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The Amazing Connection Between Your GUT and Your Hormones

The Amazing Connection Between Your GUT and Your Hormones

You have been hearing and reading a lot about how your GUT plays a huge role in your immune system and in your brain function.  Well, have you also heard that your GUT also plays a big role in your hormone system – your Endocrine system?

That’s right!  That’s why I call the combination of your Nervous System (brain and spinal cord), your Endocrine System (hormones), and your Immune System (your GUT for the most part) - the Neuro-Endo-Immune SUPER System. 

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Hormone Levels Normal but Still Dealing with Symptoms of Menopause?

Hormone Levels Normal but Still Dealing with Symptoms of Menopause?

Are Your Hormone Levels at Normal Ranges but you still have Hot Flashes, Insomnia, Mood Swings, Hair Loss or unexplained Weight Gain?

If you have properly tested your Hormones and they are all within normal ranges but you are STILL dealing with Hot Flashes or Insomnia, Mood swings, Hair loss, or Weight gain, (regardless of a well followed weight loss plan), You MAY actually be dealing with too much SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN!

So what is SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin)?

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Why aren't doctors taught about Bioidentical Hormones in medical school?

Why aren't doctors taught about Bioidentical Hormones in medical school?

I'll tell you why - short and sweet.

Because Pharmaceutical companies and Medical Societies have an underlying plan.

To KEEP YOU DEPENDENT ON THEM!

And there's nothing I can't stand more than to be deceived.

Natural substances such as Bioidentical Hormones cannot be patented. And therefore, Pharmaceutical Companies can not make enough money to support their research.

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Signs of Hormone Change Mean Something!

Signs of Hormone Change Mean Something!

You recognize when you have a fever, cough and body aches that your body is telling you something - it needs to rest! You don't run out to your friend’s house or go jogging or run to mall to go shopping. You know these symptoms mean something and your body is communicating to you.

Symptoms of hormone change are telling you the same thing. Headaches, Insomnia, Joint pain, Irritability, Fatigue, and all the symptoms of Hormone decline - MEAN SOMETHING!

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Part 1: Did you know ANDROGEN DOMINANCE can "set-in" during Midlife?

Part 1: Did you know ANDROGEN DOMINANCE can "set-in" during Midlife?

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

Our main Androgens are DHEA and Testosterone - those wonderful strong hormones that are great for our energy levels and immune function. In fact, DHEA and Testosterone DECREASE the risk and flairs of Auto-immune diseases and Allergies! That's one of the reasons why men have much lower rates of these Autoimmune Disease and seem to have more physical endurance, (certainly not mental endurance), than us women. It's because they have higher levels of Androgens!

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Bioidentical Hormone Creams - IN A NUTSHELL

Bioidentical Hormone Creams - IN A NUTSHELL
IN A NUTSHELL: Here is a quick and simple GENERAL Version of All Three of our Bioidentical Hormone Creams for all those who don't want to test their hormones yet but KNOW you really need to get started! Continue reading

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

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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