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9 Surprising Reasons for Low Sex Drive in Women + 6 Tips to Boost Libido

Nowadays low sex drive is more and more common among women. 

I don't need to tell you why it's important to have sex, so it should come as no surprise that many women are concerned when they find their sex drive declining. 

Fortunately there are many reasons why your sex drive may be plummeting. 

The hard part is finding out which one is contributing the most in your body. 

In this article I'm going to go over the most common causes (both obvious and not so obvious) as to why your libido may be decreased. 

In addition we will also talk about how to boost your libido and get back your sex drive. 

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Testosterone Weight Loss Case Study: 20 # Lost with Testosterone + T3

Testosterone replacement therapy can help men (with low testosterone) build muscle mass, lose weight and feel better overall. 

Does that mean that every man should use testosterone? 

Not really. 

But it does mean that because of the potential benefits, it's worth looking into if you are suffering from any of the symptoms that may be associated with low testosterone. 

In this case study, I'm going to walk you through the treatment of a 61-year-old patient of mine who was able to lose 20 pounds of fat mass while gaining 20 pounds of muscle mass through proper testosterone replacement therapy. 

You will also find out how to determine if testosterone replacement therapy is worth considering in your case, the symptoms of low testosterone and how to properly and safely replace testosterone if indicated. ​

You can see his 3 months before and after pictures of this patient below: 

Dave before after testosterone chest
dave before after testosterone back
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Do Leptin Supplements Work? Which Ones to Use and Which to Avoid

Most Leptin Supplements don't actually work...

Don't worry though, there are still some supplements that can help you lose weight which we will talk about later but just keep that in the back of your mind for now.

Why don't most leptin supplements work?

They almost always target the wrong imbalance.

By the time leptin levels are at an all time high your body has sustained many major hormone imbalances along the way.

Leptin levels don't typically increase until 1 or more of the following imbalances ALREADY exist:

  • Low free T3 or high reverse T3
  • High insulin levels (AKA insulin resistance)
  • Metabolic damage (slow or damaged metabolism)

​By the time these imbalances exist in the body treatment is never as easy as just taking 1 pill or 1 supplement...

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The Best Basal Thermometer for Tracking Thyroid, Adrenals and Ovulation

Why measure your basal body temperature?

For starters it's a cheap way to assess your thyroid status (helpful for weight loss and fertility), your adrenal status (helpful to understand your energy levels) and for assessing if you are ovulating (again helpful for fertility).

You can potentially get all of this valuable information by simply checking your basal body temperature each and every morning with a basal thermometer.

Sound interesting?

​It's not 100% accurate but it's a cheap and effective way to gather valuable insight about your body. 

If you want to skip to the end this is my recommended basal thermometer...

If you want to understand more about how and why you should be checking your basal body temperature keep reading: ​

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Insulin Resistance Diet Guide for Beginners + Advanced Weight Loss Tips

Is insulin resistance, diabetes or pre diabetes making it difficult or impossible for you to lose weight?

If you fall into this category you probably understand that for the most part insulin resistance is a DIETARY disease.

Meaning you most likely have this condition because of the food you've eaten (or are currently eating).

Understanding this concept is very important because if you understand that insulin resistance can be caused (and worsened) by diet it is also true that diet can actually help to lower insulin levels and reverse insulin resistance.

But hold on. 

I have some good news for you and some bad news...

First the bad news:

Most Doctors and patients approach insulin resistance all wrong which leads to higher insulin levels and more weight gain over time.

But, here's the good news:

I'm going to walk you through how to approach insulin resistance through diet, medications and supplements. 

Because the best way to treat and reverse insulin resistance is with a comprehensive approach: 

Let's talk about what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, how much food you should be eating, what type of macromolecules you should consume on a daily basis and much more...​

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Leptin Diet Guide: How to Treat and Reverse Leptin Resistance with Food

High Leptin levels lead to weight loss resistance, a ravenous appetite and constant weight gain (yes it can make weight loss almost impossible). 

That's the bad news...

The good news is that you can influence leptin levels through your diet (and other ways that we will discuss later).

One of the big problems with Leptin Resistance is that most Doctors aren't even looking for it

That puts you at a big disadvantage because not only aren't there very many treatments for leptin resistance, most cases are also missed.

​What I want to talk about today is what YOU can do about your leptin levels. 

Use this leptin diet guide to help lower your leptin levels:​

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6 Causes of High Testosterone in Women + How to Lower your Levels

Weight gain, acne and hair loss - are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

These are only a few of the symptoms of high testosterone in women, but the real question is this:

Why do women have high testosterone, to begin with... and what can you do to lower it?

Unfortunately, many Doctors may tell you that you have high testosterone but rarely ever will they offer any advice on how to lower your levels to help you feel better.

That's why it's important to ​have an understanding of what is going on in YOUR body so you can figure out how to get back to normal. 

The important thing to realize about high testosterone is that usually (95% of the time) it is caused by something ELSE like another hormone imbalance.

So the way to fix the problem is by tackling and reversing the issue causing your high testosterone...​

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Low Testosterone in Women – Signs, Symptoms + Treatment Guide

Weight gain, low sex drive, hair loss, decreased energy and depression.

What do these things all have in common?

They can all be caused by low Testosterone in women. 

If you were under the impression that Testosterone was a male hormone, think again:

Testosterone is a very important hormone for women as well as men. 

And unfortunately, it's one of those hormones that is often ignored by Doctors. 

Or worse, your symptoms may be misdiagnosed as depression or as a "normal" consequence of aging. 

And that's too bad...

Why?

Because you can replace testosterone safely and effectively with the right knowledge to help you get back to feeling "normal".

Let's dive in...

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