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What Is Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Summary: Our hormones maintain the chemical balance in the body. The menstrual cycle in women triggers the production of some important hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When the ovaries stop functioning, whether due to age (menopause) or due to...

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Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones

Summary: Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) released it's findings regarding traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), women have been looking for alternatives. Suzanne Somer's book, The Sexy Years, introduced many of us to the term "Bioidentical...

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Menopause Hormones

Summary: The main problem with menopause is that there is a drastic reduction in the production of the female hormones. This is what causes all the physical discomfort and hot flushes in menopause. The popular line of treatment is to take menopause hormones...

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Modern Agriculture And Its Effect On Gut Health

If you've done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they're killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your...

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10 Hormones Responsible For Weight Gain In Women

No one can say that weight gain can be put down to just diet or exercise plan. In fact, often weight gain can be partly blamed on your hormones. Did you know that stubborn fat can be harder to lose if your hormones aren’t in balance? So it’s a great idea to get all...

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13 Signs Of Hormone Imbalance That Most Women Ignore

Hormone imbalance is widespread in the female population: as many as 80% of women experience it during their lifetimes. But women mustn’t be blamed for ignoring the symptoms of hormone imbalance. They can be extremely confusing, even for medical doctors, and often...

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