What Causes Type II Diabetes During Menopause & How To Prevent It

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Diabetes causes 1.5 million deaths per year. More than 52% of Americans have “pre-diabetes” (insulin resistance) or full-blown type II diabetes according to a recent JAMA paper. I am here to tell you, type II diabetes is not inevitable. There is so much we can do to prevent it. Avoiding diabetes is easy if one […]

High Cholesterol: What All Menopausal Women Need to Know

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The first thing to know about cholesterol is it’s not simple. We’ve all heard the mantras, “LDL=bad, HDL=good. High cholesterol = heart disease.” Like many evolving views in the medical community, we now know that the human body is way more complicated than those over-simplistic messages. Let’s dig into what’s really going on with high […]

Signs & Symptoms of Thyroid Problems in Menopausal Women

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Thyroid issues are the talk of the town lately. As they should be! Thyroid hormones are extremely important because they impact virtually every cell in the body. I’m going to break down what you need to know. Approximately 1 in 8 women will be affected by a thyroid condition at some point in their lives. […]

The Main Causes of Breast Cancer That Menopausal Women Need to Know

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The key to breast cancer prevention is being aware of the various factors that cause the disease and avoiding them as much as possible, while at the same time being aware of what discourages cancerous growth in breast tissue. Only 5% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is allocated towards research on prevention. Health experts […]

Why Does Cushing’s Syndrome Have Similar Symptoms as Menopause?

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Why does Cushing’s Syndrome have similar symptoms as menopause? Cushing’s syndrome is a disorder that occurs when your body makes too much of the hormone cortisol over a long period of time.   Symptoms of both Cushing’s syndrome and menopause: Weight gain Fragile skin that bruises easily Decreased sex drive High blood pressure Bone loss […]

Understanding Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors & Prevention

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It seems like we all know someone that has had ovarian cancer sneak up on them. It’s a silent disease that’s often caught too late. Ovarian cancer ranks 5th in cancer deaths among women so why might it happen in the first place? Potential causes of ovarian cancer: Gonadotropins are peptide hormones that regulate ovarian […]

The Science of Aging Hair: What’s Going On and What to Do

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Help! My hair is falling out by the handful. “When progesterone levels fall as a result of ovarian follicle failure (lack of ovulation or simply by follicle dysfunction), the body responds by increasing its production of the adrenal cortisol steroid, androstenedione, an alternative precursor for the production of other adrenal cortisol hormones. Androstenedione conveys some […]

Are You At Risk for Breast Cancer? The 6 Stressors You Should Know About

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“The key to breast cancer prevention is being aware of the various factors that cause the disease and avoiding them as much as possible, while at the same time being aware of what discourages cancerous growth in breast tissue.” – Dr. John Lee Only 5% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is allocated towards research […]

Which At-Home Hormone Test Is Right for You?

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What hormone test do you need to find out if your hormones are balanced? The answer lies in what you want to learn about your body! There are over 50 hormones identified in the human body. Although hormones are similar in shape, each of them has different effects and purposes, and these arise from the […]

Eight Key Factors to Increase Progesterone for Optimal Health

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In the US, it is common for a woman’s production of progesterone to fall to near zero at least six to eight years before actual menopause. Therefore, it’s natural to ask, how can one increase progesterone levels? In our clinical experience, low progesterone is often caused by a combination of factors which may include deficiencies […]