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Are You Dealing with any of the following 10 Symptoms but Your Doctor says Your Blood Work is Perfectly Normal?

Are You Dealing with any of the following 10 Symptoms but Your Doctor says Your Blood Work is Perfectly Normal?
When this happens, most doctors don't know how to deal with it. They just tell You to exercise more, or lose weight, or take a vitamin. All of those things are good. But that advice is not the answer because it doesn't get to the ROOT of Your problems! Continue reading

Ongoing Stressful Events During Midlife cause DHEA levels to Suffer & Decline

Ongoing Stressful Events During Midlife cause DHEA levels to Suffer & Decline

Did you know that in many women there is an ANDROGEN DOMINANCE that sets in during Midlife?

Yes! In fact, DHEA and Testosterone decrease the flairs of Auto-immune diseases and Allergies! This includes Autoimmune diseases like Hashimotos Thyroid Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Crohns Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus as well as Allergies from both food and Your Environment.

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5 Things that can Cause Vaginal Dryness

5 Things that can Cause Vaginal Dryness

Despite the high number of women experiencing problems related to vaginal dryness only a quarter of women with these problems actually seek treatment. It is still a "SILENT PROBLEM" that many people feel embarrassed to talk about to partners, friends and even their doctors.

Women spend a third of their lives in a post menopausal state and they need to make sure they maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE that they had before the menopause. Vaginal dryness does not need to be treated as an inevitable part of growing older – something can be done about ...

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What Causes Hot Flashes?

What Causes Hot Flashes?

Well the answer to that can get complicated! And there is still a lot of research going on in this topic because the actual cause of hot flashes is still NOT completely understood.

The average length of time we deal with hot flashes is about 7 years. This is usually about 3 and a half to 4 years before menopause and 3 and a half years after menopause.

Some women can experience hot flashes only during the average known 7 years... but some women experience hot flashes forever! There

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Did you know Bioidentical Hormones DECREASE your risk of Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Dementia?

Did you know Bioidentical Hormones DECREASE your risk of Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Dementia?

Did you know that youthful levels of Progesterone have been shown to decrease your risk of breast cancer?

In fact, if a woman ends up with an Estrogen Receptor positive breast cancer, she has a better chance of total remission if the breast cancer ALSO has positive Progesterone Receptors.

An increasingly common "trick" in the Functional Medical community to help fight the Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor positive breast cancer,

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Adrenal Fatigue is a Multi-System Condition

Adrenal Fatigue is a Multi-System Condition

Fixing SEX HORMONES is Critical in Getting your Life Back on Track and getting the Adrenal Dysfunction Corrected.

You're definitely not alone! As a physician who opens up the conversation with patient's about fatigue, I have likely been privy to seeing the effects of Adrenal Dysfunction more frequently than most doctors. I can assure you it's a lot of people - mostly women.

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Did you know Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline!

Did you know Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline!

Progesterone starts to literally plummet when we hit about 35 years old! GOSH! That was 23 years ago for me! I wasn't ready for that! And, if that's not enough... it declines so rapidly that within 15 years, by the time you are 50 years old, you have only 25% of the Progesterone you had at 35 years old.

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3 "Anti-Aging" Questions for a Long, Vibrant, Healthy, and Attractive Life

3 "Anti-Aging" Questions for a Long, Vibrant, Healthy, and Attractive Life

1. Are you aware that Your Hormones play a large role in slowing down the aging process? 2. Did you know that Your Hormones start rapidly declining 15 years before menopause, dropping 50-75% between ages 35 and 50?

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Best Way to Test Hormones

Best Way to Test Hormones
The Saliva Profile One is my first choice because it includes your main sex hormones Estradiol (E2), Progesterone, and Testosterone, PLUS your DHEAs and morning Cortisol. The morning Cortisol and DHEAs really tell more of the story, so if you are wanting to hop on this super cool special I am offering (reviewing your labs for FREE) then this is a great time to do this! Continue reading
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