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leptin levels: high vs low and what it means

Leptin Levels: High vs Low & What it Means For your Weight

Leptin The Primary Fat Loss HormoneBy now you’ve probably at least heard of the hormone leptin.  Leptin is a hormone secreted by your fat cells which are pri​​marily responsible for helping your body regulate your body weight (1) and your metabolism.  It is the single most important hormone when it comes to managing your weight, hands down.  No other …

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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 reverse metabolic damage

Gaining Weight to Lose Weight: Fixing a Damaged Metabolism by Increasing your Calories

This is going to sound crazy but there are certainly some of you out there who will ultimately end up needing to gain weight before you lose weight.  And the way that you should do this is by increasing the number of calories that you consume.  This information does NOT apply to everyone but it may apply …

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TSH levels during pregnancy: what's healthy and normal?

TSH Levels During Pregnancy: What’s Healthy & Normal?

Pregnancy puts extra strain on thyroid function.  This is especially true if you suffer from thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s.  If you fit into this category then you should pay special attention to your thyroid numbers while you are pregnant.  This article is devoted to that topic.  I want to share with you the importance of understanding …

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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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A patient guide to the endocrine system

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.  Why? 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 …

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4 Things to Consider Before Using Hormone Pellets plus other alternatives

Pros and Cons of Hormone Pellets: Side Effects, Alternatives & More

Want to know if you should use hormone pellets? Ever wonder if they actually work or if they are safe? This guide will teach you everything you need to know about hormone pellets and should be used before you get them done.  It will include basic information, side effects, the differences between other hormone routes and more…Read morePros …

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Estradiol medication and hormone guide for menopause and low estrogen

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 …

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Complete list of low estrogen symptoms plus treatment options

Complete List of Low Estrogen Symptoms + Treatment Options

Are you worried that your estrogen levels may not be normal? Are you getting older and experiencing weight gain or other changes that you know are not normal? Are you younger but having issues with fertility, mood or menstrual issues? If so, then estrogen imbalance may be an issue for you.  Learn more about the symptoms associated with low …

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