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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

Hormone Balance Does Not Need to be Daunting!

Hormone Balance Does Not Need to be Daunting!

Hormone Balance can seem daunting if you haven't had some guidance to help you understand how the pieces all work together.

I have found that for Midlife Women - the best place to start to balance hormones is to restore Sex Hormones to Youthful levels first and foremost. It's the easiest thing a woman can do.

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Part 2: Are you Androgen Dominant?

Part 2: Are you Androgen Dominant?

In Part 1 of Androgen Dominance, you discovered that many of us end up with thinning scalp hair, pesky little black mustache hairs, and a growing belly we get disgusted with. These are all the masculine features of men as THEY age! They shouldn’t be associated with OUR aging! But, unfortunately, for many, they are!

A mustache, thinning scalp hair, and increased abdominal girth are the 3 most common signs that may mean you have an Androgen dominance - an imbalance between your Androgens (DHEA and Testosterone) to your Estrogen and Progesterone levels!

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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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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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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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What Causes Hot Flashes?

What Causes Hot Flashes?

Well the answer to that can get complicated! And there is still a lot of research going on in this topic because the actual cause of hot flashes is still NOT completely understood.

The average length of time we deal with hot flashes is about 7 years. This is usually about 3 and a half to 4 years before menopause and 3 and a half years after menopause.

Some women can experience hot flashes only during the average known 7 years... but some women experience hot flashes forever! There

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Be Informed About Your "Hormone Replacement" Choices

Be Informed About Your

Did you know that 6000 women enter Menopause EVERY SINGLE DAY- just in the United States alone?!

During this time, we women have really gone through a trying time. 

Not only have we been ignored by the medical societies, we have been TOLD that Hormone Replacement Therapy was dangerous and we should just learn to live with our lack of hormones and the misery that comes with it.

FEAR was used to help THEM, (the Medical Community), feel better. 

 

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