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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

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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Natural Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy (Vaginal Dryness)

Natural Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy (Vaginal Dryness)

Vaginal Atrophy is the medical term for "Dry Vagina." We know that 70% of all women end up experiencing Vaginal Atrophy as they enter their midlife years. It does not improve without treatment. And it can be a pretty serious issue! It can change our entire sex life - long before we are ready, and certainly WAY too soon before our partners are ready! It also causes our libido to diminish AND increases our risk of Urinary Tract Infections and can also cause Urinary Incontinence. None of these are anything any woman wants!

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

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

PART I: 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, and Weight gain, (regardless of a well followed weight loss plan), You MAY actually be dealing with too much SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN!

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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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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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DIM DECREASES Rates of Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and Colon Cancer

DIM DECREASES Rates of Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and Colon Cancer

DIM - Di-indolemethane is a natural substance that is high in cruciferous vegetables (like kale, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, collards, mustard greens, radishes, watercress, boy chow, and turnips), that has been shown to decrease rates of female cancers like breast cancer and ovarian cancer. It is also associated with lower rates of colon cancer.

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Every Woman wants to know what she can do to Lower Risks of Breast Cancer.

Every Woman wants to know what she can do to Lower Risks of Breast Cancer.

FOR ALL THE LOVELY LADIES WITH CONCERNS ABOUT ESTROGEN AND BREAST CANCER, ie; personal history, family history or information from your PCP. This is a great informative read!!!

The Women's Health Initiatives FINAL conclusions showed how women who supplemented with Estrogen alone had an even LOWER RISK of breast cancer than even the placebo group.

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