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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

Do you Feel Your Memory is Fading?

Do you Feel Your Memory is Fading?

Maybe feeling a bit foggy and forgetful?

This is a very common complaint as we enter our Midlife years because our hormones play a big role in brain function.

In just the same ways that Estrogen helps prevent heart disease, Estrogen also supports our brain function. By improving the stretchiness of our arteries, and decreasing the stickiness of our platelets, Estrogen helps keep our blood pressure controlled and prevent plaque and cholesterol from clogging up our arteries. Remember our artieries go everywhere. So plaque doesn't just form in our arteries around our heart, it forms everywhere - including the vessels in our brain. 

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10 Things you Need to do to Prevent Osteoporosis BEFORE Menopause

10 Things you Need to do to Prevent Osteoporosis BEFORE Menopause

Getting Strong and Powerful! Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Did you know that we lose bone mass during the 3 to 5 years before and after menopause FASTER than any other time in our lives? In fact, on average we lose 20% or MORE of our bone mass during these Peri-Menopausal years ...

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Pain Ages Us & Sets Everything Back! Hormone Replacement REDUCES PAIN.

Pain Ages Us & Sets Everything Back! Hormone Replacement REDUCES PAIN.

Pain is the real game changer. It’s sets everyone back. It also ages us! Pain can result in depression and it definitely inhibits are thinking, ability to focus and our enjoyment of life in general.
There are many different kinds of pain, and causes of pain. And there have been many research studies done showing how pain is directly related to our hormonal changes and fluctuations.

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What Causes Bloating during Menopause?

What Causes Bloating during Menopause?

Bloating is pretty common starting in midlife and there are really quite a number of reasons that can be causing it.

When it comes to hormones, bloating occurs because of lower Estrogen production. Estrogen has a job to do it the stomach and pancreas - just as it has jobs to do keeping your skin more elastic, hair smooth and shiny, bones strong, brain sharp, and heart vessels cleaner!

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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!

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Midlife is Full of Many Unexpected Challenges

Midlife is Full of Many Unexpected Challenges

We all knew our children would grow up... but we never expected many of the other challenges of midlife!

The cost of living continues to increase despite working harder; our parents are aging and need more help, our home seems increasingly more disorganized, and our free time feels like it has dwindled to almost nothing. Everything seems just a bit harder than it once seemed. And we question "How Did I Once Do it All?"

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Why Choose an Organic Bio-identical Progesterone Cream?

Why Choose an Organic Bio-identical Progesterone Cream?

Progesterone cream is a wonderful product for women in peri-menopause and menopause, or even earlier as a therapy for estrogen dominance.  When people think of female hormones, estrogen is usually the first thing that comes to mind.  

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How to get the Best Sleep Ever Naturally with Progesterone!

How to get the Best Sleep Ever Naturally with Progesterone!

When you open your eyes first thing in the morning, there’s nothing better than realizing that you just woke from an amazingly refreshing night’s sleep and feel happy, thankful, and ready to start Your day!

Unfortunately this isn’t a common experience for many women when they enter their midlife years! And what most women don’t realize is that the CAUSE of this sleeping disturbance is usually HORMONAL!

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Experiencing Hot Flashes BEFORE Menopause?

Experiencing Hot Flashes BEFORE Menopause?

And you thought they were only supposed to come AFTER your period was over!

Nope! That's not the case because it is the BALANCE of your hormones and the steady production of your hormones that keep hot flashes at bay.

It's a sudden feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. We don't know exactly what causes them, but they may be related to changes in circulation.

Hot flashes start when blood vessels near the skin's surface widen to cool off, making you break out in a sweat. Some women have a rapid heart rate or chills, too.

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7 Primary Causes of Hair Loss in Women Over 30

7 Primary Causes of Hair Loss in Women Over 30

Do You Think You Might be Losing Too Much Hair?

1. High conversion of Testosterone to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). DHT is the cause of male and female pattern imbalance. DHT is like testosterone but even stronger. When your DHT increases, it may be because your DHEA dose is too high, or your testosterone is too high. DHT concentrates on the scalp and causes the hair follicles to open up allowing the hair to fall out. 

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