Category Archives: Hormones

My Thyroid is “Normal” – so Why Do I Feel So Bad?

I can’t begin to tell you how many times a week I hear this exact thing. Women come to my office practically in tears because they found out their thyroid was low, or out of balance and started the hormones thinking that it would solve the problem, but months go by and they start losing hope. According to lab tests their thyroid is normal, but they still feel down and out. By the time they get into my office they’re usually so frustrated they’re teary eyed and feel helpless about their health. Continue reading

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Low Sex Drive In Women? Fix It Naturally II – Hormones

Naturally, hormones are complicated – just like women in general. There isn’t one sure-fire answer to the hormone – libido question, but there are a lot of variables and usually we can make an educated guess. Continue reading

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Estrogen Overload – Fixing the Chaos.

All of these seem like small steps, and it’s true they won’t change your estrogen levels overnight, but sadly, nothing will short of drugs like tamoxifen that are used in breast cancer. Still, taking these steps for three months will produce noticeable results in your PMS, mood swings, estrogen related weight gain and cycle. Continue reading

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Estrogen Overload – Is This You?

Estrogen dominance is not a disease unto itself, but it is the underlying pattern behind many of the most common hormonally related problems. Essentially, the problem occurs because your estrogen is out of balance with progesterone for all or part of your cycle. That imbalance makes estrogen the strongest hormone in the picture. Here is an excerpt from the upcoming DIY Health: For Women Second Edition about this very issue. Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and Estrogen + Progestin – The News Isn’t Good.

Combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement has long been thought of as safer than estrogen alone therapies. Sadly, we’re finding now that the risks are just as terrifying. A new study published in the Oct 20th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that estrogen + progestin HRT increases the number of women who get invasive breast cancer, the severity of their disease, their cancer related death and also, surprisingly, the non-cancer related death. Continue reading

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