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Did you Know there are 3 Types of Estrogens?

Did you Know there are 3 Types of Estrogens?

There are 3 types of Estrogens: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2) and Estriol (E3).

And each of these Estrogens have distinct differences. Here is what you need to know about them.

E1 is Estrone (E1 is easy to remember because it has a "ONE" in the name EstrONE). Higher levels of EstrONE in women are associated with higher rates of Breast Cancer. Plus Women make Estrone after menopause in their fat cells.

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Conventional Versus Functional Medicine Hormone Replacement

Conventional Versus Functional Medicine Hormone Replacement

If you are a Woman between the ages of (around) 40-60 - you MUST save this post or print it and read it carefully when you have a chance. It is my best effort at helping you understand what your CONVENTIONAL doctor will offer you in Hormone Therapy. If you just need help right now, and don't have time to read this... Print this off for later reading and go now to find the best Hormone Therapy for Midlife Women right here... www.drkarenleggett.com

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Does a Woman's Vagina have a smell? Quite frankly - it should NOT!

Does a Woman's Vagina have a smell? Quite frankly - it should NOT!

A healthy vagina essentially has no smell, or has a very "neutral" smell.

So, does that mean if you DO have a smell, you have a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD?)

No... not necessarily.

Have you ever heard the joke about a woman's vagina smelling like fish? A fishy smell is actually a sign that a woman has an active bacterial overgrowth inside of her vagina. It's called BV, which stands for Bacterial Vaginosis. It is actually the most common cause of vaginal odor, effecting about 30% of all women sometime in their life. Most of the time, BV occurs between the ages of 20 and 50. But BV is NOT an actual STD.

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Struggling with Hormonal Imbalance? Do you choose to ACCEPT or FIGHT?

Struggling with Hormonal Imbalance? Do you choose to ACCEPT or FIGHT?

Now, more than ever, women of all ages struggle with hormonal imbalance. Some have learned to live with it and unfortunately accept it as their “norm” since hormone decline is a natural and expected event in every person’s life, women and men.

However, happily we are living a lot longer today. Just 100 years ago, we went through menopause and then were expected to die soon after through our natural life expectancy back then. But today, we may live as much as 50 more years after menopause – twice as long!

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Nutrients from our Diet are far from what we Really need for Optimal Health!

Nutrients from our Diet are far from what we Really need for Optimal Health!

For the vast majority of us, the nutrients that we receive from our diet are far from what we really need for optimal health.

And most of us are not doing anything about it. This statement serves as possibly the most important thing you will read in this entire report.  Every time we eat processed foods, drink more than 1 glass of alcohol a day (which may actually be too much for some people), forget about our 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, eat processed grains lacking hefty fiber, and consume an imbalance of Omegas 3, 6, and 9 and oils that are often already rancid or made rancid by improper processing, storage and use, we're hurting our body. 

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Why Doesn't the USDA Recommend We Supplement Our Diet with Nutrients?

Why Doesn't the USDA Recommend We Supplement Our Diet with Nutrients?

Every 5 years, the United States Department of Agriculture releases a new edition for Dietary Guidelines. In these guidelines, the USDA includes a comprehensive chart that reveals the amounts of nutrients that Americans are consuming. They gather this data by surveying tens of thousands of volunteers who report their daily food diet. This is a subjective study, but better than nothing!  

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7 Proven Digestive and Health Benefits of L-Glutamine You Should Know!

7 Proven Digestive and Health Benefits of L-Glutamine You Should Know!

L-glutamine supports intestinal health and may help people with IBS. A person needs sufficient proteins to function optimally, and amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins. L-glutamine is the most plentiful amino acid in the body and supports intestinal health.
 
It promotes digestive and brain health, boosts athletic performance, plus this amino acid is especially helpful in treating leaky gut and improving your overall health.

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