for purchase over the counter in the United States. 

Does that mean you should start taking it?

Well, not necessarily, but in this article we will help you determine if it's helpful for you. 

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The Stress, Cortisol and Weight Gain Connection (& How to Stop it)

Can too much stress increase cortisol and lead to weight gain?

The answer is a definite yes. 

Stress influences multiple systems in the body and may lead to the dysregulation of one of the most important hormones in your body - cortisol. 

Learn more about the influence stress has on cortisol and other hormones in your body and how to manage cortisol to help with weight loss...

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SHBG Lab Test Guide – What to do About High Levels, Low levels & More

SHBG is short for sex hormone binding globulin and it is a serum blood test that can give you valuable insight about your hormones! 

Low levels of SHBG may be associated with low thyroid function and low estrogen status while high levels may bind up testosterone leading to weight gain, depression and other symptoms. 

Most physicians don't put a lot of emphasis on this lab test but it is critical to understanding what is happening with the hormones in your body. 

Learn how to understand your lab results, but more importantly what to do about changes to your SHBG. 

We will discuss high levels, low levels and what to do about both: 

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