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My Story Might Sound Familiar

My Story Might Sound Familiar
My story might sound familiar to you. A little over 15 years ago I was suffering from profound fatigue with a total loss of passion for life. I was devastated over how I felt and knew it wasn’t normal, or at least it shouldn’t be.  Continue reading

Are you a Zebra?

Are you a Zebra?

If you are a midlife woman who is suffering from fatigue, loss of joy, sleep disturbances, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, aches and pains, loss of libido, (and plenty of other frustrating symptoms)... and you feel your doctor isn't able to appropriately answer your questions and serve your needs... YOU are a ZEBRA! And I welcome you to my FB page and website!

I LOVE Zebras! (I better since I am one myself!)

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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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Have You Ever Wondered How Your Body Actually Makes Your Sex Hormones?

Have You Ever Wondered How Your Body Actually Makes Your Sex Hormones?

As long as we have adequate levels of cholesterol in our bloodstream, (and we haven’t gone through menopause yet), our ovaries can do their job.

But that doesn’t mean you have to eat foods high in cholesterol to have enough sex hormones, because our liver makes all the cholesterol our ovaries need in order to have healthy levels of sex

The production of our hormones also follows a very specific pathway from Cholesterol, and this pathway is called the HORMONE CASCADE.

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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

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?"

The truth is - it IS harder. The Hormones we once had that were running our brains and bodies smoothly and efficiently, exist now at only trace amounts ...

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