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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

Part 3: Androgen Dominance: What Do You Do First?

Part 3: Androgen Dominance: What Do You Do First?

In Parts 1 and 2 of Androgen Dominance, you discovered that many of us suffer with thinning scalp hair, weight gain that is centered in our abdomens and embarrassing mustaches! You also found out why this happens – that it is an imbalance between your level of Androgen hormones (Testosterone and DHEA) with your Estrogen and Progesterone.
 
Often the Testosterone and DHEA levels are actually totally normal levels. It’s just that the levels are high compared to the levels of Estrogen and Progesterone because as the ovaries stop producing Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone, the Adrenal glands kick in and make Testosterone and DHEA, but do NOT make Estrogen and Progesterone.

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How Lack of Sleep Causes "Brain Fog"

How Lack of Sleep Causes

Good sleep helps us to think clearly, remember information, and make decisions. When we don’t get enough quality sleep, it impairs our “executive function”—a set of abilities we need to do well in school, at work, and in all realms of daily life. Sleep feeds creativity, synthesizes new ideas, and leads you to “ah ha” moments. Research shows that we need good sleep to feed our high-level, innovative thinking and problem solving abilities.

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Did you know ... Progesterone is a Natural Sleep Aid?

Did you know ... Progesterone is a Natural Sleep Aid?

Did you know ... Progesterone is a natural sleep aid? Progesterone is considered our 'calming and soothing' hormone. It helps us sleep because it makes a metabolite (or by-product) called allopregnanolone which interacts with GABA a receptor IN THE BRAIN. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter.

It's also the major inhibitory neurotransmitter and has been implicated in a multitude of health challenges.

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Sex Hormone Binding Globulins (SHBG) the "Bad Boy" Interfering with your Health?

Sex Hormone Binding Globulins (SHBG) the

PART II: SHBG (short for - Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) or THBG (Thyroid Hormone Binding Globulin) COULD be the "Bad Boy" that is interfering with Your Health - that hasn't yet been uncovered!

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15 Most Common Cancers in Women AND Their Associated Risk of Death

15 Most Common Cancers in Women AND Their Associated Risk of Death

If you ask any woman, “What cancer scares you the most?", most women will answer “Breast Cancer.” Women are far more likely to be afraid of breast cancer than they are to fear any other form of cancer or medical illness. But the truth is, Breast cancer causes a mere fraction of deaths compared to almost all other forms of cancer, and just a tiny fraction of the number of deaths heart disease cause each year.

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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!

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Glutathione Is One Of The Best Anti Aging Secrets In The World!

Glutathione Is One Of The Best Anti Aging Secrets In The World!

It is widely used to help fight the signs of aging with ANTI-AGING ANTIOXIDANTS. Used both topically in creams as well as orally ingested in pill or capsule form, glutathione can yield IMMENSE SKIN HEALTH BENEFITS.

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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.

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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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