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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

What you Really Need to Know About your Thyroid Testing

What you Really Need to Know About your Thyroid Testing

Did you know that the medication MOST ALL doctors use to treat LOW thyroid function is 100% T4... and... T4 is NOT even the most active Thyroid hormone that controls the majority of your metabolism!

That's right! The hormone that is 4 times STRONGER and MORE ACTIVE than T4 is actually T3!

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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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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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Not Getting Enough Sleep? 16 HIGH RISK Conditions You may DEVELOP.

Not Getting Enough Sleep? 16 HIGH RISK Conditions You may DEVELOP.

Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline! And it starts declining years before you're ready! 

Did you know that Progesterone starts to literally plummet when we hit about 35 years old! GOSH! That was 23 years ago for me! I wasn't ready for that! 

And if that's not enough ... it declines so rapidly that within 15 years, by the time you are 50 years old, you have only 25% of the Progesterone you had at 35 years old. 

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Did you know Bioidentical Hormones DECREASE your risk of Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Dementia?

Did you know Bioidentical Hormones DECREASE your risk of Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Dementia?

Did you know that youthful levels of Progesterone have been shown to decrease your risk of breast cancer?

In fact, if a woman ends up with an Estrogen Receptor positive breast cancer, she has a better chance of total remission if the breast cancer ALSO has positive Progesterone Receptors.

An increasingly common "trick" in the Functional Medical community to help fight the Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor positive breast cancer,

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Adrenal Fatigue is a Multi-System Condition

Adrenal Fatigue is a Multi-System Condition

Fixing SEX HORMONES is Critical in Getting your Life Back on Track and getting the Adrenal Dysfunction Corrected.

You're definitely not alone! As a physician who opens up the conversation with patient's about fatigue, I have likely been privy to seeing the effects of Adrenal Dysfunction more frequently than most doctors. I can assure you it's a lot of people - mostly women.

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Did you know Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline!

Did you know Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline!

Progesterone starts to literally plummet when we hit about 35 years old! GOSH! That was 23 years ago for me! I wasn't ready for that! And, if that's not enough... it declines so rapidly that within 15 years, by the time you are 50 years old, you have only 25% of the Progesterone you had at 35 years old.

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