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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

Progesterone Slows Down the Growth of Cancer Cells

Progesterone Slows Down the Growth of Cancer Cells

Ladies, I want to share something with you that is CRITICAL to your understanding about Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer that I can confidently say your doctor likely doesn't know.

YOU need to know. I learned it in 2004 when a leading national compounding pharmacist and his wife were my patients. She was diagnosed with Estrogen Receptor AND Progesterone Receptor positive breast cancer. 

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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?"

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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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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What's GABA got to do with it?

What's GABA got to do with it?

If you regularly experience restlessness, anxious feelings, or have trouble sleeping, it's possible that you could have a GABA deficiency.  We all have surpluses and deficiencies in certain neurotransmitters. This makes us who we are. 

Understanding that you're low in one can be all of the difference in living a happier and healthier life. GABA is both a chemical produced within the body AND a supplement that’s made for ingestion.

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How Long Does Caffeine Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Caffeine Stay in Your System?

Sleep is really a far more critical piece of maintaining vitality than we often give it credit for.  Since we have so much on our plate to do every day, we often put sleep off into a category of “pleasure and luxury”, but in reality, lack of adequate sleep causes everything from weight gain, immune system dysfunction, to memory loss with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia.

In other words, sleep is in no way a Luxury.  It is a total necessity for each and every one of us. 

With this said, many of us consume a decent amount of caffeine, starting with coffee or tea in the morning, soda or tea following our coffee, and end the day with some chocolate dessert.  ALL of these foods / drinks contain caffeine.

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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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One of my Biggest Anti-Aging Secrets of all is "How I Maintain My Weight".

One of my Biggest Anti-Aging Secrets of all is

One of my Biggest Anti-Aging Secrets of all is "How I Maintain my Weight". I think MY method is the best method of all. Do you want to know what it is?

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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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