Cortisol and Weight Gain Connection

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 …

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SHBG lab test guide

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 …

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6 Causes of High DHEA levels in women

6 Causes of High DHEA (& DHEA-S) Levels in Women + How to Lower it

Are you suffering from high DHEA-s? If so maybe you are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain or signs of hirsutism. All of these symptoms and more may be caused by high levels of DHEA, but the question is what causes high DHEA to begin with? Once you understand WHY your DHEA levels are high then you …

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Low progesterone symptoms checklist

Low Progesterone Symptoms Checklist + 8 Causes of Low Progesterone

Low progesterone is more common than you might think.  If you’ve been dealing with changes to your mood, weight gain or irregularities in your menstrual cycle then you might have low progesterone without realizing it. ​Finding out if you have low progesterone is important because progesterone (along with estradiol/estrogen) help maintain and keep in balance other hormone …

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the complete guide to andropause

The Complete Guide to Andropause + 5 Causes of Low Testosterone in Men

What is male-related andropause? Is it even real?  These are the questions you may be asking yourself as you start to deal with low energy, decreased libido and weight gain as you age. Andropause is real and it is something that all men will deal with over time.  Properly diagnosing and addressing low testosterone is important because testosterone …

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Does progesterone cause weight gain

Does Progesterone Cause Weight Gain or Weight Loss?

​When you think of progesterone most of us are conditioned to think that it causes weight loss.  But the truth is that progesterone can cause both weight loss and weight gain, depending on the situation of who is using it. Not only that ​but how you take progesterone and at what dose may determine if it helps …

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The complete list of high progesterone symptoms in women

The Complete List of High Progesterone Symptoms in Women

Dizziness, weight gain, water retention… These are just some high progesterone symptoms.  If you think you are experiencing issues with progesterone you need to make sure you understand what causes high progesterone, but also how to treat it.  Use this checklist to determine if you meet the criteria: Read moreThe Complete List of High Progesterone Symptoms in Women

The Best adrenal fatigue supplements

The Best Adrenal Fatigue Supplements + How to use them

Fatigue, exhaustion and low energy… These symptoms are incredibly common nowadays and they all may be pointing to a specific hormone imbalance commonly referred to as adrenal fatigue.  But instead of focusing on the word adrenal fatigue it’s better to focus on the hormone cortisol and how you can directly impact this very important stress hormone.  Once you …

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8 Actionable PCOS weight loss tips and tricks

8 Actionable PCOS Weight Loss Tips & Tricks

If you have PCOS you know that it can feel like it’s impossible to lose weight.  The truth is it doesn’t have to be.  If you take a targeted approach to treat the underlying hormone imbalances that cause PCOS you can start to lose weight and feel better.  This PCOS weight loss guide will walk you through the …

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Metformin weight loss and PCOS

Metformin, Weight Loss & PCOS – Does it actually work?

Did you know that one of the main reasons you can’t lose weight with PCOS is because of your hormones? It’s true, and that’s why many women (and physicians) turn to Metformin to try and help with weight loss. But just because it works for some people doesn’t mean it will necessarily work for YOU. Find out why …

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