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Hormone Testing: How to Test your Sex Hormones, Thyroid & More

Are you suffering from symptoms that you KNOW are related to your hormones? This guide will walk you through hormone testing and includes a discussion about each major hormone system, the symptoms associated with each hormone system and which tests you need to ask for in order to get proper testing.  Let’s jump in: Read more

shbg lab test guide (sex hormone binding globulin)

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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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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how to use myoinositol to help with weight loss

How to Use Myoinositol to Help Weight Loss & PCOS

When it comes to weight loss there are very few supplements that actually work or that have scientific evidence proving their efficacy.  Because there are so few, certain supplements tend to stand out above the rest. Myoinositol is one of these supplements and it works because it impacts hormones and acts as a secondary messenger in your …

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does progesterone cause weight loss or 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, and also how to treat it.  Use this checklist to determine if you meet the criteria:  What Causes High Progesterone?  Believe it or …

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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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7 of the Best PCOS Supplements Every PCOS Patient Should Consider

Why is PCOS so hard to treat?  One of the main reasons is because we tend to treat only the symptoms of PCOS and not the CAUSE. This philosophy extends to supplements as well: In order to treat your PCOS using supplements, you will need to target those supplements to your body and YOUR hormone imbalances for the …

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